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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...

30/03/2015

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

26/03/2015

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".

26/03/2015

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.

19/03/2015

Pakistan court orders release of Mumbai attacks plotter

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

13/03/2015

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.

09/03/2015

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).

09/03/2015

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...

04/02/2015

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.

29/01/2015

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.

29/01/2015

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,...

26/01/2015

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia obituary

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

23/01/2015

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...

07/01/2015

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.

07/01/2015

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.

07/01/2015

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...

05/01/2015

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...

05/01/2015

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.

05/01/2015

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