Saudi Arabia offered to buy arms worth $15 billion from Russia, provide economic, political concessions in bid to weaken Moscow’s support of Assad. Anti-Assad opposition, which Saudi Arabia backs asked Putin to not oppose Security Council resolutions on Syria. No comment from the Kremlin
Weapons destined for Qatar: 62 German tanks, 24 cannons. Germany doubled arms sales. Human rights violations no reason to refuse sales. Saudi Arabia biggest importer. Merkel’s government facing criticism for sales. Germany world's third largest arms exporter behind U. S., Russia.
A least six Syrian civilians have been killed after an explosive device planted by foreign-backed militants exploded near Damascus. Four others were also injured in the explosion near a school. 18 civilians, killed in car bombing yesterday. Syrian troops killed 62 militants in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta.
Iran Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Araqchi says Tehran closely monitors developments in the Balkans due to the importance of peace and stability in this important and sensitive region. Iran has constantly called on Serbia and Kosovo to resolve their territorial disputes through direct dialog.
Obama needs to be less concerned about Snowden more concerned about its attacks on the Constitution, Bill of Rights of this country reckless foreign policy with Israel that could lead to a Third World War,” he told Press TV on Wednesday. :Former US Senate candidate Mark Dankof.
Carrier U.S.S. Dwight D Eisenhower leading naval assault group which arrived in eastern Mediterranean. in close proximity to coast of Syria. On board the ship, 70 fighter-bombers,8,000 US servicemen. US has near Syria 10,000 fighting men, 17 warships, 70 fighter-bombers, 10 destroyers and frigates.
Two unmanned aircraft fired four missiles at two vehicles in Wadi Abidah district.In another US drone attack on Sunday, six people have been killed in Yemen’s southern province of Abyan. US drones had conducted more than 80 attacks in the country last year.
The Syrian army found dead bodies of militants who wore Israeli uniforms, he said, adding Hebrew words have been printed inside the uniform.He added that the uniforms also have marked by FSA tags and al-Ghouta brigades.Using Israeli uniforms by the foreign-backed militants proves their links to the Israel.
A bomb killed 18 people in Damascus in mainly Christian and Druze district similar bombing in same square on July 25 killed seven. Syria's Christian and Druze minorities have sought to remain neutral in the conflict. Many extremist militants suspect them of loyalty to government of President Bashar al-Assad.
India accused Pakistani troops of killing five Indian soldiers after firing across the Line of Control, the de facto border in disputed Kashmir. Pakistan calls the allegation "baseless." This latest incident comes amid attempts to renew diplomatic overtures for peace between the two nuclear-armed rivals.
U. S., U. K. urge citizens and “nonemergency” employees to flee Yemen, Washington using the closures to legitimize increasingly National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance. Critics stated no evidence surveillance providing value to counterterrorism programs.
Israel has agreed to subsidize several Jewish settlements that were regarded as illegal until recently. Three out of 91 settlements designated as priority areas for development were legalized within the past year. Settlements are considered illegal under international law, although Israel disputes this.
Iraqi forces have clashed with armed militants in a town north of Baghdad, killing at least six of them amid a wave of deadly attacks in the Arab country. 10 militants were arrested and two car bombs and three motorcycle bombs were also defused in the incident. More than 1,000 people were killed in Iraq in July,
The video,, shows the al-Qaeda-affiliated group al-Nusra Front militants pour flammable liquid on hand-cuffed, blind-folded men who appear to be Syrian Kurd soldiers.The militants then push the three into a fire they have made.Press TV cannot independently verify the authenticity of the video.
Turkish court gave 17 life sentences in trial of 300 coup plotters, including ex-army chief, ex-top brass, leftist party leaders and a journalist. Sentences ranged from one year and three months to 117 years, charges: instigating armed uprising, “aiding a terrorist organization”, anti-state activities.
Man charged with spying gathered some information about mining and economic activities of Kerman Province in his second effort but was nabbed by Iran security forces before passing the second batch of information to his liaison officer. Israeli arrested an ultra-Orthodox man who tried to spy for Iran.
Syrian president called the Western-backed opposition “a failure.” Syrian Army’s push against the militants rattled their sponsors. Saudi weapons, money main reason behind war. Syrian troops have recently conducted successful operations across the country, inflicting heavy losses on militants.
Clashes between the government troops and the opposition rebels raged across Syria Saturday.
The rebels have recently stepped up their assaults in the suburbs of Damascus.
Syrian army killed a number of members of the armed opposition groups in several districts in Hom
There are believed to be more than 300 Muslims from the Balkans fighting in Syria. They come from Albania, Bosnia, Montenegro and Serbia. Volunteers from Bosnia gather in Turkish town Antakya,cross into Syria illegally. The monthly income for jihadis about 600 dollars.unemployment, 45 percent
Egypt is now ripe for internal conflict far beyond civil disobedience into the realm of Syrian-style civil war. Every regime in Egypt the U.S. touches becomes subject to revolution or military overthrow.Protests continue to escalate, and the current military regime has responded with violence
Majority of US senators signed a letter to President Barack Obama, warning against diplomacy with Iran. senators: US must reinforce option to use military force against Iran. Obama favors diplomacy. The bill, which passed, 400-20would cut Iran's oil exports by one million barrels per day over a year.
