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Forward bloc in Sindh govt in the making?

‘More to do’ is the new ‘do more’

Abbas' demolition act helps Pakistan clinch series win over Australia

Cutting Financial Aid To Pakistan May Not Bring Peace To Afghanistan

Did RAW try to kill the President of Sri Lanka?

US to press Pakistan for shift in Afghan policy: official

Saudi looking for bin Salman replacement: Report

Kandahar governor, police and intelligence chiefs killed in insider attack

Details of the 11-minute audio recording of the torture and death of Khashoggi

S-400: False sense of security

Saudi 'rogue crown prince' must go: US senator

Did IMF refuse to give bail out package to Pakistan?

Wajid Zia says letter from Qatari royal seems to be part of a 'fictional myth'

'I say sorry to Pakistan': Danish Kaneria admits to involvement in 2012 spot-fixing scandal

Abraaj founder sought to buy influence with Sharifs, says WSJ

Female inmates go on hunger strike at Bahraini jail over ill-treatment

Kashoggi's death episode: How Trump is blackmailing Bin Salman?

Mobile phones not to be blocked after Oct 20, says minister

Turkish daily says audio tapes indicate Saudi journalist 'decapitated'

Is CJP in trouble after another reference is filed against him?

Is former President Musharraf on deathbed?

Five-star Abbas bowls out Australia

Can NAB really hold Shahbaz Sharif accountable?

Iran assured of help in tracing abducted guards

A deal again: How US going to rescue Saudia from Kashoggi's murder episode?

Zainab's rapist, murderer Imran Ali hanged at Kot Lakhpat Jail

Saudi Prince calls for military campaign against Kuwait, sparks backlash

Allama Hassan Zafar says those ridiculed judiciary, top judges, are freed

JCSC Pakistan chief in US for conference on countering violent extremist outfits

Forward bloc in PTI?

China endorses Pakistan’s aid request to IMF

Sunday by-poll: Analysis and lessons for PTI

Shrines under the watchful eye: CJP orders forensic audit

Saudi riyal at lowest level since 2016 over Khashoggi case

India, Iran to speed up Chabahar plan before US bans

UET Peshawar Students Develop a Solution to Power Theft

Pakistan wins first medal in 2018 Youth Olympics in wrestling

Shia pilgrims denied entry into Balochistan, stuck at provincial border with Sindh

Iran embassy in Ankara evacuated after 'bomb warning'

Mother defeats son in Muzaffargarh by-elections

Asia Bibi case: Opportunist Khadim Rizvi threatens judiciary, NGOs and the lawyer

U.S envoy met the Taliban representatives in Qatar

$2 bn RLNG pipeline: Crucial Pak-Russia talks begin today

Saudi source: Reconciliation with Iran possible if sanctions imposed

Three Saudi soldiers killed in clashes with Yemeni army in border areas

Saudis 'reject' threats as stocks drop amid scrutiny over missing journalist

On the decliine: PTI fails to clinch NA seat in by-polls

Jamal Khashoggi was no Revolutionary, Rebel or Human rights defender

The question of cuffs

Pakistan By-election results 2018 LIVE Updates

After DPO Gondal, another short shrift for IGP Punjab

Illegal recruitments scam: NAB Arrests ex-PU VC, five registers

TLP threatens to paralyse country if Aasia Bibi is acquitted

In the shadow of loan: Is US trying to create rift between China and Pakistan?

British-Pakistani Iris Iftikhar eyes Gold at British Taekwondo Championship

Trump using Iranophobia to sell American munitions to Arab states: Nasrallah

UK imam fired for anti-Saudi comments

Sunni Ittehad Council chief condemns arrest of Faisal Raza Abidi

Pakistan will continue to trade with Iran in own interest despite US sanctions

Jamal Khashoggi changes the Middle East at potentially horrible cost

Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Pipeline

Why has Mr. Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui been removed as IHC Judge?

How to register your mobile device with PTA?

