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Press Review - 2015

Iran nuclear talks: Obama warned over concessions

Former senior advisers to US President Barack Obama have expressed concern at the emerging deal between world powers and Iran over its nuclear programme.

26/06/2015

Somalia attack: Al-Shabab targets diplomat in Mogadishu

A military vehicle escorting a United Arab Emirates' diplomatic convoy was hit by a car bomb in Somalia's capital, killing at least 12 people, police say.

26/06/2015

KSA-France ties at unprecedented levels with strategic defense deals

The sealing of $ 12 billion worth of deals between Saudi Arabia and France is set to take the alliance between the two countries to unprecedented levels. In one of the meetings during his high-profile visit, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, second deputy premier and minister of defense, held talks with Frenc...

26/06/2015

Erbil refugee camp prioritizes education

The ongoing rise of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria and the highly unstable security situation in these countries have resulted in the movement of more than 1.5 million internally displaced people and refugees fleeing into the more secure Iraqi Kurdistan. As camps grew last year, often sheltering people in app...

24/06/2015

Syrian Kurds push deeper into Daesh territory

Kurdish-led forces advanced on Monday deep into territory in Syria held by Daesh, showing new momentum after they unexpectedly swiftly seized a border crossing from the militants last week. The Kurds, aided by US-led air strikes and smaller Syrian rebel groups, have pushed to within 7 km (4 miles) of Ain Issa, a tow...

23/06/2015

Syrian Kurds push deeper into Daesh territory

Kurdish-led forces advanced on Monday deep into territory in Syria held by Daesh, showing new momentum after they unexpectedly swiftly seized a border crossing from the militants last week. The Kurds, aided by US-led air strikes and smaller Syrian rebel groups, have pushed to within 7 km (4 miles) of Ain Issa, a tow...

23/06/2015

UN: War crimes possibly committed by both sides in Gaza

Independent UN investigators find that Israel and Palestinian groups committed serious abuses during 2014 war.

22/06/2015

Islamic State web accounts to be blocked by new police team

A Europe-wide police team is being formed to track and block social media accounts linked to Islamic State (IS).

22/06/2015

Pakistan suspends death penalty during Ramadan

Pakistan has ordered the temporary suspension of the death penalty during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

19/06/2015

Tunisian consular workers freed 'in exchange for Libyan commander'

Ten Tunisian diplomatic staff who were kidnapped by gunmen in Libya have been freed, the foreign minister says.

19/06/2015

Nusra leader: Our mission is to defeat Syrian regime

Abu Mohammed al-Golani in exclusive interview to Al Jazeera says his group has no specific agenda to target West.

29/05/2015

Commission pitches cash for asylum seekers plan

Under the proposal, member states would get a payment of €6,000 for each asylum-seeker coming from Italy or Greece.

29/05/2015

Khamenei backs Iran nuclear team against parliament critics

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday praised the work of his country's nuclear negotiators after they came under heavy criticism from the conservative camp in parliament. The negotiators, who resumed talks with world powers in Vienna on Tuesday, "are working, making efforts, breaking sweat... to...

28/05/2015

Iraq will never be whole again, so what’s next?

Is there hope for Iraq? It depends on what you are hoping for. It is becoming clearer that there is little hope of destroying Islamic State in Iraq. Islamic State has no shortage of new recruits. Its fighters capture heavy weapons with such ease that the United States is forced to direct air strikes against equipmen...

28/05/2015

Islamic State faces battle in Iraq, bombs in Syria

Islamic State poured more fighters into Ramadi on Monday as security forces and Shi'ite paramilitaries renewed efforts to retake the western Iraqi city that fell to the Islamists a week ago in a major setback for the government. In Palmyra, the Syrian air force launched strikes at buildings captured by Islamic State...

25/05/2015

Can Egypt tackle its terrorism problem?

Perhaps simply too many sympathize with the insurgency.

21/04/2015

Jordan's Salafists switch allegiance to IS

As militant alliances continue to shift, Jordan's strategic stance on Salafist groups has become ever more complex.

21/04/2015

Afghan blast kills 33; president blames Islamic State

A suicide bomber in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad killed 33 people and injured more than 100 on Saturday, setting off a blast outside a bank where government workers collect salaries, the city's police chief said. President Ashraf Ghani blamed Islamic State militants, without giving further detail. If true...

20/04/2015

Hundreds drown off Libya, EU leaders forced to reconsider migrant crisis

As many as 700 migrants were feared dead on Sunday after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean, raising pressure on Europe to face down anti-immigrant bias and find money for support as turmoil in Libya and the Middle East worsens the crisis. If the death toll is confirmed, it will bring to 1,500 the total number...

20/04/2015

Deal or not, many U.S. states will keep sanctions grip on Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (L) waits to make a statement next to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R), following nuclear talks at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne) April 2, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan Smialowski Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zari...

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