Bahrain: Police, protesters clash on 4th anniversary of uprising
15th Feb 2015

Bahrain: Police, protesters clash on 4th anniversary of uprising

Nabeel Rajab        ✔ @NABEELRAJAB Follow Women could be trouble makers also to repressive government like #Bahrain 7:33 PM – 13 Feb 2015     Bahraini police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters who took to the streets Saturday on … Continued

UN’s Ban Ki-moon: Yemen is collapsing before our eyes
14th Feb 2015

UN’s Ban Ki-moon: Yemen is collapsing before our eyes

[Photo: Hundreds march toward the municipality building during a demonstration rally to mark the fourth anniversary of the 2011 revolution, beginning of Yemen’s uprising, on Taiz street in Ibb, Yemen on February 11, 2015. Anadolu/Adil al-Sharee]   UN Secretary General … Continued

UN envoy says Assad must be part of “political solution” in Syria
14th Feb 2015

UN envoy says Assad must be part of “political solution” in Syria

  United Nations (UN) special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura speaks during at the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee in Brussels, Belgium on February 02, 2015. Anadolu Agency/Dursun Aydemir   Three people were wounded, including one policeman, in an … Continued

Yemen: Embassies closed as AQAP supporters pledge allegiance to ISIS
12th Feb 2015

Yemen: Embassies closed as AQAP supporters pledge allegiance to ISIS

  [Photo: Security forces stand guard around the US Embassy building in Sanaa, Yemen, on February 11, 2015 after the US government closed down its embassy. Anadolu/Mohammed Hamoud]   Britain, the United States and France have pulled their ambassadors and … Continued

Iraq: ISIS claims suicide bombings near army base
12th Feb 2015

Iraq: ISIS claims suicide bombings near army base

    Three Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) suicide bombers, including a Frenchman, have allegedly detonated explosives-laden trucks in coordinated attacks on Iraqi troops and pro-government fighters, destroying their targets, the jihadist group said Wednesday. The attacks were … Continued

Yemen: US shuts Sana’a embassy as Yemen unrest grows
11th Feb 2015

Yemen: US shuts Sana’a embassy as Yemen unrest grows

  [Photo: US embassy in Sanaa]   Officials have said the US Embassy in Yemen will suspend operations amid security concerns. Employees at the American outpost in Sanaa have been temporarily relocated out of the country. Officials announced that the … Continued

Syria: Assad says Damascus receives information on US-led airstrikes
11th Feb 2015

Syria: Assad says Damascus receives information on US-led airstrikes

  [President Al-Assad being interviewed on his position on Syria crisis]   Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said third parties including Iraq were conveying information to Damascus about the US-led campaign of airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria … Continued

Yemen: Two parties quit talks with Houthis
10th Feb 2015

Yemen: Two parties quit talks with Houthis

  [Photo: Houthis take over Yemen Govt] Yemeni political factions resumed UN-brokered talks on Monday with the Houthi militia that grabbed power last week, but two groups walked out underlining the complexity of the crisis. Factions including the Houthis would … Continued

Egypt: Sisi seeks to mend Gulf ties after leaked recordings
10th Feb 2015

Egypt: Sisi seeks to mend Gulf ties after leaked recordings

  [Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi]   Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi called the leaders of Gulf Arab states to reassure them of strong Egyptian-Gulf ties after a leaked audio recording that purports to show him and senior aides being … Continued

Bahrain shuts down news channel
10th Feb 2015

Bahrain shuts down news channel

    Bahrain on Monday announced the closure of a new pan-Arab news channel, owned by Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, which had vowed to practice “objective” journalism. The Al-Arab News Channel, launched on February 1, was on air … Continued

9th Feb 2015

Iraq: 13 killed in 2 bomb attacks in Baghdad

  BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): At least 13 people were killed and 46 others injured in two separate bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Monday morning, a police source said. In one of the attacks, a suicide bomber detonated … Continued

Saudi Arabia: MERS claims lives of 2 Saudis, 3 more infected
7th Feb 2015

Saudi Arabia: MERS claims lives of 2 Saudis, 3 more infected

. By Md Rasooldeen   Riyadh: The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus has killed three more people and infected four others over the past few days, the Ministry of Health announced Friday.   This comes in the wake of … Continued

Iraq: Bombings kill 25 in Baghdad
7th Feb 2015

Iraq: Bombings kill 25 in Baghdad

    [Archive photo bomb in Baghdad]   Two bombings in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, have killed and wounded dozens of people. The attacks come just hours before a years-old curfew was to be lifted. In the deadliest of a … Continued

Yemen: Houthis announce “constitutional declaration,” dissolve Parliament
7th Feb 2015

Yemen: Houthis announce “constitutional declaration,” dissolve Parliament

    [Photo: Transitional Council chairman Mohammed Ali al-Houthi (center) attends a meeting organized by the Yemeni Shiite Houthi movement about his vision of a new government in Sanaa, Yemen, on February 6, 2015. EFE/Stringer]   Houthi militants announced a … Continued

Syria: Secret dialogue between Syrian regime & Opposition
6th Feb 2015

Syria: Secret dialogue between Syrian regime & Opposition

  [Photo: Khaled Khoja, leader of the Syrian National Coalition, speaks during a press conference in Istanbul, Turkey, on January 5, 2015. (EPA Photos)] By: Maysam Rizk   (Al-Akhbar): Beirut has now joined the list of cities where meetings between … Continued

UAE suspends airstrikes against ‘Islamic State’
5th Feb 2015

UAE suspends airstrikes against ‘Islamic State’

  US security officials said the United Arab Emirates stopped flying airstrikes against the IS militia in Syria after its capture of a downed Jordanian pilot, since murdered. The UAE wants rescue aircraft posted closer. A New York Times report … Continued

1,000 Peshmerga fighters killed by ISIS since June
5th Feb 2015

1,000 Peshmerga fighters killed by ISIS since June

    Nearly 1,000 Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters have been killed battling the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) jihadist group since June, a senior security official said on Wednesday. Meanwhile, a monitoring group reported that ISIS has killed … Continued

Jordan executes prisoners after ‘Islamic State’ kills pilot
4th Feb 2015

Jordan executes prisoners after ‘Islamic State’ kills pilot

  [Photo: Failed Iraqi suicide bomber Sajida al-Rishawi executed by Jordan]   Jordan has executed two Iraqi militants in retaliation for the killing of one its citizens by the “Islamic State.” The executions came hours after the release of a … Continued

Iraq: ISIS claims to have burned alive captive Jordanian pilot
4th Feb 2015

Iraq: ISIS claims to have burned alive captive Jordanian pilot

    Supporters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) jihadist group circulated images on social media on Tuesday which they claimed showed a Jordanian hostage being burned alive. Shortly afterwards, a member of Jordanian pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh’s … Continued

Yemen: US drone strike kills four people
3rd Feb 2015

Yemen: US drone strike kills four people

    A drone strike killed at least four al-Qaeda suspects in Yemen on Monday, tribal sources said, the third attack in a week after Washington vowed to pursue its anti-jihadist campaign in the Arabian Peninsula. The unmanned aircraft, which … Continued

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