US sees Chinese debt responsible for economic woes in Pakistan

Indian troops martyr PhD scholar Dr Manan Wani among two in IoK

HRW urges Saudi allies to review ties over missing journalist

Australia dash Pakistan's dreams by drawing first Test

Minister sees 8 months halt every year if Pakistan-Iran ferry service launched

Pakistan formally seeks financial assistance from IMF

Saudi crown prince ordered operation against missing journalist: report

Murder of Saudi Journalist: A ticking time bomb between Turkey and KSA

Pak-China Armed Drone deal and its implications in the region

Who is Calsons?: NAB’s best bet in Ashiana case

'Yemenis target Saudi military boat in counter-strike'

Saudi Arabia's dark history of abduction and killing dissidents

China to sell unmanned, strike-capable drones to Pakistan

Turkey vows to put on trial Saudi officials tied to Khashoggi case

Pakistani rupee, the cheapest currency in South Asia: Report

Faisal Raza Abidi arrested outside Supreme Court for criticizing powerful figures

Who is Ibrahim Koko?: Startling case of fake travel documents

IMF warns Pakistan against ‘excessive loans’ from China

“No NRO”: PM maintains rigid stance against corruption

Saudis, authoritarian leaders inspired by Trump: Sanders

Allama Raja Nasir asks government to rescue Shia Zaireen at Taftan border

DPO Pakpattan case: Who is the real winner?

Pakistan With or Without the IMF?

Qatar Airways will continue flights to Iran, unfazed by US sanctions

Pakistan extend lead to 325 against Australia

No threat to Pakistan from Cyclone Luban

Neither Saudi Arabia, nor other producers can replace Iranian oil: Zangeneh

Blasphemy charges: Khanewal police book man for claiming to be '11th caliph'

PhD Transfer Programs: HEC greets US delegation

Shahbaz Arrest: Nawaz steps in as PML-N bets on sympathy vote

Pakistan ex-minister suggests to enhance trade ties with Iran

Imran must keep working relations with Iran

Treason case: LHC orders removal of Cyril Almeida's name from ECL, withdraws warrants

Another surgical strike?

Saudi cleric close to MBS calls for 'peace' trip to Israel

Cleric declares himself 11th Imam of Islam

ASWJ Mengal group terrorist involved in Shia genocide released

Syria


Russia will monitor air traffic in Israel, Saudi Arabia, Europe from Syria

1397/7/11 | 19:12
The advanced defence and surveillance systems which Russia intends to send to Syria will be able to monitor flight movements in Israel, Saudi Arabia and Europe, media reports said. “We will know not only that someone has entered the airspace in this region, but also that somewhere a plane is only operating on the runway, be it in Israel or Saudi Arabia or even in Europe,” Vladimir Mikheyev, first deputy director of government-owned Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies, told Russia’s Tass news agency “Systems capable of combating precision ...

Missile attack on terrorists in Syria first stage of Iran’s revenge: Top general

1397/7/10 | 19:12
The top Iranian general says the IRGC’s Monday missile and drone attacks on terrorists’ positions in Syria were just the first stage of Tehran’s retaliation against those who sponsored and orchestrated a recent raid on a military parade in Iran’s Ahvaz, which killed 25 and wounded over 400 people. Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Muhammad Baqeri made the remarks on Monday, hours after the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said it had targeted terrorist positions to the east of the river Euphrates, near Albu ...

Will Russia swallow Israel’s insult?

1397/7/7 | 19:12
Russia is one of the most protective countries of Israel and its security. This was strongly confirmed during the on going Syrian war. While Russia does not agree with some Israeli actions sometimes, the lack of approval does not develop into anger, and Russia continues to search for ways and means to ensure Israel’s security. Russia has swallowed a number of insults and humiliations from Turkey, the US, France, and Israel for confronting the armed organisations in Syria. It preferred the insults to the clashes, which could potentially result ...

Israel will have to think twice before attacking Syria again: Official

1397/7/5 | 19:12
A senior Syrian official says an advanced air defense system slated to be supplied by Russia soon will force Israel to "think carefully" before conducting any further aerial attacks on the country. Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said late Tuesday that his country welcomed the delivery of the S-300 air defense missile system, slated to arrive within two weeks. "I think that Israel, which is accustomed to carrying out many attacks under different pretexts, will have to think carefully about attacking Syria again," Mekdad said. Russian ...

