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|112 Killed Across Iraq|
|Special Forces Target ISIS in Hawija, Iraq Official Says|
|Aid to Be Delivered to Starving Syrian Towns as Early as Sunday|
|Migrants 'Face Beatings, Abuse' Trying to Enter Spanish Territory|
|Hundreds of Syrians Are Turned Back at Beirut Airport|
|Syrians Return to Damascus After Turkey Introduces New Air-Travel Visas|
|Iran Holds Mass Protests Against Saudi Arabia Amid Tensions|
|ISIS Claims Libyan Police Center Bombing|
|Timeline of ISIS Expansion in Libya|
|Police Kill Suspected Tel Aviv Gunman in Northern Israel After Week-Long Manhunt|
Refugees In Europe.....
Reporter on @BBCWorldService, who's at Cologne protests: 1000+ at pro-refugee, anti-fascist protest. "Less than 500" at anti-migrant demo.
Merkel backs expelling convicted refugees with suspended sentences.
#Germany #CDU #koelnhbf #refugeecrisis
Cologne events will constitute a sea change for #Germany on refugee policy. German society feels threatened now. And that's not good. At all
Lying and withholding facts -only makes things worse when the truth comes out.
Syria / Iraq / Turkey .....
Iraqi PM Abadi pledges corruption drive after Sistani criticism http://bit.ly/1Oartb6
#Shi’ite Militia not Welcome in #Mosul Operation: al-Nujaifi - #BasNews http://basnews.com/index.php/en/news/252653 …
Bedlam in Basra: Crime, kidnappings and extortion become commonplace in Shiite southern Iraq: http://apne.ws/22RvGYS
#Syrian #Kurdish Forces Repulse IS Multiple Attacks on #Tishreen Dam - #BasNews http://basnews.com/index.php/en/news/252609 …
The Iraqi military's long overdue capture of
#Ramadi will hardly be enough to defeat the #IslamicState - http://almon.co/2kp7
US Approves $800 Million Sale of Missiles to Iraq - #BasNews http://www.basnews.com/index.php/en/news/iraq/252546 …
Damascus backs Syria talks, wants list of 'terrorist groups' and opposition negotiators http://reut.rs/1OX9GRT
Syrians in Jordan - The forgotten pocket of Syria's refugee crisis http://aje.io/nh5l
#Syria #Aleppo #SAA Liwa AL-Quds brigade says #SAA is on verge of controlling #Qatar Village West of #Najjara
Syrians stranded at Beirut airport begin to return to Syria after fail to depart to Turkey http://xhne.ws/uztWT
Additional support for idea Libya may be more important at the moment for ISIS than Iraq or syria.
Sebha leaders upset that development contract, originally set to be split between Fezzan&Misrata, now favors Misrata
Abdulrahman Sweihli calls for changes in the #Libya unity government's Presidential Council
Latest #Libya Situation Update: 05-08 January #Zlitan #Sidra #Gharyan #IS #Ajdabiya https://medium.com/libya-security-monitor/libya-situation-update-05-08-january-86eb2190ca26#.eo2szemn6 …
#Libya Still no date for Libya's UN-brokered government of national accord announced Dec 17 to enter the country http://news.yahoo.com/suicide-bomber-kills-4-libya-checkpoint-security-source-184407880.html …
Int-backed Prez. Council [PM+6 deputies & 3 state ministers] went 2 Zliten 2 pay respects, now stuck. #libya
GNC president Abusahmain is reportedly told he was persona non grata in #Zliten & not allowed in as PM Serraj arrives there. #Libya
Summary of Mogherini comments in 1st briefing: discussed concrete ways to support #Libya, €100 mil. Set aside to help, security a challenge
#IS has claimed #Zliten bombing. Allegedly carried out by Abdullah al-Muhajr. (yet another foreign IS fighter) (1/2)
U.N. Yemen envoy suggests Geneva location for peace talks http://reut.rs/1Rr69SA
Yemen may not like UN reporting cluster-bomb use http://bit.ly/1Zgfm4G but it happened: http://bit.ly/1Pjnbvz
#AQAP expanding governance, enforcing strict sharia in al Mukalla http://bit.ly/1PhUwai #YemenSitRep
Saudi, Iran Diplomatic Split Could Spark Street-Level Sectarian Strife http://bit.ly/1RdSXjz
#Iran embassy in #Yemen "intact, #Tehran spreading false allegations" says Ahmed Al-Asseri http://youtu.be/bX9NYNGe6xw