Syria

Date: July 15th 2013

The Russian Federation’s permanent representative to the United Nations told reporters last week that Russia possesses evidence which shows that the nerve agent sarin had been used by Syrian rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad. The ranks of rebel fighters are now even more strained however, following the assassination of a top ...

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Turkey

Date: July 15th 2013

Hundreds of protesters have again gathered in Istanbul to march to Gezi Park, the focal point for civil protests that have rocked Turkey for weeks on end. Although recent crowds are much smaller compared to massive demonstrations a few weeks ago, protesters say that the fight against the AKP-led government will continue. The ...

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Libya

Date: July 15th 2013

Up to 2000 members of the Libyan National Army will be sent to the United Kingdom for training by the British Army at Bassingbourn Barracks in Cambridgeshire. British Foreign Secretary William Hague underscored his government’s belief that a stable, open, and democratic State of Libya contributing to wider regional stability and security is ...

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Jordan

Date: July 15th 2013

Due to instability and unrest in nearby Egypt, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has continued to experience shortages of critical natural gas supplies, exacerbated by repeated bombings of a key pipeline between the two countries. Jordan has nevertheless welcomed the ouster of Egypt’s Islamist government by the country’s armed forces, with King Abdullah ...

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Lebanon

Date: July 15th 2013

Hundreds of supporters of radical Sunni cleric Ahmad al-Assir have taken to the streets of the southern city of Sidon in order to show their support for Assir, several weeks after a warrant was issued for his arrest following deadly clashes between his followers and the Lebanese Army. Meanwhile, the Lebanese Republic’s Prime ...

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Israel

Date: July 15th 2013

New satellite imagery has allegedly revealed that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is targeting the State of Israel and the Islamic Republic of Iran with powerful advanced ballistic missiles capable of carrying a two-ton payload. While in the past insiders have spoken of secret collaboration between Israel and Saudi Arabia in order to ...

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Iraq

Date: July 15th 2013

The Republic of Iraq has struck a much-needed business contract with the Republic of India, as the Iraqi government confirmed that it will offer India three discovered oil fields on nomination basis. Supplies to India from key oil producer Iran have declined due to tight EU and US sanctions against Tehran, but Iraq ...

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Iran

Date: July 15th 2013

An Iranian opposition group known as the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), a long-time foe of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s ruling theocracy, has claimed that members of its organizations obtained information about the construction of a new secret nuclear facility northwest of Tehran. In the past, the NCRI, an umbrella ...

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Egypt

Date: July 15th 2013

One week after the ouster of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi by the armed forces of the Arab Republic of Egypt, the country’s military rulers are keen to speed up the transition to civilian rule. Subsequently, the interim presidency has appointed a little-known economist, Hazem el-Beblawi as prime minister, while also selecting the ...

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