NATO warships moving closer to Syria shores amid looming US airstrikes: Report

1397/6/27 | 19:12
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is reportedly beefing up its naval presence in the eastern sector of the Mediterranean Sea amid indications that the United States and its allies would use a staged chemical attack in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib to launch airstrikes on government forces. Russia’s Sputnik news agency, citing Western websites monitoring naval activity in the region, reported that military vessels from the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) are inching closer to the Syrian coast. The reported added ...

Iran envoy: World should take MI6's Syria plot seriously

1397/6/25 | 19:12
Iran's ambassador to the Netherlands has welcomed US Senator Richard Black's recent warning of a fake chemical weapons attack in Syria by Britain's MI6 spy agency to pin the blame on Damascus. In a post on his official Twitter account, Alireza Jahangiri said Black's stance on a possible gas attack in Syria "proves" what has been declared repeatedly in the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) meetings. The international community, he added, should pay careful attention to the Republican senator's remarks in order to prevent ...

Syrian military downs Israeli missiles fired at Damascus airport

1397/6/25 | 19:12
Syrian military has announced that its missile defense system successfully intercepted and downed Israeli missiles fired at an airport in the capital Damascus. The official SANA agency said late Saturday that the military had thwarted an "Israeli aggression," adding that a number of “enemy missiles” fired at the Damascus International Airport had been dismantled. “Our air defense systems thwarted an Israeli missile aggression,” a military source told the agency, after reports said several explosions had been heard near the airport. An ...

Syrians dodge death with air strike warning app

1397/6/22 | 19:12
A Russian military aircraft thunders into the sky at 4.47 pm from Russia’s air base at Hmeimim in western Syria, veering to the east. An observer takes note of all three details, opens a phone app and enters the information into three designated fields. Fourteen minutes later and 100 kilometers away, Abdel Razzaq sees the aircraft flying over his town of Maaret al-Numan. He opens his own app and types: Maaret al-Numan, Russian military aircraft, headed northeast. The data is processed by a programme, known as Sentry, that estimates the plane’s ...

US senator: British intelligence services are planning a chemical attack in Syria

1397/6/19 | 19:12
Virginia state Senator Richard Black said last week that Britain’s MI6 had been working on a chemical attack in Syr ia for the past few weeks, adding that the main aim of the plan was to blame the Syrian government and military for targeting defenseless civilians. “Around four weeks ago, we knew that British intelligence was working towards a chemical attack in order to blame the Syrian government, to hold Syria responsible,” said Black in an interview with Al Mayadeen, a news channel based in Beirut. The Democratic senator, who was ...

US warplanes drop phosphorous bombs on Syria: Russia

1397/6/19 | 19:12
American warplanes reportedly drop phosphorous bombs on a village in the eastern Syria province of Dayr al-Zawr. Vladimir Savchenko, the chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties in Syria, announced the development on Sunday, Russia’s ITAR-TASS news agency reported. "On September 8, 2018, two F-15 warplanes of the US air force delivered airstrikes on the settlement of Hajin with the use of phosphorous bombs. The airstrikes caused heavy fires. Information about casualties and damages is being verified," he said. “The ...

Daesh to lose all territory in Syria by 2019: French army chief

1397/6/16 | 19:12
  The French military chief says the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group will have been flushed out from all the territory it once controlled in Syria under a self-proclaimed “caliphate” before the end of this year. France’s Chief of Defense Staff Francois Lecointre made the remark in a press conference on Thursday, adding that the physical annihilation of the so-called caliphate would “probably” occur “late autumn.” Daesh is no longer in control of any urban bastions in Syria and its sporadic presence in the Arabic country is ...

What does bombing on Idlib in Syria mean for the Kurds?

