Middle East Newswire (Page 8)

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  1. Kurdish fighters in Syria on the march against IS militantsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | KIII

    ... the Syrian army, or soldiers in the Iraqi army who mostly fight for a salary," said Wladimir van Wilgenburg, a Middle East analyst at the Jamestown Foundation in Washington. "The YPG is much more motivated than other forces in the region, and ...

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  2. US to "fine tune" Iraq strategy in light of Ramadi debacleRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | KIII

    Pentagon leaders are trying to "fine tune" U.S. strategy for ousting the Islamic State group from Iraq, focusing on faster and better training and arming of Sunni tribes whose combat role is central to reversing the extremists' advances, senior U.S. officials said Thursday. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, speaking to reporters while traveling to Asia, said he told senior military officers at the Pentagon this week to come up with ideas to improve training and equipping, particularly of the Sunni tribes who complain that the Shiite-dominated government in Baghdad is dragging its heels on helping them.

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  3. Insurgents claim capture of last Syrian town in Idlib provinceRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | AlertNet

    Nusra Front, the Syrian affiliate of al Qaeda, said on Thursday it had taken over Ariha, the last city in Idlib province in northwestern Syria near the Turkish border that was still held by the government. A coalition of rebel groups called Jaish al Fateh, or Conquest Army, said it had taken over the city.

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  4. Kurdish fighters in Syria on the march against IS militantsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

    ... the Syrian army, or soldiers in the Iraqi army who mostly fight for a salary," said Wladimir van Wilgenburg, a Middle East analyst at the Jamestown Foundation in Washington. "The YPG is much more motivated than other forces in the region, and ...

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  5. Outgoing UN aid chief paints harrowing portrait of Syria warRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | AlertNet

    The United Nations' outgoing humanitarian chief on Thursday painted a harrowing portrait of savagery in Syria's civil war, now in its fifth year, and urged the Security Council to take collective action to put an end to the carnage. The Syrian war has killed more than 220,000 people.

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  6. 'A Letter to My Liberal Jewish Friends'Read the original story

    6 hrs ago | The Weekly Standard

    ... I cannot claim, as Obama did, membership in the tribe, but I can say that I am well informed both about the Middle East and about United States policy toward that region. In addition, I am deeply concerned about the deterioration in Israeli-American ...

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  7. Dempsey's first fight in Iraq shapes his approach to Islamic StateRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

    ... in the limits of U.S. military power to counteract deep-seated sectarian and political rivalries across the Middle East. That perspective appears to have sat well with Obama, who has been determined to end the costly insurgent wars of the past ...

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  8. Turkey and the Islamic State: Clash of interests feeds suspicionsRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

    Governments throughout the Middle East and well beyond look with suspicion on Turkey's role in the war against the Islamic State. "Turkey's policy is either a double or triple game," a senior official in Jerusalem said recently, speaking, like most officials in this story, on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive diplomatic and intelligence matters involved.

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  9. Airstrikes target Yemen's rebels as fighting rages in eastRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

    Saudi-led warplanes bombed Shiite rebels in their northern Yemeni stronghold on Thursday as fighting raged in an oil-rich eastern province, security officials and tribesmen said. As the Saudi-led campaign against the Iran-backed rebels, known as Houthis, entered its third month, Amnesty International warned that civilians were trapped in the crossfire.

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  10. Evil Faces Evil As ISIS Uncovers Assad's Torture PrisonRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Daily Caller

    ... In its own self-image, ISIS exists as an alternative to the unjust rule of secular despots across the Middle East and around the world. And on the battlefield, it benefits from Syria's stalled four-year rebellion against Assad's rule, and the ...

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  11. UN votes to safeguard Iraq's cultural heritageRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | Nerve News

    " The resolution was approved after Islamic State militants overran the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra last week and have reportedly vowed to destroy the statues at the Unesco World Heritage site, one of the most important in the Middle East." New York, May 29 The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution to protect Iraq's ancient treasures from damage, looting and smuggling.

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  12. For female jihadis, Syria is a one-way journeyRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

    In this still taken from CCTV issued by the Metropolitan Police in London on Feb. 23, 2015, 15-year-old Amira Abase, left, Kadiza Sultana,16, center, and Shamima Begum, 15, walk through Gatwick airport, south of London, before catching their flight to Turkey on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. The three teenage girls left the country in a suspected bid to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State extremist group.

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  13. Drew Brown of OneRepublic Really Loves IsraelRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Israellycool

    I'm a Canadian Israeli, Aliyah Class of '10. You may know me as tweeter AntiIsrael Douchebag but here I'll tickle your Zionist bone in other ways.

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  14. Ramadi, Mosul, now ISIS wants BaghdadRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Canadian Content

    ... could turn into an all-out sectarian war between the Shia militias and Sunni fanatics ISIS, according to the Middle East director of counter-terrorism think-tank RUSI. Gareth Stansfield told MailOnline: 'We're in for a very long summer of fighting ...

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  15. Is the U.S. somehow responsible for ISIL's creation?Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | TBD.com

    WASHINGTON Some recently declassified documents are stirring debate over the creation of the terror group ISIL and whether the United States is accidentally, somehow responsible. Researchers at Judicial Watch made a public records request searching for information related to the tragedy in Benghazi and incidentally, in the papers turned over by the government, learned about U.S. fears of the formation of ISIL and say there were red flags that were ignored about what could and eventually did happen.

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  16. Obamaa s silly speechRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | Boulder Weekly

    ... the U.S. Coast Guard Academy is that it was silly. At a time when Islamic militants are rampaging all over the Middle East, in no small part due to Obama's incompetent military and foreign policy decisionmaking, and in the same week that the cities ...

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  17. Pro-Israel critics claim Hamas front group nearing coveted UN statusRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Fox News

    A pro-Palestinian group critics describe as a front for Hamas is set to win key status from a UN panel stacked with anti-Israel human rights violators, according to a watchdog group. The UN Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations, a 19-member panel that includes Iran, Sudan, Venezuela, Russia and China, was to vote on granting "observer" status to the Palestinian Return Centre.

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  18. Head of Syriaa s al-Qaida branch says it does not plan to attack the WestRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | Medincine Hat News

    Al-Qaida's branch in Syria has no plans to attack the West but warns of retaliation if U.S.-led airstrikes continue to target its fighters, the leader of the group said in an interview with an Arab TV station. The Syrian known as Abu Muhammed al-Golani, who heads the Nusra Front, said the aim of his group is to march to the Syrian capital Damascus and bring down President Bashar Assad's government.

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  19. Doing Anything for IranRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | The Debate Link

    ... to my liberal Jewish friends that embodies the sin. Doran describes himself as a non-Jew who is an expert on middle east policy. His letter opens with a farcical claim that Obama suggests that his Jewish critics are exhibiting "dual loyalty"* and ...

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  20. Looking for a miracle: tickets for Pope Francisa s Washington visit already causing papal feverRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    Pope Francis's visit to Washington is months away, but already it's causing some of the most ardent followers of the Holy See's head to flirt with one of the top-10 taboos - the one about not coveting. Tickets to the pope's addresses - he's leading an open-air mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Sept.

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