Thursday, April 2, 2015

MENA Report ( April 2 -3 , 2015 ) Iran Nuclear Talks ( After 8 days in Switzerland , both sides appear closer to being able to make a Joint Statement ) ...... Yemen reeling under Saudi Coalition Attacks ( Houthis targets , but civilians paying huge toll ) ....... Iraq / Syria Regional War Updates.... Gunmen storm Kenya College in Garissa today ......


Tweets....


Iran Framework Deal Reached, Officials Confirm


US Increases Involvement in Saudi War on Yemen


Amnesty Probes Iraqi Forces' Abuses in Tikrit


Al-Shabaab Attacks Kenya University, Killing 147


ISIS Affiliate Kills 17 in Sinai Peninsula


Battered Yemenis Turn Against Saudi-Led War

Iran Nuclear Talks Extended Into Thursday


Over 6,000 Killed During March in Iraq


UN: 519 Civilians Killed in Two Weeks of Yemen Fighting


Saudi War Faces Setbacks as Houthis Gain, Opposition Grows


Al-Qaeda Seizes Yemen Port, Frees Over 300 Prisoners



Houthis Seize Much of Southern Yemen's Aden


Yemen Refugee Camp: People Burned Beyond Recognition


Saudi Strike Kills at Least 40 Civilians at Yemen Dairy


As ISIS Withdraws Iraq Faces Real Test of Holding Tikrit


ISIS Storms Refugee Camp in Damascus


US-Backed Rebels Seize Syria-Jordan Border Crossing


UN Report: Over 20,000 Foreign Fighters in Iraq, Syria


Iraq Forces, Pushing ISIS Out of Tikrit, Give Few Thanks for US Airstrikes


Gulf Arabs Silent After Iran Interim Nuclear Deal



Israeli Intel Minister Talks Up Unilateral Attack on Iran


Nuclear Deal Means More Iran Oil – Just Not This Year



Syrian Aircraft Bomb Area Near Captured Jordan Crossing



Yemen Combatants Not Ready for Talks, Says Neighbor Oman




GCC Countries in Tough UN Talks With Russia on Yemen


Over 6,000 Killed During March in Iraq; 94 More Killed on Wednesday


Yemenis Seek Refuge in Somalia and Djibouti


Iraq Caught Between US Help and Shi'ite Militias


Jordan Closes Border With Syria Amid Heavy Clashes


Lebanon: Tensions Soar in Arsal With Tit-for-Tat Kidnappings




Tweets.....




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P5+1 FMs meeting now ongoing w/o FM. China & Russia represented by Dep or political directors.






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Zarif:It's difficult for P5+1 to reach coordination among themselves.Iran & P5+1 views &also internal views in P5+1 are different.





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P5+1 FMs meeting, without Iran, at talks has begun in Lausanne, per official.







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Iran nuclear talks run into 8th day, there is still no agreement




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DepFM Zarif: it is difficult for the P5+1 to reach the coordination among themselves.





FM says will announce a joint statement with today if all goes smoothly.








Iran nuclear chief says 'lots of progress made', 'sunrise is close'
























Houthi forces in Aden pull back after airstrikes






































BREAKING: Al-Shabab claims responsibility for Kenya university attack, says holding Christian hostages









told me it entered university in at 3am, separating Muslims from non-Muslims.







Al Shabaab officially claims responsibility for ( and the BBC's )








Gunmen storm Kenyan college campus in Garissa
































14 now dead and gunmen cornered in one hostel in say police