Saturday, April 18, 2015

MENA Report ( April 18 , 2015 ) Iraq / Syria Regional War Updates..... Yemen Proxy War in full swing ..... Iran Sanctions - West open to talks on immediately ending sanctions ..... ISIS in Afghanistan - ISIS Global War in focus.... Libya in focus.....



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At Least 21 Killed in Fighting Near Libyan Capital

Al-Qaeda Routs Yemen Army, Seizes Arms Depot


Suicide Bombing at US Consulate in Irbil, Iraq


ISIS Gains Mount as Civilians Flee Ramadi


Obama Open to Talk on Immediately Ending Iran Sanctions


Scores Dead as Saudi Attacks Against Southern Yemen Grow


US Generals: Saudi Intervention in Yemen 'A Bad Idea'


Under Fire in Yemen, Civilians Voice Terror and Despair Online


Bombers Strike in Baghdad, Irbil; 479 Killed Across Iraq


Is It al-Douri? Iraqi Officials Believe Former General Killed


Abuses Loom Large, But Shi'ite Militias' Absence Felt in Anbar Fighting


Iraq Force Retake Baiji Refinery; 158 Killed Across Country


Anti-ISIS Former Syrian General Found Killed in Lebanon


At Least 27 Dead in Fighting in Yemen's Taez


Iran Unveils Home-Made Air Defense System


Former Yemen President Saleh Says Will Not Leave Country


Iran Submits Four-Point Yemen Peace Plan to United Nations


Military Withdraws From Yemen Oilfields, Hands Security to Tribes


Pakistan Agrees to Send Ships to Blockade Yemen


Assad Says Turkish Support 'Main Factor' in Idlib Takeover


Obama Says Surprised Russia Held Off So Long on Arms Deal With Iran


Hezbollah Blames Saudi Arabia for Spread of Extremism


New Restrictions in Lebanon Mean Syrian Refugees Live in Fear



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Sanaa: Poor families evacuating by foot, escaping bombs. Cars are useless: no Petrol.







Iraqi official: Ground forces enter Iraq's biggest refinery






Gunfire and explosions heard in Libyan capital






BREAKING: ISIS claims responsibilty for deadly Afghan bombing: President Ghani






China's Xi urges Yemen resolution in call with Saudi king






At least 27 dead in fighting in Yemen's Taez










Obama open to 'creative negotiations' on Iran sanctions






Al-Qaeda in Yemen takes massive weapons depot from army







Obama urges Gulf nations to help with chaos in Libya







UN says 'differences' emerge in Libya peace talks







Afghanistan suicide blast kills 33, injures more than 100








Crush at checkpoints into Baghdad yesterday after Ramadi residents fled. With pics by







Suicide bomber attacked near US consulate. 2 police, 2 citizens reported wounded. v





























3 hours agoISIS continues deadly assault on western Iraq as thousands flee






ICYMI: Iraq testing body of man suspected of being Saddam VP Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri, on run for over a decade






Al Qaeda on winning streaks in Yemen and Iraq, exploiting stalemate in proxy wars via




Obama yest. re: : how sanctions are lessened..., there are a lot of different mechanisms and ways to do that.

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