Contents tagged with Israel

  • Russian Foreign Minister meets with Hezbollah delegation in Moscow

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with a delegation of the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah in Moscow on March 15, RIA Novosti reports, citing the Russian Foreign Ministry. "We confirm the fact of the meeting," the Foreign Ministry said, refusing to disclose details of the talks.

    According to RIA Novosti, the Lebanese delegation was headed by the leader of the Hezbollah parliamentary faction, Muhammad Raad. His last visit to Moscow was in 2011.

    Hezbollah is recognized as a terrorist …

  • Russia demands Israel stop strikes on Syria

    Israel could provoke a new round of tensions in the Middle East, said the Special Representative of the Russian President for Syria, Alexander Lavrentyev, commenting on Israel’s strikes on targets in Syria.

    "These strikes must stop, they are counterproductive. We hope that the Israeli side will understand our concerns, including concerns about the possibility of escalation of violence in Syria," Lavrentyev said, as quoted by the Russian news agency Interfax.

    "Sooner or later, the cup of …

  • Israel strikes Hezbollah targets in Syria

    At around 11 p.m., on February 3, Israel struck Hezbollah positions in Syria, reported the Syrian government’s news agency SANA.

    Sana reported, citing army sources, that "the Israeli enemy carried out aerial aggression from the occupied Syrian Golan by firing several air-to-surface and surface-to-surface missiles. At the same time, according to the Syrian authorities, "the Syrian Arab Army air defenses responded to Israel's missile strike on some targets in the southern region and shot down …

  • Islamic Jihad Leader discusses 'Palestinian-Israeli conflict' with Kremlin

    The Russian Foreign Ministry reported that Russia's former ambassador to Israel and now Deputy Foreign Minister and Vladimir Putin's special representative for the Middle East Mikhail Bogdanov held an official meeting with Ziyad al-Nakhalah, Secretary-General of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, based in Gaza.

    "M.L. Bogdanov received the Secretary General of the Palestinian movement Islamic Jihad Ziyad al-Nakhalah," reads the statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

    "The Russian side reaffirmed …

  • Syria accuses Israel of another air strike on its territory

    The Syrian state news agency Sana reports that in the early hours of Friday, January 22, the country's air defense forces repelled an attack by the Israeli Air Force on targets in Hama governorate.

    The agency reports that Israeli aircraft launched a missile attack on Syrian territory while in Lebanese airspace. According to the agency, most of the missiles were destroyed by Syrian air defense forces, but "some reached the target."

    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reports that …

  • Israel strikes Iranian arms depots in Syria

    On the night of January 7, Syrian air defense systems were activated in response to air attack by Israeli Airforce. Media reports of five explosions. According to unconfirmed reports, Israel attacked targets near the Golan Heights and in the suburbs of the Syrian capital.

    One of the explosions occurred near the Syrian Arab Army radar station in al-Dur, in the western province of As-Suwayda.

    The attack targeted the mountainous area near the town of Al-Kiswah south of Damascus.

    The area is …

  • Israel to modernize Ukrainian MiG-29 fighter jets

    Israel will assist Ukraine in modernizing MiG-29 fighter jets, said Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Ukraine Oleksandr Myroniuk, reports the news website Military Review. According to Myroniuk, the modernization is scheduled for 2021. It is expected that after modernization the Ukrainian Air Force will be able to use these aircraft until 2035.

    According to Myroniuk, after modernization, the aircraft "will have additional capabilities to defeat ground targets." Accorfing to him, the fighters …

  • Russian media: Israel is testing latest smart weapons in Nagorno-Karabakh

    The escalation of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh is becoming threatening and swift. Azerbaijan is suspected of the first-ever combat use of Israeli LORA missiles. Nagorno-Karabakh authorities accuses Baku of shelling Stepanakert with missiles with cluster warheads. The Nagorno-Karabakh authorities reported that the military airfield in Gyumri was destroyed by Azerbaijani missile attacks .

    According to analysts, Baku "owns the sky" by actively using Turkish drones. This fact allowed some …

  • Armenia recalls ambassador from Israel over arms deliveries to Azerbaijan

    Armenia recalls ambassador from Tel Aviv due to Israel selling arms to Azerbaijan, by the spokeswoman of the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Anna Nagdalyan, Novosti-Armenia reports.

    She noted that this is Yerevan’s response to reports about the flight of several cargo planes from Azerbaijan to Israel to transport "super-modern weapons."

    "It is unacceptable for us that Israel supplies state-of-the-art weapons to Azerbaijan, especially now, in the face of Azerbaijan's aggression with the …

  • Iran sends anti-aircraft missile systems to Syria

    According to Iran's Army spokesman Abu Fadl Shikaraji, the Syrian government asked Tehran to provide expert assistance and boost its air defensive capabilities to counter air attacks.

    "Iran has sent military experts to Yemen, Iraq, Lebanon and Syria. Along with that we have deployed some air defense systems to Syria at the request of the government in Damascus. The economic conditions do not allow us to provide everything free of charge to our allies and sometimes they have to pay for it, “ …