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Syrian opposition rejects UN Aleppo freeze plan
3rd Mar 2015

Syrian opposition rejects UN Aleppo freeze plan

    [Photo: UN Envoy to Aleppo, Syria Staffan de Mistura with Syrian President Assad]   Syrian rebel forces in Aleppo on Sunday rejected UN envoy Staffan de Mistura’s plan for a freeze in fighting in the divided northern city, … Continued

US: Kerry denounces UN Rights Council “Obsession” with Israel
3rd Mar 2015

US: Kerry denounces UN Rights Council “Obsession” with Israel

    US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday launched a staunch defense of Israel at the annual session of the UN human rights body. Israel has long had stormy relations with the Human Rights Council (HRC), which has … Continued

Yemen: US drone attack kills 3 people in Shabwa
2nd Mar 2015

Yemen: US drone attack kills 3 people in Shabwa

ADEN, (Xinhua): Three suspected al-Qaida members were killed when a U.S. drone fired missiles on a pick-up truck in Yemen’s southeastern province of Shabwa, a military source told Xinhua on Monday. “The U.S. attack destroyed a small pick-up vehicle loaded … Continued

Iraq reopens museum looted in US-led invasion
2nd Mar 2015

Iraq reopens museum looted in US-led invasion

    Iraq’s national museum [photo above] officially reopened Saturday after 12 years of painstaking efforts during which close to a third of 15,000 pieces looted during the US-led invasion were recovered. The reopening was brought forward in what officials … Continued

Iraq: 41 killed in bomb attacks and clashes across Iraq
1st Mar 2015

Iraq: 41 killed in bomb attacks and clashes across Iraq

[File photo] BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): Bomb attacks and clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants on Saturday left a total of 41 people killed and some 102 others injured in central and eastern Iraq, security sources said. The deadliest attacks occurred in … Continued

Iraq: Bombs and rockets on Baghdad kill eight
28th Feb 2015

Iraq: Bombs and rockets on Baghdad kill eight

At least eight people were killed by bombs and rocket fire in Baghdad on Friday, police and medical sources said. They said a bomb exploded in the neighborhood of al-Saydiya, in southern Baghdad, killing three civilians while two Katyusha rockets … Continued

Yemen’s Hadi meet UN Envoy in Aden
28th Feb 2015

Yemen’s Hadi meet UN Envoy in Aden

[Photo: UN secretary-general’s special envoy to Yemen, Jamal bin Omar, delivers a speech in Aden city of Yemen on February 26. Anadolu/Fadıl Mübarek Yemen President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi on Thursday met the UN envoy in Aden, as political confrontations … Continued

US spy chief: Fighting ISIS not Turkish priority
28th Feb 2015

US spy chief: Fighting ISIS not Turkish priority

Turkey does not place a high priority on fighting Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) jihadists and as a result foreign fighters are able to travel through the country into Syria, US intelligence chief James Clapper said Thursday. “Public … Continued

Afghanistan: Death toll of snowfall, avalanches rise to 216
27th Feb 2015

Afghanistan: Death toll of snowfall, avalanches rise to 216

  KABUL, (Xinhua): The number of those who have lost their lives in the snowfall and avalanches in Afghanistan have soared to 216, chief of Natural Disaster Management Authority ( NDMA) Deam Kakar said Friday. “Our data collected so far … Continued

Kerry: Netanyahu “was wrong” on opposing Iran nuclear talks
27th Feb 2015

Kerry: Netanyahu “was wrong” on opposing Iran nuclear talks

Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was wrong to oppose negotiations with Iran over Tehran’s nuclear program. “He was wrong. And today he’s saying, ‘Oh, we should extend that interim agreement,’” Kerry … Continued

Yemen: Houthis seize special forces base in Sanaa
26th Feb 2015

Yemen: Houthis seize special forces base in Sanaa

[Photo: Abed-Rabbo Mansour Hadi fled Sanaa to the southern city of Aden earlier this week, deploy supporters and private guards around presidential palaces in Yemen’s southern Aden province on February 24. Anadolu/Majid Shuaibi] Armed men from Yemen’s Houthi group took … Continued

Iraq: US says 30% of ISIS-held territory recaptured in Iraq
26th Feb 2015

Iraq: US says 30% of ISIS-held territory recaptured in Iraq

Iraq has recaptured roughly a third of its territory from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), US Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday. Kerry’s statement comes as Kurds in neighboring Syria advanced further against the militant group, … Continued

Syria: Death: the only reliable news in Aleppo
26th Feb 2015

Syria: Death: the only reliable news in Aleppo

[Archive photo] Suhaib Anjarini (Al-Akhbar): Battles are raging in the Aleppo countryside, but the residents of the city itself have stopped following the news of the fighting. There are many reasons behind this apparent indifference, including the news of more … Continued

Iraq: Explosions kill 8 in Salahuddin Province, 10 in Baghdad
25th Feb 2015

Iraq: Explosions kill 8 in Salahuddin Province, 10 in Baghdad

  At least 10 people were killed and 30 others were wounded Tuesday in multiple explosions in and around the Iraqi capital Baghdad, police said. Meanwhile, at least eight people, including four pro-government fighters, were killed and 19 others were … Continued

How Turkish troops entered Syria with ISIS, Kurdish assistance
24th Feb 2015

How Turkish troops entered Syria with ISIS, Kurdish assistance

    [Photo: Suleiman Shah tomb] By: Elie Hanna   Al-Akhbar: Turkish troops entered Syria, as part of a well-planned operation, to relocate the remains of Suleiman Shah. The “seamless” operation relied on alliances and understandings forged by Ankara with … Continued

Kuwait: US commanders convene to assess anti-IS campaign
23rd Feb 2015

Kuwait: US commanders convene to assess anti-IS campaign

  Top US commanders are due to meet in Kuwait on Monday to assess the multinational campaign against “Islamic State” jihadists in Syria and Iraq. New US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter [seen above] will convene the meeting. Carter flew to … Continued

Yemen: Hadi says he remains President
22nd Feb 2015

Yemen: Hadi says he remains President

    Yemen’s ousted president Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi [pictured above] appeared to rescind his resignation and attempted to reclaim his position in a statement on Saturday after escaping house arrest by the Houthi militia in the capital Sanaa and … Continued

Turkey evacuates troops at historic tomb in Syria
22nd Feb 2015

Turkey evacuates troops at historic tomb in Syria

    [Photo: PM Davutoğlu said Feb. 22 Turkish army took control of another area inside Syria, raising the flag, for the future transfer of Süleyman Şah artifacts. Citing international treaties, Turkey recognizes the land around the tomb as its … Continued

UAE: Firefighters extinguish blaze in Dubai Torch residential tower
21st Feb 2015

UAE: Firefighters extinguish blaze in Dubai Torch residential tower

  A fire in a Dubai skyscraper that caused hundreds to be evacuated has been extinguished, with no reported casualties. The tower, called The Torch, is one of the world’s tallest residential buildings. The fire, which broke out on Saturday … Continued

Turkey, US sign deal to train Syria rebels
20th Feb 2015

Turkey, US sign deal to train Syria rebels

  The United States and Turkey have signed an agreement to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting against the “Islamist State” group. Washington and Ankara have been in talks about such a pact for several months. “The agreement was signed … Continued

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