The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-10-25

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 8, articles about Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Iran, Iraq, Isis, Israel, Ksa, Mena, Politics, Russia, Syria, Turkey, United-States, Serbia, Ukraine, Defense, Eu, Finance, United-Kingdom, Nato.

Tags in this brief: Geopolitics, Iran, Israel, Russia, Syria, USA, Military, Serbia, Trump, Ukraine, Ukrainegate, International Relations, Putin, Russiagate, Boris Johnson, Brexit, UK, SDF, Turkey, YPG.

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Chaos in Israel and the Changing World Order

Published 2019-10-25 20:30:04 by Guest Author in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Iran, Iraq, Isis, Israel, Ksa, Mena, Politics, Russia, Syria, Turkey, United-States

By Steve Brown – Since May we have seen a bewildering series of events, running the gamut from bizarre attacks on shipping in the Gulf; the downing of an US RQ-4 Reaper drone by Iran; Israel bombing Lebanon, Iraq and Syria; mysterious attacks on a Saudi oil field and installation; and now the sudden US withdrawal from Syria. Consider too, rumours that US friction with Qatar may force the US to move Central Command HQ (Rapid Deployment Force) to North Carolina.    In Has US Foreign Policy Changed? we examined the confluence of these events, including the departure of General… Continue ->

Tags: Geopolitics, Iran, Israel, Russia, Syria, USA


MAJOR: Russia Deploys S-400 and Pantsir to Serbia (VIDEO)

Published 2019-10-25 20:00:41 by Drago Bosnic in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Serbia

BELGRADE/MOSCOW – Russia sent its state of the art S-400 Triumf (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) and Pantsir-S1 (NATO reporting name: SA-22 Greyhound) surface-to-air missile systems to Serbia for their first-ever exercise abroad. The S-400s, along with a battery of Pantsirs, were deployed at Batajnica Air Base, 25km from Serbia’s capital, Belgrade, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Thursday. The top-notch SAM systems are deployed there to take part in the ‘Slavic Shield 2019’ joint Russian-Serbian military drill. It is the first Russian-Serbian exercise of this kind, as well as the first time Moscow’s state-of-the-art air defense… Continue ->

Tags: Military, Russia, Serbia


Ukraine’s Main Export Product is Political Scandals; US Ambassador to Ukraine Testifies Against Trump (VIDEO)

Published 2019-10-25 19:30:04 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Politics, Ukraine, United-States

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  The Democratic Party obtained a new trump card in their fight with the US president. The US Ambassador to Ukraine testified against him upon returning to the US. What did the US ambassador say upon returning? Why was his speech in the Senate called an important step towards impeachment? And why did Trump call it a “lynching”? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ke9MZWXVvg

Tags: Geopolitics, Trump, Ukraine, Ukrainegate, USA


Russia Deploys Additional Anti-Terrorist Forces From Chechnya to Syria (VIDEO)

Published 2019-10-25 19:00:30 by Drago Bosnic in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Russia, Syria, Turkey

DAMASCUS/ MOSCOW – Russia has redeployed nearly 300 more military police from the Chechen Republic to Syria. According to the memorandum signed by Moscow and Ankara, they’ll be patrolling a 30-kilometer (18.6 mile) zone near the Turkish border. As the Ministry of Defense says, over twenty Tigr and Typhoon armored vehicles have been delivered by aircraft. Chechen Spetsnaz and Military Police units have been instrumental in providing security in areas liberated from terrorists, especially in Idlib and Aleppo provinces. This deployment is part of an agreement between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, signed in… Continue ->

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US Justice Dept Review into Russia Probe Origins Officially Becomes Criminal Investigation

Published 2019-10-25 18:00:26 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Politics, Russia, United-States

WASHINGTON, D.C. – US Justice Department escalated its review into the origins of the collusion between Russia and the administration of President Donald Trump to a criminal investigation, The New York Times reported, citing two sources familiar with the matter. According to the report, the upgraded status will allow the prosecutor, John H. Durham, “the power to subpoena for witness testimony and documents, to impanel a grand jury and to file criminal charges”. It is unclear what potential crime Durham is investigating, as well as when the criminal investigation was prompted. The Justice Department declined to comment, the daily announced…. Continue ->

Tags: Geopolitics, International Relations, Putin, Russia, Russiagate, Trump, USA


Johnson Says He Wants Early Election on December 12

Published 2019-10-25 17:30:24 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Eu, Finance, Headline-News, Politics, United-Kingdom

LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is pushing for a preliminary election for a third time, urging Parliament to agree to a nationwide vote in mid-December. Johnson attempted on two recent occasions to call an election but failed each time to get the motion passed and will need to win the backing of two-thirds of MPs to get the latest election push through Parliament, RT reported. The prime minister added that, if MPs agree to an election on December 12, Parliament would be dissolved on November 6. Opposition parties have so far refused to agree to an election until… Continue ->

Tags: Boris Johnson, Brexit, UK


MAJOR: Syria Army Repels Turkish-Backed Militants After Moscow-Ankara Deal

Published 2019-10-25 17:00:09 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Iraq, Mena, Nato, Russia, Syria, Turkey, United-States

DAMASCUS – Turkish forces and their allied militants attacked Syrian government troops in the northeastern part of the country on Thursday, and also clashed with Kurdish militias, as both Ankara and Kurds have claimed they will abide by a cease-fire following a Russian-Turkish agreement on Tuesday. Syrian government forces confronted on Thursday an attack by Ankara-backed militants on Kowzaliyah and Tel Laban in Tel Tamar region in the northwestern countryside of Hasaka, inflicting heavy losses on the invaders. Militants supported by Ankara attempted to expand their presence in the Ras Al-Ain area, despite the ongoing agreement that was established by… Continue ->

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Clashes in northeastern Syria put Turkish-Russian Memorandum at risk

Published 2019-10-25 13:04:43 by Guest Author in Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Russia, Syria, Turkey

On Tuesday, exactly two weeks after Ankara launched its cross border military operation “Operation Peace Spring”, in northern Syria east of the Euphrates River, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met in Sochi for what proved to be a lengthy diplomatic discussion that resulted in an agreement that sets the stage for de-escalating tensions in that region. The Russian-Turkish memorandum published by the Kremlin covers ten mutually agreed upon points. Many of the same issues that were addressed but not resolved by the United States and Turkey during their recent agreements were mentioned. The… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, SDF, Syria, Turkey, YPG


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