Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Middle East & Africa

Six countries now refuse to chair Arab League

Apparently, a strategy taking place to divide Muslim countries in Middle East. https://youtu.be/iRyuOW6DzF0

Turkey condemns deadly terror attacks in Pakistan

"We condemn these heinous terrorist attacks and wish Allah’s mercy upon those who lost their lives, swift recovery to the injured and convey our condolences to the friendly Government and the brotherly people of Pakistan."

Iran can start exporting/importing weapons from Sunday

Iran will be able to freely sell and buy weapons as of October 18, as the UN arms embargo will be terminated under the 2015 nuclear deal, President Hassan Rouhani said.

Iran, Pakistan review boosting coop. between border provinces

The Consul General of Iran in Pakistan’s Quetta held talks with spokesman of the Government of Balochistan on the expasion of cultural, economic and social relations between the border provinces of the two countries.

Iran intends to block strait of Hormoz

Iran is establishing 1000 km oil pipeline from Goreh to port of Jask to avoid strait of Hormuz for exporting oil. Within a short period of time Iran will be able to fulfill its threats about strait of Hormuz...

Iraq’s politician warns of ‘imminent war’ as US threatens to target sites linked to...

United States has drawn up a list of 80 Iraqi sites linked to the Arab country’s resistance groups if it follows through with a threat to close its embassy in Baghdad. The sites include secret headquarters and shelters used by Hadi al-Amiri and Qais Khazali, the respective leaders of the Badr Organization and Asaib Ahl al-Haq (AAH), as well as sites associated with Kataeb Hezbollah, a faction of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), better known as Hash al-Sha’abi.

Turkey transports S-400 air defense system for Black Sea tests

Turkish military plans to test the long-range air defense system’s capabilities, transported its first batch of Russian-made S-400, to the Black Sea port of Sinop.

Qatar makes formal request for F-35 jets

One of the people said Qatar’s letter of request for the jets, the first formal step in the legal process of foreign military sale, was not directly linked to its adoption of the Abraham Accord. Nor has Qatar shown any sign it will normalize ties with Israel.

A Brief Article on Iran’s Anti-Ship ballistic Missile Capability

Iran is one of few nations on the planet actively fielding anti-ship ballistic missiles and these are constantly increasing in potency. These missiles, especially when combined with Iran's other offensive capabilities (such as UAVS) give it a highly effective area/access denial capability at the sea (and land).

Canal triggers major dispute between Egypt and UAE

The planned digging of a new canal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates has reportedly enraged Egypt, which views the project as a threat to its strategic Suez Canal.