Politics - Mid-East

U.N. warns of imminent Yemen infrastructure collapse

U.N. warns of imminent Yemen infrastructure collapse

🕔2015-05-02 17:21:21

  Key infrastructure in Yemen, including water supplies, health services and telecommunications, are on the verge of breaking down due to a major fuel shortage, a United Nations official said Saturday. "The services still available in the country in terms of health, water, food are quickly disappearing because fuel is no longer being brought into the country," ...

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Iraqi security operates, killing a leaders of «ISIS» in Iraq

Iraqi security operates, killing a leaders of «ISIS» in Iraq

🕔2015-05-02 17:17:58

Iranian "Press TV" channel has reported that Abu Ibrahim Al-Shishani, a leader of "ISIS" has died in an operation carried out by Iraqi security forces in Salahuddin province. It is noteworthy that the Chechen militant is responsible for of the attack carried out by the militant organization on the Baiji oil refinery last month. It is located ...

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Failure haunts UN pursuits to solve Yemeni crisis

Failure haunts UN pursuits to solve Yemeni crisis

🕔2015-05-02 16:33:31

UN Security Council has failed to agree on a Russian draft resolution demanding humanitarian truce in Yemen after daily crisis there threatens to exacerbate into a humanitarian disaster. Russia has strongly criticized the attitude of Arab and western countries in the Council  for failing to approve the project. Russian envoy, Vitaly Churkin has accused these countries ...

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Abdollahian: Iran retains common security interests with Yemen

Abdollahian: Iran retains common security interests with Yemen

🕔2015-05-02 16:19:12

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has announced that Iran maintains common security interests with Yemen and will not allow other regional parties to jeopardize them. He has said: "We will not allow our common security to be exposed to risk of military adventures" in reference to Saudi aggression against Yemen that began a month ...

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IS jihadists claim Baghdad car bombs to avenge Anbar

IS jihadists claim Baghdad car bombs to avenge Anbar

🕔2015-05-02 16:08:49

  The Islamic State jihadist group said Friday it carried out a series of deadly car bombings in districts of Iraq's capital to avenge attacks on displaced persons from Anbar province. Eleven people were killed and more than 40 wounded in a wave of car bomb attacks on Thursday, medics said. The interior ministry reported three bombings, although ...

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Iraqi Army operates in Salah Eddin province, eliminates dozens of terrorists

Iraqi Army operates in Salah Eddin province, eliminates dozens of terrorists

🕔2015-05-02 12:24:31

  Iraqi forces have killed and injured scores of terrorists in operations carried out by Salah Eddin province and al-Karma area east of al-Fallujah.   Defense Ministry stated that, “Fighters of Salah Eddin’s operations leadership have eliminated 5 terrorists, and destroyed an armed vehicle while founded another, beside 6 IEDs and an IED manufacturing workshop,” pointing out that ...

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IS claims gunning down 50 Yazidis in Tal Afar west of Mosul

IS claims gunning down 50 Yazidis in Tal Afar west of Mosul

🕔2015-05-02 11:09:02

  The Islamic State “IS” organization has announced gunning down 50 Yazidis in Tal Afar west of Mosul Iraqi city.   Commander in Patriotic Union of Kurdistan “PUK” Hokar al-Jaf said that “IS has executed the detainees after Friday’s pray after being considered as a burden for continuous bombardments which targets all of their headquarters by “International Coalition”. ...

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IS leader incapacitated with suspected spinal injuries - Guardian

IS leader incapacitated with suspected spinal injuries - Guardian

🕔2015-05-02 10:09:22

  The leader of the Islamic State “IS” organization, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, remains incapacitated due to suspected spinal damage and is being treated by two doctors who travel to his hideout from the group’s stronghold of Mosul, the Guardian has learned.   More than two months after being injured in a US airstrike in north-western Iraq, the self-proclaimed ...

