Monthly Archives: June 2014

A reignited war drives Iraqis out in huge numbers DARBANDIKHAN, Iraq — As Sunni rebels advanced across Iraq in recent weeks, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis were driven from their homes. For many, it was not the first time. There … Continue reading

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After Opening Way to Rebels, Turkey Is Paying Heavy Price Some of us can say we told you so in 2011 (My piece on Syria). By BEN HUBBARD and CEYLAN YEGINSUJUNE 24, 2014 HABUR BORDER GATE, Turkey — In normal … Continue reading

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Saudi behind ISIS onslaught in Iraq: Syrian state media Syrian state media on Thursday accused Saudi Arabia of funding and arming the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria that has captured swathes of Iraqi territory. “Terrorism is spreading in … Continue reading

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Iraq: Signs of disagreement emerge between ISIS and the Baath “An image uploaded on June 14, 2014 on the jihadist website Welayat Salahuddin allegedly shows militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) driving on a street … Continue reading

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Update on the Egyptian Economy

Egypt Turns to Western Economic Advisers signalling possible reforms under Sisi “Gulf allies opposed to the Muslim Brotherhood have extended a lifeline exceeding $12 billion in cash and petroleum products to help Egypt stave off economic collapse. The hiring of Lazard and … Continue reading

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