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Lebanon Announces Formation of New Government

Lebanon Announces Formation of New Government

TEHRAN (defapress) – Lebanon has formed a new government in a bid to help rescue the country from an unprecedented economic and financial crisis, its presidency announced.
Baghdad to Send Missions to Russia, China, Ukraine to Buy Air Defense Systems

Baghdad to Send Missions to Russia, China, Ukraine to Buy Air Defense Systems

TEHRAN (defapress) – Iraq plans to send delegations to Russia, China, and Ukraine to discuss the purchase of modern air defense systems to protect its territory from any possible aggression, an Iraqi lawmaker said.

Persian Gulf Airliners Continue Using Iran’s Airspace

TEHRAN (defapress) – Qatar Airways, Emirates and several other Persian Gulf airlines still fly in Iranian and Iraqi airspace and to cities in both countries since Iran and the United States traded military strikes.
Yemen’s Missile Attack Kills over 60 Saudi-Backed Militants in Ma’rib

Yemen’s Missile Attack Kills over 60 Saudi-Backed Militants in Ma’rib

TEHRAN (defapress) – More than 60 Saudi-backed militants were killed in Ma’rib after Yemeni troops launched a missile attack against their military camp in the west-central province.
Iran wants to de-escalate
Pakistani FM:

Iran wants to de-escalate

TEHRAN (defapress) – Pakistan's foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi voiced confidence Friday that Iran was seeking to lower tensions.
Syria Army Repels Militant Attack in Idlib

Syria Army Repels Militant Attack in Idlib

TEHRAN (defapress) – Syrian forces foiled a major attack by terrorists in the southeastern countryside of Idlib province, inflicting heavy losses on them.
Israeli Warplanes Launch Fresh Attacks against Gaza

Israeli Warplanes Launch Fresh Attacks against Gaza

TEHRAN (defapress) – Israeli warplanes pounded the besieged Gaza strip last night, shattering a fragile ceasefire brokered in November after the targeted assassination of a senior commander from the Palestinian resistance movement Islamic Jihad, Baha Abu al-Ata.
Syrian Military Returns Fire As Terrorists Target Aleppo Neighborhoods

Syrian Military Returns Fire As Terrorists Target Aleppo Neighborhoods

TEHRAN (defapress) – Syrian army forces responded with heavy fire after terrorists launched attacks against civilian neighborhoods in the city of Aleppo.
Turkey Urges Joint Efforts for Regional Stability

Turkey Urges Joint Efforts for Regional Stability

TEHRAN (defapress) – Turkey’s Minister of Defense Hulusi Akar voiced concern about an atmosphere of tension in the region following the US assassination of Iranian commander Lt. General Qassem Soleimani, calling for concerted action to preserve stability and calm.
Syria Awards Top Medal of Honor to Martyr Soleimani

Syria Awards Top Medal of Honor to Martyr Soleimani

TEHRAN (defapress) – Senior Iranian commander Lt. General Qassem Soleimani, who was recently assassinated in a US strike, was posthumously awarded Syria’s top medal of honor by the Arab country’s President Bashar al-Assad.