1397/6/15 | 19:12
  Government forces in Syria are cruising toward a victory, a remarkable foot which no other Middle Eastern country has managed to pull when the civil war had escalated to such an extent. Syrian and Russian air force fighter jets pounded Idlib, the only remaining stronghold for Syrian rebels, in the most recent development in the conflict.   Government forces have seized Idlib resulting in the increased concerns of massive non-combatant causalities which could mount up to hundreds of thousands in number. Due to the fear of excessive ...

Trump wanted to kill Assad after chemical attack falsely blamed on Syria: Woodward

1397/6/14 | 19:12
  A new book has revealed that US President Donald Trump allegedly demanded the assassination of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after a 2017 chemical attack that Washington blamed on Damascus. According to an excerpt from the book by Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward, the US president told Defense Secretary James Mattis that he intended to assassinate the Syrian leader, after Washington accused the government in Damascus of a suspected chemical weapons attack against the militant-held village of Khan Shaykhun in Syria's northwestern ...

Syrian children kidnapped to be used in false chemical attack in Idlib: Report

1397/6/9 | 19:12
Foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants have reportedly abducted nearly two dozen children from the city of Jisr al-Shughur in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib to use them in a fake chemical attack and then put the blame on Syrian government forces. Local sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Lebanon-based Arabic-language al-Mayadeen television news network that terrorists have kidnapped 20 children over the past weeks in a bid to use them in the expected chemical farce. The sources noted that the attack would be carried out ...

Mohammed bin Salman urged Assad to cut ties with Iran, Hezbollah

1397/6/1 | 19:12
A Lebanese lawmaker affiliated to Hezbollah says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has recently offered Syrian President Bashar al-Assad huge sums of money for the reconstruction of his conflict-plagued country in case the latter severs relations with Iran and the Lebanese resistance movement. Speaking in an exclusive interview with Lebanon-based Arabic-language al-Mayadeen television news network, Nawwaf Musawi said a Saudi delegate had conveyed the message to the Syrian president, notifying him that the Riyadh regime would have no problem ...

China’s military role in Syria, step forward in fighting terror

1397/5/16 | 19:12
China has recently indicated its willingness to deploy military forces to war-torn Syria in a bid to help the country’s army in its fight against foreign-backed terrorists who have been wreaking havoc in the country since 2011. Many analysts believe that the move could be a substantial step forward in overall Chinese involvement in the Middle East and even on a global level. In an interview with Press TV on Monday, political analyst Daniel Patrick Welch noted that China’s willingness to assist Syria’s military offensive shows that both ...

What happens if Syrian troops attack Idlib?

1397/5/13 | 19:12
  After recapturing most of Syria, President Bashar al-Assad is threatening to march on opposition forces in Idlib, the densely populated northwest province that shares a border with rebel ally Turkey. But a military assault would prove very costly, and analysts say Ankara and regime ally Moscow may ultimately choose to keep Assad’s troops in check. The last Redoubt Idlib is the last haven for Syria’s fractured armed opposition, which this year alone lost key bastions near Damascus and in the south. The province shares a roughly ...

Syria air defenses destroy ‘hostile target’ near Damascus

1397/5/12 | 19:12
Syrian air defenses have destroyed a "hostile target" near the capital Damascus, state media say. "Our air defenses confronted a hostile target and destroyed it west of Damascus," Syria's official news agency SANA reported late on Thursday, quoting a military source. No further details about the incident were immediately available, but Israel has carried out similar attacks over the past months. Last week, Israeli military forces targeted a Syrian Air Force fighter jet over the Golan Heights as it was flying in Syria’s airspace and conducting ...

Saudi Arabia scared of the pilgrim´s judgment, bans any talk of Palestine during Hajj

1397/5/9 | 19:12
After its failures in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen, as well as the scandal of Saudi financial support for Takfiri terrorists, Riad banned any meetings, held during Hajj ceremony in Holy Mecca, on political issues, including Yemen and Palestine. In a meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia’s security and political council, headed by Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, banned any kind of political talk or meetings about issues of Yemen and Palestine during this year´s Hajj ceremony. According to activists, Saudi Arabia is carrying out Hajj 2018 in line ...

