Archive for the ‘Eurasia News’ Category

China Launches Two New Missile Destroyers Amid US Show of Force in S China Sea

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Comments Off on China Launches Two New Missile Destroyers Amid US Show of Force in S China Sea

Over the past two weeks, the US and its regional allies demonstratively sailed through the disputed maritime territory, with six vessels including two US guided missile destroyers taking part in ‘enhanced interoperatibility’ drills last week.

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Aircraft carrier sent to Middle East after indications Iran planned attack on US forces

Friday, May 10, 2019 Comments Off on Aircraft carrier sent to Middle East after indications Iran planned attack on US forces

The United States deployed an aircraft carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Middle East in response to “clear indications” Iran and Iranian proxies were planning an attack on U.S. forces in the region, U.S. officials said.

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US Wary of Chinese, Russian Military Presence in Arctic

Friday, May 10, 2019 Comments Off on US Wary of Chinese, Russian Military Presence in Arctic

Aimed at countering China and Russia’s expansion in the Arctic, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday the United States will increase its military presence in the polar region.

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guard threatens to close Hormuz Strait

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Comments Off on Iran’s Revolutionary Guard threatens to close Hormuz Strait

The Strait of Hormuz, a key strategic waterway situated between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, is now tense. In reaction to the U.S. plan of interference, Iran has threatened to close the shipping lane vital for the world trade.

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France reports major security operation in central Mali

Monday, April 15, 2019 Comments Off on France reports major security operation in central Mali

France reported yesterday that its forces completed a nearly three-week long security operation in central Mali’s Gourma region alongside the Malian military. The campaign targeted constituent groups of al Qaeda’s Group for Support of Islam and Muslims (JNIM) and reportedly left at least 30 jihadists dead.

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US – Israeli aggression in the Middle East and Beyond

Sunday, April 7, 2019 Comments Off on US – Israeli aggression in the Middle East and Beyond

Since he came to office, Donald Trump has taken a very aggressive stand supporting Israel’s Zionist agenda in the Middle East. Early in his term, Trump made a unilateral decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem despite the fact that it was designated by the United Nations in 1948 to be an international protectorate. […]

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The media smoothed the path to British soldiers using Corbyn as target practice

Sunday, April 7, 2019 Comments Off on The media smoothed the path to British soldiers using Corbyn as target practice

It is time to stop believing these infantile narratives the British political and media establishments have crafted for us. Like the one in which they tell us they care deeply about the state of political life, and that they lie awake at night worrying about the threat posed by populism to our democratic institutions. How […]

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US-backed Kurdish fighters clash with ISIS days after declaring victory

Friday, April 5, 2019 Comments Off on US-backed Kurdish fighters clash with ISIS days after declaring victory

BEIRUT — U.S.-backed Syrian fighters are battling the Islamic State group in eastern Syria 10 days after declaring victory over the extremists, an official with the Kurdish-led force said Tuesday. Mustafa Bali, a spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces, said they are rooting out groups of militants who were hiding in caves in and near […]

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Bashar Assad moves to regain full control of war-torn Syria with ISIS all but defeated

Friday, April 5, 2019 Comments Off on Bashar Assad moves to regain full control of war-torn Syria with ISIS all but defeated

With the ISIS caliphate all but defeated and routed out of Syria, strongman Bashar Assad is using all means necessary to re-consolidate control over his war-ravaged country, targeting civilian infrastructure within rebel-held territory. Throughout March, the Assad regime has targeted a school, a bakery, a hospital, and other medical facilities in its brutal attempt to […]

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Western Reports Warn of Possible Terrorists’ Infiltration From Syria to Lebanon

Friday, April 5, 2019 Comments Off on Western Reports Warn of Possible Terrorists’ Infiltration From Syria to Lebanon

Lebanon has received alarming reports from Western intelligence agencies and some European embassies in Beirut, warning of the danger of infiltration of terrorists from Syria into Lebanese territory in the coming weeks and months. “Western apparatuses and embassies have built their conclusions on unstable military and security conditions in Syria and renewed sporadic rounds of […]

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Somalia: Somali, AU Troops Clash With Al-Shabaab in Southern Somalia

Friday, April 5, 2019 Comments Off on Somalia: Somali, AU Troops Clash With Al-Shabaab in Southern Somalia

More details are coming out of a heavy gunfight between Somali government forces backed by AU peacekeepers and Al-Shabaab militants erupted in the outskirts of Qoryoley town. The battle broke out following an ambush attack on a military checkpoint near the district by heavily armed Al-Shabaab fighters, according to local residents. The fighting has raged […]

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Somalia: Somali, AU Troops Clash With Al-Shabaab in Southern Somalia

Friday, April 5, 2019 Comments Off on Somalia: Somali, AU Troops Clash With Al-Shabaab in Southern Somalia

More details are coming out of a heavy gunfight between Somali government forces backed by AU peacekeepers and Al-Shabaab militants erupted in the outskirts of Qoryoley town. The battle broke out following an ambush attack on a military checkpoint near the district by heavily armed Al-Shabaab fighters, according to local residents.

