Syrian conjoined twins die awaiting transfer abroad

Syrian conjoined twins die awaiting transfer abroad

Image copyright Syrian Arab Red Crescent Image caption Nawras and Moaz required surgery that was only available outside Syria One-month-old conjoined twin boys who were evacuated from a besieged rebel-held suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus have died, medics say. Nawras and Moaz Hashash were joined at the chest, with hearts in the same sac. […]

IS conflict: UN warns of ‘huge impact’ of Mosul assault

IS conflict: UN warns of ‘huge impact’ of Mosul assault

Image copyright AP Image caption Thousands of people fleeing fighting near Mosul have been arriving at camps in northern Iraq The humanitarian impact of a planned offensive by Iraqi pro-government forces to retake the city of Mosul is expected to be “enormous”, the UN says. Up to 1.2 million people living in and around Mosul […]

The Mideast conflict Obama still could solve – Politico

The Mideast conflict Obama still could solve – Politico

A Yemeni man, wearing a scarf bearing the color of the national flag, raises his machine gun during a gathering in support of the Huthi-led parliament on August 20. | Getty Hint: It’s not Syria. By Nahal Toosi 08/23/16 05:41 PM EDT Just days ago, Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations famed […]

Mideast Defense Spending Seen Growing Despite Oil Price Slump – Bloomberg

Defense spending in the Middle East and North Africa will start to grow again this year after dipping as oil prices slumped, IHS Jane’s analysts said in a report on Monday. The region’s defense spending is expected to rise to $180 billion by 2020, according to the report. Military outlays peaked at $160 billion in […]

MIDEAST STOCKS – Factors to watch – Aug 23 – Reuters

Aug 23 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Tuesday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy. INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL * GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks edge up, dollar dips as markets await Fed clues * MIDEAST STOCKS-Region hit by lower oil, Fed worries; Dubai’s DSI sinks […]

Kerry on Africa-Mideast counterterror tour – Deutsche Welle

Terrorism US Secretary of State John Kerry travels next week to Kenya, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia on a three-nation tour focused on counterterrorism. DW’s Isaac Mugabi talks to Uganda-based political analyst and journalist Angelo Izama about what the Secretary of State hopes […]

Brookes: Russia muscles US aside in Mideast – Boston Herald

People seem plenty panicked about recent reports of Russian war planes using an Iranian air base for bombing runs into Syria as part of its ongoing support for the beleaguered regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. It’s not at all unreasonable to be concerned. On the other hand, we really shouldn’t be surprised by the […]