Kurds reach deal with Damascus to end Syria conflict

1397/5/7 | 19:12
An alliance of Kurdish and Arab militants in Syria says it has come to an agreement with the Syrian government to develop negotiations to end violence in Syria. The announcement was made after the so-called Syrian Democratic Council (SDC), the political wing of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), sent a delegation to Damascus for talks with Syrian officials earlier this week. The SDF, itself, is a US-backed coalition of mainly Kurdish militants.  The SDC said in a statement Saturday that it had agreed with the government of the Syrian President ...

Nearly 250 dead in IS attacks on south Syria: new toll

1397/5/4 | 19:12
The death toll in coordinated Islamic State group suicide bombings and shootings in southern Syria rose to nearly 250 overnight, more than half of them civilians, a monitor said Today. Wednesday’s attacks hit Sweida, a Druze-majority province mostly held by the government which had remained relatively insulated from the country’s seven-year civil war. The death toll climbed steadily throughout the day and into the night, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitoring group, said. “The toll is now 246 people dead, ...

Israel evacuates “White Helmets” from Syria as government forces continue to take territory

1397/5/2 | 19:12
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stated that Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have carried out the evacuation of more than 400 “White Helmets” recuse workers and their families amid fear of persecution as Syrian forces move forward.   The evacuation, he said, has been carried out on request of US president Donald Trump and other western countries. The operation of bringing the members of “civilian responders in case of emergency in Syria”, as they like to call themselves, was hailed by Britain, Canada, and Germany. While ...

Can Russia, Iran Solve Syria? Deal Frees Thousands

1397/4/29 | 19:12
President Vladimir Putin's top Syria adviser met Wednesday with senior Iranian officials to relay the results of discussions between the Russian leader and President Donald Trump on Syria, where a recent deal has allowed the evacuation of two pro-government villages behind enemy lines.   Russia's special presidential envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentiev traveled to Tehran to discuss Monday's U.S.-Russia summit in Helsinki with Supreme National Security Council of Iran Deputy Secretary Ameer Saeed Iravani and convey Moscow's ongoing support ...

Syria regime reaches deal with rebels in south

1397/4/17 | 19:12
  The Syrian regime on Friday reached a deal with rebels for the surrender of the remaining opposition-held cities and towns in the southern province of Daraa, the cradle of the uprising against Bashar al-Assad. The deal comes more than two weeks into a devastating Russian-backed government offensive on rebel-held areas of southern Syria close to Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. “An agreement has been reached between the Syrian government and the terrorist groups” that includes “the handover of heavy and medium weapons ...

Syrian rebels surrender Bosra al-Sham in Deraa offensive

1397/4/13 | 19:12
  Rebel forces holding the strategic town of Bosra al-Sham in Syria’s southern Deraa province have surrendered to loyalist troops of President Bashar al-Assad according to an official source. UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has also confirmed the deal brokered between rebels of the southwestern town and the Syrian Armed Forces. State and media sources have announced talks being mediated by neighboring Jordan to convince the rebel opposition to hand over heavy weaponry to the government. The recent Deraa offensive was launched ...

Hajj observation committee condemns Saudi ban on Qataris and Syrians

1397/4/2 | 19:12
  The International Committee for Observing Hajj Administration has condemned Saudi Arabia’s ban on Qatari and Syrian citizens performing the pilgrimage, Echoroukonline.com reported on Friday.   The Saudis have prevented Syrians from performing the Hajj for seven years, and Qataris for the second year running, for what are said to be purely political reasons. According to Al-Quds Al-Arabi, the committee added that such a ban is against the Shari’ah, as well as international law. The committee called for the participation ...

Are Iran and Israel heading toward open warfare?

1397/3/27 | 19:12
  This year’s Quds (Jerusalem) Day in Iran was staged with greater fanfare than ever, not least because of rising tensions with Israel. Last month Israel claimed to have staged air strikes against the entire Iranian establishment in Syria. The air strikes of early May – widely judged to have been the most significant Israeli air assault on Syrian territory since the early 1980s – came on the heels of escalating tit-for-tat strikes involving Israel and the Iran-led alliance in Syria. In April Israel struck the T4 air base in Homs ...

