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Iraq: IS seize Iraqi border crossing with Syria
24th May 2015

Iraq: IS seize Iraqi border crossing with Syria

RAMADI, (Xinhua): The Islamic State (IS) militants on Sunday took control of al-Walid border crossing point with the neighboring Syria in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, after clashes with the security forces, a provincial security source and an official said. … Continued

Saudi Arabia: Suicide bomber strikes at Shia Muslim mosque several casualties
22nd May 2015

Saudi Arabia: Suicide bomber strikes at Shia Muslim mosque several casualties

  [Photo: Suicide bomber kills dozens during Friday Prayer in Qatif injured being taken away.]   RIYADH, (Agencies): A suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shia mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia during Friday prayers, residents said, killing and wounding … Continued

Russia: Moscow offers Baghdad military aid, investment
22nd May 2015

Russia: Moscow offers Baghdad military aid, investment

  Iraq’s leader has begun a two-day visit to Russia to cement further support against “Islamic State.” The terrorists’ assault on Ramadi has proved a major setback to the government in Baghdad. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met with Russia’s … Continued

Qatar accused of continuing failing migrant workers
21st May 2015

Qatar accused of continuing failing migrant workers

  Rights organization Amnesty International has accused Qatar of promising little and delivering less in terms of labor reforms ahead of the 2022 World Cup. More than a million migrants are working in construction. In a report published Thursday, Amnesty … Continued

Yemen: UN to launch Yemen peace talks in Geneva
21st May 2015

Yemen: UN to launch Yemen peace talks in Geneva

[Photo: Saudi air force bombing civilian areas]   The UN has announced the launch of Yemen peace talks. The Houthi movement’s leader has said his group will attend, but doubts loom over the participation of Yemeni President Hadi’s exiled government. … Continued

Iraqi forces repel IS attacks, as they prepare for major offensive
20th May 2015

Iraqi forces repel IS attacks, as they prepare for major offensive

  RAMADI,  (Xinhua): Iraqi security forces on Tuesday repelled the Islamic State (IS) attacks in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, while military preparations continued for a major counter-offensive to recapture the provincial capital city of Ramadi that fell in the … Continued

Yemen: Families flee Saudi bombing of Sana’a
20th May 2015

Yemen: Families flee Saudi bombing of Sana’a

  Yemen’s Houthi rebel-held capital Sanaa has been pummeled by Saudi-led airstrikes, two days after the expiry of a truce. Aid agencies say they have little time to deliver “desperately needed” food and medicines. Dozens of families fled homes in … Continued

Yemen: Saudi-led coalition airstrikes resume after 5-day ceasefire
18th May 2015

Yemen: Saudi-led coalition airstrikes resume after 5-day ceasefire

  Following a five-day humanitarian armistice, Saudi-led coalition airstrikes against Shiite rebels have resumed in Yemen’s port city of Aden. United Nations envoys have called for an extension to the ceasefire. According to Yemeni security officials, the coalition airstrikes hit … Continued

Iraq: US contests Islamic State claim of full control in Ramadi
18th May 2015

Iraq: US contests Islamic State claim of full control in Ramadi

  ‘Islamic State’ (IS) militants have claimed full control of the western Iraqi city of Ramadi. The loss of the key military base in the city would represent the biggest defeat for the Iraqi government since last summer. In a … Continued

Afghanistan: Suicide bomber strikes near Kabul airport
17th May 2015

Afghanistan: Suicide bomber strikes near Kabul airport

[Archive photo]   A car bomb has exploded on a road near the main airport in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul killing at least two people. Reports suggest the bomb was targeting vehicles of the European Union police training mission. At least … Continued

Syria: Islamic State terrorists seize parts of ancient city Palmyra
17th May 2015

Syria: Islamic State terrorists seize parts of ancient city Palmyra

  “Islamic State” extremists have gained control over the northern part of Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra. Authorities are worried the terror group may destroy the city’s historical legacy, as it has at other sites. The ruins of Palmyra lie … Continued

US: Obama: War in Syria will not end before I leave office
16th May 2015

US: Obama: War in Syria will not end before I leave office

[Photo: President Obama flanked by Kuwait’s emir, Sheik Sabah al Ahmed al Jabbar al Sabah, and Secretary of State John F. Kerry during a summit with Gulf Cooperation Council leaders at the presidential retreat at Camp David in Maryland]   In an interview … Continued

US reassures Persian Gulf allies amid Iran alleged fears
15th May 2015

US reassures Persian Gulf allies amid Iran alleged fears

  US President Barack Obama has reassured Persian Gulf allies of US support in the event of external aggression. Sunni Arab leaders have expressed concern about the ambitions of Iran, especially in Shiite-Sunni hotspots. In a closing press conference after … Continued

Afghanistan: Siege on Kabul guesthouse ends with five killed
14th May 2015

Afghanistan: Siege on Kabul guesthouse ends with five killed

  A multi-hour siege on a Kabul guesthouse that was taken by gunmen has ended with five dead. All of the assailants have been killed by Afghan security forces and no group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. Armed … Continued

Germany: 4 German warships for Israel
13th May 2015

Germany: 4 German warships for Israel

  Israeli President Reuven Rivlin is in Germany on the anniversary of German-Israeli relations. In the port of Kiel, four warships will soon be built for Israel – and an Arab company will make money on the deal. The official … Continued

US-Gulf summit: Obama’s balancing act
13th May 2015

US-Gulf summit: Obama’s balancing act

[Archive photo: Obama in Saudi Arabia earlier on]   Saudi King Salman’s last-minute cancellation has overshadowed US President Barack Obama’s summit with the Gulf states. The Saudis are responding to Obama’s rapprochement with Iran. Gero Schliess reports from Washington. “A … Continued

US: Obama’s Gulf Summit at Camp David missing monarchs
12th May 2015

US: Obama’s Gulf Summit at Camp David missing monarchs

  The two-day meeting at the Presidential country-retreat of Camp David in the Maryland mountains northwest of Washington, is a rare invitation from Obama to the six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). But the rulers of Saudi Arabia, … Continued

Saudi king pulls out of US-Gulf meet
11th May 2015

Saudi king pulls out of US-Gulf meet

  Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has designated his newly appointed crown prince to attend a summit hosted by US president Obama. The leaders of Gulf nations are unnerved by international nuclear talks with their rival Iran. Instead of the Saudi … Continued

Yemen: Houthi allies ‘accept Saudi ceasefire proposal’
10th May 2015

Yemen: Houthi allies ‘accept Saudi ceasefire proposal’

  Yemeni troops fighting alongside Houthi rebels have reportedly agreed to a ceasefire proposed by Saudi Arabia. The deal follows intense bombing of rebel positions in the north of the country. Yemen has accepted a five-day ceasefire that had been … Continued

Saudi cease-fire in Yemen to begin on May 12
9th May 2015

Saudi cease-fire in Yemen to begin on May 12

[Photo: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) news conference with Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in Riyadh March 5, 2015]   Saudi Arabia has announced a five-day humanitarian cease-fire in Yemen starting from next … Continued


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