Israel threatens to destroy Syrian air defenses

Iran raps Israel for bombing Syria

Iran raps Israel for bombing Syria

The latest Israeli attack was reported by the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which said that the strike targeted a auto travelling on a road between Damascus and Quneitra, a town in the Golan Heights near the border with Israel. The Syrian government has made similar claims in the past. The group is sworn to Israel's destruction, and fired thousands of rockets into Israel during a monthlong war in 2006.

Israel has warned Damascus not to use its air-defense systems against its warplanes after the Syrians fired at Israeli jets carrying out attacks against a convoy suspected of supplying weapons to the Hizballah militant group.

One missile was intercepted by Israel's Arrow air defence system, Israeli media reported.

Russian Federation summoned Israel's Ambassador on Friday to seek an explanation, which is similarly unprecedented during the war, as Israel has previously been said to keep Russian Federation appraised of its operations along the border, aiming to prevent the deployment of Russia's air defense against them.

"The next time the Syrians use their air-defense systems against our planes, we will destroy them without the slightest hesitation", Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on March 19.

United Kingdom ambassador to Indonesia summoned over coral damage
A 2002 report from Conservation International said it was home to almost 1,400 varieties of fish and 603 species of coral. The eastern region is famous for its biodiversity and the boat was taking tourists on a bird-watching expedition.

The heightened tension highlights how Russia's assistance to Assad has raised the stakes along the border with Israel.

"Our central problem, and this above and beyond all of the other issues, is the transfer of advanced weapons from Syria to Lebanon", Liberman said. Those attacks haven't been challenged by Syria, for the most part.

"Syria's forceful response to the Israeli attacks changed the rules of the game", he said.

Russian Federation and Israel's arch-foe Iran has supported Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime in the war.

Putin is unlikely to be persuaded by Israel's entreaties to rein in one of his allies, said Eyal Zisser, a professor of political science at Tel Aviv University.

Recommended News

  • Josh Jackson leads Kansas past Michigan State in NCAA Tournament

    Josh Jackson leads Kansas past Michigan State in NCAA Tournament

    Miles Brides led the Spartans at half with 13 points while Josh Jackson led the Jayhawks with nine points each at the half. Self praised the way his team fought in a game that he noted was much closer than the 20-point gap would seem to indicate.
    Big wickets of Smith and Renshaw put Aus in trouble

    Big wickets of Smith and Renshaw put Aus in trouble

    Pujara and Vijay however carried on to take India past the 100 run mark and keep the initiative with the hosts. Nathan Lyon delivered 46 overs and was clearly bothered by the cracked callus on his spinning finger.
    Depleted haddock must come off the menu, diners told

    Depleted haddock must come off the menu, diners told

    There were improvements for some other fisheries - with scampi from Farn Deeps fishery being upgraded from a rating of five to a four.
  • BCCI's new constitution: North East, Bihar, Uttarakhand in; Mumbai out

    BCCI's new constitution: North East, Bihar, Uttarakhand in; Mumbai out

    So it relegates Mumbai to Associate Membership status, along with other existing members of the BCCI . Some administrators also want clarity on the authority and scope of functioning of the CoA.
    Changes lie ahead for House health care bill

    Changes lie ahead for House health care bill

    Critics say it would make health insurance more expensive for individuals, especially older adults and those with modest incomes. He also said that the Republican bill represents a "first step" and that additional measures can be expected down the road.

    Samsung Galaxy S8 Will Use Facial Recognition to Authenticate Mobile Payments

    The company is now working with banks and partners to embrace this new technology, which will likely take some months to complete. With just days left from the revealing of its first ever look, the handset has now been involved with a new potential leak .
  • Middlesbrough vs Manchester United live streaming and TV information

    Middlesbrough vs Manchester United live streaming and TV information

    In better news Anthony Martial could make the squad after returning to training on Wednesday. "This is a very hard draw", he said. Middlesbrough made headlines this week by sacking manager Aitor Karanka after more than three years at the helm.
    Arsenal Ready To Battle Chelsea & Spurs Over Bargain £10m Midfielder Deal

    Arsenal Ready To Battle Chelsea & Spurs Over Bargain £10m Midfielder Deal

    Lukaku, who is the EPL's joint-top scorer with 19 goals this season, said he wanted to play in the UEFA Champions League. Morgan tweeted after Saturday's dismal defeat: "Maybe Koeman should replace Wenger & bring Lukaku with him".
    PM Modi attends Rajya Sabha proceedings, first time after election results

    PM Modi attends Rajya Sabha proceedings, first time after election results

    The BJP leader supported the prime minister's suggestion that all elections - from panchayat to the Lok Sabha level - be held simultaneously.
  • Erdogan accuses European Union  of 'crusade' against Islam

    Erdogan accuses European Union of 'crusade' against Islam

    But Erdogan said he would sign it immediately. "What Hans and George say is not important for me", he said, using two common European names.

    Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro tipped to be released in India

    It's likely that the price won't drop that dramatically, and might even see a slight increase, when converted for the US market. Along with those new renders, some hands-on images have also leaked out, depicting the Galaxy S8 in a unique purple color.
    Smart Money Buying the Price Weakness of Amazon.com, Inc

    Smart Money Buying the Price Weakness of Amazon.com, Inc

    The current share price indicate that stock is 1.57% away from its one year high and is moving 36.01% ahead of its 52-week low. Finally, Ruane Cunniff & Goldfarb Inc. acquired a new position in Amazon .com during the fourth quarter worth $335,571,000.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.