Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil speaks during a press conference following talks with his German counterpart at the foreign ministry in Berlin May 6, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL

This is a summary of 14 AMN articles on the following subjects: Bassil, Lebanon, Syria, Bolton, Kurds, Russia, Damascus, Quneitra, UK, ISIS, US, Airstrike, Gaza, Hamas, Israeli Sniper, Israel, Settler, Stabbing, West Bank, Palestine, Turkey, Iran, China, Croatia.

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Diplomatic relations with Syria ‘in Lebanon’s interest’, not be exploited: Bassil

Published 2019-01-11 22:00:18 by News Desk in Lebanon, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 P.M.) – Diplomatic relations with Syria is “in Lebanon’s interest” and it should not be exploited, the Free Patriotic Movement chief and caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said on Friday. “Our relation with Syria is in the interest of Lebanon and all its components, but the relations… Read on ->

Tags: Bassil, Lebanon, Syria


US open to working with Russia to protect Kurds in Syria: Bolton

Published 2019-01-11 21:24:10 by News Desk in Syria

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The United States is open to having conversations with Russia about the need to ensure that Kurdish forces do not suffer after US troops withdraw from Syria, National Security Adviser John Bolton said in an interview on Friday. “The Kurds are in a very difficult position, and the President [Donald Trump],… Read on ->

Tags: Bolton, Kurds, Russia, Syria


Syrian Army seizes British-made equipment in southern Syria (photo)

Published 2019-01-11 21:07:43 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 P.M.) – The Syrian military seized a large cache of weapons and equipment that was left behind by the Islamist rebels in the Damascus and Al-Quneitra countrysides. According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the military seized the weapons and equipment while combing through a number… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Quneitra, Syria


Russia vows adequate response to any threat from UK’s new military bases

Published 2019-01-11 20:31:53 by News Desk in World-News

Moscow reserves the right to respond adequately if the UK’s new military bases pose any threat to Russia and its allies, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Friday. “The pronouncements by the UK defense secretary in favor of further militarizing the British policy cause at least bewilderment,” the… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, UK


ISIS suffers heavy losses in desperate counter-offensive in east Syria

Published 2019-01-11 20:20:36 by Leith Aboufadel in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) launched a desperate counter-offensive in eastern Syria, today, after losing the key town of Al-Shafah to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) the day before. ISIS reportedly began their counter-offensive during the wee hours on Friday morning, striking the defenses of the… Read on ->

Tags: ISIS, Syria


US only withdrawing equipment from Syria: defense official

Published 2019-01-11 20:09:27 by News Desk in Syria

The US has started withdrawing non-essential equipment from Syria, though military personnel remains deployed in the country, an anonymous source told AFP news agency. “We are not withdrawing troops at this stage,” the official said. Earlier in the day, a US defence official said that the US had removed some military hardware… Read on ->

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Tags: Syria, US


Israel Kills Unarmed Woman In Gaza and Strikes Hamas Positions

Published 2019-01-11 18:36:19 by Robert Inlakesh in Middleeast, Palestine

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:20 P.M)- A Palestinian woman has been killed by Israeli sniper fire in the besieged Gaza Strip, as warplanes strike Hamas observation posts. According the Gaza Health Ministry, 43 year old, Amal Taramsi was shot and killed during demonstrations East of Gaza City. Twenty five others have reportedly… Read on ->

Tags: Airstrike, Gaza, Hamas, Israeli Sniper


Israelis Shoot Man In West Bank “Burn In He** Bi***” Yelled At Body

Published 2019-01-11 17:59:45 by Robert Inlakesh in Middleeast, Palestine

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:00 P.M)- Israeli soldiers have shot a Palestinian man, in the West Bank, following an alleged attempted stabbing. A currently unidentified Palestinian man has been shot, by Israeli soldiers, in the West Bank city of Al-Khalil. The man was allegedly wielding a knife, before he was shot. Video’s… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Settler, Stabbing, West Bank


Palestinian man charged with planning to assassinate Netanyahu on behalf of Syrian-backed group

Published 2019-01-11 09:24:16 by News Desk in Middleeast, Palestine, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – A Palestinian man was sentenced to eleven years in prison on Friday after the Israeli authorities uncovered his plot to assassinate Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barakat. Mohamad Jabal Rashideh, 31, of eastern Jerusalem, was allegedly plotting with two others to… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Palestine, Syria


Kurdish forces down Turkish spy plane along Syrian border (video)

Published 2019-01-11 09:04:26 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:50 A.M.) – The Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) downed a Turkish reconnaissance drone that was seen flying over their positions in northern Syria earlier this month According to an official statement from the YPG, their forces downed the Turkish reconnaissance drone over the Ayn Diwar area near… Read on ->

Tags: Kurds, Syria, Turkey

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Top Iranian commander says Israel ‘must be annihilated’

Published 2019-01-11 08:51:28 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast

Brig. Gen. Mohammad Reza Naqdi, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Deputy Commander for Cultural and Social Affairs, said in an interview that Iran could easily defeat Saudi Arabia, and threatened to overrun American military bases in the Middle East. In an interview that was originally conducted on 28 December by the… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Israel


Breaking: US begins troop, hardware withdrawal from Syria

Published 2019-01-11 08:40:20 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 A.M.) – The U.S. began withdrawing some of their military personnel and hardware in northern Syria this morning, the AFP News Agency reported. “I can confirm the movement of equipment from Syria. For security reasons, I am not going to provide further details at this time”, an unnamed U.S. official was quoted… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, US


China successfully completes trials of S-400 defense system: TASS

Published 2019-01-11 00:18:00 by News Desk in World-News

China has carried out a second successful test firing of the S-400 Triumf missile system purchased from Russia, wrapping up its trials, a military-diplomatic source told TASS on Thursday. “The second test firing of the S-400 was carried out in December last year at a Chinese firing ground. The 48N6E… Read on ->

Tags: China


US kills F-16 deal between Croatia and Israel

Published 2019-01-11 00:07:23 by News Desk in Middleeast, World-News

Croatia and Israel canceled a deal for a dozen used Israeli F-16 aircraft on Thursday over issues about who would pay to uninstall Lockheed Martin’s intellectual property on the aircraft – concerns voiced by the Trump administration. Officials on both sides of the failed transaction confirmed the deal was dead… Read on ->

Tags: Croatia, Israel


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