Thursday, March 5, 2015

MENA Report ( March 5 , 2015 ) - Iraq / Syria Regional War in Focus - Special emphasis on Iraq ( items on note on battle for Tikrit , tensions between US and ISF , State of play on battle fields ) , Syria ( did John Kerry hint about military intervention - which the Saudis badly want , note this also follows comments from Joint Chiefs indicating ground troops will be needed at some point ) and Turkey ( various items of note) ! Iran Talks in focus , various item on the subject....

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

MENA Report ( March 5 , 2015 ) - Iraq / Syria Regional War in Focus - Emphasis on Iraq , Syria and Turkey ! Iran Talks in focus....


Obama to Bibi: You Created the Crisis, You Fix It
US Hopes to Turn al-Qaeda in Syria 'Moderate'

US Snubbed as Iran-Backed Forces Attack Tikrit

Iraq DM: We'll Decide on Timing of Mosul Invasion Ourselves

Iran-Led Forces Spur Fears of Sectarian Revenge in Iraq

Iraq's Govt Fights to Win Tikrit From Militants - but Then What?
Joint Chiefs Chair: US Ground Troops 'Eventually' Needed in Syria

Netanyahu Speech Failed: Senators Withdraw Support From Iran Bill

White House Urges Congress Not to Impose More Sanctions on Iran

Kerry Says Demanding Iran's 'Capitulation' Is No Way to Secure Nuclear Deal

US Says Aim Is March 'Understanding' With Iran on Nukes

Nuclear Deal With West 'Very Close', Zarif Says

Iraqi Forces Make Some Progress Near Tikrit; 139 Killed

Rebels Attack Aleppo Security Building, Monitor Says Dozens Killed

Syrian Kurds See Deeper Coordination With US-Led Alliance


US jets hit a gathernig of Nusra commanders on Turkish-Syrian border, killing the group's General Military Commander Abu Humam al-Shami.

military commander Abu Humam al-Shami killed by drone strike

Shura council memebers Abu Musab al-Palestinian, Abu Omar al-Kurdi, Abu Bara al-Ansari killed by drone strike

want to see coalition fighting 'on the ground'

: Al-Faisal says agrees with on political solution in

BREAKING: 'Military pressure' may be needed to oust Assad: Kerry

Libya says 11 oil fields non-operational after ISIS attacks

Replacement of eight ministers in a 'surprise' as it had been widely reported no changes until Parliament:

Forget about voting on anything before March 24 deadline, House and Senate Democrats warn

'Military pressure' may be needed to oust :
Syria rebel defeat dashes U.S. hopes against ISIS
BREAKING: Saudi FM urges coalition to face ISIS challenge 'on the ground'

Libya says 11 oil fields non-operational after ISIS attacks

Hollande: Assad not a "credible" partner in fight against ISIS

Turkey rules out combat mission to help Iraq retake Mosul from ISIS

was the first country to help the Kurdistan Region when ISIS attacked, says Turkish Defense Minister...

A map showing tensions between Kurds and Shia militias in the region

spokesperson ‘not aware’ of PM’s visit

The leaders of Hazm and Jabhat Thuwwar Suria fled and are now refugees in -

FM: We support P5+1efforts to resolve nuclear issue peacefully, prevent militarization of program & enforce strict inspections.

: FM: Gulf minister reject Houthi coup and constitutional decrees


As war approaches 4 yr mark Staffan de Mistura tells us about UN plan freeze. Says "plan not dead" despite rebel rejection.

EXCLUSIVE: Iran's foreign minister discusses nuclear negotiations with