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Yemen: Armed rebels take new part of Yemen’s capital
19th Sep 2014

Yemen: Armed rebels take new part of Yemen’s capital

  Houthi fighters have infiltrated another area near the capital city, according to officials. The Shiite rebel group has staged mass demonstrations for months, demanding the resignation of the government. Houthi fighters have reached a suburb of Yemen’s capital Sanaa, … Continued

Bahrain: Political solution fails in Bahrain as monarch tightens his grip on power
19th Sep 2014

Bahrain: Political solution fails in Bahrain as monarch tightens his grip on power

  Reports from Bahrain suggest that attempts to find a political solution or establish a meaningful political dialogue in the country have reached a deadlock, as the king continues to stand firm in his position and refuses to take the … Continued

US lower house approves arming, training ‘moderate’ Syrian rebels
18th Sep 2014

US lower house approves arming, training ‘moderate’ Syrian rebels

  Politicians in Washington have voted in favor of plans for the US military to arm and train moderate rebels in Syria, as it plans attacks on “Islamic State” fighters also opposing President Bashar al-Assad. By the recent standards of … Continued

US to “persistently” strike Syria despite warnings by Damascus
17th Sep 2014

US to “persistently” strike Syria despite warnings by Damascus

    Planned US airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) jihadists in Syria, which are not authorized by Damascus, will target extremist sanctuaries, command centers and logistic networks, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel told lawmakers Tuesday. “This … Continued

US Congress eyes arming Syrian rebels as airstrikes expand
16th Sep 2014

US Congress eyes arming Syrian rebels as airstrikes expand

  An airstrike from the US military’s new campaign to combat “Islamic State” has struck near Baghdad. Meanwhile, the US Congress is looking to approve a measure to arm moderate Syrian rebels before midterm elections. The American military’s Central Command … Continued

ISIS: Monster that grew in plain sight of Washington and Riyadh
16th Sep 2014

ISIS: Monster that grew in plain sight of Washington and Riyadh

By Sabah Ayoub Al Akhbar: The Islamic State (IS/ISIS) did not become the monster it is today by accident. The Western media and governments bore witness to the inception, growth, and expansion of this radical jihadi group, with funding from … Continued

France: US seeks allies in Paris conference on ISIS, Iran not invited
15th Sep 2014

France: US seeks allies in Paris conference on ISIS, Iran not invited

  Diplomats are gathering in the French capital to discuss ways to overcome the threat posed by “Islamic State” militants. The United States is calling on its allies to show solidarity in the fight against the terrorists. However, Iran and … Continued

Iran: US violating sovereignty of Iraq, Syria under ISIS pretext
14th Sep 2014

Iran: US violating sovereignty of Iraq, Syria under ISIS pretext

  The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council accused the United States on Saturday of violating the sovereignty of Iraq and Syria on the “pretext of fighting terrorism.” “On the pretext of fighting terrorism, the United States want to … Continued

Afghanistan: Militants launch massive offensive in Jani Khil district, 3 killed
13th Sep 2014

Afghanistan: Militants launch massive offensive in Jani Khil district, 3 killed

  GARDEZ,  (Xinhua): Anti-government militants launched a massive offensive in Jani Khil district of Paktia province on Saturday. “Around 40 armed militants stormed Jani Khil district at around 06:00 a.m. local time today, triggering gun battle which has left three … Continued

Kerry continues efforts to put together anti-IS coalition
13th Sep 2014

Kerry continues efforts to put together anti-IS coalition

  US Secretary of State John Kerry is continuing his efforts to put together a coalition to take on “Islamic State” fighters in northern Iraq and Syria. The next stop on his tour of the Middle East is Cairo. Kerry’s … Continued

Syrian National Coalition backs US intervention against ISIS
12th Sep 2014

Syrian National Coalition backs US intervention against ISIS

      Syria’s Western-backed National Coalition opposition on Thursday said it was ready to work with the United States against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants after President Barack Obama authorized US airstrikes for the first time … Continued

