(Sunni) Arab nations to create joint military force

Heads of states at Arab League summit have agreed to begin forming joint unit of 40,000 troops. El-Sisi says Arab leaders have agreed to form a united military force to combat the “challenges” the region is facing at a conference dominated by a Saudi-led offensive on Houthi fighters in Yemen. Abdel Fattah…

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Syrian rebels capture Idlib city in joint offensive. Report by the fighters themselves

Syrian rebels capture Idlib city in joint offensive. Report by the fighters themselves

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US support to peshmerga: Too little, too late?

US support to peshmerga: Too little, too late?

Iraqi Kurds are still frustrated by the slow arrival of armaments and equipment from the United States. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Michael Knights Michael Knights is the Lafer Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He specialises in the politics and security of Iraq. He has worked in every…

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Islamic al-Nusra-led rebels capture Idlib city in joint offensive

Rebel groups, led by al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, seize Idlib city for the first time after several days of clashes. Fighters led by al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria have seized almost full control of the northwestern city of Idlib, taking over major roundabouts and government buildings in a powerful blow to President…

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Saudi Arabia claims success in airstrikes on Yemen

Saudi Arabia claims success in airstrikes on Yemen

Gulf kingdom’s top army officer says airstrikes into Yemen have pushed Houthi rebels out of contested air bases. A Saudi-led airstrike campaign targeting Shia rebels who control much of Yemen has pushed them out of contested air bases, the kingdom said, a day after Yemen’s president said the aerial attacks…

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