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Press Review - 2014

Egyptian Constitution 2014: Interview with Dr. Saad Eddin Ibrahim

Exerpt of the interview with Dr. Saad Eddin Ibrahim by Arab West Report. Read the full interview here.


U.N. Security Council plans to suppress foreign extremist fighters

The U.N. Security Council plans to demand countries "prevent and suppress" the recruitment and travel of foreign fighters to join extremist militant groups like Islamic State by ensuring it is considered a serious criminal offence under domestic laws. The United States circulated a draft resolution late on Monday, o...


Haftar's army demands Libya militias surrender

NEWS MIDDLE EAST Haftar's army demands Libya militias surrender A picture of General Khalifa Haftar is seen next to a Libyan flag during a demonstration in Benghazi. (Reuters) Text size A A A By Staff writer | Al Arabiya News Tuesday, 9 September 2014 The Libyan National Army, led by renegade General Khalifa H...


Confronting the ISIS Threat

President Obama said on Sunday that now is the time “to start going on some offense” against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, the Sunni extremist group that is overrunning northern Iraq and has a stronghold in Syria. That would be a serious escalation of the American role there. He will need to explain ...


Iraq 'clears' IS from key dam area after US strikes

Iraqi government forces say they have cleared Islamic State (IS) militants from a wide area around the strategic Haditha dam, helped by US air strikes.


Afghanistan's Abdullah rejects vote result

Hopes of solution to political crisis fade as Abdullah Abdullah insists he won presidential poll he says was rigged.


Al-Qaeda leader announces India wing

Ayman al-Zawahiri says his armed group will "raise the flag of jihad" across parts of India, Myanmar and Bangladesh.


Iraqi soldiers killed in clashes in the north

Five Iraqi soldiers and Kurdish volunteers killed in fighting in Salaheddin that also left seven IS fighters dead.


Dialogue in the line of Dr. Mahmūd ‘Azab, Coordinator of the Bayt Al-‘A’ila, needs to continue

On June 29, two months ago, Dr. Mahmūd ‘Azab, Coordinator of the Bayt Al-‘A’ila, passed away. This came as a total shock to his family and friends. He did not suffer of any disease and nor had there been any warning signals but he was struck by a heart attack at the age of 59. The death of Mahmūd ‘Azab is a tremendous ...


Iraq crisis: Acts of inhumanity on unimaginable scale - UN

The UN says it has received reports from Iraq that "reveal acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale".


170 bodies of African migrants found from Libya shipwreck

Libyan rescuers have recovered the bodies of around 170 people after a boat carrying illegal migrants from sub-Saharan Africa sank at sea last week, a coast guard official said Aug. 25. "We freed about 100 bodies trapped in the hold of the 16-metre (50-foot) wooden boat which foundered not far from the coast," Abdel...


US 'begins surveillance flights' over Syria

Sources say American surveillance aircraft and drones are being used to gather intelligence on the Islamic State group.


Arab Nations Strike in Libya, Surprising U.S.

CAIRO — Twice in the last seven days, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have secretly launched airstrikes against Islamist-allied militias battling for control of Tripoli, Libya, four senior American officials said, in a major escalation of a regional power struggle set off by Arab Spring revolts. The United States...


Islamic State captures key Syrian air base

Hundreds reportedly killed as fighters storm the Tabqa base in northeast Syria, the army's last foothold in the area.


Libya gets new chief of staff to tackle militias

The Libyan parliament has named a new chief of staff to tackle armed militias that have claimed control of vast areas of the country. "Colonel Abdel Razzak Nadhuri was chosen by 88 out of 124 MPs present and promoted to the rank of general" on Sunday, parliament spokesman Mohammed Toumi told Agence France-Presse. ...


Syria Says Ready to Work with World against 'Terror'

Syria said Monday it was willing to work with the international community, including the United States, to tackle "terrorism" but that any strikes on its territory must be coordinated with Damascus. Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem made the comments as jihadists from the Islamic State group advance in Syria and...


Najaf takes in Christians displaced by Islamic State

NAJAF, Iraq — After Christians were forced to leave Mosul and other areas that fell under the control of the Islamic State (IS), Kurdish and Shiite dominated cities opened their doors to receive them. Religious authorities adopted stances supporting Christians, as they called on residents to host and help their brothers in the country.


After taking Sinjar, IS draws Iraqi Kurds into full-scale war

The rout of peshmerga forces in Sinjar has drawn accusations of abandonment from Yazidis and forced Iraqi Kurdistan to engage the Islamic State just miles from Erbil.


Jihadists Rout Kurds in North and Seize Strategic Iraqi Dam

BAGHDAD — The crisis gripping Iraq escalated rapidly on Thursday with a re-energized Islamic State in Iraq and Syria storming new towns in the north and seizing a strategic dam as Iraq’s most formidable military force, the Kurdish pesh merga, was routed in the face of the onslaught. The loss of the Mosul Dam, the la...


Ex-PM Hariri back in Lebanon after three years abroad

Former Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri arrived back in Lebanon on Friday for the first time in three years, a visit seen as reasserting his leadership over the Sunni community after a deadly incursion by Islamist militants in the northeast. With no prior announcement, Hariri arrived at the government’s headquarters in...


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