The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-08-25

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 8, articles about Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Politics, Russia, Syria, Turkey, Science, Isis, Opinions, United-States, Latin-America, Venezuela, Brazil, China, Bulgaria, Czech-Republic, Eu, Germany, Greece-Eurasia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Lebanon.

Tags in this brief: Anti-Terrorism, Geopolitics, Military, Russia, Syria, Turkey, Planet, Space, HTS, ISIS, Samuri, SDF, UN, US, Hack, Venezuela, Brazil, G7, G8, China, Huawei, Balkans, Europe, International Relations, Middle East, Hezbollah, Lebanon.

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Liberation of Idlib, PART II: Liberation of Khan Sheikhoun and the elimination of the northern Hama pocket (VIDEOS)

Published 2019-08-25 18:22:16 by Drago Bosnic in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Politics, Russia, Syria, Turkey

Idlib, Syria – During late August the SAA (Syrian Arab Army) continued its drive towards Khan Sheikhoun and on 21 August, after two days of heavy fighting, the city was liberated. Securing the city was a great boost not just to the morale of the SAA and the entire country, but it also provided a strategic initiative to the Syrian and allied troops, due to the partial encirclement of the northern Hama pocket, filled with various terrorist groups. Map showing the strategic situation in southern Idlib/northern Hama theater of operations right before the liberation of Khan Sheikhoun At the same… Continue ->

Tags: Anti-Terrorism, Geopolitics, Military, Russia, Syria, Turkey


Astronomers discover exoplanets’ ability to sustain life even BETTER than Earth

Published 2019-08-25 17:30:05 by Paul Antonopoulos in Headline-News, Science

Exoplanets, that is, planets outside our Solar System, may have abundant life and better conditions than those on Earth, new research reveals. Discovery can help in the search for alien life. Scientists are looking for oceans in exoplanets that are “better able to sustain abundant, active life in general,” said Stephanie Olson, a geophysics expert at the University of Chicago. The researcher’s group used special NASA software to model a set of exoplanets. The goal was to see which one was most likely to develop and sustain life. This led to a surprising conclusion, as it revealed that there were… Continue ->

Tags: Planet, Space


EXPOSED: Illegal Activity of Western Special Services in Syria

Published 2019-08-25 16:31:31 by Guest Author in Headline-News, Isis, Mena, Opinions, Syria, United-States

This is my new article on the Syrian crisis. You know that the U.S. and Turkish special services have long been taking part in the conflict, but not so long ago the shocking details have emerged. It turned out that they are involved in spreading ISIS ideology among Al-Hol refugees and supplying weapons to HTS militants in Idlib province. – Samuri By Finas Samuri In late June 2019, Fox News Channel published a video material, taken in Al-Hol refugee camp in northwestern Syria. On the footage, we can see a group of children under five chanting ISIS slogans. “We will… Continue ->

Tags: HTS, ISIS, Samuri, SDF, Syria, UN, US


Is there a US organized cyber war against Venezuela?

Published 2019-08-25 16:30:01 by Paul Antonopoulos in Headline-News, Latin-America, Venezuela

CARACAS – Among a set of 50 computers analyzed by a security company, 75% belonged to strategic Venezuelan institutions. Last July, a Slovak computer security company filed a report revealing cyber-espionage and cyber-attack activities against several Latin American countries. Venezuela was one of its main targets, encompassing the strategic sectors of the Venezuelan government, including the military sector. This information, which was also shared by Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza, indicates the action of a set of cyber-espionage tools called Machete, detected in Venezuela between March and May this year. Surgen elementos probatorios de acciones estadounidenses de espionaje y ciberataques… Continue ->

Tags: Hack, Venezuela


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G7 makes no sense without Brazil and Russia, says MEP

Published 2019-08-25 15:30:55 by Paul Antonopoulos in Brazil, Eurasia, Headline-News, Latin-America, Russia

MEP Thierry Mariani said the G-7 group is useless without the participation of Russia, Brazil, China or Africa. The MP commented on the remarks of French President Emmanuel Macron on the possibility of inviting Russia to the G7 summit in 2020. “It was nothing but chatter and self-promotion on the eve of the summit that without China, Brazil, Russia or Africa, we no longer have the means to change the direction in which the world is developing,” the politician wrote on Twitter. He added that the G7 is out of date and is now a club of Western powers that… Continue ->

Tags: Brazil, G7, G8, Russia


Huawei launches the world’s most powerful artificial intelligence processor

Published 2019-08-25 14:30:30 by Paul Antonopoulos in China, Eurasia, Headline-News

The launch of the new processor, along with a MindSpore artificial intelligence multipurpose computing framework, “marks a new stage in Huawei’s AI strategy,” said Rotary Chairman Eric Xu. The Ascend 910 belongs to Huawei’s Ascend-Max series of chips. According to the statement, the new processor achieves its performance goals with much lower power consumption than originally anticipated. We’ve ‘chosen’ to take A.I. to the next level. Introducing Huawei Ascend 910, the world's most powerful AI processor, and MindSpore, an all-scenario AI computing framework. https://t.co/tfu6dvaIgQ #Ascend910 #MindSpore pic.twitter.com/qqMrY7pv3T— Huawei (@Huawei) August 23, 2019 “We have been making steady progress since we… Continue ->

Tags: China, Huawei


Principled alliance: Balkans–Middle East parallels

Published 2019-08-25 13:55:08 by Guest Author in Bulgaria, Czech-Republic, Defense, Eu, Eurasia, Germany, Greece-Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia

By Vladimir Gujanicic – The maxim “divide et impera” has never been forgotten and has never been put out of service in Roman era. Every empire use such strategy to achieve its goals, where they can’t go through easily. On the other hand, the lesson of principled alliance needs to be learned, again and again, after many defeats. The moments in history when the small countries (compared to empires) stood by the very end, defending their sovereignty and alliance which is the key of success, have been very rare. One such example is the Axis of resistance, an alliance that has… Continue ->

Tags: Balkans, Europe, Geopolitics, International Relations, Middle East, Military


Is Brazil about to leave Lebanon because of Israel?

Published 2019-08-25 13:30:37 by Paul Antonopoulos in Brazil, Headline-News, Latin-America, Lebanon, Mena

The reasons for the possible departure of Brazil from the command of the maritime task force of the UN peace mission in Lebanon are manifold. Which would be the most likely? This week, the press reported the possibility of Brazil leaving the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (Unifil), leaving the command of the UN peacekeeping task force. Brazil has been in charge of Unifil’s maritime task force since 2011. Lebanon received the UN peacekeeping mission in 1978 after the invasion of southern Israel. According to Folha, which cited sources familiar with the matter in Brasilia, Brazil’s departure from Unifil… Continue ->

Tags: Brazil, Hezbollah, Lebanon


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