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Greece and UAE signed mutal Defense Pact

Greece and the United Arab Emirates agreed on a mutual defense treaty that calls for each to help the other in case of an attack, Turkey believed the target of the deal, The National Herald reports.

Trump pardons former national security adviser Michael Flynn

US President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he had granted a "full pardon" to his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who twice pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, NBC News reported.

British Spectator: Erdogan's muscular adventurism includes Nagorno-Karabakh

The UAE is acting on Saudi, Omani, Egyptian, Greek and French interests to take on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is increasingly turning Turkey into a "neo-Ottoman" threat, journalist Jake Wallis Simons wrote in British Spectator.

Trump administration drafts sanctions against Russian Ministry of Defense

The United States might impose sanctions on the Ministry of Defense of Russia, several defense and civilian industry companies, one of the joint ventures linked to Vladimir Putin’s administration, as well as the Criminal Expertise Center of the General Department of Internal Affairs in Nizhegorod region, RIA Novosti reported, citing news.am.

Erdogan gets ready for a rocky four Years of Biden - Bloomberg

With American sanctions hanging over Turkey, the change at the White House doesn’t bode well for the leadership in Ankara, Bloomberg reports.

FSB nabs several IS militants plotting terror attacks in Moscow Region

Russia’s Federal Security Service has detained several militants of the Islamic State terror group (outlawed in Russia), who plotted terror attacks in the Moscow Region, TASS reported on Wednesday.

Large Turkish military convoy enters northwestern Syria from Hatay

For the second time in a week, a large Turkish military convoy has entered the northwestern region of Syria from the neighboring Hatay Province, Almasdarnews.com reports.

Israeli PM holds secret talks with Saudi crown prince

Benjamin Netanyahu has made an unannounced trip to Saudi Arabia to meet the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, and the US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, The Guardian reports, citing the Israeli media.

Iran’s Zarif to visit Russia, Azerbaijan next week

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is expected to travel to Russia and Azerbaijan next week, Press TV reported.

Quake hits Georgia

The Seismic Protection Service of Armenia on Wednesday recorded a magnitude-2.0 earthquake in Georgia, at 5։26am local time, and 22 km northwest of Dmanisi town.

Iran’s ‘hand of friendship is still extended to Saudi Arabia’

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Monday that “Iran’s hand of friendship is still extended to Saudi Arabia, and we call on its rulers to refrain from directing accusations against Iran.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces election of Joe Biden as U.S. President

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has received the mandate of the voters and will soon become the elected president of the country, reports Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi told the reporters.

French MP Valerie Boyer alarms over growing Turkish nationalist sentiments and attacks

French lawmaker Valerie Boyer expresses concern over the growing Turkish nationalist public disturbances in France. She shared a video on Twitter showing a large group of aggressive Turkish nationalists marching in Dijon, while police attempt to disperse the crowd.

Russian airstrikes kill Turkish-backed rebels in Syria

At least 56 rebel fighters were killed and 100 more injured in airstrikes by Russian warplanes on a military training camp in northwestern Syria on Monday, DW reported on Monday, citing the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Iran deploys Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps troops to northern border

Iranian open sources have released videos showing the troops and military equipment of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) deployed in the counties of Khoda Afarin and Jolfa in northern Iran.

Iranian forces launch large-scale air defense exercise

Iran’s Air Defense units launched a large-scale military exercise covering more than half of the country’s territories.

Italy's Berlusconi leaves hospital after 'dangerous' COVID-19 battle

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi left hospital on Monday after recovering from the new coronavirus, saying he had survived “the most dangerous challenge” of his life, Reuters reported.

Belarus: 400 protesters detained during 'March of Heroes'

Tens of thousands of people have been marching in the capital Minsk and other cities, in the latest of several weeks of mass protest against President Alexander Lukashenko, BBC reported.

Belarus: 400 protesters detained during 'March of Heroes'

Tens of thousands of people have been marching in the capital Minsk and other cities, in the latest of several weeks of mass protest against President Alexander Lukashenko, BBC reported.

Putin, Lukashenko to hold one-on-one talks in Russia’s Sochi

Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko will go on a working trip to the Russia on Monday, BelTA reported, citing the press service of the Belarusian leader.