Group that works against Palestinian rights plans to increase surveillance on American campuses in effort to remove the “element of surprise” it says contributed to growing success of boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaigns, attempt to redefine criticism of Israel as a form of bigotry.
China, major buyer of Iran's oil, reiterated its opposition to the US plan for tougher sanctions against Iran.Opposes sanctions that will hurt the interests of a third party,"U.S. goal of ending all Iranian oil sales worldwide by 2015.
US State Department issued global travel alert for American citizens, warning al-Qaeda may be planning attacks until the end of this month. Attacks are seen as occurring in the Middle East, North Africa.Americans warned potential for attacks on “public transportation, tourist infrastructure.”
Three rockets have crashed into the Baabda district near the Defense Ministry and the presidential palace, southeast of the Lebanese capital Beirut, Press TV reports.No reports of casualties or damage from Thursday night’s incident, not clear from where the rockets were fired.
Recent Israeli airstrike failed to detroy all Russian-made antiship cruise missiles which ultimately means that more Israeli attacks should be anticipated. Warehouse itself was destroyed, American intelligence concluded that Syria relocated several Yakhont missiles before attack.
US Secretary of State John Kerry says Washington has no plan to withdraw all of its troops from Afghanistan even after the 2014 pullout deadline"We are drawing down, not withdrawing," Kerry said. Many Afghans believe that the US is envisaging permanent military bases there.
CIA unmanned aircraft deliberately targeted rescuers attempting to help victims of previous drone strikes in Pakistan’s tribal areas“If civilian ‘rescuers’ are indeed being intentionally targeted, there is no doubt about the law: those strikes are a war crime.
The sole path to liberate the land of Palestine is for the regional countries to join efforts to strengthen the existing model of resistance against Zionism, a political analyst tells Press TV. Palestinians need the people countries of the region to build capacity [for] resistance [against] Zionism and imperialism,”
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Thursday he was confident of victory against rebels. Assad’s forces have staged a counter-offensive in recent weeks, pushing back from the capital Damascus and retaking several towns near border with Lebanon.
Syria's president has a Facebook page, Twitter account and a YouTube channel. Now Assad is turning to the popular photo-sharing service Instagram posting pictures of himself and his glamorous wife surrounded by idolizing crowds.Assad led the Syrian Computer Society before his father's death.
An Iranian lawmaker says deployment of Patriot missiles along Turkey's border with Syria will escalate regional tension in the Middle East. Turkey request NATO for Patriot systems along its border with Syria, claim deployment only defensive would not “support a no-fly zone or offensive operation” in Syria.
An Iranian lawmaker says the possible imposition of a no-fly zone over Syria by the United States is a flagrant violation of international laws. The no-fly zone is one five options proposed to US Congress by General Martin Dempsey to help extremist groups topple the government of Syrian President al-Assad.
Foreign-backed Takfiri militants in Syria have taken hostage about 200 Kurdish civilians after clashes in two villages in the east of the country. There were no immediate details about the hostages but they are all said to be from the two villages.The Kurds in the region had recently forced the militants out of the area.
Syrian army drove back a group of militants who were attempting to infiltrate Syria through the Lebanese border. repelled a terrorist attack on the National Hospital in the Homs countryside, killing scores of militants.
60 people were killed and over 100 wounded as 17 car bombs exploded targeting Shia areas across Iraq bombs were hidden in parked cars. Today's attacks closely linked with the Taji and Abu Ghraib prison breaks, which encouraged terrorist groups to launch further attacks in areas of a specific sect.
Range of between 5,000 and 11,000 kilometers,can carry a warhead of up to one ton.In 2008, the Israeli military test-fired another long-range ballistic missile, threatening to strike Iran. Israeli regime has never allowed any inspection of its nuclear facilities.
Occupied Palestinian Territories largest most advanced weapon-testing laboratory.Most of Israel’s economic growth can be attributed to the huge defense industry,Israel’s main export industry.Israel world’s sixth largest arms exporter). “Palestinians are no longer just targets. They are guinea pigs.”
US military has confirmed separate air raids in three villages, saying those killed were militants. local sources say civilians have been the main victims of the attacks. Two days ago, 60 people killed,others injured in similar airstrikes. Afghan government warned Washington to stop attacks on innocent civilians.
Country's interior ministry announced the resurrection of several controversial police units that were nominally shut down following the country's 2011 uprising.Police brutality also went unchecked under Morsi, who regularly failed to condemn police abuses committed during his presidency
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