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

Yemen: Three dead in clashes between Houthis and al-Islah
2nd Nov 2014

Yemen: Three dead in clashes between Houthis and al-Islah

    Three people were killed in clashes triggered by Yemen’s Houthis on the headquarters of the al-Islah party in the southwestern city of Ibb, security sources said Saturday. “Two guards at al-Islah’s office in Ibb were killed and others … Continued

Afghanistan: Nine killed, 20 injured in suicide bombing in E. Afghanistan
1st Nov 2014

Afghanistan: Nine killed, 20 injured in suicide bombing in E. Afghanistan

  PUL-E-ALAM, (Xinhua): About nine security personnel were killed while 20 civilians were injured in a suicide car bombing in eastern Afghan province of Lowgar [Logar] on Saturday, the provincial government spokesman said. “One militant set off an explosive-laden vehicle at … Continued

Yemen authorities arrest four al-Qa’ida leaders as Houthis clash with tribesmen
31st Oct 2014

Yemen authorities arrest four al-Qa’ida leaders as Houthis clash with tribesmen

    Yemeni authorities have arrested four al-Qaeda leaders responsible for a spate of suicide attacks and abductions of soldiers in the Arab Peninsula country. “This is a milestone in efforts aimed at fighting terrorism,” a source in the Yemeni … Continued

Iraq: ISIS executes 220 Sunni Muslim tribesmen in Iraq
31st Oct 2014

Iraq: ISIS executes 220 Sunni Muslim tribesmen in Iraq

    The bodies of 150 members of an Iraqi tribe which fought Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have been found in a mass grave, security officials said on Thursday. ISIS militants took the men from their villages … Continued

Iraq: IS terrorists kills 30 Sunni tribesmen
30th Oct 2014

Iraq: IS terrorists kills 30 Sunni tribesmen

    BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): The Islamic State (IS) militant group executed more than 30 tribesmen in western Iraq on Wednesday, as government forces continue their offensive against the extremist militants across the country, security sources said. The Islamic State, an … Continued

Syria: 38 injured in a car bomb in Homs
30th Oct 2014

Syria: 38 injured in a car bomb in Homs

    Terrorists detonated a car bomb in al-Zahra’a neighborhood in Homs city on Wednesday, injuring 38 civilians, 3 of them in critical condition, Syria’s National News Agency (SANA) reported. A source at the province told SANA’s correspondent that terrorists … Continued

Lebanon: Army arrests suspected militants after weekend clashes
30th Oct 2014

Lebanon: Army arrests suspected militants after weekend clashes

    Sixteen suspected militants were arrested across north Lebanon Wednesday, the military said in a statement, as the Lebanese army carries out wide-scale raids in search of “fugitive terrorists.” According to state-run National News Agency (NNA), The Lebanese Army … Continued

Yemen: Houthis enter al-Qa’ida stronghold in central Yemen
27th Oct 2014

Yemen: Houthis enter al-Qa’ida stronghold in central Yemen

    Houthi fighters backed by Yemeni government forces entered an al-Qaeda stronghold in central Yemen on Sunday, local tribesmen said, one day after Islamist fighters pushed their rivals back. The Houthis moved into al-Manasseh area in al-Bayda province under … Continued

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