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Yemen: Police disperse rebels near airport, 10 injured
8th Sep 2014

Yemen: Police disperse rebels near airport, 10 injured

[Photo: Protestors run away from Police in Sana'a Xinhua/Mohammed Mohammed]   SANAA, (Xinhua): Yemeni riot police on Sunday evening fired tear gas to disperse Shiite Houthi rebels who blocked a main road to the Sanaa International Airport in an escalation of their standoff … Continued

Iraq: Obama to set out game plan to ‘deal with’ ‘IS’ militants
8th Sep 2014

Iraq: Obama to set out game plan to ‘deal with’ ‘IS’ militants

  US President Barack Obama has pledged to “deal with” the threat posed by “Islamic State” fighters in Syria and northern Iraq. The head of the Arab League urged its members to confront the IS “militarily and politically.” The US … Continued

Arab League calls for “military and political” confrontation with ISIS
8th Sep 2014

Arab League calls for “military and political” confrontation with ISIS

    Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi on Sunday called for a comprehensive military and political confrontation with militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and other jihadists. “What is needed is a clear decision for a … Continued

Iraq:Fresh US airstrikes against ‘Islamic State’
7th Sep 2014

Iraq:Fresh US airstrikes against ‘Islamic State’

  The United States has begun carrying out airstrikes near Iraq’s Haditha Dam which has been under threat from “Islamic State” militants. Since August, the US military has carried out over 100 airstrikes in the country. “At the request of … Continued

Lebanon: ISIS allegedly beheads second Lebanese soldier
6th Sep 2014

Lebanon: ISIS allegedly beheads second Lebanese soldier

    [Thousands of angry mourners at funeral of Lebanese soldier beheaded by ISIS]     The Lebanese army is investigating photographs purportedly showing a second soldier who had been beheaded by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a military … Continued

Lebanon: One killed when Israel detonates spy device in southern Lebanon
6th Sep 2014

Lebanon: One killed when Israel detonates spy device in southern Lebanon

    [A photo posted to social media shows smoke emerging from the site of the blast]   Israel, not Hezbollah, was behind the explosion that killed a civilian in southern Lebanon Friday, the Lebanese army said in a statement. … Continued

Saudi Arabia: Prophet dome removal reports rubbished
5th Sep 2014

Saudi Arabia: Prophet dome removal reports rubbished

  ByIrfan Mohammed & Ibrahim Naffee Jeddah: The Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques has strongly denied reports that surfaced in Western media outlets claiming that the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in Madinah may be … Continued

Iraq: ISIS terrorists kidnap dozens in north Iraq
5th Sep 2014

Iraq: ISIS terrorists kidnap dozens in north Iraq

      The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants kidnapped 40 men from a town in Iraq’s northern province of Kirkuk on Thursday, dragging the men into cars before driving off, residents said. It is not the … Continued

Yemen: Coup against the Muslim Brotherhood: scenarios of war and reconciliation in Sana’a
5th Sep 2014

Yemen: Coup against the Muslim Brotherhood: scenarios of war and reconciliation in Sana’a

  [Photo: Yemeni Salafists]   By: Mona Safwan   (Al Akhbar): It seems that multiple interests have converged to topple the Islamic Reform Party (al-Islah), the strongest party that had emerged from the revolution of 2011 in Yemen with the … Continued

Bosnia arrests 16 suspected extremists
4th Sep 2014

Bosnia arrests 16 suspected extremists

      Bosnian police arrested 16 people Wednesday on charges of joining European-based Islamists and helping them travel to fight in Syria and Iraq. “Sixteen people were arrested” in an operation across the capital Sarajevo and several other Bosnian … Continued

Obama orders 350 more US troops to Iraq
4th Sep 2014

Obama orders 350 more US troops to Iraq

  American President Barack Obama on Tuesday ordered about 350 more US troops to Baghdad to safeguard American diplomats in the Iraqi capital, increasing the US military presence to more than 1,000 forces. The move comes after a request last … Continued

Yemen: Houthis tighten their control over Sanaa
3rd Sep 2014

Yemen: Houthis tighten their control over Sanaa

Mona Safwan Al Akhbar: Sana’a is about to fall in the hands of the Houthis. It is true they reached the city three times before and each time they would retreat at the last minute. But this time seems different. … Continued

Yemen: President to dissolve government after mass protests
3rd Sep 2014

Yemen: President to dissolve government after mass protests

President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi is to replace Yemen’s unity government and cut a controversial fuel price hike, two demands of Houthi rebels, in an initiative announced Tuesday that was quickly rejected by the opposition which felt it didn’t go far … Continued

Lebanon: Families of Lebanese abductees kidnap 18 Syrians
3rd Sep 2014

Lebanon: Families of Lebanese abductees kidnap 18 Syrians

    Relatives of the 28 Lebanese soldiers and policemen being held by jihadist militants on Lebanon’s northeastern border with Syria abducted 18 Syrians and locked them in a warehouse Tuesday, state media reported. But the abductees managed to knock … Continued

Syria: Fiji says rebels in Golan want removal from terror list
2nd Sep 2014

Syria: Fiji says rebels in Golan want removal from terror list

  Fiji says Islamist fighters who abducted 45 Fijian soldiers last week in the Golan Heights have issued conditions on their release. It comes amid clashes where the peacekeepers were taken. Fiji’s military commander said the Nusra Front group, which … Continued

Germany to supply arms to Kurds fighting ‘IS’ militants
1st Sep 2014

Germany to supply arms to Kurds fighting ‘IS’ militants

    Chancellor Angela Merkel is to address parliament to explain a decision to supply German weapons to Kurdish forces fighting “IS” militants in Iraq. The decision marks a major policy shift and is not universally popular. Chancellor Merkel is … Continued

Palestine: Human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja arrested at Bahrain airport
1st Sep 2014

Palestine: Human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja arrested at Bahrain airport

      Bahraini human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja was arrested on Saturday at Bahrain’s international airport when she tried to visit her imprisoned father, fellow Bahraini activists said. Khawaja was traveling back to Bahrain to visit her father, jailed … Continued

Afghanistan: 23 dead in W Afghan traffic accident
31st Aug 2014

Afghanistan: 23 dead in W Afghan traffic accident

  HERAT, (Xinhua):  At least 23 people were killed and four others wounded when a bus collided with a truck in western Afghan Herat province Sunday morning, sources said. “A bus crashed with a truck head-on along Herat-Islam Qala highway … Continued

Syria: UNDOF staff freed from Syria rebels in Golan Heights
31st Aug 2014

Syria: UNDOF staff freed from Syria rebels in Golan Heights

  Several peacekeepers trapped in the Golan Heights are now safe. The men had come “under attack” by rebels in Syria’s civil war at a UN encampment at around 6 a.m. local time, and several peacekeepers remain in danger. There … Continued

US sanctions businesses, networks for helping Iran
30th Aug 2014

US sanctions businesses, networks for helping Iran

  The United States has slapped sanctions on more than 25 individuals and businesses linked with Iran. The US suspects them of having helped Tehran expand its nuclear program – or evade existing sanctions. The US Treasury announced sanctions against … Continued

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