Israel launches air balloon with spy camera over southern Lebanon village

The Israeli military has reportedly launched an air balloon with surveillance cameras from one of its military positions over a village in Lebanon’s Southern Province of Nabatieh in light of a recent operation Zionist regime has undertaken to block what it claims are tunnels Hezbollah resistance movement has dug into Occupied Territories. Lebanon’s official National News Agency (NNA) reported on Wednesday that Israeli forces flew the balloon over Meiss Ej Jabal village in the Marjeyoun district of the province. The report added that Israeli troops have also installed a surveillance camera on…

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Saudi warplanes launch 28 airstrikes on Yemen, martyr 3 amid Sweden peace talks

The Saudi-led coalition’s jet fighters on Thursday launched over 28 airstrikes on various parts of Yemen despite earlier claims that it had ordered its forces halt their attacks on Yemen with the beginning of peace talks in Sweden. “The fact that the coalition forces and their mercenaries have continued their aggression against Yemen on the first day of peace talks in Sweden indicates that the aggressors have no interest in the establishment of peace and preparing the grounds for a second round of talks,” Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network quoted a…

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Larijani: US took Daesh terrorists to Afghanistan

Parliament Speaker of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ali Larijani says the United States has transferred a large number of Daesh terrorists to Afghanistan over the past years. According to Press TV, speaking in Tehran on Thursday, Larijani said this could bring about a replay elsewhere in Asia of the crisis, which was suffered by Iraq and Syria during the Takfiri terror group’s three-year reign in the Arab countries, Tasnim News Agency reported. Cooperation among Iran, China, Pakistan, Turkey, Russia, and Afghanistan would be of “great significance,” he told Chen…

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BT bars Huawei’s 5G kit from core of network

BT has said it will not use Huawei’s equipment within the heart of its 5G mobile network when it is rolled out in the UK. The British firm, however, still plans to use the Chinese company’s phone mast antennas and other products deemed not to be at the “core” of the service. BT also confirmed that it was stripping out Huawei equipment from the core of its existing 3G and 4G networks, as revealed by the Financial Times (FT). It follows security concerns. The US-China Economic and Security Review Commission recently issued a…

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Bajrang Dal man main accused in Bulandshahr cop’s killing during cow slaughter protests

Police arrested four men on Tuesday and booked 28 people for murder and rioting in connection with the violence that roiled Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr a day before and left a police inspector and a local resident dead. Additional director general of police (law and order) Anand Kumar identified those arrested as Chaman, Ram, Satish (only first names were given) and Ashish Chauhan, and said the prime suspect in the Monday morning’s violence, triggered by allegations of cow slaughter, is a man named Yogesh Raj. The ADG said three others were taken into custody for interrogation…

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‘Mehrunisa’ – where Nawabi Lucknow meets reality

A meeting with ‘Peepli Live’ actor Farrukh Jaffar in Lucknow, two years back, gave filmmaker Sandeep Kumar an idea for a film. This meeting gave birth to his fifth film, ‘Mehrunisa’, in which Jaffer plays the lead. A meeting with ‘Peepli Live’ actor Farrukh Jaffar in Lucknow, two years back, gave filmmaker Sandeep Kumar an idea for a film. This meeting gave birth to his fifth film, ‘Mehrunisa’, in which Jaffer plays the lead. “The story is a fiction but partly based on my lead actor’s life too. She started…

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Human rights official: Khashoggi killed after Trump’s greenlight

Secretary of Iran’s Human Rights Council Mohammad Javad Larijani argued that prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was a victim of internal conflicts and feuds between the US democrats and was killed only after Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman received a green light from President Donald Trump. “Khashoggi had important information which was harmful to the US, including Trump and his family’s economic relations with Mohammad bin Salman,” Larijani said on Tuesday. He noted that US President Donald Trump had felt danger from the side of Khashoggi as American Democrats…

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Libyans protest US airstrike over ‘death of civilians’

Scores of Libyans have protested against a new US airstrike on a desert area in the country’s southwestern town of Uwaynat, near the Algerian border, saying that the strike targeted and killed civilians. The protest rally was staged on Tuesday by members of the ethnic Tuareg tribe living in the area pounded by the US. They demanded that the Tripoli-based government launch a probe into the deadly attack. The participants in the anti-US rally, including women and children, blamed the American military’s Africa Command (AFRICOM) for the aerial strike, holding…

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Qatari monarch receives Saudi Arabian King Salman’s invitation to PGCC summit

Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has received a written invitation from Saudi Arabia’s King Salman to participate in the upcoming Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) summit, which is set to take place in the Saudi capital city of Riyadh later this month. The official Qatar News Agency said in a tweet the monarch had got “an invitation from the King of Saudi Arabia” for the meeting, but it did not say whether Sheikh Tamim would travel to Saudi Arabia. The Arabic language Al Aan online newspaper, citing diplomatic sources, reported last…

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Commander of US Middle East forces in Navy’s Fifth Fleet base found dead in Bahrain

The top US Navy officer in charge of American naval operations throughout the Middle East and Southwest Asia has been found dead in Bahrain, home to US military’s Fifth Fleet naval force, which he commanded. Vice Admiral Scott A. Stearney was found dead at his residence in Bahrain, said a statement issued Saturday by Chief of US Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson, adding that Pentagon’s Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the Bahraini Ministry of Interior were cooperating on the investigation of Stearney’s death. According to Press TV, the commanding…

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