Saturday, February 21, 2015

EGYPT STRIKES BACK--

Jordan, Egypt and ISIS: A tale of vengeance

Al-Arabiya - ‎Feb 19, 2015‎
Aren't we indeed part of the international community? Such rhetoric questions and more are what Egyptian and Jordanian officials are raising now while embattling the self-styled Islamic State of Iraq and Syria outside their territories in regions either very close ...

Egypt Joints the Military Effort against ISIS

Huffington Post - ‎Feb 20, 2015‎
Egypt entered officially and practically the war on ISIS through the Libyan gateway this week, after Jordan stepped up its military operations against ISIS last week through the Syrian gateway. Iraq has pledged to crush ISIS on its territory, which has seen ...

U.S. Won?t Back Egypt?s Attacks on ISIS

Daily Beast - ‎Feb 19, 2015‎
Egypt did not inform the United States, its longtime ally, before the operation. And the United States stopped far short of backing Egypt's effort. Rather, the U.S. called for a political solution in Libya, which is divided between two rival governments, each backed ...

Why USA can and Egypt can't?

Pravda - ‎Feb 19, 2015‎
The ISIS beheading of 21 Egyptian Copts on a beach in Libya has generated rage and disdain among the international community, as well as in the Arab world and a strong reaction from Cairo. The Egyptian and Emirates Air Force attacks on several sites of ...

Egypt football fan's path to ISIS in Iraq revealed

Al-Arabiya - ‎16 hours ago‎
An Egyptian man has made his way to Iraq to fight alongside militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Al Arabiya correspondent Injy Al Qady reported Saturday. Mahmoud Ghandour, who was arrested in 2014 after returning from Syria, is now ...

Egypt is calling the West's bluff over its phony war on ISIS

RT (blog) - ‎Feb 19, 2015‎
Yet as Libya seems to be following the same path as Syria – of 'moderate' anti-government militias backed by the West paving the way for ISIS takeover – Britain and the US seem reluctant to confront them there, immediately pouring cold water on Egyptian ...

JUMPIN' YEMENI--

Yemen's Former Leader, Held by Rebels, Leaves Capital

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
SANA, Yemen — To hear the Houthi militants who control this capital describe it, the country's former president escaped from house arrest on Saturday by dressing as a woman, wearing a long black chador covering all but his eyes. One Western official ...

Yemen's Hadi flees to Aden and says he is still president

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
The statement, signed "president of the republic of Yemen" and read out on al-Jazeera news channel, was his first public comment since he resigned last month when the Houthis overran his private residence and the presidential palace. The move throws ...

Compromise Reached on Yemen Council, UN Says

New York Times - ‎19 hours ago‎
SANA, Yemen — Leaders of the Houthi militia that dominates Yemen agreed on a compromise legislative council on Friday, according to a United Nations mediator, but the move fell far short of the goal of forming a new government and choosing a leader.

Yemen Parties Agree to Transitional Council, UN Envoy Says

Wall Street Journal - ‎16 hours ago‎
Yemen's quarreling political factions have agreed to form a new legislative body, a United Nations mediator said Friday, but there were few hopes it would lead quickly to a more comprehensive political deal to halt the country's slide toward civil war.

Yemen leader says still president after fleeing capital

Yahoo News - ‎27 minutes ago‎
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Yemeni leader who resigned the presidency last month and fled to the country's south on Saturday said all actions taken since Shiite rebels stormed the capital, Sanaa, last September are illegitimate, hinting that he will seek to ...

Yemen's Houthi rebels show willingness to negotiate

CNN - ‎Feb 20, 2015‎
Supporters of the separatist Southern Movement perform prayers during a demonstration on Friday, February 13, in the southern city of Aden, Yemen, to demand renewed independence of the south. Hide Caption. 1 of 24. A man watches the televised speech ...