Saturday, April 4, 2015

MENA Report ( April 4-5 Weekend Edition ) - Yemen War is headline event to focus upon , various updates as to state of play ...... Iraq / Syria Regional War in focus ( Tikrit operation in forefront of Iraq aspect ) .... Iran Nuclear Talks - after the Framework Deal , where do things presently stand ?

Note - additional items can be found at twitter feed !



Links....


Al-Qaeda Seizes SE Yemen Army Base

Houthis Chased From Aden After Saudi Arms Drop


Looting & Lynching: Post-ISIS Tikrit an Ugly Sight

After Tikrit Win, Iraq Orders Military to Win ISIS War by Year's End

ISIS Gains in Damascus Refugee Camp, Fighting Hamas' Allies


Most Iranians Praise Deal, Hardliners Unconvinced

Iran Won Upfront Sanctions Relief, but With Potential Snags

Proposed Accord Far Tougher on Iran Than Expected, Experts Say



US Program to Train New Syrian Force Faces Logistic, Diplomatic Headaches


Iraq PM Orders Arrests of Looters in Tikrit; 23 Killed in Attacks


Pakistan, Turkey Pledge to Stand by Saudi Arabia















Tweets....






Saudi Stocks Are Plunging Following Rejection Of Russian Embargo Proposal; Death Toll Mounts
































Yemen's Al-Houthi rebels ready for peace talks if airstrikes stop, senior al-Houthi leader says, reported.


Saudi to raze empty villages on Yemen border: report







Houthi rebels advance in Aden despite air strikes





seize administration as Saudi bombings rack up casualties











Israel prepares lobbying strategy against Iran deal








Suicide bomber kills 4 near Libya's Misrata, airstrikes hit Tripoli outskirts








Syria talks in Moscow to focus on humanitarian issues









Saudi special forces 'involved in Yemen ops'







Yemen tribal forces say will retake Mukalla from Al-Qaeda







ISIS takes 90 percent of Damascus refugee camp: activists























Former intelligence head: Israel mustn't reject Iran deal







3rd day in a row, hearing from multiple sources of more activists being taken from homes in Sana'a by Houthis - 4 rptdy taken today.





After KSA weapons drop in Aden, will they do/perhaps did same in AQAP awash alBayda, Mukalla..Marib to fight the Houthis






Saada totally destroyed after 6yrs of bombardment & Houthis still took over Sana’a. Driving them out of all of seems like pipe dream



















MAP: Positions of tanks and areas hit by shelling in , today. -







 Top news story
Yemen: Immediate 24-hour humanitarian pause needed to bring in medical help

















Sisi: Securing Yemen's key strait an Egypt priority