1. Israel Fuels The Syrian Crisis With Aid To Al-Qaida Rebels
    Media reports hammer home the notion that Israel’s borders are under new threat from fighting from ISIS and al-Qaida, but rarely explain how Israel offers direct aid to al-Qaida.
  2. Iran determined to end ‘manufactured’ nuclear crisis
    Tehran (AFP) – Iran is determined to end the “manufactured crisis” over its nuclear programme and drafting of a final deal with world powers, though hard, is progressing, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday.
  3. Fertilizer, Also Suited for Bombs, Flows to ISIS Territory From Turkey
    AKCAKALE, Turkey — The laborers work all day, piling bags of fertilizer onto carts and wheeling them through the crossing that connects this southern border town to Syria.
  4. At Texas mosque, anger at both shooters and Mohammad exhibit
    GARLAND, Texas (Reuters) – At a small mosque in Texas near the site where two gunmen were shot dead after trying to storm an exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad, there was little sympathy for the assailants or the organizers of the event.
  5. Anti-Muhammad cartoon contest: Free speech or deliberately provocative?
    Sponsors say that the shootings in Garland, Texas, confirm their view of Islam as violence-prone. But critics say the event was designed to be incendiary and to poison relations at a volatile time.
  6. Who is bombing whom in the Middle East? It’s amazing they don’t all hit each other
    Let me try to get this right. The Saudis are bombing Yemen because they fear the Shia Houthis are working for the Iranians. The Saudis are also bombing Isis in Iraq and the Isis in Syria. So are the United Arab Emirates.
  7. Iran targets ‘MI6 Shiites’
    In September 2013, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warn in a speech about Iran’s “enemies.”
  8. Shia militias answer the call to fight Islamic State in Iraq
    When the Islamic State group took over parts of Iraq, the government turned to Iran and Iraqi citizens for help. Special correspondent Jane Arraf visits a training center of volunteers who were inspired by Iran’s Supreme Leader, and a Shia community that’s sending its young men to battle.
  9. 28 killed in bomb attacks, clashes with IS in Iraq
    At least 28 people were killed and over 29 wounded on Monday in bomb attacks and clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants across Iraq, security sources said.
  10. Airstrikes hit Yemen airports as Saudis ponder cease-fire
    Heavy Saudi-led airstrikes targeted several airports Monday across Yemen even as the kingdom’s foreign minister said officials were considering a cease-fire to allow aid into the Arab world’s poorest country, while Senegal announced it would be contributing troops to back the Saudi-led coalition.