Trump: Our rocket strike against Syria last year was a warning to China!

1397/3/23 | 19:12
US President Donald Trump announced that the US missile strike against Syria in April 2017 was a warning to China on how Washington would respond to the use of chemical weapons and weapons of mass destruction. Trump said in an interview with Fox News television that the missile strike coincided with his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at his residence in Mar-a-Lago, Florida. The president said he told his Chinese counterpart: “Mr. President, we have launched 58 rockets at specific locations in Syria. He asked me through an interpreter ...

Israeli Leader: Assad ‘No Longer Immune’ From Attack

1397/3/17 | 19:12
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned that the Syrian regime is no longer “immune” from retaliation. Speaking at the Policy Exchange think tank in London during a diplomatic tour of Europe, Netanyahu warned that Israel would destroy Syrian forces it deemed a threat to Israel. “He is no longer immune, his regime is no longer immune,” the prime minister said. “If he fires at us, we will destroy his forces…. There is a new calculus that has to take place.” Netanyahu is visiting several European leaders to seek their ...

NATO says won’t defend Israel in case of Iran attack

1397/3/13 | 19:12
NATO’s secretary-general says the Western military alliance would not come to Israel’s defense in case of any possible attack by Iran against the occupying regime. Israel has repeatedly threatened Iran with military action and Iranian officials have pledged a “crushing” response to any act of aggression against the country. Jens Stoltenberg told the German Der Spiegel magazine in comments published Saturday that Israel is a partner, but not a member and that NATO's "security guarantee" does not apply to the regime. Stoltenberg said ...

Assad Threatens Force Against US-Backed Forces

1397/3/11 | 19:12
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has warned US-backed Kurdish forces he would not hesitate to use force to retake the third of the country they control. He told Russia Today in an interview aired on Thursday that he favoured negotiations with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish-led outfit supported by the US-led coalition. “If not, we’re going to resort to liberate these areas by force,” Assad said. He added that direct conflict between his ally Russia and the United States in Syria had only been narrowly avoided. “We were ...

Presence of ISIS: Would Pakistan head to Iran's warning?

1397/3/6 | 19:12
Iran has warned Pakistan to careful as the Islamic State is being relocated in border region shared between Pakistan and Afgahnistan. Official sources told  media that a senior Iranian official informed a delegation led by Attorney General for Pakistan (AGP) Ashtar Ausaf Ali that Iran have credible intelligence reports that the US has relocated Da’esh and its heads Abu Bakar Baghdadi to Afghanistan. The official also informed that the US and Israel intend to turn Pakistan and Iran into another Syria, Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan. A delegation ...

Israel threatens Iran to attack its nuclear facilities

1397/3/5 | 19:12
If Iran resumes its enrichment of uranium, the United States and Israel will attack its facilities, reacted the DEBKAfile website following the statements of Wednesday, May 23, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution of Iran , Ayatollah Khamenei on American sanctions and the taking of positions of European countries. The site close to the intelligence community of the Israeli army came back on the subject by considering that the Europeans certainly could not fulfill all the conditions, advanced by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution of Iran and ...

Is a drone attack possible on Football World Cup?

1397/3/1 | 19:12
Russia will reportedly deploy jamming devices used in Syria and the war in Ukraine to defend World Cup stadiums against a drone attack. The threat of terror has been a prime concern for organisers of the June 14 to July 15 football showpiece. Russia has been hit by a string of suicide bombings since winning the right to host the world's most watched event in 2010. Some have been blamed on militants from the north Caucasus with ties to the Islamic State group in Syria. Russia's military bases in the war-ravaged Middle East nation have also ...

Syria will not hesitate to retaliate against Israeli attacks: Envoy

1397/2/23 | 19:12
  The Syrian ambassador to China says Damascus will not "hesitate" to avenge Israeli attacks, stressing the nation's right to self-defense against any act of aggression. Imad Moustapha told Russia's Sputnik news agency on Friday that Syria would shoot down missiles fired by Tel Aviv and target the regime's warplanes that violate the Syrian airspace. "Syria will continue to strengthen its air defenses, attempt to interject and down every missile fired by Israel, and target any Israeli air force asset that infringes on Syrian national airspace," ...

