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Beirut Blast: Hundreds Killed – State of Emergency Announced

BEIRUT – Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun has called for a two-week state of emergency in Beirut following a huge explosion that claimed more than a hundred lives, injured thousands more and sent seismic shockwaves through the capital, with the country’s top defense body describing Beirut as a “disaster-stricken” city. Lebanon’s Supreme Defense Council headed by […]

MAJOR: Syria to Build a Replica of Hagia Sophia With Russia’s Help

DAMASCUS – President of Syria Bashar Al-Assad announced yesterday that he will build a replica of Hagia Sophia, showing his firm opposition to Turkey’s latest decision on converting the Greek Orthodox Cathedral into a mosque. Russia pledges to assist Syria in the construction of the church replica. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has reiterated that, unlike […]

MAJOR: Egypt’s Parliament Approves Military Intervention in Libya

CAIRO – As Cairo demonstrates its readiness to intervene in Libya in response to GNA’s announced offensive on Sirte, how much bluff versus reality do these threats contain? On 18 July, troops from the Fayez al-Sarraj-led Government of National Accord (GNA) set out in the direction of the city of Sirte, located northwest of Libya’s […]

MAJOR: Another US Military Convoy Attacked in Iraq

BAGHDAD – An explosion targeted a US military convoy carrying logistic supplies in Iraq’s north-central province of Salahuddin, the second such incident in less than a week. Citing Iraqi tribal sources, Al-Mayadeen television news network reported that the US military convoy was attacked near the Makshifiyah area on Wednesday. According to Saberin News, the resistance group Ashab […]

MAJOR: Iran Claims General Soleimani Was in Possession of Video, Audio Files of Pentagon-ISIS Talks

TEHRAN – Special Advisor to Iran’s Parliament Speaker for International Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian said that former Commander of the IRGC Quds Force Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani had possessed footages and audio files which prove collaboration between the US military commanders and ISIS terrorists in Iraq. “He (General Soleimani) told me that he was in […]