Syria Repels Missile Attack near HomsSyria has intercepted a missile attack on an airport near the western city of Homs, less than a day after US-led coalition jets targeted several Syrian military positions in the country’s eastern Deir ez-Zor province.
US Congress Reviewing Sale of Guided Bombs to Saudi, UAEUS government works to increase weapons exports by asking Congress to review the sale of more than 120,000 precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates despite concerns of their use in Yemen aggression, Reuters reported.
82 Percent of Germans Back Merkel Saying US UnreliableA new poll shows that over 80 percent of Germans believe the US is not a reliable partner for their country, echoing Angel Merkel’s remarks who said "The times when we could rely entirely on one another have partly become a thing of the past,” in an apparent reference to the US.
Alwaght: Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, says in a meeting with Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer of the Afghan government, on Tuesday in Tehran that unity among various ethnic groups in Afghanistan is the only solution to the war-wracked country’s problems, adding that the Kabul government must encourage Afghan graduates in Iran to go back to their country.
The deputy provincial governor for southern Helmand province of Afghanistan Mohammad Jan Rasoulyar has warned that the region might fall to Taliban terrorists if the central government fails to take immediate action.
The Wall Street Journal in a recent issue (16 December 2015) wrote that United States and Britain have deployed at least four special operation teams in Helmand province, which directly attend in operations of the Afghan security forces against militants.
In mid-October 2015, the US media reported that according to the American government’s new decision, 9,500 of the country’s troops would stay in Afghanistan, and of this number, 5,500 troops would keep stationed in Afghanistan through 2017.
While Afghanistan is about to become a stage for deadly and serious confrontation between the world powers, some news sources reported that recently Afghan Taliban commanders in the northern Afghanistan have secretly met the Russian authorities in Tajikistan, which suggest the possibility of a “power-play” initiated by Moscow in Afghanistan.