Article Archives: Conflicts

Yemen Sunni Islamists, Shiite Rebels Cease Fire: Official

Shiite rebels and Sunni Islamists have stopped fighting in a northern Yemeni town after reaching a ceasefire that was urged by the Red Cross, a military official said Saturday. Three days of clashes that killed at least 11 people ended at 5:00 pm (14:00 GMT) on Friday, the official said according to the defence ministry […]

Hamas’ Plan for Next War: Frequent Attacks on Tel Aviv Area

The Shalit prisoner exchange deal and last year’s war against Israel led to a spike in the popularity of Hamas, which also enjoyed the support of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. But the overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi by the Egyptian army plunged Hamas into one of its most difficult periods in recent years, while the Palestinian Authority is […]

Suicide Bomber Strikes in Tunisia

A suicide bomber blew himself up outside of the Riadh Palm hotel in Sousse, Tunisia earlier today. No casualties, other than the suicide bomber himself, have been reported. A second suicide bomber was arrested before he could detonate his explosive device, according to the Tunisian Interior Ministry, which says he “wanted to blow up the mausoleum of […]

Major Naval Exercise Starts in the Gulf

A major naval exercise started in the Gulf yesterday (October 29), aimed at strengthening civil and military response to a global shipping threat. The exercise, dubbed Lucky Mariner 14-1, lasts until Saturday 02 November, reported the Gulf Daily News. Members from Naval Co-operation and Guidance for Shipping and US Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) as […]

IAF Strikes Underground Rocket Launchers in Gaza Following Rocket Attacks on Israel

The Israel Air Force struck two underground rocket launchers in the northern Gaza Strip on Monday morning, in response to earlier rocket fire on the Ashkelon region. Palestinian sources reported that the IAF strike targeted a site belonging to Hamas’s Kassam Brigades terrorist group. No injuries were reported in the IAF strike, according to Palestinian news agency […]

As Iraq Seeks U.S. Arms, Bombs Kill Another 55

A dozen bombings in Iraq killed 55 people on Sunday as the prime minister prepares to travel to Washington to seek President Barack Obama’s help in confronting a wave of sectarian violence fuelled by Syria’s civil war. Killings, mostly blamed by the Shi’ite-led government on Sunni Islamists from al Qaeda, are running at daily rates […]