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  • US Drops Weapons, Supplies to Aid Kurdish Fighters in Kobane

    A US military update announced that Kurdish forces fighting in Kobane had received weapons, ammunition and medical supplies from the US and Kurdish authorities. Three C-130 cargo aircraft had delivered “multiple” successful airdrops of supplies in the battlezone. However, political analysts fear that this move may enrage Turkey. Turkey’s standoff against Kurds continues as they

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  • About 70,000 Kurds Fleeing into Turkish Borders

    According to the United Nations Refugee Agency UNHCR, more than 70,000 Kurdish refugees are rushing towards the Turkish borders following news from Syrian and Turkey Kurdish fighters that Islamic State (IS) militants are closing into the Kurdish safe zone. Villages conquered by the IS towards the village were described as “genocidal operations.” A Kurdish commander

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  • Pakistani Capital Protests Escalate into National Crisis

    After Sunday, Pakistan’s peaceful protests against the resignation of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad had turned into a national crisis. The main road that linked Iraqi Parliament to different government buildings in central Islamabad appeared war torn after paramilitary and police forces clashed with civilian protesters under the command of Cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri and

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  • US Air Strikes Prove Invaluable to Iraq-Kurdish Advance

    The US Air Strikes have opened a window of opportunity for a broader campaign that can finally take the US air strikes against the Northwest stronghold of the Islamic State. The recent success of re-taking the Mosul Dam had proved the effective coordinated strategy of air strikes important in the continuing campaign against the IS.

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  • Egypt’s Possible New Leader Faces Great Economic Problems

    Egypty’s likely new president, General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, will be facing a large number of Egypt’s crusted economic woes. Egypt’s 2.1% economic growth, shows little signs of reviving or improving itself. According to economic analysts, Egypt’s economy has been bouncing consistently for three years after the fall of Egypt Strogman Hosni Mubarak. Ousted President Mohamed

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  • Apache Helicopter Attacks Worries US About Misuse of Aid

    Repeated attacks by Egypt using US-provided Apache helicopters worries US officials about the misuse of the US military aid to the Egyptian interim government. A helicopter attack that fired rockets into houses of a little-known al-Qaeda inspired group had alarmed the US. US officials said that Egyptian actions in Sinai and its heavy-handed approach in

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  • US and Other Western Officials “Unnerved” By US Embassy Arrest in Egypt

    Authorities arrested an Egyptian employee of the United States Embassy in Egypt, Ahmed Alaiba, due to suspicion of conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood. According to local Egyptian news media, Alaiba is suspected of joining the Muslim Brotherhood’s activities, particularly the riots during the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood. US Officials and

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  • Peace Talks Between Palestine-Israel Resume

    In recent months, tensions between Isreal and Palestine have been quite high despite recent breakthroughs like the release of prisoners by Isreal. However, after three years without peace-talks, Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in have been held in Jerusalem. The meeting, as confirmed by both sides, had ended late on Wednesday after several hours. One Israeli official

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