Israel Strikes Iranian Targets in Syria After Golan Heights Attack

1397/2/20 | 19:12
  The Israeli military on Thursday said it attacked “dozens” of Iranian targets in neighboring Syria in response to an Iranian rocket barrage on Israeli positions in the Golan Heights, in the most serious military confrontation between the two bitter enemies to date. Israel said the targets included weapons storage, logistics sites and intelligence centers used by elite Iranian forces in Syria. It also said it destroyed several Syrian air-defense systems after coming under heavy fire. It said none of its warplanes was hit. The blistering ...

Tel Aviv will assassinate Syria’s Assad if Iran attacks Israel: Israeli minister

1397/2/18 | 19:12
  An Israeli minister says Tel Aviv could topple the government of Syrian President of Bashar al-Assad in response to any attack by Iran against the occupying regime, hinting that the Syrian leader himself might be targeted for assassination. “If Assad allows Iran to turn Syria into a military vanguard against us, to attack us from Syrian territory, he should know that would be the end of him, the end of his regime,” said Yuval Steinitz, the minister of national infrastructure, energy and water resources, in an interview with the Hebrew ...

The Syrian airbase at the heart of a potential Israel-Iran war

1397/2/12 | 19:12
  Isolated in the barren sands of central Syria and measuring five miles across in some areas is the country’s largest airbase. A fortress surrounded by hundreds of miles of desert, T-4 consists of dozens of hardened aircraft shelters, hiding Russian fighter jets and supersonic Sukhoi bombers. Over seven years of conflict its runway has been blackened by the rubber tyres of jets returning from sorties in the devastating war between the forces of Bashar al-Assad and the rebels who have failed to overthrow him. T-4’s remote location ...

President Assad is well-liked in his country for the stability he brings

1397/2/7 | 19:12
  Many anti-war activists, even those who are against bombing Syria, have described President Assad’s rule as a “dictatorship” and his government as a “regime”. Many are simply aping the mainstream media. The truth is that the president is well-liked by his people. During the Syrian Presidential election in 2014, Assad won 88.7 percent of the votes with a turnout of 73.42 percent. “This is a significant amount of voter turnout considering the last time the US had a higher percentage per capita was in 1896. This would suggest ...

Syria shot down 46 US missiles: Russia

1397/2/6 | 19:12
  The Syrian air defense was able to successfully shot down 46 cruise missiles that the US, France and the UK fired at it on April 14, a senior Russian military commander says, rejecting American claims that all of the missiles hit their targets. On April 14, US President Donald Trump along with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, and British Prime Minister Theresa May authorized a joint missile attack against alleged chemical weapons manufacturing sites inside Syria. The attack, carried out without a UN mandate in response to what ...

Pay for US military presence in Syria or lose Washington support: Saudi to Qatar

1397/2/5 | 19:12
  Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir says Qatar must pay for the US military presence in Syria if it wants to sustain Washington’s support. “Qatar has to pay for US military presence in Syria and send its military forces there, before the US president cancels US protection of Qatar," Jubeir said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) on Tuesday. He made the remarks hours after US President Donald Trump urged wealthy Middle Eastern countries to increase their spending in Syria in a bid to contain Iran ...

Report on Syria, embarrasses the French Ministry of Defense

1397/2/5 | 19:12
  French newspaper Le Parisien published a report on the technical incidents that caused the disruption of the launching of several missiles on Saturday on targets in Syria as part of the Hamilton operation. This information seems to have embarrassed the French Ministry of Defense, which is headed by Florence Barley. The report said that while the French authorities were keeping quiet about these military failures, they made us think that the Hamilton operation (ie, the Western raids against the chemical installations of the Syrian regime) ...

