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Middle East Reporter — Wall Street Journal

Middle East reporter -The Wall Street Journal. Focus on jihadi movements, Syria. Formerly based in Afghanistan. Rants mine, all mine.

Detente declared as US, Iranian interests align over Iraq, Syria — Before the cookie settings change will take effect, Safari must restart. To restart Safari press and hold the Home button (for around five seconds) until the iPhone/iPad display goes blank and the home screen appears.

U.S., Iran Relations Move to Détente

Extremists Prove Resilient to U.S.-led Airstrikes

U.S.-led Airstrikes Disrupt Islamic State, But Extremists Hold Territory — U.S.-led airstrikes designed to serve notice on Islamist extremists in Iraq and Syria have also delivered a sobering message to Washington and its allies: Breaking the militants' grip will be every bit as difficult as they feared. As the U.S.

Syrians March to Protest U.S. Strategy on Airstrikes — Demonstrations against the U.S. and its Arab allies and those collaborating with them swept through rebel-held areas in Syria on Friday. Anger over the U.S. decision to target the militant Nusra Front in its air campaign against Islamic State-and to spare the regime of Bashar al-Assad and its allies-spurred protests after Friday prayers, a rebel practice that has dwindled since the peaceful uprising against Mr. Assad in March 2011...

While Strikes Hit Islamic State, Syrian Rebels Await Other Help — REYHANLI, Turkey-Moderate rebels in Syria say they are far from taking advantage of the U.S.-led attacks against Islamic State targets because they remain outgunned by both the extremists and President Bashar al-Assad's forces. The rebel groups also blame the slow pace of training new fighters for the Free Syrian Army, which is backed by Western...

Airstrikes in Syria Roil Rebel Alliances — Thousands of civilians and rebels across Syria protested allied airstrikes against extremist militants that continued on Friday, underscoring the challenge the U.S.-led campaign faces in dealing with complex ties among rival rebel factions. The attacks are leading to confusion on the ground and new complications for American policy makers, as they try to navigate the tensions between the more moderate Syrian rebels they back and...

Syria Government, Opposition Given Prior Notification of Attacks on Islamic State — The U.S. and five Middle Eastern allies launched an expansive attack on extremist fighters in Syria on Monday night as air strikes hit Islamic State strongholds and another anti-Western group, opening a challenging new front in an expanding Middle East war. Using Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from Navy ships in the Persian Gulf and Red Sea, U.S.

Syria Opposition Says It Was Informed Strikes Would Begin

Militants in Yemen Seize State Offices, Force Premier to Resign — Shiite militants took over much of Yemen's capital on Sunday, prompting the prime minister's resignation and forcing a deal to form a new government. The militants known as Houthis have been protesting outside government ministries in the capital San'a since August, complaining about rising fuel prices and demanding the government quicken the pace of political overhauls.
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Oct 31, 2014

RT @wisequotesnet: Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. - Pablo Picasso

Oct 29, 2014

RT @MaryLuWSJ: US-Iran shift to detente over past year could upend power balance in the region. @WSJSolomon & @Abihabib:…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @MagnusRanstorp: One British jihadi killed in Syria and Iraq every three weeks, study finds…

Oct 23, 2014

Canada's coverage of the Ottawa shootings put American cable news to shame… via @motherjones

Oct 22, 2014

RT @pdmcleod: Report directly from police officer involved in the shooting to someone inside: they shot first suspect. Second on roof, 12 shots fired.

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