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Why ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is likely hiding in Anbar, Iraq

Friday, April 5, 2019 Comments Off on Why ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is likely hiding in Anbar, Iraq

Where is Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi? It’s a question I asked a year ago, and unfortunately we still don’t know the answer for sure. But based on ISIS tradecraft and significant U.S., Syrian rebel, and Iraqi efforts to capture Baghdadi, he is almost certainly playing a very limited role in directing ISIS operations. […]

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HEZBOLLAH ESTABLISHED NEW MISSILE FACTORY IN BEIRUT- REPORT

Friday, April 5, 2019 Comments Off on HEZBOLLAH ESTABLISHED NEW MISSILE FACTORY IN BEIRUT- REPORT

Israeli intelligence allegedly shared the new information with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who warned Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri of the secret facility on his state visit in March. Hezbollah has built a new missile factory in Beirut with the help of Iran, a Channel 13 report revealed on Monday night. Israeli intelligence […]

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Eastern Libyan forces ordered to move west to fight militants

Friday, April 5, 2019 Comments Off on Eastern Libyan forces ordered to move west to fight militants

A video released by the LNA showed a convoy of armored vehicles and pickup trucks mounted with heavy guns on the road BENGHAZI: Forces loyal to eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar have been ordered to move to western Libya to fight militants, their media office said on Wednesday. The deployment is likely to alarm the […]

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World faces ‘urgent’ war on terror, Saudi envoy tells UN

Friday, April 5, 2019 Comments Off on World faces ‘urgent’ war on terror, Saudi envoy tells UN

l-Mouallimi highlighted the Kingdom’s “resolution to combat all terrorist crimes and violence based on religion or belief.” NEW YORK: Combating the extremist ideologies that fuel terror and militant violence is one of the world’s most urgent challenges, Saudi Arabia told the UN. In a speech to the General Assembly, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the UN, […]

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Iran responsible for deaths of 608 American troops in Iraq

Friday, April 5, 2019 Comments Off on Iran responsible for deaths of 608 American troops in Iraq

The U.S. military has revealed it believes Iran has helped kill 608 U.S. troops in Iraq since 2003, according to newly revealed and formerly-classified numbers. “In Iraq, I can announce today, based on declassified U.S. military reports, that Iran is responsible for the deaths of at least 608 American service members,” Brian Hook, U.S. Special […]

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NATO Members Risk Losing US Intel Over China Tech

Friday, April 5, 2019 Comments Off on NATO Members Risk Losing US Intel Over China Tech

Some European countries could soon find themselves cut off from U.S. intelligence and other critical information if they continue to cultivate relationships with Chinese technology firms. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued the warning Thursday, following a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Washington. “We’ve done our risk analysis,” Pompeo said. “We have now […]

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IS, Taliban Fight Displaces 1000s in Eastern Afghanistan

Friday, April 5, 2019 Comments Off on IS, Taliban Fight Displaces 1000s in Eastern Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, fighting between Islamic State militants and Taliban insurgents has displaced over 20,000 people in eastern Kunar province recently, according to U.N. officials. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said Thursday that 3,000 families fled their homes, and warned the situation could escalate as the warring sides mobilize more fighters.

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Turkey’s Ruling Party Suffers Heavy Losses in Key Local Polls

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Comments Off on Turkey’s Ruling Party Suffers Heavy Losses in Key Local Polls

VOA’s Turkish and Kurdish services contributed to this report. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s party suffered heavy losses in Sunday’s local elections, losing critical cities across the country, while the main opposition party is on course to win the capital Ankara. In Istanbul, election results remain too close to call, with opposition claims of voter […]

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US, Russian bomber jets conduct simultaneous missions off Norway amid INF tensions

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Comments Off on US, Russian bomber jets conduct simultaneous missions off Norway amid INF tensions

The United States and Russia have flown nuclear bombers over the Norwegian Sea, amid rising tensions following the recent withdrawal of the two Cold War-era arch foes from a landmark nuclear arms treaty and the build-up of NATO military forces on the US-led alliance’s eastern flank near Russia. The US Air Force Europe said in […]

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U.S. Troops Leaving Syria, but Some May Stay Longer Than Expected

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Comments Off on U.S. Troops Leaving Syria, but Some May Stay Longer Than Expected

WASHINGTON — Now that the Islamic State has been driven from its last sliver of territory in Syria, hundreds of American troops — not just their equipment — are leaving the war zone, just as President Trump ordered in December. But in the latest twist to the on-again, off-again American withdrawal, the Pentagon plans to […]

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Algerian army, police bust militant cell planning attacks: Ennahar TV

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Comments Off on Algerian army, police bust militant cell planning attacks: Ennahar TV

