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Israeli warplanes violate airspace in Beirut

Residents in Beirut and suburbs heard sonic booms created by the warplanes. Israeli warplanes Monday violated the Lebanese airspace by flying over the capital Beirut and several areas of the country. AIRCRAFT ALSO FLEW OVER THE SOUTHERN SIDON CITY The Lebanese National News Agency

Maritime border talks between Israel-Lebanon postponed

The Lebanese security source said the reason for the delay was Israel’s rejection of Lebanese proposals. US-mediated talks between Lebanon and Israel that were scheduled for Wednesday have been postponed until further notice, a Lebanese security source and an Israeli official said on Monday.

Israel releases Palestinian prisoner after 103-day hunger strike

Despite international and human rights appeals and the deterioration of his health, Israel had refused to release Palestinian prisoner Maher al-Akhras. Israeli authorities on Thursday released Palestinian prisoner Maher al-Akhras, who had been on a hunger strike for 103 days. “The occupation authorities have

Russian, Iraqi diplomats discuss military cooperation

According to the statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry, the details of new arms sales to be discussed in the future visit of the Iraqi defence minister to Moscow. Russia on Wednesday discussed military cooperation with Iraq, the foreign ministers of the two countries

Saudi Arabia denies secret Netahyahu-Crown Prince meeting

Israeli media alleged Monday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secretly traveled with Pompeo to Saudi Arabia for a meeting with the crown prince. The Saudi foreign minister has denied reports of a groundbreaking meeting Sunday between top Israeli officials and Crown Prince Mohammed bin

Israel launches military drill in Gaza Strip

Israeli authorities on Sunday said its military struck Hamas targets in Gaza. The Israeli military began on Sunday a military exercise to enhance “combat readiness” in the blockaded Gaza Strip, it said in a statement on Twitter. “THE EXERCISE IS A PART OF 2020 SCHEDULE” The

Iran records over 13,200 new virus cases over past day

The country’s health ministry said that all 31 provinces declared red zones with high infection risk. Iran confirmed 476 more coronavirus-related fatalities on Thursday, raising the nationwide death toll to 43,417, according to the country’s Health Ministry. 5,729 ARE IN CRITICAL CONDITION Some 13,223

Iran registers 482 more deaths from coronavirus

Iranian Health Ministry stated that the all 31 provinces declared red zones with a high risk of coronavirus transmission. Iran confirmed 482 new coronavirus-related fatalities on Tuesday, taking the nationwide death toll to 42,461, according to the country’s Health Ministry. 5,691 ARE IN CRITICAL

Russia sends more peacekeeping troops to Nagorno-Karabakh

Over 400 Russian peacekeepers have arrived in Armenia for deployment, according to a statement by the Russian Defence Ministry on Wednesday. Russia on Wednesday continued to send peacekeeping troops to Nagorno-Karabakh under the deal which halted six weeks of fighting between Azerbaijani and Armenian