BREAKING: Protests in Iran are turning violent

12 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY BREAKING NEWS) — Conditions boiled over as Iranians gathered for a second night of protests after the government admitted it had mistakenly downed a Ukrainian passenger jet, triggering global outrage as well as internal dissent. Security forces stepped up their patrols as protesters, many of the them students, came out in force …

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BREAKING: Jihadist attack on a military camp in Niger left 89 soldiers dead

12 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY BREAKING NEWS) — A jihadist attack on a military camp in western Niger three days ago left 89 soldiers dead, according to a new toll announced by the government on public radio Sunday. “After a thorough search, the toll has been established as 89 dead among friendly forces, and 77 dead for …

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BREAKING: 10 protesters injured in clashes between police and protesters in the city of Karbala, Iraq

12 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY BREAKING NEWS) — 10 protesters were injured in clashes between riot police and protesters in the city of Karbala, southern Iraq. — Online: This is a breaking news, we are working and more details will be published as soon as they are available.. please refresh the page or go to IN THE …

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British ambassador detained for several hours in Iran

12 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) Iranian security forces have detained Robert Makar, the British ambassador to Tehran, for several hours, British media reported on Saturday. The diplomat was detained when he took photographs of participants in protests against the authorities on a mobile phone. Earlier, Western media reported that thousands of protests against the Iranian authorities …

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Libyan army accuses government of breaking ceasefire

12 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) The commander of the Western District of the Libyan National Army Mabrouk al-Ghazawi forces accused the Libyan government of national consent in violation of the truce, which took effect at midnight, according to a news edition Afrigatenews. “These formations violated the ceasefire in several directions with all types of weapons, including …

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Pentagon announces US readiness for talks with Iran

12 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) Washington does not expect Iranian attacks on its positions in the future, Pentagon chief Mark Esper said in an interview with CBS News. He noted that the government in Iran is legal, and therefore the American leadership is ready to meet with the Iranian. “This is still the legitimate government of …

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Iran accuses US of recent events in the Middle East

12 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, during a telephone conversation with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Leuven, said the United States is to blame for recent events in the Middle East, according to the official website of Rouhani. “Americans are responsible for recent events in the region, and we should all clearly condemn US …

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IRGC commander apologized for the Ukrainian plane shot down in Iran

12 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) The commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) of Iran, Hossein Salami apologized for the downed plane of Ukraine’s International Airlines , ISNA reported. “Never in my life was I so ashamed. Perhaps we made a mistake that caused many of our compatriots to die. However, we did it unintentionally, …

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Russian army aircraft conducted air patrols in Syria

12 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) Russian Army Aviation conducted another air patrol in Syria , said at a briefing the head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of the warring parties (CPVS) in the SAR Major General Yuri Borenkov. According to him, the efforts of Russia continue to implement the provisions of the Russian-Turkish memorandum …

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Iraq: 48 policemen and 11 protesters were injured during protests

12 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) Sixty people, including 48 police officers, were injured in clashes between security forces and students near the building of the University of Waist in the province of Wasit in eastern Iraq , a source in the security forces told Iraqi Al-Sumaria television station. “48 policemen were injured from the police, and …

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US personnel not injured in shelling an air base in Iraq

12 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) US personnel were not injured in the shelling of the Iraqi air force base “Balad”, where the American contingent is stationed, a spokesman for the US Central Command told RIA. “None of the coalition’s personnel was hurt,” a Centcom representative answered an inquiry from RIA. Earlier, a military source in RIA …

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European countries urge Iran to back away from violating the nuclear agreement

12 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) Britain, Germany and France, Sunday, urged Iran to comply with the terms of the nuclear agreement signed in the year 2015, and to cancel all measures that do not agree with it. This came in a joint statement published by the British government on its website, this evening. The statement said: …

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Iran: continues to protest against the downing of the Ukrainian plane

12 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) Protesters in the Iranian capital, Tehran, continued on Sunday, their demonstrations denouncing what they considered “negligence” by their country’s authorities, which caused the downing of the Ukrainian passenger plane, last week. The protesters gathered at Azadi Square, one of the most important squares in the capital, chanted slogans such as “Our …

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Israel killed 215 Palestinians, wounded about 19,000 on Great March of Return

12 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) A Palestinian human rights center has documented that at the end of 2019, 215 protesters participating in the return marches and the siege were broken, including 47 children and two women. This came according to the Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights (non-governmental) in a report published, on Sunday, on the statistics …

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Iran officially protests to Britain, claiming its ambassador to Tehran demonstrations

12 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) The Iranian government submitted a protest note to its British counterpart, claiming that British Ambassador Rob Mac Air participated in “illegal demonstrations” in the capital, Tehran. On Sunday, the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that it had summoned Macire for “his unusual behavior and his participation in unlawful demonstrations.” The …

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Italian Prime Minister is making a series of phone calls on Libya

12 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) On Sunday, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte held a series of telephone conversations with a number of other countries’ officials, and discussed with them the latest developments in Libya. According to a statement by the Italian Prime Minister, Conte had separate phone calls with each of the Libyan Prime Minister, Fayez …

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4 Iraqi soldiers wounded by bombing a base hosting Americans

12 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) 4 Iraqi soldiers, including two officers, were wounded on Sunday by a Katyusha missile strike targeting a military base hosting American soldiers north of the country, according to the Iraqi army and a police source. The Army Security Media Cell said, in a statement seen by Anatolia, that “Balad Air Base …

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Trump calls on Iran’s leaders not to kill protesters

12 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) US President Donald Trump on Sunday called on Iran’s leaders not to kill protesters and restart the Internet service. Trump announces his support for Iranian demonstrators https://t.co/3CJMNCRRB8 pic.twitter.com/bwmAWu7kNp — News Observatory (@NewsObservatory) January 12, 2020 This comes amid angry protests in Iranian cities demanding the resignation of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, and …

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Washington and Tehran crisis revive aviation in Afghanistan

12 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) Civilian aircraft have increased their use of Afghan airspace by 25 percent since the outbreak of the recent crisis between Tehran and Washington. The head of the Afghan Civil Aviation Administration, Muhammad Qasim Wafaezadeh, told reporters that the civil aircraft used in the country’s airspace have increased to 25 percent recently. …

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Bangladesh: Thousands Muslims pray for world peace and prosperity

12 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) Hundreds of thousands of Muslims in Bangladesh participated, Sunday, in prayers for peace and prosperity and to stop the bloodshed in the world amid tight security. This came at the end of a 3-day Islamic gathering near the capital Dhaka, according to the US Associated Press. The agency said that hundreds …

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Floods claim the lives of 11 people in Afghanistan

12 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) Torrential rains caused the death of 11 people in Kandahar and Helmand provinces, Afghanistan. Kandahar state spokesperson Ahmed Baher Ahmadi said in a press statement on Sunday that the continuous rains for days throughout the state had caused the Seoul disaster. He pointed out that the torrents killed 8 people and …

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Two American soldiers killed by the bombing in Afghanistan

12 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) NATO announced on Sunday that two American soldiers were killed in a bomb explosion in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan. A statement issued by NATO forces stated that two American soldiers were killed and two others were wounded, when an explosive device was detonated while their vehicle was passing in the state. …

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Guterres calls on Morocco and the Polisario to show restraint

12 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, called on Morocco and the Polisario Front “to adhere to the utmost restraint and to defuse any tensions.” This came in a statement of the spokesman for the Secretary-General, “Stephen Dugrik”, on Saturday evening, after a group of activists loyal to the Polisario …

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