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Iraqi forces confront IS assault against Baiji refinery

Iraqi forces confront IS assault against Baiji refinery

🕔2015-05-01 18:32:37

  Iraqi armed forces have confronted a new offense by IS’s militants against Baiji refinery in Salah Eddin province, and eliminated 40 gunmen in al-Karma district east to al-Fallujah.   Iraqi military source in Salah Eddin province has confirmed in a pronouncement circulated by Iraqi media network that, “Security forces have repelled an attack launched by “IS” against ...

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Four Saudi soldiers have been killed near Yemeni borders

Four Saudi soldiers have been killed near Yemeni borders

🕔2015-05-01 16:10:51

  Three Saudi ground forces have been killed in clashes with Yemenis, in addition to a fighter of Saudi border guards in a shell fell down near Yemen borders.   Saudi interior ministry’s spokesperson has announced earlier the death of a patrol’s leader belong to the border guard in a mortar targeted Jazan area.   It’s worth mentioning that 8 ...

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Ban Ki Moon calls cease war against hospitals and fuels in Yemen

Ban Ki Moon calls cease war against hospitals and fuels in Yemen

🕔2015-05-01 14:09:02

  General Secretary of United Nation Ban Ki Moon has called Saudi Arabia to stop attacking hospitals and return fuels to decrease the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.   Ki Moon, called in a statement for humanitarian truces and cease fire, stressing the necessity to return fuels, otherwise the humanitarian catastrophic situation will worsens.   He pointed out that the health ...

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U.N.: Fuel shortages threaten Yemen relief efforts

U.N.: Fuel shortages threaten Yemen relief efforts

🕔2015-05-01 12:00:58

  U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Thursday that dire fuel shortages in Yemen were threatening to bring all relief operations to a halt "within days" and said deliveries must resume immediately. "Humanitarian operations will end within days unless fuel supplies are restored," Ban said in a statement. The U.N. chief called for an "immediate resumption of fuel imports ...

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IS jihadists claim execution of 15 Yemeni soldiers

IS jihadists claim execution of 15 Yemeni soldiers

🕔2015-05-01 11:57:56

  Jihadists of the Islamic State group claimed they beheaded four Yemeni soldiers and shot dead another 11 execution-style in a video posted online Thursday, a monitoring group said. The soldiers were shown in front of the camera before jihadists were seen sharpening their knives and killing four of them, according to SITE Intelligence Group, a U.S. ...

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A Saudi patrol is exposed to gun fire near borders with Yemen

A Saudi patrol is exposed to gun fire near borders with Yemen

🕔2015-04-30 23:17:02

Spokesman for Saudi Interior Ministry confirmed the death of a Border Police patrol commander after the patrol was exposed to gun fire in the south of the country on borders with Yemen. Saudi Press Agency quoted the spokesman saying that the patrol commander, Gharbi Majaishi was performing his duties in Gelah center in Harth sector of ...

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Libya arrests a terrorist group that killed seven journalists

Libya arrests a terrorist group that killed seven journalists

🕔2015-04-30 17:55:33

Libyan government has opened an investigation with terrorists accused of involvement in killing seven journalists. 5 of which are workers in Barqa TV channel whose staff was kidnapped eight months ago with other Tunisian journalists. Libyan government has reported that defendants confessed murdering the journalists. However, the place where the bodies were buried has not been ...

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World Bank plans help for regions in iraq recaptured from «IS»

World Bank plans help for regions in iraq recaptured from «IS»

🕔2015-04-29 19:21:42

  The World Bank is seeking to finance development projects in areas in Iraq that the government has recaptured from Islamic State militants, its regional vice president said. Hafez Ghanem also said he would meet with Iraqi officials and discuss ways to help the government tackle a budget deficit caused by a drop in oil revenues when ...

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UN extends envoy mission to Western Sahara

UN extends envoy mission to Western Sahara

🕔2015-04-29 18:14:20

UN Security Council has extended envoy mission to Western Sahara for an additional year without modification, calling for the revival of negotiations on the 40-year old ongoing conflict. The council has unanimously voted for the resolution adopted by the US, France, Britain and Spain. UN mission to Western Sahara has monitored ceasefire between Morocco and Polisario Front ...

