1. Islamic State revenues hit by lost Iraqi oil fields: report
    Berlin (AFP) – The Islamic State group has lost control of “at least three large oil fields” in Iraq, depriving the jihadists of a crucial source of income, a German newspaper report said Thursday.
  2. Iraqi army sets sights on Fallujah, Mosul
    On the evening of April 2, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the liberation of Tikrit from the Islamic State (IS) and the raising of the Iraqi flag over the local government building.
  3. Iraq PM says ‘next battle’ is retaking Anbar
    Iraq’s premier said Wednesday that the country’s “next battle” is to retake Anbar province from the Islamic State jihadist group, his most direct statement yet on Baghdad’s target after Tikrit.
  4. Differences emerge in US, Iran interpretations of nuclear deal
    After eight days and nights of intense negotiations, on April 2 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Federica Mogherini, the European Union foreign and security policy chief, presented a joint statement on behalf of Iran and the P5+1 nations, the five members of the UN Security Council plus Germany, regarding Iran’s nuclear program.
  5. Iran deploys warships off Yemen’s coast
    DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran sent two warships to the Gulf of Aden on Wednesday, state media reported, establishing a military presence off the coast of Yemen where Saudi Arabia is leading a bombing campaign to oust the Iran-allied Houthi movement.
  6. Yemen crisis: Kerry warns Iran over Houthi rebel ‘support’
    US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned Iran over its alleged support for Houthi rebels in Yemen.
  7. Saudi Shiites worry about backlash from Yemen war
    QATIF, Saudi Arabia — Rights activist Waleed Sulais keeps close watch on the two-week-old Saudi-led offensive in neighboring Yemen. He is also following what he calls a war within the war.
  8. 8 Iranian guards killed in clashes near Pakistan border
    (CNN)Eight Iranian border guards have been killed in clashes with militants near the border with Pakistan, Iranian state media reported.
  9. Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq
    SOUTHWEST ASIA, April 8, 2015 – U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  10. UK: Sharia Courts Abusing Muslim Women
    The report shows how the increasing influence of Sharia law in Britain today is undermining the fundamental principle that there must be equality for all British citizens under a single law of the land.