CAIRO (Reuters) – Algerian troops and police have dismantled a militant cell that planned to carry out attacks during election gatherings, private Ennahar TV reported on Wednesday. It said the cell was discovered in the western city of Oran and consisted of three people, and that security operations were continuing in the area. It was […]

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Weaponizing the World Bank and IMF

Monday, March 25, 2019 Comments Off on Weaponizing the World Bank and IMF

Background Wikileaks revelation Here is the link to the news story: https://www.mintpressnews.com/leaked-wikileaks-doc-reveals-how-us-military-uses-of-imf-world-bank-as-unconventional-weapons/254708/ The U.S. Army states that major global financial institutions — such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) — are used as unconventional, financial “weapons in times of conflict up to and including […]

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Russian and Syrian air strikes intensify on last rebel bastion

Monday, March 18, 2019 Comments Off on Russian and Syrian air strikes intensify on last rebel bastion

The Syrian army, aided by Russian warplanes, attacked rebel-held towns in northwestern Syria on Wednesday in the most extensive bombardment in months against the last remaining rebel bastion in the country, rebels, rescuers and residents said.

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Israel Near Completion of Long-Range Bunker Buster Missile

Friday, February 22, 2019 Comments Off on Israel Near Completion of Long-Range Bunker Buster Missile

A new air-to-surface missile featuring an extended range will limit the exposure of Israeli aircraft to ground threats, according to reports.

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UN takes aim at Hezbollah with warning for Lebanon to stay out of foreign conflicts

Thursday, February 14, 2019 Comments Off on UN takes aim at Hezbollah with warning for Lebanon to stay out of foreign conflicts

The United Nations Security Council has taken aim at Lebanese militant group Hezbollah and its role in Syria, issuing a warning late on Friday for all Lebanese parties to dissociate themselves from any external conflicts.

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U.S.-backed Syrian force launches ‘final battle’ against Islamic State

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Comments Off on U.S.-backed Syrian force launches ‘final battle’ against Islamic State

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) began an assault against the final Islamic State enclave in eastern Syria on Saturday, aiming to wipe out the last vestige of the jihadist group’s “caliphate” in the SDF’s area of operations.

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Iran unveils long-range Hoveyzeh cruise missile

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Comments Off on Iran unveils long-range Hoveyzeh cruise missile

Iran has unveiled a surface-to-surface missile with a range of more than 1,350 kilometers during celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution.

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“We will wait until our partners are ripe for dialogue”: Russia suspends participation in the INF Treaty in response to US actions

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Comments Off on “We will wait until our partners are ripe for dialogue”: Russia suspends participation in the INF Treaty in response to US actions

Russia suspends participation in the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF) following a similar step by the United States. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The head of state stressed that all attempts to reach an agreement with Washington were not crowned with success, and warned that the Russian […]

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Why Do Some Terrorist Attacks Receive More Media Attention Than Others?

Monday, January 28, 2019 Comments Off on Why Do Some Terrorist Attacks Receive More Media Attention Than Others?

Terrorist attacks often dominate news coverage as reporters seek to provide the public with information. Yet, not all incidents receive equal attention. Why do some terrorist attacks receive

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Messages to Arabia: Al-Qaida Attacks MBS and the Saudi Monarchy

Monday, January 28, 2019 Comments Off on Messages to Arabia: Al-Qaida Attacks MBS and the Saudi Monarchy

Since the early 1990s, al-Qaida has routinely vilified the Saudi royal family and its government for being un-Islamic and illegitimate, describing the monarchy and the princes as apostates who should be attacked and toppled from power. The gist of al-Qaida’s condemnation of the Saudi rulers is that they are lackeys of the West who only […]

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Fratricide in rebel movements: A network analysis of Syrian militant infighting

Monday, January 28, 2019 Comments Off on Fratricide in rebel movements: A network analysis of Syrian militant infighting

Violent conflict among rebels is a common feature of civil wars and insurgencies. Yet, not all rebel groups are equally prone to such infighting. While previous research has focused on the systemic causes of violent conflict within rebel movements, this article explores the factors that affect the risk of conflict between pairs of rebel groups. […]

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US-backed forces close to uproot Daesh from Deir Ezzor province

Friday, January 25, 2019 Comments Off on US-backed forces close to uproot Daesh from Deir Ezzor province

Kurdish-led forces, backed by air strikes of the US-led coalition, have been so close to uproot Daesh (ISIS) from the eastern province of Deir Ezzor as the militants besieged in tiny enclave in Baghouz village, activists said Friday.

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43 IS militants killed planning attack on Iraqi troops

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 Comments Off on 43 IS militants killed planning attack on Iraqi troops

Pro-government fighters of Al-Hashd Al-Shaabi thwarted on Wednesday a planned attack by Islamic State militants on security forces in a village on the Iraqi-Syrian border, leaving 43 terrorists dead and wounded.

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