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Press Review - 2015

Heavy fighting in Aden as Yemen's Houthis make gains

Iran-allied Houthi militiamen pushed into the northeastern outskirts of the Yemeni port city of Aden on Monday amid heavy clashes with loyalists of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi apparently backed by Saudi-led air strikes. Witnesses heard loud explosions and saw a thick column of black smoke and a jet flying overh...


Archbishop Coutts Relaunches Appeal for Christians To Not Seek Revenge

In Light of Attacks in Lahore, Leader of Pakistani Bishops Explains Where There's Tension, Hope


Saudi and Arab allies bomb Houthi positions in Yemen

At least 17 people reported killed in Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, as Iran denounces operation as "US-led aggression".


Tunis museum attack: Gunman Laabidi was known to security services, says PM

A gunman who carried out an attack that killed 17 tourists at Tunis's Bardo museum was known to the authorities, Tunisia's prime minister has said.


Pakistan court orders release of Mumbai attacks plotter

Islamabad High Court declares detention of Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi under Maintenance of Public Order void.


Militarization of Iraqi society is intensifying

The fight against the Islamic State is leading increasing numbers of civilians to take up arms and defend their territory.


Brothers stopped at Sydney airport 'attempting to join IS'

Two Australian brothers intercepted at Sydney airport are suspected of attempting to join Islamic State (IS).


United Arab Emirates, Key U.S. Ally in ISIS Effort, Disengaged in December

The United Arab Emirates, a crucial Arab ally in the American-led coalition against the Islamic State, suspended airstrikes against the Sunni extremist group in December, citing fears for its pilots’ safety after a Jordanian pilot was captured and who the extremists said had been burned to death, United States official...


Iraq probes alleged massacre by Shia militia in Diyala

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered an investigation into allegations Shia militiamen massacred Sunni residents of an eastern village.


Jordan demands proof ISIL-held pilot is alive

ISIL threatens to kill Jordanian pilot if al-Qaeda-linked female prisoner is not released by sunset on Thursday.


AP Interview: Iraq 'sleeper cells' fight Islamic State group

BAGHDAD (AP) — "Sleeper cells" made up of former Iraqi police officers and soldiers are tipping off authorities to Islamic State group positions in the northern city of Mosul, a prominent lawmaker has told The Associated Press. The comments by Hakim al-Zamili, the head of parliament's security and defense committee,...


King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia obituary

Monarch whose reign saw the spread of division, corruption and strife, and was saved only by ‘black gold’


Anti-Immigration Movement in Germany Reignites Debate Over National Identity

The appearance of thousands of anti-immigrant marchers in Dresden has galvanized both sides of the immigration debate in Germany and reignited a discussion about national identity. Spurred on by a large influx of refugees from the Middle East, Africa and other areas of war and upheaval, growing numbers of protesters...


Gaza Salafist leader: 'We are following Islamic State ideology'

Only a small number of Salafists from Gaza have traveled to Syria and died fighting for the Islamic State.


Car bomb rips through crowd in Yemeni capital

At least 38 killed and dozen others injured in massive bomb blast near police academy in capital Sanaa.


Western-backed Syrian opposition body elects new leadership

Syria's Western-backed political opposition group, the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, has elected a new presidential committee and a president widely seen as not tied to any of the body's international sponsors. Despite having tenuous links with fighters on the ground and seen as...


France rules out intervention in Libya

French President Francois Hollande said Monday that his country would not intervene unilaterally in Libya, noting that there would have to be a “clear” U.N. mandate to end the crisis in the North African Country. France had led the international military campaign that helped oust the regime of former strongman Muamm...


Blast hits Houthi rebel base in Yemen capital

One person injured in Sanaa day after explosion in mainly Shia district killed at least four people.


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