US Carrier Heads to Surprise NATO WargamesThe nuclear-powered fleet aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman will take part in next week’s NATO exercise in the Mediterranean Sea dubbed “Neptune Strike ‘22,” the Pentagon has announced.
EU Urges Israeli Regime to End Detention of Critically-Ill Palestinian TeenagerThe European Union urged Israeli regime to cease the imprisonment without charge or trial of a Palestinian teenager with a rare neuromuscular disorder in administrative detention, which allows the indefinite detention of prisoners based on “secret evidence” that neither the detainee nor his lawyer is allowed to see.
Yemen Forces Able to Strike Targets 1,600 kms Away: WSJThe American daily The Wall Street Journal in a report on The Yemeni attack on the United Arab Emirates acknowledged the military advances that Yemeni forces have made in recent years, saying now, they could hit targets lying “1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) away from their mountain strongholds”.
Japan Claims Sovereignty over Russian TerritoryTokyo will not give up its claim that Russia’s southern Kuril Islands in the Pacific Ocean are rightfully Japanese, and wants to reach a deal with Moscow to resolve the dispute, its foreign minister said on Tuesday.
Alwaght- For the past two weeks, Baghdad has been plagued by diplomatic travel traffic. These busy two weeks began with the visit of an Iraqi political delegation led by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi to the United States on August 18, 2020. Following Al-Kadhimi’s return from the United States, he left for the city of Amman on August 25, 2020, for a tripartite meeting with the political leaders of Jordan and Egypt. Simultaneously, the French Defense Minister set out for Iraq on August 26, 2020. Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud has also made his way to Baghdad on August 27, 2020.
Alwaght- Recently, Jordan hosted a meeting to discuss ways to promote comprehensive compromise and peace in the region. The meeting was attended by the foreign ministers of Jordan, Egypt, France, Germany (virtual meeting) and a representative of the European Union, without the presence of a representative from the United States. The meeting was aimed at exploring ways to support the Middle East peace process and ways to support the peace process between the Israeli regime and the Palestinians, while peace talks between the Israeli and Palestinian sides had been stalled since 2014. The Palestinians rejected the US initiative to resume peace talks, accusing Washington of siding with the Israeli regime, especially after the US government considered the holy city of Qods (Jerusalem) as the capital of the Israeli regime.