Tuesday, May 5, 2015

MENA Report ( Plus Afghanistan ) - May 5 , 2015 - Iraq / Syria Regional War in focus ..... Yemen in focus ...... Iran Nuclear Talks in focus ...... Afghanistan peace talks with Taliban in focus ..... Libya in focus !


First Saudi Ground Troops Arrive in Yemen

Iraqi Troops Surrounded as ISIS Advances

Taliban Meets Afghan Officials, Demands NATO Pullout

Aid Groups 'Alarmed' by Saudi Attacks on Yemen Airports

Yemen's al-Qaeda Takes Hands-Off Approach in Seized City

Al-Qaeda Suicide Bomber Attacks Syrian Capital, Wounds General

Al-Qaeda-Led Rebels Pound Syrian Army Positions on Lebanon Border

US Defends Cluster Bomb Transfers

Saudi-Led Alliance Mulls Partial Truces in Yemen: Statement

Baiji Refinery in Peril, 106 Killed Across Iraq

Set to Begin, US Plan for Syrian Rebels Already Mired in Doubt

'Death Everywhere' in Aleppo

Fertilizer, Also Suited for Bombs, Flows to ISIS Territory From Turkey

Suicide Bomber Targets Afghan Civil Servants' Bus in Kabul

Nigeria's Boko Haram in Disarray as Government Forces Advance

Gunmen in Nigerian Military Gears Kill Scores in Plateau Villages


fighters an increasingly significant player on battlefield, by :

Rifts Widening Among Leaders over Al-'s Successor - , Informed Sources Report

U.S. has offered a reward for these key leaders, often twitter killed Abu Omar al-Shishani among them - CNN

King Salman: Gulf must confront Iran

Despite claims of precision, U.S. drone strikes are killing civilians

Rule of lawlessness makes Arabs rise up

ISIS reopens five-star hotel in Mosul

Rebels make gains against ISIS, launch attack north of Homs

EU, Iran nuclear officials to talk May 12, six powers to resume May 15

Lebanese state unable to protect eastern border: Nasrallah

to Host Tribes Meeting to ‘Unify the Libyan People’

'S HoR says it has voted to accept the UNSMIL's proposals for a political settlement with very few reservations/amendments.

| Trucks transporting ammunition from Brak al-Shati airbas (west of ) to Misrata.