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  1. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Control of water supplies seen as seen as key to Iraq and Syria conflicts

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:50pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Rivers and dams a matter of life and death in arid region, say analysts Control of water key to Iraq, Syria conflicts The outcome of the Iraq and Syrian conflicts may rest ... It's life or death. If you control water in Iraq you have a grip on Baghdad, and you can cause major problems. Water is essential in this conflict." Jihadist group Islamic State (IS) now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545993/control-water-supplies-seen-seen-key-iraq-and-syria-conflicts
  2. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Iraq, Syria conflicts merge into one big battleground

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 08:10pm by AP

    ... Syria conflicts merge into one big battleground In a reflection of how intertwined the Syria and Iraq conflicts have become, thousands of Shiite Iraqi militiamen helping President Bashar ... a "tactical" withdrawal from the towns, control of which has allowed the militants to open up a strategic route to neighbouring Syria, where they also control swathes of countryside along the Euphrates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1538378/sunni-militants-seize-more-iraq-towns-us-presses-unity
  3. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Iran's President Rowhani urges the West to end cold war mentality

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 01:04pm by Reuters

    ... consequences." Rowhani said the people of the Middle East should be allowed to decide their own fate. He said he was ready to help in Syria, where government forces and rebels have fought a civil war ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1313678/irans-president-rowhani-urges-west-end-cold-war-mentality
  4. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Tony Blair faces claims of conflict of interest in Middle East

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 12:43am by GDN

    ... conflicts on the planet, his burgeoning media role in pushing for intervention in Iraq and Syria and his business interests across the globe including in the Middle East. These roles ... The Guardian Growing business deals and diplomacy don't mix, say critics who want him to quit as peace envoy Busy Blair's conflict of interest Iraq's latest bloody crisis ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1543193/tony-blair-faces-claims-conflict-interest-middle-east
  5. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel fires warning shots into Syrian areas in response to stray shell

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Jerusalem

    ... as the first direct engagement of the Syrian military on the Golan since the countries' 1973 war, highlighted international fears that Syria's civil war could ignite regional conflict ... Reuters in Jerusalem Tel Aviv says it was in response to a shell from Syria that hit the Golan Heights Israel fires warning shots into Syria Israeli forces fired into Syria yesterday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1080308/israel-fires-warning-shots-syrian-areas-response-stray-shell
  6. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Top Lebanese agent dead in Beirut bomb blast

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Beirut

    ... Lebanese intelligence official Wissam al-Hassan, who led the investigation that implicated Syria and Hezbollah in the killing of former prime minister Rafik al-Hariri, died yesterday in a Beirut ... the Hariri investigation and uncovered evidence that linked Syria and Lebanon's pro-Iranian Shi'ite Muslim group in the killing. The explosion ripped through the street where the office ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1065445/top-lebanese-agent-dead-beirut-bomb-blast
  7. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Kerry arrives in Israel, makes ‘some steps forward’ in ending Gaza conflict

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 06:17pm by AFP

    ... airport – as global concerns mount over rising body count in the 16-day conflict in Gaza. Kerry, who declined to elabourate further on the shape of diplomatic efforts, is due to meet later ... economy, which has largely been spared the impact of frequent conflict in the region. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557583/kerry-says-made-some-steps-forward-ending-gaza-conflict
  8. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Islamic State jihadist group runs bus tours of its Syria-Iraq 'caliphate'

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:57pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut, Lebanon Honeymooners and foreigners join trips from Syria to Iraq, to a soundtrack of jihadist songs Islamic State runs bus tours of its ... other parts of its "caliphate". Running twice-weekly tours from Syria's Raqa to Iraq's Anbar, Islamic State buses fly the group's black flag and play jihadist songs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557647/islamic-state-jihadist-group-runs-bus-tours-its-syria-iraq-caliphate
  9. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Lebanon's capital hit by rockets amid fears Syria's civil war is spreading

    Posted May 26th 2013, 02:43pm by AP

    ... yesterday, wounding four people and raising fears that Syria's civil war is increasingly spreading into Lebanon. Lebanon's sectarian divide mirrors that of Syria, and Lebanese armed ... has laid bare Hezbollah's growing role in the Syrian conflict. The Iranian-backed militia and Syrian troops launched an offensive against the town last weekend. After dozens of Hezbollah ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1246559/rockets-hit-hezbollah-heartland-south-beirut
  10. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas the big loser in Gaza-Israel conflict

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:32am by WASHPOST

    ... into the current conflict by indiscriminate rocket fire from the Gaza Strip that has been condemned by leaders the world over. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has brushed off calls ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1552923/palestinian-leader-mahmoud-abbas-big-loser-gaza-israel-conflict

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