Wednesday, March 11, 2015

MENA Report ( March 11-12 , 2015 ) - Iraq / Syria Regional War in focus ....... Iran nuclear talks and the political element regarding same in the US ....... Global ISIS War and implication on MENA and beyond..... Libya and Yemen - two cases of " Two Government " States bordering on becoming failed States


Links .... 3/12/15

As Iraq Invades Tikrit, ISIS Moves Against Ramadi
GOP Senate Aides: Iran Letter Was 'Lighthearted'
Defense Secretary: ISIS War Authorization 'Desperately Needed'

Iraq: 226 Killed in Fighting, 300 Found in Mass Graves


Stuxnet Leak Probe Stalls for Fear of Confirming US-Israel Involvement


Iraqi FM Dismisses Saudi Worries About Iranian Control


Turkey Shuts Border Crossings as Fighting Worsens Around Syria's Aleppo

UN: War Plunged 80 Percent of Syrians Into Poverty


Kerry: Congress Doesn't Have Right to Change Deal With Iran, Once Signed


Yemen Protesters Demand Return of Former Autocrat's Son







Links..... 3/11/15

GOP Senators' Iran Letter Raises Talk of Treason

Iraq Forces Claim ISIS Is Retreating in Tikrit

Lebanese ISIS Recruits Getting Trained in Syria

Israeli FM Calls for Beheading 'Disloyal' Arabs
Iraq: Dozens Killed in Battles in Tikrit and Anbar


Israeli Soldiers Come Under Fire Along Syrian Border in Golan Heights


Dozens Escape ISIS-Run Jail in Syria: Monitor


Republicans and Iran Deal Opponents Are Funded by the Same Mega-Donors


Iran to GOP: US Laws Do Not Apply

EU's Mogherini to Hold Meeting on Iran Talks in Brussels Next Week


Xinjiang Boss Says Chinese Extremists Fighting With ISIS


Return of ISIS Fighters Likely to Rejuvenate Terrorism in Indonesia: Expert


Jordan King: Palestinian Peace Deal Needed to Defeat ISIS




Tweets..... 3/12/15




Asia Times Online :: Libya, ISIS and the unaffordable luxury of hindsight: Gaddafi apparently was on to something.






Iran, Hezbollah gain foothold in Golan




Hezbollah at ease internally, eyes key south Syria battles








U.S. cannot defend its Syria recruits against Assad forces





ISIS lashes out after battlefield losses






Four years on, Syria’s civil war eclipsed by ISIS terror






Wow. : 20,000 members of Shia Militias funded/trained by are fighting in Tikrit .









3/11/15......Tweets







Japan tourism site hit by pro-ISIS hackers




Lebanon presidential vote postponed to April 2




ISIS Syria-Iraq communication lines smashed: coalition





ISIS in major assault on Syria border town Ras al-Ain: activists




Saudi jails rights group founder for 10 years: activists





Terror suspect headed to Saudi arrested in Beirut









Deputy Foreign Minister of says, " ideologies can only be defeated by "








Yemen’s Houthis Seek Iran, Russia, and China ties |


Houthi leader accuses Gulf states of backing al Qaeda in Yemen - Reuters





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's deputy foreign minister criticized Hadi's reemergence in politics






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