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69 Egypt Islamists get life terms for torching church

69 Egypt Islamists get life terms for torching church

🕔2015-04-29 17:07:33

  Egypt jailed 69 Islamists for life Wednesday for torching a church near Cairo in August 2013 during a crackdown on supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, a judicial official said. The Coptic church was set on fire and a police station was attacked when violence erupted in the town of Kerdasa on August 14 that year, ...

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Over 40 Yazidis flee IS, most of them are children

Over 40 Yazidis flee IS, most of them are children

🕔2015-04-29 13:46:22

  At the midnight, 41 Yazidi children have fled “IS” organization and arrived Sinjar mountain.   Director of Local Security System Qassem Seeno said that 24 children, 10 ladies and 7 men of Yazidi minority have fled “IS” grip at the midnight and arrived Sinjar mountain, controlled by Kurdis.   It’s worth mentioning that IS has overran Yazidi villages near ...

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Saudi King Salman relieves Saud al-Faisal from his position

Saudi King Salman relieves Saud al-Faisal from his position

🕔2015-04-29 08:42:04

  Saudi King Salman appointed Interior Minister Mohammed bin Nayef as his new heir on Wednesday and made his son, Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman, second-in-line to succeed in a dramatic reshuffle in the world's top oil exporter.   By making Mohammed bin Nayef, 55, crown prince, and Mohammed bin Salman, who is thought to be in ...

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Lebanese army arrests militants belonging to Al-Aseer

Lebanese army arrests militants belonging to Al-Aseer

🕔2015-04-28 19:53:10

Lebanese army has arrested Hassan Al-Hajj Hassan and Ahmed Hussein Talis who holds a forged ID in Mahallat Hosh Assayed Ali in Hermel of Al-Bekaa, where a car, two machineguns, a pistol, a quantity of ammunition, rocket-propelled grenade, and a diversity of military equipment that were in their possession have been confiscated. A statement issued by ...

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Saudi Arabia arrests 93 ISIS suspects

Saudi Arabia arrests 93 ISIS suspects

🕔2015-04-28 18:53:04

  Saudi Arabia has arrested 93 people suspected of belonging to the Sunni Muslim militant group Islamic State (IS, previously ISIS/ISIL), the Saudi Press Agency reported. Those detained include at least 65 Saudi nationals, the interior ministry said on Tuesday. The kingdom is taking part in US-led airstrikes against IS militants in Syria. ...

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On charges of terrorism, Bahraini authorities arrest 28 people

On charges of terrorism, Bahraini authorities arrest 28 people

🕔2015-04-28 16:37:51

Today, Bahraini police have arrested 28 people on charges of participating in acts of sabotage and terror that aim at destabilizing the country. Bahraini Interior Ministry explained that the quality security operation that formed a proactive step contributed to frustrating a lot of terrorist acts, spread to a number of areas and villages, and included works ...

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ISIS stones 2 men to death in Mosul

ISIS stones 2 men to death in Mosul

🕔2015-04-28 16:32:02

  ISIS terrorist group stoned two men to death for alleged adultery in the northern Iraqi province of ‪Nineveh. One man is shown kneeling blindfolded in front of a group of men who hurl large stones at him until he is lying face down on the ground, blood running from his head. A second man is then killed ...

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Yemen was about to sign a political agreement when «Hazem strom» started - Jammal Benomar

Yemen was about to sign a political agreement when «Hazem strom» started - Jammal Benomar

🕔2015-04-28 09:54:10

  The UN’s former special envoy for Yemen, Jammal Benomar stated that the disputed parties in Yemen were about to sign a political agreement the night when “Hazem storm” was launched, the aggression which halted the continuity of the process.   Benomar said that “A basic agreement over the key elements to share the authority was achieved before ...

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