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Syrian Kurdish Leader accuses Turkey of allowing ISIS militants into Kobane
25th Oct 2014

Syrian Kurdish Leader accuses Turkey of allowing ISIS militants into Kobane

    A Syrian Kurdish leader accused Turkey of supporting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and warned that the battle in Kobane will turn into “a war of attrition” unless Kurds get arms that can repel tanks … Continued

Syria: Iraqi Kurds to help Syrian Kurds in Kobani
23rd Oct 2014

Syria: Iraqi Kurds to help Syrian Kurds in Kobani

      Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers Wednesday approved the deployment of security forces to the Syrian border town of Kobane to help Syrian Kurds battling jihadists from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group, the parliament speaker said. … Continued

Saudi Arabia: Saudi mufti: Twitter “the source of all evil”
22nd Oct 2014

Saudi Arabia: Saudi mufti: Twitter “the source of all evil”

    The microblogging site Twitter popular among both men and women in ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia is nothing more than “a source of lies” and evil, the kingdom’s top Muslim cleric said. “If it were used correctly, it could be … Continued

Lebanon: Two-thirds of Lebanon’s Christians believe Hizbullah is protecting country
22nd Oct 2014

Lebanon: Two-thirds of Lebanon’s Christians believe Hizbullah is protecting country

  [Photo: A Lebanese Christian supporter of Lebanon’s Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah carries his picture]   Two-thirds of Lebanon’s Christians believe Hezbollah is protecting Lebanon from the threat of takfiris (extremist groups), a recent survey by the Beirut Center … Continued

Lebanon: Nasrallah: Takfiris have the choice to either die or retreat
22nd Oct 2014

Lebanon: Nasrallah: Takfiris have the choice to either die or retreat

  An takfiri fighter overlooks the desolate surroundings in Syria’s Qalamoun region which borders Lebanon. (Photo: Radwan Mortada) By: Wafiq Qanso   (Al-Akhbar): The takfiris in Syria’s Qalamoun region and on the outskirts of the northeastern town of Ersal in … Continued

Afghanistan: Blast claims 4 lives, wounds 12 in Kabul
21st Oct 2014

Afghanistan: Blast claims 4 lives, wounds 12 in Kabul

  KABUL, (Xinhua): Four persons were killed and 12 others sustained injuries in a bomb blast targeted at a bus of army personnel in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Tuesday. “Four personnel of the national army were killed and … Continued

Iraq: Series of attacks hit Baghdad, Karbala, killing many
21st Oct 2014

Iraq: Series of attacks hit Baghdad, Karbala, killing many

  Scores have been killed and injured in suicide attacks and car bombings that hit the Iraqi capital Baghdad and the town of Karbala Monday, several of which have been claimed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) … Continued

Iraq: 22 killed in Baghdad suicide bomb attack at Shi’a Muslim mosque
20th Oct 2014

Iraq: 22 killed in Baghdad suicide bomb attack at Shi’a Muslim mosque

  BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): Twenty-two people were killed and 25 others wounded in a suicide bomb attack targeting a Shiite mosque in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad on Sunday evening, a police source said. A suicide bomber wearing an explosive … Continued

Syria: US airdrops weapons to Kurds defending Kobani from ‘IS’
20th Oct 2014

Syria: US airdrops weapons to Kurds defending Kobani from ‘IS’

    [Photo: Kobani being bombed by ISIS]   The US has airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the city of Kobani from the “Islamic State.” The move could anger NATO ally Turkey, which opposes arming … Continued

Iran: Iranian human rights lawyer barred from practicing law for three years
20th Oct 2014

Iran: Iranian human rights lawyer barred from practicing law for three years

    Award-winning Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh told AFP Sunday that she has been barred from practicing for three years and will hold a protest against the decision this week. Sotoudeh was released from jail last year when … Continued

Yemen: Death toll in clashes rises to 20
18th Oct 2014

Yemen: Death toll in clashes rises to 20

    Clashes between al-Qaeda militants and Houthi rebels advancing into the mainly southwestern province of Ibb killed 20 people Friday, local government officials said. Twelve rebels and eight al-Qaeda militants were killed in the fighting for control of the … Continued

Turkey will not allow citizens to fight in Kobani
17th Oct 2014

Turkey will not allow citizens to fight in Kobani

    [Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu (R) and Interior Minister Efkan Ala (L) speak during a press conference at the Interior Ministry in Ankara, Oct. 15. AA Photo]   Ankara, (Hurriyet Daily News): Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said Turkey … Continued

Iraq: Baghdad car bombs, mortar attacks kill 36, injure 98
17th Oct 2014

Iraq: Baghdad car bombs, mortar attacks kill 36, injure 98

    Four car bomb blasts, including a suicide attack, and a mortar attack killed at least 36 people and wounded 98 within a span of two hours in Baghdad Thursday, police and medical sources said. Two car bombs near … Continued

Saudis take to social media to express rage over al-Nimr’s death sentence
17th Oct 2014

Saudis take to social media to express rage over al-Nimr’s death sentence

    [Protesters hold pictures of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr during a rally at Qatif, against Sheikh Nimr’s execution] By: Mariam Abdallah   No one knows or can predict the possible repercussions of the death sentence passed against Saudi cleric Nimr al-Nimr, … Continued

Syria: Multiple US airstrikes on “Islamic State” targets
16th Oct 2014

Syria: Multiple US airstrikes on “Islamic State” targets

  The US military says multiple airstrikes have been carried out on “Islamic State” (IS) targets in Syria and Iraq. Activists say “small advances” have been made by Kurdish fighters defending the Syrian town of Kobani. The US military’s Central … Continued

Bahrain: Pro-democracy activist Zainab al-Khawaja arrested
16th Oct 2014

Bahrain: Pro-democracy activist Zainab al-Khawaja arrested

    Bahraini authorities have ordered pro-democracy activist Zainab al-Khawaja to be detained for questioning for seven days after a judge accused her of insulting King Hamad by tearing up his picture, her lawyer said on Wednesday. Zainab, who is … Continued

Saudi Arabia sentences Sheikh Nimr to death
16th Oct 2014

Saudi Arabia sentences Sheikh Nimr to death

      A Saudi judge on Wednesday sentenced to death an outspoken Shia cleric who has called for greater rights for Saudi minorities, the cleric’s brother Mohamed al-Nimr, said on his Twitter account. The family of al-Nimr have said … Continued

US: West braced for ‘long term’ campaign against IS
15th Oct 2014

US: West braced for ‘long term’ campaign against IS

    United States President Barack Obama has attempted to rally allied commanders around his strategy to defeat “Islamic State” jihadists in Syria and Iraq. Current US-led air raids have been stepped up in northern Syria. Coalition jets on Tuesday … Continued

Iraq: 48 killed in Baghdad’s Shia Muslim areas suicide attacks
15th Oct 2014

Iraq: 48 killed in Baghdad’s Shia Muslim areas suicide attacks

    A suicide car bomb killed at least 18 people and wounded 51 others at a checkpoint entrance to the neighborhood of Kadhimiya in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, a police official and a medical official said. The blast happened … Continued

Iran: Khamenei said America, Zionism, and Britain created ISIS
14th Oct 2014

Iran: Khamenei said America, Zionism, and Britain created ISIS

      Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Monday blamed the United States and the “wicked” British government for creating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in his first speech since undergoing prostate surgery last month. … Continued

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