Posts Tagged ‘tensions’

Iran holds short-range missile drill amid rising tensions with U.S.

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Iran holds naval missile drills amid US tensions

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s navy began a short-range missile drill in the Gulf of Oman on Wednesday, state TV reported, amid heightened regional tensions over Tehran’s nuclear program and a US pressure campaign against the Islamic Republic. The two-day missile drill was being held in the gulf’s southeastern waters and two new Iranian-made warships joined […]

As tensions run high, residents report increasing presence of Israeli jets over Lebanon

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Tensions with Iran can only be reduced through wise and skillful diplomacy: Russia

TEHRAN – A senior Russian diplomat has called on the United States to drop the so-called “economic leverage” against Iran and pursue de-escalation through skillful diplomacy. The diplomat, Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia’s permanent representative to international organizations in Vienna, described the U.S. sanctions pressure on Iran as totally failed. He was commenting on Andrea Stricker’s tweet, […]

Soleimani anniversary: Tensions high a year after US killing of Iran military leader

The killing by a US drone of one of Iran’s most senior military leaders, General Qassem Soleimani, on January 3, 2020, brought an abrupt rise in tension between Tehran and Washington. A year on, there are fears of a renewed clash between the two enemies, in the dying days of Donald Trump’s presidency. Soleimani’s successor […]

Iran builds at nuclear site as tensions with U.S. mount, satellite photos reveal

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Iran Begins Construction At Underground Nuclear Facility Amid U.S. Tensions

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran has begun construction on a site at its underground nuclear facility at Fordo amid tensions with the U.S. over its atomic program, satellite photos obtained Friday by The Associated Press show. Iran has not publicly acknowledged any new construction at Fordo, whose discovery by the West in 2009 […]

Russian trolls stoke online anti-Semitism when tensions peak in US, report says

JTA — Soon after the 2017 far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, a Twitter user going by the name “jojoh888” knew who was to blame for the clashes between neo-Nazis and the antifa activists who opposed them: George Soros, the Jewish billionaire and progressive philanthropist. “George Soros is the puppet master. He’s funding both sides,” the […]

Israel Receives Its Most Advanced Warship Amid Heightened Iran Tensions

Israeli sailors walk on a pier, near a Saar-6 corvette, during a ceremony attended by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, marking its arrival, at the Israeli naval base in Haifa, Dec. 2, 2020. Photo: Heidi Levine / Pool via Reuters. Israel received its most advanced warship on […]

Poll: Most People, Even Ethnic Minorities, Believe BLM Made Racial Tensions WORSE

A new poll has found that a whopping majority of 55% of British people believe that Black Lives Matter has escalated racial tensions in the country. The survey, conducted by Opinium, found that only 17% of respondents believe the extremist group has had a positive impact on race relations. A surprising 44% of people from […]

Poll: Majority Believe BLM Made Racial Tensions WORSE

Appearing before a huge crowd in Pennsylvania Monday night, President Trump described his opponent Joe Biden as a “diehard globalist” who will kill the US economy. “Joe Biden is a diehard globalist who wiped out your steel mills, closed down your factories, killed your coal jobs, outsourced your industries, and supported every horrible terrible ridiculous trade […]

Antifa and BLM become Enemies, Declare War on Each other due to Racial Tensions

    After months of carnage in US cities, tensions are rising between the two main perpetrators, Antifa and Black Lives Matter. Given their different ethnic make-ups and agendas, it’s a shock this unholy alliance lasted so long. If there are two organizations that can be held most responsible for the riots that have scarred […]

Past Tensions Between Biden, Erdoğan Cast Shadow Over Ankara-Washington Relations

The Media Line — The world is turning the page on the Trump Administration and getting ready for the Joe Biden presidency. While many world leaders are breathing a sigh of relief that Donald Trump will soon exit the White House, a few like Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan are bracing for a stormy four […]

Peaceful ‘count the vote’ protests in NY as tensions rise in Detroit, Phoenix

Thousands of Joe Biden supporters marched Wednesday evening in New York to demand every vote in the tight presidential election be counted, as supporters of US President Donald Trump protested in Detroit and Phoenix demanding a halt to ballot counting in the key states of Michigan and Arizona. New York demonstrators were peaceful and spanned […]

