Is America No Longer the Middle East’s Greatest Power?

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WHEN RUSSIA launched a dramatic military intervention in Syria in fall 2015, it stunned the world and announced its return to the Middle East. Its move also surprised American policymakers, who had not long before worked with Russia in an effort to rid Syria of its chemical weapons and expressed hope that such cooperation might […]

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مارس 3rd, 2017

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In photos – Russsian Special forces SSO in SYRIA

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 Russia against terrorists in Aleppo and Palmyra. In the Syrian Arab Republic is a test of the latest special tools, designed for reconnaissance, detection and destruction of the enemy: used infrared sights, thermal imagers, small reconnaissance drones, and even military robots. The whole experience of the Russian military-industrial complex and special training for tens of […]

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مارس 3rd, 2017

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The Donald Trump Cabinet

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The Senate approved Ben Carson to serve as secretary of housing and urban development, and Rick Perry to lead the Department of Energy on Thursday. Ben Carson and Rick Perry, you may now start your jobs. The Senate on Thursday confirmed the two former Republican presidential candidates to serve in President Trump’s Cabinet after a […]

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Glenn Miles, Ambassador of Australia to Lebanon

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HOMELAND & HERITAGE ON STRENGTHENING TIES WITH AUSTRALIA, AMBASSADOR GLENN MILES Glenn Miles, Ambassador of Australia to Lebanon, expresses his feeling about his two-year experience. He talks about the future plans to strengthen the relations between the two countries describing the strong ties they have built. He also conveys an advice to the Lebanese people […]

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مارس 3rd, 2017

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Russia, Turkey: Cooperating to End Syrian Nightmare

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As a new round of Syria peace talks kicks off in Geneva, the Islamic State (IS) extremist group suffered a major defeat. Turkey’s military confirmed on February 24, that the Free Syrian Army (FSA) backed by Turkish military had captured Al Bab, a major stronghold of the Islamic State (IS) in northern Syria, following two and […]

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Slovenia Offers to Host Russia-US Summit

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On February 10, Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with President of Slovenia Borut Pahor, who was in Russia on an official visit. The leaders exchanged views on key regional and international issues and signed a host of documents to boost the cordial and mutually beneficial bilateral relations. Putin visited Slovenia in July to confer for hours in private with President Pahor. […]

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مارس 1st, 2017

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Russian Air Defense Systems Protect American Military

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The United Arab Emirates has deployed the AN/TPY-2 radar along with its THAAD battery operating near the coast. In 2011, the UAE became the first international customer to procure the advanced missile defense system designed to intercept short-range, medium-range, and some intermediate-range ballistic missiles from the United States. The initial contract included 48 missiles, 9 transporter erector launchers (TELs) and […]

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مارس 1st, 2017

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Syria Experience Spurs Great Progress in Modernization of Russian Military

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Syria has become a testing ground for Russia weapons. The opportunity is not missed. The lessons are taken into consideration to make the military more efficient. The Sukhoi Su-35, Su-30S, Su -30SM and Su-30 aircraft have been battle-tested and modernized. The Kh-101 and Kalibr cruise missiles launched from the Caspian Sea have delivered long-range high-precision strikes against terrorists in Syria. But it’s […]

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مارس 1st, 2017

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Russia: Workhorses Protecting Against Terrorist Threat

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Russian Su-24M and Su-25M aircraft have been recently deployed to Ayni Air Base, Tajikistan. The planes will hold exercises with the 20th infantry brigade stationed in that country in accordance with the bilateral agreement to last till 2042. This relocation appears to be a precautionary measure against the background of worsening situation in Afghanistan. Su-24M and Su-25M […]

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مارس 1st, 2017

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Russia – UAE Sign Breakthrough Military Deal

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has signed an outline agreement to buy Russian aircraft. It also plans to implement a joint project with Russia to develop a next-generation fighter that could enter service in seven or eight years. According to Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov, who led the Russian delegation at the IDEX 2017 exhibition, […]

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مارس 1st, 2017

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China, U.S. agree to enhance all-level exchanges, broaden cooperation

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) — China and the U.S. on Tuesday expressed the willingness to enhance dialogues and exchanges on all levels with an aim to broaden cooperation in regional and global affairs. The two sides reaffirmed the pledge during a meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and visiting Chinese State Councilor Yang […]

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مارس 1st, 2017

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NEW BRAZILIAN REAR ADMIRAL AT THE HELM OF UNIFIL MTF

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Rear Admiral Sergio Fernando de Amaral Chaves Jr. of Brazil assumed that command of UNIFIL’s Maritime Task Force (MTF) from his predecessor, Rear Admiral Claudio Henrique Mello de Almeida, amidst a handover ceremony organized at the Beirut Port today. Addressing the ceremony, UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary said the MTF […]

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مارس 1st, 2017

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UN Security Council fails to adopt resolution on Syria sanctions

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UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) — The UN Security Council on Tuesday failed to adopt a draft resolution aiming to impose sanctions over alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria as Russia and China vetoed it. For the resolution drafted by Britain, France and the United States, nine council members voted in favor. Two veto-wielding […]

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Traditions of Spring – Bulgarian folklore, “Baba Marta”

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In a month where we celebrate mothers and women, celebrating a holiday called “Baba Marta” or, literally translated, “Grandma March”, seems appropriate to write about.  This is a much-loved Bulgarian custom, truly unique in the world as Bulgaria is the only country to celebrate this holiday. In Bulgarian folklore, “Baba Marta” is the name of […]

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مارس 1st, 2017

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