Video footage of Iran’s air defenses shooting down a high-altitude US Navy surveillance drone has been posted on social media by the Iranian military. It shows the missile launch and an explosion at the moment of interception. The brief clip, filmed early Thursday morning and set to rousing music, shows[…]
Iran has shot down an American RQ-4 reconnaissance drone flying over Hormuzgan province, Tehran claims. The US military declined to comment. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps air force shot down an “American espionage drone” that was invading Iranian territory, the IRGC’s public relations arm said in a statement released on Thursday.[…]
Dozens of people are reported killed after a new attack on two villages in central Mali, a part of the country experiencing a dire security situation amid an increase in tit-for-tat ethnic violence. A local mayor told Reuters News Agency on Tuesday that unidentified gunmen on motorbikes attacked the villages of[…]
The first democratically elected, former president of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi’s death should be regarded as state-orchestrated murder, according to Khalid Hilal from the international movement of Students Against the Coup. Hilal says that Morsi’s death has been the culmination of years of neglect and symbolises the death of an era[…]
Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has announced the deployment of about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what he said were “defensive purposes,” citing concerns about a threat from Iran. “I have authorised approximately 1,000 additional troops for defensive purposes to address air, naval, and ground-based threats[…]
Russian fighters were scrambled twice to intercept American B-52H bombers, active on the eastern and southern borders. The close encounters between Russian and US planes occurred both above the Baltic and Black seas. The US strategic bombers were intercepted twice on Monday, Russian Defense Ministry has said, without providing exact[…]
The Japanese company that owns the ‘Kokuka Courageous’ tanker has said its crew spotted “flying objects” before the attack in the Gulf of Oman, contradicting US claims that the vessel was damaged by a naval mine. Yutaka Katada, president of Kokuka Sangyo, told reporters on Friday that sailors on board[…]
(CNN) The United States military on Thursday released a video that it says shows an Iranian navy boat removing an unexploded mine attached to the hull of the Japanese-owned chemical tanker Kokura Courageous, one of two tankers attacked in the Gulf of Oman. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday[…]
Idlib, Syria- The blue tents of Syria‘s refugees near the tiny border town of Atmeh stretch as far as the eye can see. Considered the largest congregation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Syria, Atmeh hosts several clusters of tent cities at only a 20-minute drive from the Bab al-Hawa crossing[…]
Heavy gunfire has been heard in Sudan‘s capital, Khartoum, as security forces forcefully moved in to clear a protest camp that has been the central point in the demonstrators’ months-long struggle for civilian rule. The Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors, a medical group linked to protesters, said at least two people were[…]
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