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Iraqi troops push ISIS out of oil refinery town
16th Nov 2014

Iraqi troops push ISIS out of oil refinery town

    Iraqi forces broke a months-long siege by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) jihadist fighters of the country’s largest oil refinery Saturday as the top US officer flew in to discuss the expanded war against ISIS. Ousting … Continued

Lebanese army ambushed after Ersal bomb wounds three soldiers
15th Nov 2014

Lebanese army ambushed after Ersal bomb wounds three soldiers

  [ Photo: Lebanese army believes its patrol was attacked during the arrest of a wanted man. (Photo: Haitham Moussawi)]   A Lebanese army unit was ambushed on the outskirts of Ersal, the military said Friday, shortly after a roadside bomb … Continued

Iraqis prove that ISIS is a paper tiger
15th Nov 2014

Iraqis prove that ISIS is a paper tiger

      The Iraqis have done it at last. It took some touches at the level of organization and tactic with the guidance of General Qassem Soleimani to say that ISIS is not invincible, that it is a bogeyman … Continued

Saudi Arabia: Govt removes Eastern Province deputy governor in the wake of Ashura attack
13th Nov 2014

Saudi Arabia: Govt removes Eastern Province deputy governor in the wake of Ashura attack

    [Both Sunni and Shia Muslims protest against killing of Shia Muslims and policemen in Eastern Province]   Saudi Arabia on Wednesday relieved the deputy governor of the kingdom’s Eastern Province from his post, in the aftermath of an … Continued

Jordan court jails four ISIS members
11th Nov 2014

Jordan court jails four ISIS members

    A Jordanian court on Monday sentenced four men to jail on charges of membership of the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) group and for promoting the jihadist organization on the Internet. The four Jordanians were arrested … Continued

Afghanistan: 17 killed in bombings in the country
10th Nov 2014

Afghanistan: 17 killed in bombings in the country

  (Xinhua/AFP):  At least six policemen and one civilian had been killed and several others wounded in a suicide bombing that targeted a police station in Pul- e-Alam, the provincial capital of eastern Afghan province of Logar on Monday morning, … Continued

Iraq investigates possible death of ISIS’ Baghdadi, breaks siege of refinery
10th Nov 2014

Iraq investigates possible death of ISIS’ Baghdadi, breaks siege of refinery

    Iraq was on Sunday investigating whether the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) jihadist group chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in airstrikes by US-led coalition warplanes targeting the group’s leaders. The announcement of the strikes came … Continued

Iranian general accuses US of supplying ISIS with arms, aid
10th Nov 2014

Iranian general accuses US of supplying ISIS with arms, aid

  [Photo: Isis fighters drive a US-made Humvee] The US delivered arms and aid supply to militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in eastern Iraq, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier claimed … Continued

Iraq: 30 people killed in Baghdad Shia Muslim neighbourhood bomb attacks
9th Nov 2014

Iraq: 30 people killed in Baghdad Shia Muslim neighbourhood bomb attacks

  At least 30 people have been killed and dozens injured after a string of car bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. The blasts come after Obama authorized the deployment of 1,500 more US troops in Iraq. The deadliest … Continued

Yemen forms new government as UN imposes sanctions on former president
9th Nov 2014

Yemen forms new government as UN imposes sanctions on former president

    Yemen has announced a new 36-member government intended to take the impoverished country out of political crisis, the state news agency Saba said. Formation of the new cabinet on Friday, under a peace deal agreed when Houthi rebels … Continued

US: Obama approves 1,500 more troops for expanding Iraq campaign
8th Nov 2014

US: Obama approves 1,500 more troops for expanding Iraq campaign

  President Barack Obama has given approval for up to 1,500 extra troops to be deployed to Iraq, to advise and retrain the Iraqi military. However, funding from a newly-elected US Congress would be needed. Obama on Friday authorized the … Continued

Yemen security forces kill senior al-Qa’ida leader
8th Nov 2014

Yemen security forces kill senior al-Qa’ida leader

    Yemeni security forces killed a senior al-Qaeda leader in a raid in southern Yemen, officials said on Friday, a few days after alleged senior members of the militant group were killed in US drone strikes. Turki al-Asiri, also … Continued

Yemen: US drone strikes kill 20 people near Rada
5th Nov 2014

Yemen: US drone strikes kill 20 people near Rada

    US drone strikes killed at least 20 alleged al-Qaeda militants in Yemen, where Washington has conducted a sustained drone war against jihadist leaders, tribal sources and witnesses said on Tuesday. The twin raids targeted al-Qaeda positions near Rada, … Continued

Lebanon: Nasrallah: conflict in Middle East political, not sectarian
5th Nov 2014

Lebanon: Nasrallah: conflict in Middle East political, not sectarian

    Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said on Monday that the current turmoil in the Middle East region was a “political,” not “sectarian” conflict. Addressing thousands of supporters in the southern suburbs of Lebanon’s capital on the religious festival of … Continued

Iraq: IS terrorists execute 36 Sunni tribesmen, incl children in Anbar
4th Nov 2014

Iraq: IS terrorists execute 36 Sunni tribesmen, incl children in Anbar

  BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): The Islamic State (IS) militant group executed 36 tribesmen, including women and children, in Iraq ‘s western province of Anbar on Monday, as part of mass killings in the past few days against a Sunni tribe which … Continued

Bahrain: Activist Nabeel Rajab released, says: ‘I will not stop’
4th Nov 2014

Bahrain: Activist Nabeel Rajab released, says: ‘I will not stop’

A Bahraini court Sunday freed prominent activist Nabeel Rajab but barred him from travel until his trial resumes over Tweets that were critical of state institutions, a judicial source said, as Rajab vowed to continue the fight for human rights … Continued

Yemen: Al Qa’ida terrorists kill 13 Yemeni troops, capture 15
3rd Nov 2014

Yemen: Al Qa’ida terrorists kill 13 Yemeni troops, capture 15

  [Photo: Yemeni troops]   Suspected al-Qaeda militants killed 13 Yemeni troops and captured 15 others in an attack in the in the town of Jabal Ras in Yemen’s western province of Hodeidah, security and tribal sources said Sunday. The … Continued

Iraq: Bombings targeting pilgrims heading to Karbala leave 36 dead
3rd Nov 2014

Iraq: Bombings targeting pilgrims heading to Karbala leave 36 dead

    [File image bombing in Baghdad]   Weekend bombings in the Baghdad area killed at least 36 people, just days ahead of major Shia religious commemorations that face significant danger from militants, security and medical officials said. A car … Continued

Iran: Ayatullah Rafsanjani calls for punishment of acid attackers
2nd Nov 2014

Iran: Ayatullah Rafsanjani calls for punishment of acid attackers

      Tehran, (IRNA): Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on Sunday called for punishment of acid attackers. He made the remarks in a mourning ceremony of Moharram al-Haram. Rafsanjani said that the security forces are expected … Continued

Iraq: IS terrorists execute 67 Sunni tribesmen in western Iraq
2nd Nov 2014

Iraq: IS terrorists execute 67 Sunni tribesmen in western Iraq

  BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): The Islamic State (IS) militant group executed 67 tribesmen in Iraq’s western province of Anbar on Sunday, as part of mass killings in the past few days against a Sunni tribe which resisted the advance of the … Continued

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