Tag Archives: Fertile Crescent

27Dec/15

Iraqi army declares victory over Islamic State in Ramadi

After weeks of pitched fighting for control of Ramadi, government forces say they have retaken the city’s central administration complex from Islamic State, declaring a victory over the militants in Anbar’s provincial capital. Mana Rabiee reports. Continue reading

19Oct/15

Amman holds annual gaming summit

Hundreds of gaming enthusiasts from across the Arab world descend on Jordan to attend a gaming convention.

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04Sep/15

UK’s Cameron bows to pressure to take more Syrian refugees

Britain will take in “thousands more” Syrian refugees, Prime Minister David Cameron says, changing his stance after an outpouring of emotion over the image of a dead Syrian toddler on a Turkish beach put him under pressure to act.

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24Aug/15

Wars improve air quality in the Middle East

MAINZ, GERMANY, CAIRO, EGYPT, ATHENS, GREECE, ANBAR PROVINCE, IRAQ, ALEPPO, SYRIA
(REUTERS, SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE) – Amid the increase in death, displacement and overall chaos in the Middle East over the past five years, Professor Jos Lelieveld of the Max-Planck Institute, says he has spotted one area where statistics indicate a decrease. He says, air pollution has declined significantly.
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06Apr/15

Yarmouk in ruins

SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE, (REUTERS) – Broken and barren streets in the Yarmouk refugee camp just outside Damascus.

Amateur video, which can not be independently verified by Reuters, appears to show empty streets of the largely Palestinian enclave.
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01Mar/15

Islamic State under pressure as Kurds seize Syrian town

Kurds push Islamic State back towards Iraqi border but fate of abducted Assyrian Christians unknown.
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23Feb/15

Missing British schoolgirls not radicalised at school says principle

Principle of the school attended by three missing British schoolgirls believed to be heading to Syria says they were not radicalised at the academy.
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22Feb/15

Turkish army active on Syria border after it evacuates troops guarding mausoleum

Turkish military vehicles are seen on the move in a town on the border with Syria as Ankara announces a successful mission to evacuate Turkish soldiers guarding a mausoleum in Syria.

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21Feb/15

British police launch appeal to find ‘Syria-bound’ schoolgirls

British police launch an appeal to trace three London schoolgirls who are believed to be making their way to Syria, having flown to Turkey earlier this week.

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