Syria

Date: July 01st 2013

The death toll in the Syrian civil war has surpassed the 100,000 mark according to a report from a pro-opposition monitoring group based in the United Kingdom, as Syrian rebels lost another key town on the border of Lebanon to advancing government forces. The Syrian army, ostensibly backed by Shi’ite militias from Iraq, ...

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Turkey

Date: July 01st 2013

The European Union has delayed Turkish accession talks following political pressure from the Federal Republic of Germany, one of several EU nations which have harshly criticized the Turkish government’s crackdown on anti-government protesters across the country. The Republic of Turkey has witnessed a new surge in anti-government protests this week after security forces ...

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Libya

Date: July 01st 2013

Security in the State of Libya continues to be wracked by violence in the absence of a stable national government and armed forces, with fresh clashes between rival militias erupting in Tripoli this week that left a number of people dead and dozens wounded. Meanwhile, an independent member of the Libyan General National ...

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Lebanon

Date: July 01st 2013

The Lebanese Republic has witnessed another week of sectarian violence largely motivated by local passions that have been inflamed by the civil war in neighbouring Syria, which has left many Lebanese on opposing sides as the country falls back into the grip of factional strife. Last week, more than a dozen Lebanese soldiers ...

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Jordan

Date: July 01st 2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry has resumed shuttle diplomacy between Palestinian and Israeli leaders, meeting with President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority in the Jordanian capital of Amman over the weekend before returning to Jerusalem for talks with Israel’s chief negotiator Tzipi Livni. Unconfirmed reports have also emerged in the press ...

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Israel

Date: July 01st 2013

Reports confirm that the State of Israel has upgraded its defense capability again over the past week, with a sixth Iron Dome anti-rocket battery system ready to deploy in addition to another defensive military system produced in Israel called David’s Sling. The prime minister of the Hamas movement which is currently governing the ...

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Iraq

Date: July 01st 2013

Earlier last week, a protest camp of ethnic Turkmen demanding better security in their community north of Baghdad was hit by two suicide bombers earlier this week, in a continuation of inter-communal violence in the violence-wracked Republic of Iraq. Terrorists also targeted a soccer stadium later in the week with twin blasts at ...

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Iran

Date: July 01st 2013

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has stated that the dispute between Iran and western powers over its nuclear program could be easily resolved if western nations were willing to make concessions and adopt a less stubborn approach in their political approach to the issue. Meanwhile, a ...

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Egypt

Date: July 01st 2013

Two people were killed when protesters stormed an office of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt’s second city Alexandria on Friday, including an American student who had been working for a local NGO. A political showdown between opponents and supporters of Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi has reaching a boiling point this week as a ...

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