Iran’s first domestic fighter jet unveils

Iran has unveiled its first domestically designed and manufactured fighter jet named “Kowsar” during a defense show in Tehran. The aircraft conducted its first public display flight during Tuesday’s ceremony in the presence of President Hassan Rouhani, Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami and other senior military officials. President Rouhani sat in the cockpit to order the flight. Tasnim news agency reported that the fourth-generation Iranian fighter jet is equipped with “advanced avionics and fire control systems” and can be used for short aerial support missions. It also uses digital…

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In Yemen Lockheed Martin bomb reportedly used on school bus

A school bus attack in Yemen, which left 51 people martyred, was carried out using a US manufactured bomb, according to an investigation. US arms giant Lockheed Martin actually made the laser-guided MK 82 bomb used in the attack last week, CNN reported. The death toll involved 40 children while 56 of the 79 wounded were also kids. The attack was branded as a “legitimate military operation,” by Saudi Arabia, engaged in the US-backed war on its impoverished neighbor. “I will tell you that we do help them plan what we…

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China, USA implement new tariffs, escalating trade war

The United States has started levying 25-percent tariffs on 16 billion dollars’ worth of Chinese imports, prompting Beijing to start implementing a threat to retaliate with its own levies on American goods. The US on Thursday began collecting the additional 25-percent duties on 279 Chinese import product categories, including semiconductors, chemicals, plastics, motorbikes, and electric scooters. Beijing retaliated with its own fresh tariffs on 16 billion dollars’ worth of additional US imports, including fuel, steel products, automobiles, and medical equipment. The US and China have slapped retaliatory levies on a…

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) urged Assad to cut ties with Iran, Hezbollah: Lebanese MP

A Lebanese lawmaker affiliated to Hezbollah says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) 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. According to Press TV, 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 with Assad staying in power only if the Damascus…

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Rohingya children’s ‘generation lost’ UNICEF warns

The United Nations says hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim children lack proper education both in Myanmar and border camps in Bangladesh, warning that the Myanmarese kids could become “a lost generation.” The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, on Thursday gave a bleak assessment of the outlook for Rohingya children on either side of the border, saying refugees who have fled Myanmar and entered Bangladesh faced risks, including disease and floods and those still in Myanmar lacked access to proper education. “We are talking about risking the loss or the…

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In Salahuddin, more Daesh members kill by Iraqi military aircraft

Iraqi military aircraft have launched a series of aerial attacks against the remnants of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in the country’s north-central province of Salahuddin, killing a number of extremists in the process. Provincial police source Mohammed al-Bazi said Iraqi Air Force fighter jets struck the rugged Mutibjah area, killing seven Daesh militants and destroying two of their hideouts. Bazi added that two underground tunnels and two motorcycles belonging to the Takfiris were also destroyed in the aerial attacks. Meanwhile, the head of the Anbar provincial council’s security committee, Naim al-Kaoud, told…

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