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Will Iran War be Another October Surprise?   

The Counter Punch - 23 April, 2012
Author: Andrew Levine

Will Mitt Romney and Benjamin Netanyahu concoct a war with Iran? Not if they have a tenth of the sense they were born with. But that's not much consolation when we're dealing, on the one hand, with a vulture capitalist and one time Mormon bishop whose flip flopping gives opportunism a bad name and, on the other, with a fascistically inclined ethnocratic zealot on a mission from God.
Anti-IS raids in Syria killed 2,000 since September
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2015-04-24
At least 2,000 people, mostly Islamic State terrorists, have been killed in Syria by a US-led air campaign in the past seven months, a monitoring group said Thursday....
UAE, Kuwait discuss parliamentary cooperation
Source : Khaleej Times  
Date : 2015-04-24
Mohammed Ahmed Al Murr, Speaker of Federal National Council, FNC, on Wednesday met with Kuwait National Assembly Deputy Speaker, Mubarak Al Khurainej, and his accompanying delegation....
Bahrain vows aid lifeline for Yemen
Source : Gulf Daily News  
Date : 2015-04-24
A package of measures to help rebuild conflict-hit Yemen is being planned by the Saudi-led coalition, of which Bahrain is a part....
Conf. of diplomatic missions adopts concluding statement
Source : Kuwait News Agency  
Date : 2015-04-24
The 8th conference of Kuwaiti diplomatic missions abroad concluded three days of sessions on Thursday evening by adopting a final statement....
Kuwait 'deports political activist to Saudi Arabia'
Source : Gulf Times  
Date : 2015-04-24
Kuwait has deported a prominent activist to Saudi Arabia after withdrawing his Kuwaiti citizenship last year, local media reported, a move he and other opposition figures said was politically motivated....
Yemen violence death toll tops 1,000: World Health Organization
Source : Khaleej Times  
Date : 2015-04-24
The death toll from fighting in Yemen since late March has now topped 1,000, including nearly 50 children, the World Health Organization said Thursday....
Houthi attacks draw new coalition strikes
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2015-04-24
Saudi-led coalition warplanes launched new strikes on Houthi positions in south Yemen on Thursday in response to an attack carried out by the militia and its allies, raising concerns about...
Yemeni expats thank king for saving country from enemies
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2015-04-24
The announcement of the end of the successful Operation Decisive Storm, undertaken at the request of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, has given hope to Yemeni expats in the Kingdom....
Borders with Syria to remain shut till order restoration - minister
Source : Kuwait News Agency  
Date : 2015-04-24
Jordanian Minister of Interior Hussein Al-Majali has affirmed that his country's borders with neighboring Syria would remain shut till "restoration of normal conditions" on the Syrian side....
Minister says Iran is ready to receive S-300 system
Source : Islamic Republic News Agency  
Date : 2015-04-24
Speaking to Russia Today, Dehghan said the issue of the S-300 system is an old one between Russia and Iran as they had already signed a contract with Russia for...
US mulls Iraqis calling in air strikes
Source : Gulf Times  
Date : 2015-04-24
Washington is working with Iraqi leaders to hone military operations against Islamic militants and is mulling whether to train Iraqis to directly call in US air strikes, a US official...
Syrian rebels capture key regime positions in Idlib
Source : Gulf Times  
Date : 2015-04-24
Syrian rebels, including Al Qaeda fighters, yesterday captured a string of positions as they advanced on the last regime-held towns in north-western Idlib province, a monitoring group said....
Kuwait parliament speaker urges harmonious discussions
Source : Kuwait Times  
Date : 2015-04-24
National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim stressed the importance of a harmonious political discourse by the MPs and diplomats abroad as per the provisions of the constitution. "The current parliament...
The war in Yemen is NOT sectarian!
Source : Al Arabiya TV  
Date : 2015-04-24
With Shiite-Iran backing the Houthi militias coup and Sunni-Saudi Arabia leading the military coalition in response to legitimate President Abdrabu Mansour Hadi's plea to save the country, it is completely...
Kuwait signs UNESCO's Convention for Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage
Source : Kuwait News Agency  
Date : 2015-04-24
Kuwait's Permanent Delegate to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Ambassador Ali Al-Tarah announced Thursday Kuwait's joining of the UNESCO's Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural...
Nasrallah's speech reveals Iran's shock over the Yemen crisis
Source : Al Arabiya TV  
Date : 2015-04-24
What are Hezbollah's relations with Yemen and what's the secret behind its interest in it? Is Iran being upset of Saudi policy in Yemen enough for Hezbollah to attack this...
U.S. science envoy to discuss research collaboration in Saudi Arabia
Source : Kuwait News Agency  
Date : 2015-04-24
U.S. Science Envoy Dr. Peter Hotez will travel to Saudi Arabia from Saturday to next Friday in support of President Barack Obama's initiative to strengthen U.S. science and educational relationships...
Aircraft of regime crashes in southern Syria - SOHR
Source : Kuwait News Agency  
Date : 2015-04-24
An aircraft of Syrian regime crashed near the airbase of Khalkhal in northern Al- Suwaydaa city in southern Syria, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR)....
The Saudi Defense
Source : Asharq Al-Awsat  
Date : 2015-04-24
Two days before the announcement of the end of Operation Decisive Storm, fires were still burning across Yemen and explosions could be heard in the mountainous areas around the Yemeni...
Kuwait to deport expats driving without licenses
Source : Kuwait Times  
Date : 2015-04-24
Expats to be caught driving without licenses would face immediate deportation as of Thursday due to traffic safety reasons, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday. The decision came in line...
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