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Iraq: 53 bullet-riddled bodies with blindfolds, tied up hands found near Baghdad

Jul 11, 2014

Iraq: 53 bullet-riddled bodies with blindfolds, tied up hands found near Baghdad

While the motives remain unclear, such grisly killings harken back to the worst days of Iraq's sectarian bloodletting in 2006 and 2007. #World #Terrorism #Syria #NewsTracker #USA #Iraq #kurdish #Militancy in Iraq #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #US withdrawal from Iraq
Militant groups have seized control of nuclear material: Iraq to UN

Jul 11, 2014

Militant groups have seized control of nuclear material: Iraq to UN

A US government source familiar with the matter said the materials were not believed to be enriched uranium and therefore would be difficult to use to manufacture into a weapon. #World #Terrorism #Syria #NewsTracker #USA #Iraq #kurdish #Militancy in Iraq #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #US withdrawal from Iraq #Nuclear materials
Syria: NGO report says over 1,70,000 dead in last three years

Jul 11, 2014

Syria: NGO report says over 1,70,000 dead in last three years

Among the dead in Syria were 56,495 civilians, including 9,092 children, according to the toll, which included casualties documented up to 8 July this year. #World #Syria #NewsTracker #Damascus #Bashar al-Assad #Syrian Observatory for Human Rights #Sectarian violence #Free Syrian Army #Syrian civil war #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #Middle Easr
Iraq: Kurds to boycott cabinet meetings, demand 'hysterical' PM's resignation

Jul 10, 2014

Iraq: Kurds to boycott cabinet meetings, demand 'hysterical' PM's resignation

Kurdish troops moved into a swathe of disputed areas after federal security forces withdrew as a jihadist-led alliance of militants swept through northern Iraq last month. #World #Terrorism #Syria #NewsTracker #USA #Iraq #kurdish #Militancy in Iraq #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #US withdrawal from Iraq
De Mistura succeeds Brahimi as U.N. Syria mediator - diplomats

Jul 10, 2014

De Mistura succeeds Brahimi as U.N. Syria mediator - diplomats

UNITED NATIONS/GENEVA (Reuters) - Veteran United Nations official Staffan de Mistura, a former U.N. special envoy to Afghanistan and Iraq, will replace Lakhdar Brahimi as the international mediator seeking an end to Syria's civil war, diplomats said on Wednesday #United States #China #Syria #Technology #Arabic #Afghanistan #Russia #markets #Italy #Argentina #Mexico

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Life in Israel: Caught amidst hostile neighbours, bad options

Dec 03, 2012

Life in Israel: Caught amidst hostile neighbours, bad options

Without going into the compelling but competing narratives of why and how Israel landed in what seems a perpetually hostile dynamic, it is easy to see that it is surrounded by hostile neighbors and there is no strategic depth of geography. #HowThisWorks #Syria #Al-Qaeda #Israel #Golan Heights
Hypocrisy: London Olympics can ban Syria but not Dow?

May 29, 2012

Hypocrisy: London Olympics can ban Syria but not Dow?

For the UK to suggest they might ban some officials from Syria connected with recent attrocities is a brilliant contrast to their refusal to ban Dow from the Olympic stadium for their Bhopal connections. #ThatsJustWrong #Syria #Bhopal #United Kingdom #Nick Clegg #the Olympics

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Hypocrisy: London Olympics can ban Syria but not Dow?

Jul 11, 2014

In Syria, rebels face challenges in policing areas they control

The informant began to beg as soon as he was pulled from the police truck, which was painted hot pink, blue and black in a poor attempt at military camouflage...
Hypocrisy: London Olympics can ban Syria but not Dow?

Jul 09, 2014

British twins who fled to Syria were top students: report

Zahra and Salma Halane called their parents to report that they were in Syria after they went missing from their British home in June. Their older brother is allegedly a fighter for the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq... #Syria #Iraq
Hypocrisy: London Olympics can ban Syria but not Dow?

Jul 09, 2014

Iran Sends 3 Attack Planes to Iraqi Government

Delivery of the Su-25 aircraft is the latest step Iran has taken to help Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki battle the forces of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria... #Syria #Iraq #Iran #Nouri al-Maliki
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