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Monday, January 18th 2016 01:08 AM
Jihadists from the Islamic State group have abducted more than 400 Syrian civilians after capturing new ground in a major assault on the city of Deir Ezzor that left dozens dead. The shock attack comes despite a Russian air campaign targeting the group that began in September, and more than a year of strikes by a US-led coalition against the
Sunday, January 17th 2016 11:10 AM
The United States Department of Defense released video on Friday purporting to show the destruction from an airstrike on a bank in northern Iraqi city of Mosul which the U.S.-led coalition said had been aimed at disrupting the group’s financing activities. Targeting Islamic State’s finances is a key part of the coalition’s
Friday, January 15th 2016 05:03 PM
The Union of the Comoros has severed diplomatic relations with Iran and urged the Iranian ambassador to leave the country as soon as possible, local media reported Thursday.    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the Iranian ISNA news agency, the government of Comoros has taken the decision at the Wednesday government meeting in the
Thursday, January 14th 2016 10:47 PM
The National Defense Council in Egypt agreed on Thursday to extend the participation of Egyptian troops in the military coalition led by Saudi Arabia against the Houthis in Yemen for an additional year. This came during a meeting of the Council led by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, in participation of the first president of the new parliament,
Wednesday, January 13th 2016 09:19 PM
 U.S. President Barack Obama and Jordan's King Abdullah are holding a meeting at Andrews Air Force Base, a White House official said on Tuesday. Obama and the U.S. ally were both at the military base before separate trips. The president is slated to depart shortly for Nebraska, where he is holding events to follow up on his State of the Union
Wednesday, January 13th 2016 07:45 PM
The 10 American sailors captured by Iran were freed Wednesday, but the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and U.S. officials appear to be at odds over whether the U.S. apologized for the incident before their release. Iranian authorities let the sailors go after determining that their vessels' entry into Iranian waters was unintentional and "after they
Tuesday, January 12th 2016 01:42 PM
“I AM the free and fearless. I am secrets that never die. I am the voice of those who will not bow…” The voice in question, raised in song amid the crowds packing Avenue Bourguiba, a promenade in Tunis, at the beginning of 2011, was that of Emel Mathlouthi. For a moment of calm in a month of clamour, she gave voice to the
Tuesday, January 12th 2016 11:48 AM
ISTANBUL: An explosion rocked the central Istanbul Sultanahmet square, a major tourist attraction, Tuesday, causing some casualties, the Dogan news agency reported. Witnesses reported hearing a loud blast and video footage on the CNN Turk channel showed police and ambulances at the scene. The cause of the explosion was not immediately clear. More
Monday, January 11th 2016 09:39 PM
BAGHDAD — Daesh militants left Ramadi’s streets and buildings boobytrapped with bombs, hampering efforts to rebuild the city two weeks after Iraq’s elite counterterrorism forces claimed victory against the militant group there, officials said.Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, was touted as the first major success for
Monday, January 11th 2016 05:05 PM
The expert bomb-maker from al-Qaida's Yemeni branch has threatened Saudi Arabia and the United States, vowing revenge for the Saudi execution of several militants earlier this month. Ibrahim bin Hassan al-Asiri says in an audio recording released Monday by the group's official media that the militants were executed because they fought "Crusaders"
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    Modern Yemen was established after a merge of two sovereign states- the Northern Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) and People Democratic Republic of Yemen
There is a lot more to make one confident about the Arab world than there is to cause despair. This may be a surprise, as every day we have to cope with more grim news; from Syria and Libya where
Extremism, especially violent extremism, is a scourge on the planet. Those who promote extremist ideologies or sponsor acts of violence in the name of Islam cannot be condoned or supported by anyone
The port of the most charming and enchanting city in Yemen- Aden- is one of the oldest and most ancient ports in the country. Its importance and strategic location contributed to its fame that can be
  Alas! I begin my speech with this word.,it reflects a deep sorrow in my heart. Innocent people were killed without remorse just because they wanted to help us! This is a Crime!! What happened
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