Syria: ISIS seizes eastern Syria air base
7th Dec 2014

Syria: ISIS seizes eastern Syria air base

    Jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group seized part of the key government air base in Deir Ezzor in eastern Syria in fierce fighting on Saturday, a monitoring group said. “(ISIS) mounted a dawn … Continued

Yemen: US, South African hostages killed in failed rescue mission
7th Dec 2014

Yemen: US, South African hostages killed in failed rescue mission

    An American journalist and a South African teacher were killed on Saturday during a failed attempt by US forces to rescue the two hostages from al-Qaeda militants in Yemen. Luke Somers’s death was announced by US Defense Secretary … Continued

Lebanon: Nusra Front claims to have executed Lebanese policeman
7th Dec 2014

Lebanon: Nusra Front claims to have executed Lebanese policeman

    Anger erupted in eastern Lebanon early Saturday after Al Qaeda-linked Syrian jihadist group al-Nusra Front said it had killed a captured Lebanese policeman to avenge the arrest of Islamic militants’ wives and children. Families of Lebanese soldiers held … Continued

Yemen: US journalist dies in rescue operation
6th Dec 2014

Yemen: US journalist dies in rescue operation

  American photojournalist Luke Somers has died in an attempted rescue raid by US and Yemeni forces. Alleged al Qaeda members had been holding him captive for more than a year. Journalist Luke Somers died in a joint US-Yemeni operation … Continued

Syria: Assad: US-led airstrikes against ISIS in Syria ineffective
4th Dec 2014

Syria: Assad: US-led airstrikes against ISIS in Syria ineffective

      The US-led strikes in Syria have made no difference, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told a French magazine Wednesday, as he accused Turkey of supporting terrorism. The US-led coalition of around 60 mainly Western and Arab states was … Continued

Iran carries out airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq
3rd Dec 2014

Iran carries out airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq

  The Pentagon has said that Iranian fighter jets have struck Islamic State militants in eastern Iraq. The attacks, however, were “not coordinated” with the US. In recent days, Iran has conducted airstrikes against the self-proclaimed “Islamic State” (IS) terror … Continued

Lebanon: Terrorists ambush kills seven army soldiers in northeast Lebanon
3rd Dec 2014

Lebanon: Terrorists ambush kills seven army soldiers in northeast Lebanon

    Militants ambushed a Lebanese army unit on the outskirts of Ras Baalbeck Tuesday, killing seven, sources told Al-Akhbar. For the past few months, the military has been coming under increasing armed attacks, mainly in the country’s northeastern region. … Continued

Bahrain: Prominent activist Maryam al-Khawaja sentenced to one year
2nd Dec 2014

Bahrain: Prominent activist Maryam al-Khawaja sentenced to one year

A Bahraini court on Monday sentenced in absentia prominent rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja to one year in jail for assaulting police officers, her lawyer said. Mohammed al-Jishi told AFP that the verdict was announced in Khawaja’s absence, who said on … Continued

Yemen: Al-Q’aida bomb attack kills two soldiers
2nd Dec 2014

Yemen: Al-Q’aida bomb attack kills two soldiers

    A bomb attack blamed on al-Qaeda killed two soldiers and wounded two more in southern Yemen on Monday, while a Houthi leader got shot in the central province of Ibb. The blast targeted a 39th armored brigade checkpoint … Continued

Saudi Arabia: Rain paralyses Riyadh
1st Dec 2014

Saudi Arabia: Rain paralyses Riyadh

. [In many neighborhoods, people had to wade through ankle deep water to reach home. (AN photo by Khaled Al-Khamis)]   By MD RASOOLDEEN Riyadh, Qassim, Hofuf and the Eastern Province experienced rainfall throughout the day on Sunday. For Monday, … Continued

Syria: 50 IS fighters killed in Ayn al-Arab
1st Dec 2014

Syria: 50 IS fighters killed in Ayn al-Arab

      DAMASCUS, (Xinhua): At least 50 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed over the weekend during the strikes by the U.S.-led anti-terror coalition and clashes with Kurdish militants near the border with Turkey, a monitoring group reported Sunday. … Continued

Syria: ISIL attacks Kurdish-held post on Syria-Turkey border
30th Nov 2014

Syria: ISIL attacks Kurdish-held post on Syria-Turkey border

    [Isis bomb from Turkey on Kabani. DHA photo] ANKARA/ BEIRUT, (Hurriyet Daily News):  Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants attacked a Kurdish-controlled post on the Syrian-Turkish border Nov 29 for the first time, a monitor and … Continued

Arab League backs plan to seek Palestinian statehood in UN Security Council
30th Nov 2014

Arab League backs plan to seek Palestinian statehood in UN Security Council

     The Arab League has backed a plan by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to seek international approval for a Palestinian state at the UN Security Council. Member state Jordan is due to present the draft resolution. A general view … Continued

Iraqi forces hold off ISIS assault on Anbar’s Ramadi
28th Nov 2014

Iraqi forces hold off ISIS assault on Anbar’s Ramadi

    Iraqi security forces held off a jihadist assault on government headquarters in the troubled Anbar province, deploying reinforcements in the key battleground against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group, officers said Thursday. Pro-government troops, backed … Continued

Afghanistan: British embassy vehicle hit in deadly Kabul suicide attack
27th Nov 2014

Afghanistan: British embassy vehicle hit in deadly Kabul suicide attack

  Afghan officials say several people have been killed and wounded in a suicide attack on a British embassy car in Kabul. The attack is the latest in a wave of bombings amid a withdrawal of foreign troops. A suicide … Continued

Bahrain jails 12 as authorities continue crackdown on protesters
27th Nov 2014

Bahrain jails 12 as authorities continue crackdown on protesters

    A Bahraini court has sentenced two former inmates who escaped from Jau prison in April and four accomplices to up to 15 years in prison, Northern Governorate Attorney General Hussein al-Bouali said in a statement on Tuesday’s sentencing. … Continued

Qatar training Syria rebels as Muallem seeks political solution in Russia
27th Nov 2014

Qatar training Syria rebels as Muallem seeks political solution in Russia

      At a desert base, Gulf state Qatar, with the help of the United States, has been covertly training the so-called “moderate” Syria rebels to fight the Syrian army and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) … Continued

Lebanon: Families of abducted soldiers seek help from Nasrallah
27th Nov 2014

Lebanon: Families of abducted soldiers seek help from Nasrallah

  [Photo: Relatives of soldiers abducted by ISIS and al-Nusra Front burn tires in Beirut .Anadolu / Wissam Fanash]   Families of the abducted Lebanese soldiers called on Hezbollah’s secretary-general, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, to help free their sons, a day after a member … Continued

Syria: Strikes on ‘Islamic State’ in Raqqa kill dozens
26th Nov 2014

Syria: Strikes on ‘Islamic State’ in Raqqa kill dozens

  Government airstrikes have killed dozens in the “Islamic State” stronghold of Raqqa, a monitor reports. The airstrikes were the deadliest by Syria’s military against the city since IS seized control of it last year.   Tuesday’s government raids struck … Continued

Iraq: Clashes erupt between ISIS, Iraqi forces near Baiji refinery
26th Nov 2014

Iraq: Clashes erupt between ISIS, Iraqi forces near Baiji refinery

  Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) insurgents battled Iraqi forces in the center of Baiji on Tuesday, a week after the army broke their prolonged siege of the country’s largest oil refinery just outside the town, an army … Continued

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