Friday, September 25, 2015

MENA Report ( September 24- 25 , 2015 ) - Syria In Focus ( Notice how suddenly with Europe swamped with refugees , the West has come around to talking with Assad and a political solution to ending the Syrian War ? ) ....... With Eid holiday underway , slower news-flow - Recent updates pertaining to Iraq , Yemen and Libya and related Refugee Crisis to consider !



For those who celebrated  , may you have enjoyed a pleasant Eid al-Adha Festival





Links.....



Syria.....




Pentagon Admits: US Gear in Qaeda's Hands



British Think Tank Complains Russia Might Harm al-Qaeda in Syria




Syria Claims US-Russia Tacit Deal on Ending War


White House: Next Week's Meeting Proves Putin 'Desperate'



West, Turkey Warm to the Idea of Talks With Syria's Assad




Syrian Army Uses New Russian Jets to Strike ISIS in Aleppo



Unclear if US-Russia Interests Overlap in Syria: Pentagon




Israel Military Says It Is Coordinating With Russia on Syria



Merkel Says Assad Must Have Role in Syria Talks




Assad May Take Part in Syria Transition, Erdogan Says





Yemen.....




ISIS Bombs Mosque in Yemeni Capital, Killing 29




Saudis Seek to Fend Off UN Inquiry on Yemen






Iraq.....




US, Iraq Push Each Other to Do More Against ISIS





Iraq's Stalemate Over Baiji Refinery Leaves Mosul Offensive in Limbo




At Least 38 Killed in Iraq Battles and Bombing





Refugee Crisis.....



We Met Syria's War Refugees: 7 Awful Things They Told Us




Lack of EU Migrant Strategy Reignites Serbia-Croatia Tensions




Austria Says It Has Sent Over 5,000 Migrants Back to Other EU Countries




Syrian Refugee Tripped in Hungary Fights Unfounded Accusations of Extremist Ties






Tweets......




Syria......






Most CIA-backed rebels in Syria ‘anti-American, anti-Western and anti-democracy’ (Op-Edge)






Syria: As the West dithers, Putin makes his move















Iraq.......











"Liberation of Mosul will have to be done by Iraqi army & local tribes" tells











Iraq: Yazidis turn to international court against ISIS










Military Analyst Again Raises Red Flags on Progress in Iraq










Libya......

































This documentary about the milita-run migrant and refugee camps in Libya is pretty alarming








Yemen......






After a first blast, a second suicide bomber detonated an explosives belt








The Middle East is prone to “wars of confusion,” the latest example being Yemen: