Eurasia

Arabs’ Real Enemies: Iran and Turkey

The Arabs are warning the world that Turkey and Iran are funding and arming terrorists, that they a major threat to security and stability in the Middle East, and that they keep meddling in the internal affairs of Arab countries. The Arabs are also telling the world that the only …

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Jaysh al-Ummah emir offers solution to ‘Palestinian case’, derides ‘Resistance’ leaders

In a recent issue of Thabat, an Al Qaeda affiliated media outfit, the emir of Jaysh al-Ummah in Gaza – Sheikh Mujahid Abu Hafs al-Maqdisi – explained his vision to solve the Palestinian issue while accusing Palestinian factions of serving the interests of “Western Zionist-Crusaders” and “Eastern Russian-Persian” projects.

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Turkey detains 10 retired admirals after statement triggers coup scare

A group of retired Turkish navy admirals are under investigation after penning a letter on a Bosporus Strait treaty government officials claim is “reminiscent of coup times.” Turkish police detained 10 retired navy admirals on April 5 after more than 100 former officers issued an open letter Ankara officials interpreted …

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Iranian intelligence arrests alleged Israeli spy

A man was executed last year for allegedly spying on Iranian forces for Israel and the United States. Iranian authorities arrested an alleged Israeli spy on Monday. The Intelligence Ministry said the spy was arrested in the northwestern province of East Azerbaijan. Several other alleged spies for unspecified other countries …

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Will Iran’s supreme leader allow Rouhani’s last wish to come true?

As Washington and Tehran make small progress on resolving their dispute over the 2015 nuclear deal, it remains unclear whether Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei will support President Hassan Rouhani’s efforts to negotiate. As Iranian President Hassan Rouhani prepares to leave office in a few months’ time, a significant …

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10 Chinese warplanes enter Taiwan’s ADIZ

Taipei, April 5 (CNA) A total of 10 Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Monday, including bombers and fighter jets, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said in a report later that day. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) aircraft involved in the mission were four …

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Afghan Army Retakes Key Southern District From Taliban

fghan security forces have recaptured a key district from the Taliban in the southern Kandahar Province in an operation that killed and wounded dozens of militants, the Ministry of Defense said on April 5. Local officials also confirmed that the Arghandab district in the outskirts of the provincial capital, Kandahar …

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Jordan prince declares loyalty to king following rift

The United States refers to Jordan’s King Abdullah II as an “invaluable and indispensable strategic partner.” Prince Hamzah bin Hussein, half brother to Jordanian King Abdullah II and a former crown prince, has signed a statement affirming loyalty to the king, seemingly putting an end to the rift among the …

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Israel: ‘We can destroy Iran’s nuclear programme’

A senior Israeli military official has declared on Friday that his country has the ability to “completely destroy Iran’s nuclear programme.” Tal Kalman, head of the Strategic Division and the Third-Circle Directorate of the Israeli army, told Israel Today that 2020 was a “good” year concerning war against Iran. Kalman …

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Indirect US-Iran talks on the nuclear deal: What can we expect?

The United States and Iran will meet for indirect talks in Vienna on Tuesday aimed at reviving the landmark 2015 nuclear deal. FRANCE 24 spoke with Sahil Shah, policy fellow at the European Leadership Network, where he leads the organisation’s efforts to strengthen nuclear and regional diplomacy with Iran. What …

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