Sunday, September 13, 2015

MENA Report ( September 13 , 2015 ) .... Iraq / Syrian Regional War in focus - Turkey items of note also examined ...... Yemen Regional Proxy War in focus...... Libya in Focus - HoR and GNC Talks still ongoing and agreement still seems down the road , if achievable.


Links......


Airstrikes Taking Heavy Toll on Yemeni Civilians



Iraq Backs Turkey's PKK War, Wants Coordination




Syria: Are Russians Coming to Assad's Aid?



House Seeks Pentagon Briefing on ISIS Allegations




20 Yemen Civilians Killed as Houthis Rockets Hit Market




US Drones Kill 15 Pakistani Taliban in S. Afghanistan




Battles and Executions Leave 283 Dead Across Iraq




Shelling of Syrian Capital Kills 5, Wounds Dozens




Frustrated Migrants Blame US for Their Predicament




Sadr and Sistani Seek Turks Release as 72 Are Killed in Iraq




Bombs Kill 13 Iraq Kurds in Anti-ISIS Operation




Russia Tells Washington: Talk to US Over Syria or Risk 'Unintended Incidents'




Russia Calls on World to Back Syrian Military




Obama Says Russia's Involvement in Syria Indicates Assad Is Worried




US Says Ordnance Used by ISIS Shows Traces of Chemical Agents




August 'One of Bloodiest Months' for Syria's Eastern Ghouta: MSF






Tweets......



Iraq/Syria /Turkey







OPINION: Why has gone soft on ’s ? Columnist Raed Omari writes









Updated: calls for dialogue with on









Merkel urged for the need to solve crisis in Syria as the number of refugees reach a new record in Hungary








calls on to coordinate its strikes on militants











's first air base in would change the rules of the game in the Middle East










10 year paper expected to yield double digits. Citi, DB, JPM are underwriters. Will be Iraq's first deal since 2006












Influx of asylum seekers from Syria, Iraq to Europe stirs Afghans to join exodus (AFP pic)
















Turkish forces declare curfew in Kurdish city after deadly clashes with PKK












Six major reasons why 's war with the cannot be sustained






Yemen.....





ATTACKS on Sanaa resume. Coalition missile strike six times in one hour on capital.











Yemen's exiled government pulls out of peace talks with rebels









BREAKING: : the Popular Resistance backed by Saudi-led coalition launched a massive operation to liberate Marib










Yemen's exiled govt sets conditions for joining peace talks










Libya......












Yes, no deal is final until approved through a vote by both the HoR and GNC. Anything before that is just possible consensus.


























UN Libya envoy says rival governments reach 'consensus'








The GNC's demands are difficult to meet and the HoR is not willing to compromise - Leon's last push facing difficult issues.







Issue of senior military posts remains sticking point for 's dialogue- HoR likely to refuse recent amendements to initialed agreement.







: House of Representatives not happy with what happened in Morocco over last 2 days-Leon likely traveling to in hrs.






likely that the House of Representatives might refuse Leon's latest proposals due to changes to the initialed agreement.





Leon: We have reached an agreement & granted the GNC 48 hours to nominate its candidates for the Gov of National Accord.








Leon says all work on the peace plan done & it's now up to HoR and GNC to vote on - he is confident it'll get backing.