Israel threatens to destroy Russian S-300 missiles in Syria

1397/2/5 | 19:12
  Israel's minister of military affairs says it will destroy Russian S-300 air defense systems in Syria if they down Tel Aviv regime planes over the war-torn nation. "What's important is that defense systems being supplied by Russia to Syria aren't used against us," said Avigdor Liberman during interview with the Ynet news site on Tuesday. "One thing needs to be clear: If someone shoots at our planes, we will destroy them. It doesn't matter if it's an S-300 or an S-700," he added. He added that relations with Russia were still good and ...

Israel hints it could hit Iran’s ‘air force’ in Syria

1397/2/3 | 19:12
  Israel released details on Tuesday about what it described as an Iranian “air force” deployed in neighbouring Syria, including civilian planes suspected of transferring arms, a signal that these could be attacked should tensions with Tehran escalate. Iran, along with Damascus and its big-power backer Russia, blamed Israel for an April 9 air strike on a Syrian air base, T-4, that killed seven Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) members. Iranian officials have promised unspecified reprisals. Israeli media ran satellite images ...

Daesh in Afghanistan: West's failure in 'war on terror'?

1397/2/3 | 19:12
  Daesh Takfiri terrorist group is growing in Afghanistan as thousands of foreign troops have apparently failed to restore security 17 years after the United States and its allies invaded the country under the guise of the so-called war on terror. Daesh, which has been behind several past bombings in Kabul, claimed responsibility for a deadly bomb attack outside a voter registration center in the Afghan capital on Sunday. Over 30 people were killed and nearly 60 others wounded in the attack, which was carried out at the doorway of an identity ...

Russia: German chlorine, UK grenades found in Syria

1397/1/31 | 19:12
  Russia says Syrian government forces have found containers filled with toxic chlorine gas from Germany and smoke grenades manufactured in Britain in Syria's recently-liberated Eastern Ghouta region. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday that the seizure of the Western-made chemicals and weapons undermined "the faith in humaneness” of some countries’ leadership. “In the liberated areas of Eastern Ghouta, Syrian government troops have found containers with chlorine – the most horrible kind of chemical ...

Saudi Arabia open to sending troops into Syria: FM

1397/1/29 | 19:12
  Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has announced that the regime in Riyadh would be ready to send troops into Syria as part of a potential wider deployment led by the United States. Jubeir said on Tuesday that Riyadh had always been supportive of any US-led military action in Syria since a conflict began in the country in early 2011. “We are in discussions with the US and have been since the beginning of the Syrian crisis about sending forces into Syria,” he said while at a news conference in Riyadh with United Nations Secretary ...

Theresa May earns cold reception in U.K. Parliament over Syria attacks

1397/1/28 | 19:12
After ordering British forces into action in Syria, Prime Minister Theresa May faced criticism from lawmakers on Monday, with many of them seeming to resent being bypassed over the decision, more than the strikes themselves. Speaking in Parliament, Mrs. May argued that the “limited, targeted and effective” attack had sent a vital signal that the use of chemical weapons would not be tolerated by the international community. But the leader of the opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, a lifelong critic of Western military intervention, questioned ...

Endgame In Syria: Why US has conceded defeat?

1397/1/28 | 19:12
The best argument that one can put forward in favour of US-led strikes in Syria will be bringing in the principle of the responsibility to protect (R2P).   However, so far, it seems that neither the United Nations Charter nor the principle mentioned before is of any use to protect the Syrian people from the scourge of the war Syrian masses are witnessing since 2011. A preliminary analysis of the latest US-led strikes on sites of chemical weapons in Syria shows that the demonstration of power will not generate the desired results, i.e., ...

Assad's aide: Syrian defenses smarter than US missiles

1397/1/28 | 19:12
  The political adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has praised Syria’s air defenses for intercepting most of the missiles fired by the US and its allies at the Arab country on Saturday. Bouthaina Shaaban said in remarks published on the Lebanon-based al-Mayadeen website that the victory marks the beginning of the end of the American empire. "The breaking of their evil aggression is the beginning of the vanishing of their empire, which will be replaced by new forces which respects the humanity, sovereignty and safety of peoples,” ...