Iran launches sea manoeuvres in Gulf Jan 14, 2021 0 42 12345 dpa TehranIran launched a large-scale sea manoeuvre in the Gulf and Gulf of Oman on Wednesday.According to the state broadcaster IRIB, a new helicopter carrier and a new missile ship were presented during the manoeuvre. The aim is to ensure more security in the Gulf against any potential military threats from the United States.There has been speculation in Iran in recent weeks that US President Donald Trump would provoke a military conflict with Iran before the end of his term in office on January 20. Therefore, various military precautionary measures were taken, especially in the Gulf.“Trump wanted to overthrow the Iranian establishment, but in the end saw his own shameful decline,” Rowhani said on Wednesday. Trump’s departure reflects not only the end of a “yobbish racist tyrant,” but also the ultimate failure of his policy of maximum pressure on Iran, the president said, according to the IRNA news agency. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Israeli air strikes kill 40 pro-govt fighters in Syria Jan 14, 2021 0 1191 Indonesia starts mass vaccination campaign with Chinese Covid-19 jab Jan 14, 2021 0 330 Air pollution killed nearly 5,000 people in Afghanistan last year: Health ministry Jan 14, 2021 0 290 Indonesia resumes search for cockpit voice recorder after jet crash Jakarta: Search teams resumed efforts on Wednesday to find the cockpit voice recorder and bodies from an Indonesian passenger jet that crashed over the weekend with 62 people on board. Navy divers on Tuesday retrieved .. Malaysian regions under lockdown as nation faces emergency rule Bangkok: A two-week lockdown affecting Malaysia’s commercial and administrative heartlands began on Wednesday, the day after authorities imposed a nationwide state of emergency. Local television news reports .. Kuwait’s govt ministers resign amid tension with parliament dpa Kuwait City Kuwait’s government ministers on Tuesday submitted their resignation to the Gulf country’s prime minister, Sabah al-Khalid, amid tension with parliament, the official Kuna news agency reported. Kuna .. Israel strikes Hamas posts in response to Gaza gunfire Tel Aviv/Gaza City - The Israeli army exchanged fire with Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, after shots were fired at a military vehicle adjacent to the security fence. In response, an Israeli tank ..