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Thursday, 17 May 2018

US-Backed SDF Forces Fear Armed Uprising by Civilians in Northern Syria

US-Backed SDF Forces Fear Armed Uprising by Civilians in Northern Syria
Fierce tensions have started between the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces and civilians in Eastern Deir Ezzur as armed uprisings against the SDF have spread in occupied areas in Northern Syria.

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Saudi-led Airstrikes in Yemen Kill Over 30, Mostly Civilians

Air strikes by a Saudi-led Arab coalition fighting Iranian-allied Shi'ite forces in Yemen killed at least 30 people Saturday at a popular market northeast of the rebel-held capital, Sana'a, Yemeni security officials and residents said.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Russia PM warns foreign offensive in Syria could spark 'world war'

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warned Thursday that if Arab forces entered the Syrian war they could spark a "new world war" and urged ceasefire talks instead.

Monday, 4 January 2016

Saudi Arabia allies suspend Iran ties over Shiite cleric row

Following Saudi Arabia, other Arab countries on Monday moved to scale back or sever diplomatic ties with Iran amid growing tensions over the execution of a prominent Shiite cleric in the Sunni-ruled kingdom.

Monday, 6 April 2015

Obama to ’Gulf States’: Biggest Threat is from inside own Countries, not Iran

The Gulf states face a greater threat from within their own countries than from outside forces such as Iran or ISIL (acronym of the so-called 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' takfiri group), US President Barack Obama has said in an interview explaining the nuclear deal struck with Iran last week.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

World presses Netanyahu after upset election win. Israel PM Netanyahu softens stance on Palestinian state

As Benjamin Netanyahu weighed up options for a new right-wing coalition Thursday, Western governments cranked up the pressure on the Israeli premier over his controversial campaign pledge ruling out a Palestinian state.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Egypt Calls for Joint Arab Defense Force


Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi told his countrymen, in a televised national address late Sunday, that Egypt is hoping to be part of a new Arab joint defense force, which is now under consideration by the Arab League.

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Arab League to push UN on Palestinian state. (Draft resolution to the Security Council setting a timeframe for creation of Palestinian state)

The Arab League has agreed to present to the UN Security Council a draft resolution that will set a timeframe for the creation of a Palestinian state.

"We can no longer wait. We can no longer live with the status quo. Israel wants us to be an authority without authority," Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said. "I understand the consequences of the UNSC move, but the most dangerous situation we can be in is remain in the status quo."

Monday, 29 September 2014

US-led airstrikes fail to deter ISIS advance

US-led coalition air raids targeted areas in Syria controlled by the Islamic State (IS) group Monday, but the group continue to advance on the strategic town of Kobani.

Washington and its Arab allies opened their air assault against the Islamic State extremist group last week, going after its military facilities, training camps, heavy weapons and oil installations. The campaign expands upon the airstrikes the United States has been conducting against the militants in Iraq since early August.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Obama vows more strikes on ISIL in Syria. (the US is not fighting alone)

US President Barack Obama has said that the participation of five Arab nations in Syria airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters "makes it clear to the world this is not America's fight alone".
In a short statement on Tuesday, hours after the first US-led airstrikes hit the group's headquarters in eastern Syria, Obama vowed to continue the fight, which he said was vital to the security of the United States, the Middle East and the world.

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