Thursday, January 29, 2015

Middle East and North Africa Watch ( January 29 -30 , 2015 ) - Yemen / Iran / Libya / Iraq and Syria Regional war / Lebanon / Jordan / Israel / Saudi Arabia in Focus


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Syria al-Qaeda Seizes 'Moderate' Rebel Positions

Uncertainty on ISIS-Jordan Prisoner Swap as Another Deadline Passes

Simultaneous Attacks Across Egypt's Sinai Kill 27

Intel Gaps Mount as Yemen Drone War Continues

New Saudi King Announces Major Govt Shake-Up

Afghan Soldier Kills Three US Contractors at Kabul Airport

White House: Taliban Not Terrorists





Tweets.....



Yemen.....



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US lacks intelligence to continue waging indiscriminate drone warfare in Yemen





Many Sheikhs, army generals, religious leaders..a show of force at the Houthis Sanaa National Meet to eclipse political factions meet







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Iran.......


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seeks to strengthen , regional ties: official

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must fully disclose the possible military dimensions of its program





, EU3 countries meet for nuclear talks in








Libya.....


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Delegates of AU Libya meeting laud Geneva talks, welcome ceasefire announcments







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Tawergha breakthrough at Geneva







Libya Dawn use air power for first time to strike at Zintanis










Iraq / Syria / Lebanon / Jordan / Israel .....


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Kurds 'very happy' with inflated share 17% + $1 billion of Iraqi stats shows kurds @ 13% Pew @ 16%




battle between Nusra and Western-backed group spreads




Cabinet condemns Israeli response to Hezbollah revenge attack








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Nusra Front attacks FSA rebels in Aleppo, kills four





Indirect messages avert Hezbollah-Israel escalation via




Lebanon's instability leads to human rights abuses






parliament voted in favor of sending 100 military experts and advisors to assist and train Peshmerga...






BREAKING: parliament approved 17 percent share of the public budget for Region.








Hezbollah's tactical shift against Israel








Poverty Sparks Enrollment in ISIS “Many prefer to die from joining ISIS than to die of hunger and poverty.”









BREAKING: Reports that negotiations between Jordan and Isis appeared to have collapsed ??













ISIS own videos show ISIS terrorists wearing fake ISF uniforms when attacking Sunni tribal chiefs & Sahwa members








Abadi orders urgent investigation on claims of killing 70 in Diyala. Forces on the ground said ISIS committed such crimes before retreating




Egypt.....







Saudi Arabia......





King orders massive $29.3 billion spending





relieves Intelligence Chief Prince Khaled bin Bandar from his post





appoints Prince Khaled bin Bandar as his advisor






relieves Bandar bin Sultan from the national security council




relieves Bandar bin Sultan from the national security council




relieves governor of Makkah Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah from his post







: king orders payout to state employees, reshuffles cabinet