Syria’s air defenses intercept Israeli missiles fired at Hama military base

Damascus says its air defenses have intercepted some of the Israeli missiles fired at a Syrian military base near the city of Hama, while the remaining missiles hitting the target have destroyed several buildings and injured three Syrian soldiers. Syrian state media reported that Israeli aircraft carried out the strike near the town of Masyaf in the central Hama province early on Saturday morning. Explosions were heard throughout the countryside around the provincial capital. Syria’s official state news agency SANA said the Israeli attack, which was carried out from Lebanese air space, destroyed several buildings and wounded three people. The Israeli regime launches airstrikes on the Syrian territory from time to time. Such aggressive moves are usually viewed as attempts to prop up terrorist groups suffering defeats at the hands of Syrian government forces. On March 27, the Israeli regime launched multiple missile attacks on Shaykh Najjar industrial city located 10 km northeast of Syria’s Aleppo. The Syrian TV said the majority of those missiles had been intercepted by the Arab country’s air defense, and those that hit their targets only caused material damage. Israeli regime used to be very careful with its operations over Syria after Russia equipped Damascus with the advanced S-300 surface-to-air missiles in October 2018. However, US President Donald Trump's recent decision to recognize the “Israeli sovereignty” over the Syrian territories of Golan Heights has seemingly emboldened Tel Aviv to launch new aggression on the Arab country.

Damascus says its air defenses have intercepted some of the Israeli missiles fired at a Syrian military base near the city of Hama, while the remaining missiles hitting the target have destroyed several buildings and injured three Syrian soldiers. Syrian state media reported that Israeli aircraft carried out the strike near the town of Masyaf in the central Hama province early on Saturday morning. Explosions were heard throughout the countryside around the provincial capital. Syria’s official state news agency SANA said the Israeli attack, which was carried out from Lebanese…

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Saudi Arabia funded Libya rebels push toward capital: Report

Libyan Marshal Khalifa Haftar, Chief of the so-called Libyan National Army

Libyan rebel Commander General Khalifa Haftar has been directly supported by Saudi Arabia in his new campaign to seize control of the capital Tripoli, a new report has shown. The Wall Street Journal said Haftar, who leads the so-called Libyan National Army, had been ensured of massive funds from Saudi Arabia during a trip to the kingdom before he started his push to seize control of Tripoli on April 4. The report cited sources close to the Saudi government as saying that senior officials in Riyadh, including Saudi’s intelligence chief and…

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Hamas: Abbas’ new government will ease way for US ‘deal of century’

The Hamas resistance movement has criticized the formation of the new Palestinian government dominated by the Fatah Party, saying such a government will ease the way for the imposition of the United States’ yet-to-be-unveiled proposal on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. According to Press TV, on Saturday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas swore in the new government headed by a loyalist from his Fatah Party, Mohammad Shtayyeh. The 21-member cabinet only includes ministers from factions affiliated with the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), primarily Fatah, but excludes Hamas and the Islamic Jihad movement. In…

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Shooting outside nightclub leaves one dead in Australia

Firemen wash away bloodstains after a security guard was shot dead in a drive-by shooting outside a popular Melbourne nightclub on April 14, 2019.

A security guard is dead and another man is fighting for his life after a drive-by shooting outside a popular Melbourne nightclub, police said Sunday, amid a spate of gun violence in Australia’s second-largest city. Police said four men — three security guards and a patron waiting to get in — were shot outside the Love Machine club in the trendy inner-city suburb of Prahran early Sunday morning. “It would appear that shots have been discharged from a car in this area into a crowd that was standing outside the…

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VODAFONE LAUNCHES KIDS PLANET, AN APP WITH OVER 3,000 CONTENTS FOR KIDS

Bangalore, 12 th April 2019: Vodafone Spain in association with OnMobile Global Limited introduces Kids Planet, an entertainment app with over 3,000 contents from Sanrio, Planeta Junior, Highlights for Children, Lingo Kids, Motion Pictures and many others, with a high educative value, addressed to kids from 3 to 12 years old. Customers will have access, from any device to games, videos, stories and songs starring characters like The Smurfs, Maya The Bee, Heidi, Marco, La Granja de Zenón, Hello Kitty, Once Upon a Time… Life, Pororo, or Cleo. Moreover, all…

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Iran cuts oil output in some areas to save flood-hit people

Iran has shut down some oilfields in Khuzestan province as intensive efforts are underway to control damage from flash floods and prevent possible environmental pollution, Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh says. Zangeneh said Friday some oil pipes in the province have been emptied for the first time, and oil output has been reduced in some flood-hit areas as precaution. The minister stressed that oil production in the province has not stopped. The oil minister, who is in Khuzestan to marshal the ministry’s equipment and forces to alleviate the situation in the flood-stricken areas,…

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Damascus reserves right to retake occupied Golan Heights by any means: Official

A Syrian official says Damascus reserves the right to re-establish control over the Golan Heights, which the Israeli regime has been occupying for more than half a century, stating that a military option to regain the area could not be ruled out. “The Golan Heights is an integral part of the Syrian territory. We have the right to return this land at any time and by any means, which we consider necessary. In my opinion, the only language, which Israel understands is the language of force and resistance,” the director…

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Putin hails Russian military advancements, says new ICBM almost final

Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that the Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile is in its final testing phase, hailing the amount of work the Russian military has put into developing advanced weapons. According to Press TV, speaking at a meeting with senior officers and prosecutors on the occasion of their promotion on Thursday, Putin commended the “large-scale systematic work that has been conducted in recent years to comprehensively develop the army and provide advanced military hardware for the armed forces.” He noted that “the final tests of the Sarmat missile…

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Terrorist bombing hits Hazara market in Pakistan’s Quetta

A bomb hidden among bags of potatoes at a Pakistani market killed at least 16 people, half of them ethnic Hazaras, officials said, in an attack apparently aimed at minority Shia Muslims. According to Press TV, officials said at least 30 people were wounded in the blast in the southwestern city of Quetta, capital of Baluchistan Province. The attack came after a lull of at least a year in attacks against Hazaras, though there have been isolated shootings. The blast took place at Hazar Ganji, a fruit and vegetable market on the outskirts…

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