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  1. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel’s Netanyahu dismisses Iran’s overtures to West as ruse

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 10:19am by Reuters in United Nations

    ... Reuters in United Nations Israel warns Iran it will respond to any attack Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday dismissed a charm offensive by Iran’s new president as a ruse ... the trustworthiness of Hassan Rowhani, Iran’s centrist president who has made diplomatic overtures to the United States and spoke by telephone last week with President Barack Obama. “Rowhani doesn’t sound ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1322695/israels-netanyahu-dismisses-irans-overtures-west-ruse
  2. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    President of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region calls for independence

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 01:10am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Arbil, Iraq As sectarian insurgency threatens to split the nation, referendum sought Leader of Iraqi Kurds pushes independence Massud Barzani, the president of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region, asked its parliament yesterday to start organising a referendum on the long-held dream of independence. The United States has urged the Kurds to stand with Baghdad as Iraq ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1546179/president-iraqs-autonomous-kurdish-region-calls-independence
  3. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israeli forces shoot two Lebanese soldiers after sniper kills Israeli soldier

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 10:31pm by AFP

    ... no interest in further escalation of violence". Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said Israel would be meeting the United Nations peacekeeping force in Lebanon to request an explanation from ... said both sides were "cooperating with the United Nations... to ascertain the facts" and he urged Israel and Lebanon to exercise restraint. Since the 2006 war, the border has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1382629/israeli-forces-shoot-two-lebanese-soldiers-after-sniper-kills-israeli
  4. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Netanyahu vows to ramp up Israeli campaign against Hamas in Gaza

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:57pm by AP, Reuters, GUARDIAN

    ... within days and sent it for audio analysis in the United States. Distorted, tinny reports heard on the tape after an Arabic-accented male voice shouts "Head down!" in response ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550370/hamas-rockets-land-deep-israel-it-bombards-gaza-strip
  5. 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

    ... in the semi-arid region, which regularly experiences extreme water shortages, says Michael Stephen, of the Royal United Services Institute think tank in Qatar. "Control of water supplies gives ...

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

    Tony Blair faces claims of conflict of interest in Middle East

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

    ... private business interests in the ever-volatile region are expanding. Aides confirmed he was considering opening an office in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates. But a spokesman denied ... for the Kuwaiti government in recent years. Retired diplomats and political enemies united to demand Blair be sacked as the envoy of the Quartet- the UN, US, Russia and EU- after achieving little ...

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

    Iraqi army in 'psychological collapse' as ISIL advances, US expert says

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 09:48pm by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... in the army for five years, and I've never withdrawn without a fight," said Hassan, clamouring for a ticket on a plane back to Baghdad to rejoin his unit. "Before we left, we were weeping. We feel so ashamed, because we didn't fight. We were defeated without firing a single shot." He says soldiers in his unit began deserting individually after the northern city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539128/iraqi-army-psychological-collapse-isil-advances-us-expert-says
  8. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel threatens to expel UN envoy Robert Serry over cash for Gaza

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:26am by AFP

    ... how to resolve the issue.   ISRAELI TEEN KILLED BY SYRIAN FIRE An Israeli Arab teen was killed by fire from Syria that struck the Israeli-held area of the Golan Heights, the nation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1538480/israel-threatens-expel-un-envoy-robert-serry-over-cash-gaza
  9. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Iraq, Syria conflicts merge into one big battleground

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

    ... Jordan," he told CBS television's Face the Nation, adding ISIL could "amass more arms, more resources". The seizure of large chunks of Iraq by militants does offer Assad a messaging ...

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

    Arab nations reject demand by Israel for ‘Jewish state’ recognition

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 09:38pm by AP

    ... efforts by United States Secretary of State John Kerry, wide gaps remain between the two sides. Abbas is due to meet US President Barack Obama in Washington next Monday, as part of US efforts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1445526/arab-nations-reject-demand-israel-jewish-state-recognition

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