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Turkish forces come under attack by jihadist group in northwest Syria

A jihadist group, identifying themselves as “Ansar Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Squadron”, released a statement on Sunday in which they claimed responsibility for an attack on the Turkish Armed Forces...

Russian airliner nearly came under fire during Israeli attack on Damacsus: MoD

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 A.M.) – The Russian Ministry of Defense said on Friday that a plane carrying 172 passengers was preparing to land, when it nearly came under fire...

Turkey announces death of 2 soldiers in Idlib

The Turkish Ministry of Defense has announced the death of two soldiers in Syria’s Idlib Governorate this afternoon. According to the Turkish Ministry of Defense, two soldiers were killed and...

Aircraft made up 50% of Russia’s arms exports last year, says defense official

MOSCOW, March 12. /TASS/. Aircraft accounted for the largest share of Russia’s arms exports last year, Director of Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation Dmitry Shugayev said...

Syrian Army officially takes control of Greater Aleppo area

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has officially taken control of the Greater Aleppo area after the last remaining militants fled west along the last road open. According to a field...

Syrian air defenses repel ‘Israeli aggression’ over Damascus, intercept most of the missiles

Syrian air defenses have shot down most of the missiles in a strike targeting the area outside Damascus from the territory of the occupied Golan Heights, the country’s state...

Sith militias in Iraq have launched a massive attack on U.S. forces in Erbil

Sith militias in Iraq have launched a massive attack on U.S. forces in Erbil. Large explosions shook the airport where American troops are located.

Israel’s Netanyahu, rival Gantz sign unity government deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his centrist election rival Benny Gantz signed an agreement on Monday to form an emergency coalition government that would end a year of...

Syrian Army moves heavy weapons to Aleppo front-lines as reinforcements crowd roads to city

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has been steadily building up their forces in the Aleppo Governorate for nearly three weeks now, with thousands of...

How Israel Trains Its Elite Drone Warriors

By Seth J. Frantzman People don’t understand drones, one of the graduates of an Israeli Air Force course for UAV operators says. She has just completed six months in training...

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Iran will introduce 1,000 more centrifuges at the Natanz nuclear site, Chief Iranian Nuclear...

The news comes as Tehran's intends to increase its nuclear activity in the wake of a reported sabotage attack on its Natanz nuclear plant.Iran...
Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks to air force staff in Tehran on February 8, 2019. (handout via EPA)

Khamenei says Iran may enrich uranium to 60% purity if needed

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday Iran might enrich uranium up to 60% purity if the country needed it and would never...

Canada cancels weapons sales to Turkey over Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict

Canada cancelled all defense exports to Turkey on Monday after an investigation found that Canadian technology was used in the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, the...

Azerbaijan’s president poses with helmets taken from fallen Armenian soldiers at opening of museum...

Azerbaijan’s long-time leader, Ilham Aliyev, has officially opened a museum dedicated to the country’s victory over neighboring Armenia in a series of bloody battles...

Is Bosnia next?

The media in the region today caused real confusion by announcing that Slovenian President Borut Pahor, during a recent visit to Sarajevo, said that...