Yemen: Six killed, nine wounded in clashes
1st Feb 2015

Yemen: Six killed, nine wounded in clashes

  [Photo: Security forces are seen as a pro-revolutionary group march towards municipality building during a protest against Houthi rebels at the Taiz street in Ibb, Yemen on January 31, 2015. Anadolu/Adel al-Sharee.]   Three army personnel and three Houthis … Continued

Iraq: Attacks kill 21, wound 105 in 3 Cities
31st Jan 2015

Iraq: Attacks kill 21, wound 105 in 3 Cities

  [Wreckage of a car is seen after a suicide attack affiliated with ISIS outside the Qasr Hotel in Kirkuk, Iraq on January 30, 2015. Anadolu]   Strikes and suicide attacks in Baghdad, Samarra and Kirkuk killed at least 21 … Continued

Syria: Nusra pushes out Western-backed rebels from Aleppo, Idlib
31st Jan 2015

Syria: Nusra pushes out Western-backed rebels from Aleppo, Idlib

  Fighting between the Syrian arm of al-Qaeda and Western-backed rebels in northern Syria spread from Aleppo province into neighboring Idlib on Friday, the rebel group and an organization monitoring the civil war said. Clashes began on Thursday when al-Qaeda’s … Continued

Saudi Arabia: King Salman fires late King’s sons
31st Jan 2015

Saudi Arabia: King Salman fires late King’s sons

    [Photo: King Salman]   Two days after meeting with US President Barack Obama in Riyadh, and only six days after the death of his half-brother King Abdullah, Saudi Arabia’s new King Salman on Thursday further cemented his hold … Continued

Lebanon: Nasrallah: Rules of engagement with Israel are over
31st Jan 2015

Lebanon: Nasrallah: Rules of engagement with Israel are over

[Photo: A Hezbollah supporter with the words “time for retribution” written on her hand attends a memorial ceremony to honor six Hezbollah fighters killed in Syria by an Israeli airstrike, during which Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah made a televised speech. … Continued

Iraq: Double suicide attack kills 6, wounds 28 in Baghdad
30th Jan 2015

Iraq: Double suicide attack kills 6, wounds 28 in Baghdad

    [Photo: Funeral of Shia Muslims killed by ISIS in Diyala province ]   A double suicide attack on a base housing militia groups fighting alongside the government north of Baghdad killed at least six people on Thursday, medical sources said. “The car … Continued

Iraq to investigates massacre in newly liberated Diyala
30th Jan 2015

Iraq to investigates massacre in newly liberated Diyala

  The Iraqi government said on Wednesday it was opening a probe into the killings of civilians that happened on Monday in the eastern village of Barwanah. “The prime minister has ordered an urgent investigation and we are awaiting the … Continued

Lebanon: Spain blames Israel for UN Peacekeeper’s killing
30th Jan 2015

Lebanon: Spain blames Israel for UN Peacekeeper’s killing

  Spain on Wednesday said Israeli fire had killed a Spanish UN peacekeeper serving in South Lebanon and called on the United Nations to fully investigate the violence, a day after Israeli prime minister vowed that Hezbollah would “pay the … Continued

Bahrain opposition Chief goes on trial, rejects all charges
29th Jan 2015

Bahrain opposition Chief goes on trial, rejects all charges

[Photo: Sheikh Ali Salman denies all charges] Bahraini opposition chief Sheikh Ali Salman, arrested for allegedly trying to overthrow the kingdom’s regime, rejected the charge as his trial opened Wednesday, a judicial source said. The judge decided to keep Salman … Continued

Israel attacks S Lebanon after Hizbullah targets army convoy
29th Jan 2015

Israel attacks S Lebanon after Hizbullah targets army convoy

Israel hit Lebanon with a number of rockets after an anti-tank missile was fired at an Israel Occupation Forces (IOF) convoy in the Israeli-occupied Lebanese Shebaa Farms on Wednesday. The Israeli army said on its Twitter feed that an “initial … Continued

Yemen: US drone strike kills 11-year-old boy
28th Jan 2015

Yemen: US drone strike kills 11-year-old boy

    A Yemeni rights group said on Tuesday a sixth grade student was killed in a US drone strike east of the capital Sanaa, an assertion that could raise fresh concern over Washington’s campaign against suspected militants. The National … Continued

Syria: Kurds expel ISIS from Kobane as Iraqi army retakes Diyala
27th Jan 2015

Syria: Kurds expel ISIS from Kobane as Iraqi army retakes Diyala

  A Kurdish militia has driven Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants out of the Syrian border town of Kobane after months of heavy fighting, a monitor and spokesman said Monday, dealing a crucial blow to the jihadists. … Continued

Iraq: ISIS lost 1 % of territory after months of airstrikes
25th Jan 2015

Iraq: ISIS lost 1 % of territory after months of airstrikes

    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has lost only a tiny fraction of captured territory in Iraq after five months of US-led airstrikes, the Pentagon said on Friday. Kurdish peshmerga forces and Iraqi government troops have … Continued

Syria: 92 killed in military operations across country
25th Jan 2015

Syria: 92 killed in military operations across country

  [Archive photo]   At least 92 people were killed Friday after Syrian military operations across the country, according to a written statement made by the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR). Government forces attacked cities controlled by rebels, according … Continued

Lebanon: Clashes in E Lebanon leave 5 soldiers dead
24th Jan 2015

Lebanon: Clashes in E Lebanon leave 5 soldiers dead

    The Lebanese military said in a statement late Friday that five soldiers, including an officer, were killed in clashes with gunmen near the Syrian border. “The Lebanese army… is mourning a number of troops who were martyred in … Continued

Yemen: Thousands rally against Houthis amid power struggle
24th Jan 2015

Yemen: Thousands rally against Houthis amid power struggle

  [Photo: Yemenis gather at Ibb University shout slogans and hold banners during a protest against Houthis in Ibb, Yemen on January 24, 2015. Anadolu/Adel es-Sharee]   Thousands of Yemenis took to the streets on Saturday in the largest demonstration … Continued

Saudi Arabia: Salman takes Saudi throne after King Abdullah dies
23rd Jan 2015

Saudi Arabia: Salman takes Saudi throne after King Abdullah dies

[Photo: Salman bin Abdul Aziz al Saud] Reuters, AFP, dpa, AP Salman bin Abdul Aziz has become Saudi king. His brother Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud died early Friday after suffering from a lung infection for several weeks. Shortly … Continued

UK: FM says anti-ISIS efforts could last years
23rd Jan 2015

UK: FM says anti-ISIS efforts could last years

[Photo: UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, Iraq Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi &  US Secretary of State John Kerry at the anti ISIS press conference in London on 22 Jan, 2015. Photo: Ahmed J Versi/The Muslim News] (AFP, Reuters, Al-Akhbar): Foreign ministers … Continued

Syrian National Coalition receives $6m in US aid
23rd Jan 2015

Syrian National Coalition receives $6m in US aid

    The opposition Syrian National Coalition (SNC) said on Thursday it had received $6 million from the United States in the first direct US financial support for the rebel body. The money is for development and relief projects in … Continued

Yemen: President, Houthis reach agreement
23rd Jan 2015

Yemen: President, Houthis reach agreement

Reuters, AFP, Al-Akhbar: A senior official of Yemen’s Houthi movement said on Thursday that a statement by President Abed-Rabbo Mansour Hadi aimed at defusing a political crisis was acceptable because it confirmed the terms of a power-sharing agreement signed in … Continued


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