‘We didn’t hide behind any aircraft’: Israel insists its jets not to blame for downing Russian Il-20
Sep24

‘We didn’t hide behind any aircraft’: Israel insists its jets not to blame for downing Russian Il-20

Israel says its jets were not to blame for the downing of the Russian Il-20 during an air raid in Syria, and that Moscow has been presented with “thorough” evidence. This conflicts with a Russian military timeline of the incident. “The IAF (Israeli Air Force) did not hide behind any aircraft and… the Israeli aircraft were in Israeli airspace at the time of the downing of the Russian plane,” the IDF tweeted on Sunday. The...

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Saudi King Salman Looking to Remove Son Mohammad as Crown Prince: Report
Sep11

Saudi King Salman Looking to Remove Son Mohammad as Crown Prince: Report

The Saudi crown prince, for his involvement in controversial projects and issues, invited national and international criticism including, it seems, the loss of confidence of his father, the King.  Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman’s position as a crown prince is facing precariousness as his father King Salman is looking to replace him, according to a report by Spanish newspaper Publico. The conflict between the king and his son...

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Russian marines land on Syrian shores in massive Mediterranean drills (VIDEOS)
Sep10

Russian marines land on Syrian shores in massive Mediterranean drills (VIDEOS)

Russia has staged large-scale military exercises in the Mediterranean Sea near Syria, involving both its Navy and Air Force. The drills were held amid ongoing escalation around Idlib, and US threats to strike Syria. Footage released by Russia’s Defense Ministry shows Marine Special Forces equipped with state-of-the-art gear landing on the shores of Syria’s Latakia province. The Marines used helicopters, fast-attack craft and...

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‘Love story over’: Macron says EU can’t rely on US for security – is it time to start wooing Russia?
Sep03

‘Love story over’: Macron says EU can’t rely on US for security – is it time to start wooing Russia?

Emmanuel Macron’s remark that Europe can’t rely on the US for security, along with hints at rapprochement with Russia, show a rift in EU-Washington ties – a relationship that’s crumbling amid pressure to end sanction policies. “Europe can no longer rely on the United States for its security,” the French President said in a recent foreign policy speech in Paris. Relations between the US and France showed a...

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‘Confronting possible enemies’: Iran’s Revolutionary Guards admit holding Gulf naval war games
Aug06

‘Confronting possible enemies’: Iran’s Revolutionary Guards admit holding Gulf naval war games

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has acknowledged its warships took part in a naval exercise in Persian Gulf over the last few days to hone skills in “confronting possible threats” posed by enemies. “This exercise was conducted with the aim of controlling and safeguarding the safety of the international waterway [in the Persian Gulf],” said General Ramazan Sharif, spokesman for Iranian Revolutionary Guards according to state...

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