US: Obama broadens military campaign against ‘Islamic State’
11th Sep 2014

US: Obama broadens military campaign against ‘Islamic State’

  US President Obama has vowed to target “Islamic State” militants “wherever they exist,” including Syria. Speaking on the eve of the anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Obama ruled out deploying combat troops. In a televised address on Wednesday, … Continued

Iran: Iranian soldier killed by extremists on Pakistan border
11th Sep 2014

Iran: Iranian soldier killed by extremists on Pakistan border

  An Iranian soldier was killed and two Basij volunteers were wounded in a rebel attack on a border post with Pakistan in southeast Iran, state news agency IRNA reported Wednesday. Commander Ramezan Sharif of the Revolutionary Guards, quoted by … Continued

Iraq: As Kerry visits Iraq, Sadr warns of cooperation with “occupiers”
11th Sep 2014

Iraq: As Kerry visits Iraq, Sadr warns of cooperation with “occupiers”

  [Photo: US Sec of State Kerry (L) with Iraqi PM Al Abadi]   Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, head of a powerful movement in Iraq, said on Wednesday during a visit by US Secretary of State John Kerry that Iraq should … Continued

Lebanon: Saudi Arabia hinders fights against militants on the outskirts of Ersal
10th Sep 2014

Lebanon: Saudi Arabia hinders fights against militants on the outskirts of Ersal

    [Lebanese soldiers deploy to the outskirts of Ersal. (Photo: Al-Akhbar - Haitham Moussawi)] By: Hassan Illeik   Al Akhbar: The Lebanese army has completed its deployment to the region separating the northeastern town of Ersal from its outskirts … Continued

Yemen: Seven dead as police open fire on anti-government protesters in Sanaa
10th Sep 2014

Yemen: Seven dead as police open fire on anti-government protesters in Sanaa

    Yemeni troops and anti-government rebels clashed on Sanaa’s outskirts, hours after police shot dead seven protestors outside the cabinet building. The anti-government activists said dozens were wounded in the bloodiest day of tense demonstrations that have gripped Sanaa … Continued

Iraq: US Secretary Kerry praises formation of new Iraqi government
9th Sep 2014

Iraq: US Secretary Kerry praises formation of new Iraqi government

[ [Prime Minister Al Abadi forms new Governemnt]   US Secretary of State John Kerry has praised Iraq’s parliament for approving a new government, calling the development a “milestone.” Meanwhile, Washington is preparing a strategy to combat “Islamic State” militants. … Continued

Lebanon: ISIS wants 15 prisoners for each Lebanese prisoner, “a couple million” dollars
9th Sep 2014

Lebanon: ISIS wants 15 prisoners for each Lebanese prisoner, “a couple million” dollars

    [Family of Lebanese soldiers captured by ISIS demonstrating for their release]   Jihadi militants holding 27 Lebanese soldiers and police captive on the Syrian border have upped demands for their release, a source familiar with negotiations told Al-Akhbar. … Continued

Yemen: Police disperse rebels near airport, 10 injured
8th Sep 2014

Yemen: Police disperse rebels near airport, 10 injured

[Photo: Protestors run away from Police in Sana'a Xinhua/Mohammed Mohammed]   SANAA, (Xinhua): Yemeni riot police on Sunday evening fired tear gas to disperse Shiite Houthi rebels who blocked a main road to the Sanaa International Airport in an escalation of their standoff … Continued

Iraq: Obama to set out game plan to ‘deal with’ ‘IS’ militants
8th Sep 2014

Iraq: Obama to set out game plan to ‘deal with’ ‘IS’ militants

  US President Barack Obama has pledged to “deal with” the threat posed by “Islamic State” fighters in Syria and northern Iraq. The head of the Arab League urged its members to confront the IS “militarily and politically.” The US … Continued

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