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Lebanon: Nasrallah: “America is the mother of terrorism”
24th Sep 2014

Lebanon: Nasrallah: “America is the mother of terrorism”

    Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Tuesday said his group could never be a part of an anti-ISIS coalition led by “the source” of all terrorism in the world, the United States. The international coalition, which began illegal airstrikes … Continued

Yemen: Saudi Arabia recognises new balance of power in Sana’a
23rd Sep 2014

Yemen: Saudi Arabia recognises new balance of power in Sana’a

  By Ahmed al-Zarqa   The world will wake to a new Yemen, whose political features have radically changed after the Houthis managed to abort the configuration set up by the Gulf states together with the US following the resignation of … Continued

US and partner nations launch airstrikes in Syria
23rd Sep 2014

US and partner nations launch airstrikes in Syria

    The United States military and its partner nations have begun launching airstrikes inside Syria, according to the Pentagon. The operation is targeting fighters from the militant group “Islamic State.” F/A-18 Super Hornet US-Kampfjet USA Irak Islamischer Staat Symbolbild … Continued

Afghanistan embraces unity government
22nd Sep 2014

Afghanistan embraces unity government

  [Photo: Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai declared Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as new president of Afghanistan (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud) ]   KABUL,  (Xinhua):  Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was declared new president of Afghanistan on Sunday after signing a power-sharing deal with his rival, ending a months-long political impasse … Continued

Yemen: Ceasefire signed in Yemen as PM announces resignation
22nd Sep 2014

Yemen: Ceasefire signed in Yemen as PM announces resignation

  [Photo: Yemen President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi speaks as he holds up an agreement signed between the government and Houthi rebels, in Sana'a]   The Yemeni government has reached an agreement with Shiite Houthi rebels to end the violence plaguing … Continued

Syria: Kurds call to arms after ISIS seizes dozens of villages
22nd Sep 2014

Syria: Kurds call to arms after ISIS seizes dozens of villages

    Kurdish militants in Turkey have issued a new call to arms to defend a border town in northern Syria from advancing the Islamic State in Iraq and Lebanon (ISIS) fighters, and the Turkish authorities and United Nations prepared … Continued

Lebanon: Syria’s Nusra Front executes Lebanese soldier
22nd Sep 2014

Lebanon: Syria’s Nusra Front executes Lebanese soldier

    A car bomb exploded at a checkpoint controlled by Hezbollah resistance group in eastern Lebanon on Saturday, security sources and the state news agency NNA said. Al-Nusra Front, the Syrian affiliate of Al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility for the attack. … Continued

Afghanistan awaits promised deal, poll results
21st Sep 2014

Afghanistan awaits promised deal, poll results

    Final results of Afghanistan’s June election are due to be issued Sunday amid claims that the presidential rivals have struck a power-sharing deal. Aides to Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah [photo above] say they are ready to sign. … Continued

Turkey: 49 hostages detained by ISIS in Mosul freed
20th Sep 2014

Turkey: 49 hostages detained by ISIS in Mosul freed

          [Photo: Hostages released by ISIL are taken to the airport in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa. DHA photo]   Sanliurfa/Ankara, (Hurriyet Daily News) : Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced Sept. 20 that Turkey’s 49 hostages … Continued

Yemeni rebels agree to halt clashes
20th Sep 2014

Yemeni rebels agree to halt clashes

    Yemeni Houthi rebels agreed Friday to halt fighting with Islamists and troops just north of the capital that has killed dozens of people this week, negotiators linked to UN mediation said. “Rebel chief Abdelmalek al-Houthi designated two of … Continued

Iraq: France begins bombing ISIS
20th Sep 2014

Iraq: France begins bombing ISIS

  France said on Friday its jets had launched strikes inside Iraq for the first time since the country promised to join military action against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria insurgents who have taken over parts of the … Continued

Lebanon: Two soldiers die in East Lebanon blast, Nusra says kills captive
20th Sep 2014

Lebanon: Two soldiers die in East Lebanon blast, Nusra says kills captive

    A roadside bomb planted by suspected extremists killed two Lebanese soldiers and wounded three others Friday at noon near the northeastern border town of Ersal, state media and the army said. Later in the evening, al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate … Continued

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

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