Tag Archives: Middle East news

Sunni Militants attacked one of Iraq’s largest air bases

(Reuters) – Militants attacked one of Iraq’s largest air bases and seized control of several small oilfields on Wednesday as U.S. military experts arrived to set up an operations centre to help Iraqi security forces counter a mounting Sunni insurgency. … read more

Sunni fighters expand offensive in western Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Sunni insurgents led by an al-Qaida breakaway group expanded their offensive in a volatile western province on Saturday, capturing two strategic towns and the first border crossing with Syria to fall on the Iraqi side. It’s the … read more

Bahrain: Enforced Disappearance of Mustafa Bahar

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses grave concern over the wellbeing of Mustafa Bahar, who has been subjected to enforced disappearance for eleven days. On 7 June 2014, 25 year-old Mustafa Bahar and Redha Al-Bashri, a 15 year-old child, were arrested as a result … read more

US forces move into Iraq with security mission

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 300 armed American forces are being positioned in and around Iraq to help secure U.S. assets as President Barack Obama nears a decision on an array of options for combating fast-moving Islamic insurgents, including airstrikes or … read more

Militants post images of mass killing in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — As the Iraqi government bolstered Baghdad’s defenses Sunday, the Islamic militant group that captured two major cities last week posted graphic photos that appeared to show its fighters massacring dozens of captured Iraqi soldiers. The pictures on … read more

Israel PM says Hamas kidnapped missing teens

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli troops on Sunday arrested some 80 Palestinians, including dozens of members of Hamas, in an overnight raid in the West Bank as the prime minister accused the Islamic militant group of kidnapping three teenagers who went … read more

3 missing teens taken by terror group : Israel PM

JERUSALEM (AP) — A terror group abducted the three teens missing from the West Bank, Israel’s prime minister said Saturday, as soldiers combed the rocky terrain and searched homes to try and find them. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu again blamed … read more

Israeli official says missing teens presumed alive

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s defense minister said Saturday that the military is determined to find the three missing teenagers, one of whom is an American, who he said are presumed alive and believed held by Palestinian militants. Security forces searched … read more

If Iraqi govt asks for help, Iran will certainly help them, Rouhani tells BBC

US President Barack Obama has said he will take several days to decide what action to take over Iraq, but that no US troops will be deployed there. Any US involvement “has to be joined by a serious and sincere … read more