Tensions arise as World Wakes Up To U.S. Election Theatre

Benjamin Fulford.net Benjamin Fulford October 26 2020 Geopolitical tensions are reaching a boiling point as military leaders wake up to the U.S. election theater now in the third act, multiple sources agree. It’s now clear that somebody is trying to use this election to trigger a war between the U.S. and China. The White Dragon […]

US urges Turkey to back diplomacy amid mounting tensions with Greece in Mediterranean

US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, visited Cyprus on Saturday, calling for Turkey to desist from any activities that could further raise tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean. Disputes between Ankara, Greece and Cyprus are centred around hydrocarbon resources and maritime influence in the region that have led to fears of conflict. Turkey, which is hunting […]

Effigy of Spanish king Felipe VI set alight as tensions rise on Catalonia’s National Day

Independence supporters in Catalonia set fire to an effigy of King Felipe VI on its National Day as tensions over secession from Spain continued to simmer in the region. Separatists have gathered on September 11 by the hundreds of thousands and packed downtown Barcelona for several years, but this year the Catalan government’s health authorities […]

Democrats accuse Trump of inflaming racial tensions, stoking violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on Sunday accused US President Donald Trump of trying to inflame racial tensions and incite violence to benefit his campaign as he praised supporters who clashed with protesters in Portland, Oregon, where one man died overnight, and announced he will travel to Kenosha, Wisconsin, amid anger over the shooting of another […]

Democrats accuse Trump of inflaming racial tensions, stoking violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on Sunday accused US President Donald Trump of trying to inflame racial tensions and incite violence to benefit his campaign as he praised supporters who clashed with protesters in Portland, Oregon, where one man died overnight, and announced he will travel to Kenosha, Wisconsin, amid anger over the shooting of another […]

Democrats accuse Trump of inflaming racial tensions, stoking violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on Sunday accused US President Donald Trump of trying to inflame racial tensions and incite violence to benefit his campaign as he praised supporters who clashed with protesters in Portland, Oregon, where one man died overnight, and announced he will travel to Kenosha, Wisconsin, amid anger over the shooting of another […]

Turkey holding military exercise off Cyprus amid Mediterranean tensions

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Turkey accuses France of stirring tensions as standoff with Greece continues

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Antonio Costa: Portugal’s prime minister cools tensions after calling doctors ‘cowards’

Portugal’s Antonio Costa has sought to calm tensions with the country’s doctors after sparking anger with controversial comments. The prime minister had been widely criticised for describing doctors sent to a struggling old people’s home as “cowards”. The comments were made in an “off the record” interview with the weekly newspaper, Expresso on Saturday. Seven-second […]

UN atomic watchdog chief to head to Iran as global tensions simmer

The head of the UN’s atomic watchdog agency will visit Tehran on Monday to press Iranian authorities for access to sites where it is thought the country has stored used or undeclared nuclear material, the organisation said on Saturday. International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Grossi’s visit comes amid international pressure on Iran over […]

Iran unveils locally made ballistic and cruise missiles amid U.S. tensions

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Gaza tensions: Hamas doesn’t seek escalation, but won’t make do with restoring calm

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Egyptian envoys leave Gaza after bid to ease Israel tensions

Egyptian mediators were in the Gaza Strip on Monday in an effort to reduce tensions and prevent a new cross-border conflict between Israel and the Palestinian terror group Hamas, but departed without appearing to have secured a resolution. Mediators typically announce any agreements before leaving the territory. But after a day of meetings with officials […]

Egyptian delegation arrives in Gaza as tensions spike on Israeli border

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France Deploys Jets, Warship to East Mediterranean Amid Turkey Gas Tensions

France is getting more deeply involved against Turkey’s eastern Mediterranean ambitions for expanded oil and gas exploration, reportedly sending fighter jets and a naval frigate near Cyprus in order to contest Turkey encroachment on EU members’ territorial waters. Cypriot media has confirmed that so far two French Rafale fighter jets and a C-130H support plane […]

Amid Escalating Tensions, US Warships Sail Just Miles off Coast of China

A U.S. warship and military aircraft were spotted traveling southwest from Japan towards China yesterday afternoon, in what some fear is a growing escalation of aggression towards Beijing. A Boeing P-8A Poseidon (hex code AE68A2), an anti-submarine aircraft appeared to be working in conjunction with the anti-submarine destroyer the U.S.S. Rafael Peralta, patrolling as close as […]

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