Saturday, August 8, 2015

MENA Report - August 8 - 9 , 2015 - Iraq / Syria Regional War Updates - Involvement Of Turkey Complicating matters and Turkey's Focus On PKK Will Be Controversial ..... Yemen Proxy War Updates - not apparent progress being made as to wrapping up death dealing from the air , destruction of the country ..... Iran in focus - more just nuclear talk situation to consider here .... Libya updates - peace talks , chaos in country , ISIS watch , Qaddafi loyalists raising their heads too ..... AF- Pak item of note !



Links....





Obama Legal Strategy for ISIS Fight Gets Blurry





ISIS Executes 300 Election Commission Workers






Saudi-Led Friendly Fire Kills 20 Yemeni Allies






Suicide Bomber Kills 29 in Northern Afghanistan







Taliban Bombings Pound Afghan Capital, 50 Die







Taliban Bombings Pound Afghan Capital, 40 Die





Schumer's Opposition Not Likely to Kill Iran Deal






Pentagon Downplays Failed Syrian Rebel Training




240,000 Killed, Mostly Combatants, in Syrian Civil War




Pentagon Rethinking Syrian Rebel Training Strategy





ISIS Kills 37 Rival Syrian Insurgents in Battle for Key Supply Lifeline





IAEA Won't Give US Congress Confidential Docs on Iran Deal
Israeli DM Slams Iran Deal, Talks Up Killing Scientists






After Iran Deal, New Interest in Engaging Syrian Govt





ISIS Captures 230 Civilians in Central Syria After Taking Town





326 Killed in Iraq; Civil Servants Executed in Mosul





UN Council Sets Stage for Inquiry to Lay Blame for Syria Gas Attacks




Four Kurdish Protesters Killed in Southeast Turkey





109 Killed in Iraq as Gov't Confirms Mass Executions in Mosul





Iraqi Clerics Incite Protest Against Government Corruption






UN Council Sets Stage for Inquiry to Lay Blame for Syria Gas Attacks






White House Remains Certain Congress Will Fail to Block Iran Deal



Iran Quds Chief Visited Russia Despite UN Travel Ban: Iran Official



PKK Affiliate in Iran Claims Deadly Attack on Military Outpost





Pakistan Condemns US Drone Strike in North Waziristan






Pakistan Upbeat About Afghan Peace Process





Iraq /Syria .....

















Anbar province council: 70% of the infrastructure and government institutions in the province have been destroyed.








: 34,375 foreign anti-Assad fighters KIA / 3,304 pro-Assad foreign fighters KIA, 903 Hezbollah fighters KIA









Iran's Suleimani to Moscow. Syria's intel chief Ali Mamlouk to Saudi. Syrian FM Moallem to Oman. Hmmm....what's up? Feelers on Syria deal?







The Pentagon spent $41 million on 60 Syrian fighters that are now somewhere in Syria.
















we have proposal & initiative for :Saudi wants militias out, UN monitored elections, Iran seeks ceasefire then unity gov







Al-Hayat story : 1-progress in Saudi-Russian talks 2-Assad is sidelined, didn't know about Mamlouk visit 3- militias not Iran problem
















"We Have A Civil War": Inside Turkey's Descent Into Political, Social, And Economic Chaos







Airstrikes Against Turkey's Kurdish Militants in Iraq are killing Also Civilians









'Almost quarter of a million people' dead in Syria war








What's US really doing at 's Incirlik Air Base? -









Cordesman: ISIL is only one element of the war Iraq and Syria:












'We've Had road': Baghdad protests over Corruption, poor services challenge Iraq 's prime Minister










"What will hurt IS most is not opening bases to US planes, but fully blocking IS smuggling over our borders"





Syria chemical attacks • inquiry gets Unanimous support at UN Security Council








Libya .....







Yesterday, ns protesting over bread and electricity crises outside 'Dawn Govt' HQ and in 's sq Algeria














Italy arrests five men over Libya migrant shipwreck, which led to the drowning of 200 people















The Islamic State's Burgeoning Capital in Sirte, Libya - important study by

















'What country are you talking about?' US envoy slammed for rose-tinted Libya views









Photos from y'day rallies by Qadhafi loyalists in 14 -n cities & towns demanding the release of Seif al-Islam.


















Yemen.....






As -led war escalates, “the world is failing








Saudi Arabia & Allies' escalation of Yemen war Takes a toll on the country -











Eight members of one family dead bcz of landmine in Lahj! How was this not preventable!?











Iran has its hands full with Islamic State. What is it doing in Yemen?








Humanitarian work at its best - medics saving lives across north-south frontlines



















Access Constraints Map as of 7 August 2015 by











What does the future hold for Yemen? We talk with resistance fighters in Aden:








Kabul - Afghanistan .....




Deadliest day in the Afghan capital for past eight months as bombings kill 51








Afghan Chief Executive vows revenge for deadly attacks in








claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on a military base in capital, the night before.FP








Afghan policemen stand guard at a market destroyed by a powerful truck bomb in Kabul. AFP Photo: Shah Marai






Iran.......










Interesting article on Suez Canal. Helps explain Iran's support of Houthis in Yemen. Target Egypt







's FM is the latest high ranking OFCL to visit Tehran post . Bilat Iran-Italy trade was €7 B in 2011.















Iran nuclear deal could help India boost business, writes










TehranTimes: hopes to improve bi-lateral trade with from 357 $million last year...