Nearly 3 Dozen US Personnel Diagnosed with Brain Injury Post Iran Strike

January 25, 2020 @ 06:18 AM

The fifteen Iranian missiles that struck two Iraqi air bases (Ain al-Asad, Erbil) on January 7 hosting the US military has left 34 of them with traumatic brain injuries, Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Rath Hoffman said Friday. The number has surpassed the military's last week's estimate of 11 injured personnel

Seeking Weapons-for-Oil, Iraq Plans Delegations to Russia, China, Ukraine

January 23, 2020 @ 08:54 AM

Iraq is sending a team of delegates to Russia, China and Ukraine to negotiate barter trade- accept weapons from them in exchange for Iraqi oil. Baghdad has listed air defense systems such as S-300s and S-400s, as the primary item of procurement, especially after the heavily fortified "Green Zone" in the...

Russian GLONASS Satellites Guided Iranian Missiles to US Target in Iraq

January 21, 2020 @ 11:47 AM

Iran used Russian GLONASS satellites to navigate its missiles while striking United States military bases in Iraq. The use of satellite guidance enabled precision strike on January 8- said to be with an accuracy of 10 meters- which has surprised US and Israeli specialists, Israeli news site, Debka File reported on...

S Korean Ships to Secure Strait of Hormuz, but not Join US...

January 21, 2020 @ 11:36 AM

The South Korean Navy will patrol the Straits-of-Hormuz but not join a United States led coalition that seeks to protect oil-laden ships from possible Iranian attacks. "In consideration of the current situation in the Middle East, the government has decided to temporarily expand the Cheonghae anti-piracy Unit's sphere of activity in...

Iran Shot Ukrainian Plane Owing to F-35 Scare

January 18, 2020 @ 12:19 PM

Spooked by the rumored presence of six F-35 stealth fighters in the vicinity amidst heightened tensions between US and Iran, Tehran is said to have downed the ill-fated Ukrainian passenger plane on January 8. "There were at least six F-35 fighters in the air in the Iranian border area (at the...

11 US Troops Injured When Iran Fired Fateh, Qiam Missiles on US'...

January 17, 2020 @ 11:07 AM

Eleven American troops were injured besides Apache helicopters and hangers destroyed, when Iranian missiles hit the Ain al-Asad Air base in Iraq on January 8, the Pentagon announced Thursday. The missiles used in the operation were upgraded Fateh (range 500 km) and Qiam (range 800 km) which struck their targets with an accuracy of a few meters, Iranian media said quoting state sources

Russian Navy Amassing Battleships in Mediterranean

January 17, 2020 @ 08:33 AM

Amidst Russia sending several battleships to the Eastern Mediterranean in the past couple of weeks, concerns have arisen over a new offensive in Syria. The Russian navy deployed three warships in quick succession: a large anti-submarine warfare destroyer

Philippines Naval Vessel Detects US Submarine In Manila's Territorial Waters

January 17, 2020 @ 07:16 AM

An anti-submarine warfare (ASW) vessel of the Philippine Navy detected a United States submarine plying below the surface within the 12-mile territorial waters of the Philippines. The protocol for submarines was for them to surface when conducting innocent passage through a countrys territorial waters

Iraq Fears $35B Oil Revenue Freeze if it Expels US Troops

January 14, 2020 @ 09:34 AM

Iraqi officials have expressed fear of an economic meltdown if Washington imposed sanctions that it had previously hinted at, including freezing oil-revenue linked bank accounts in the United States in which Baghdad holds an estimated $35 Billion. Oil revenues constitute up to 90% of the states budget and are held in US

Iran Owns Up To “Unintentional” Downing Of Ukrainian Jetliner

January 11, 2020 @ 07:07 AM

Iran has admitted that its military shot down the Ukrainian International Airlines (UIA) flight that

Indonesia Deploys F-16s, Warships to Ward Off Chinese EEZ "Intrusion"

January 9, 2020 @ 11:12 AM

Indonesia has taken a stance to secure its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) from Chinese intrusion by deploying four F-16 fighters and six warships to the South China Sea. “Our Navy and Air Force have been deployed to the North Natuna Sea

Iran Thumps Chest Over “Precise” Missile Attack

January 9, 2020 @ 07:36 AM

Irans Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have claimed that none of precision-guided Fateh-110 and Qiam-1 ballistic missiles fired at United States military bases in Iraq had been intercepted. The missiles struck Iraqs Ain al-Asad and Erbil airbases on January 8, five days after IRGC head Qasem Soleimani was assassinated by the US