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Islamic State linked group expands foothold in southern Syria near Israel

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi

AMMAN (Reuters) – Islamic State-linked Syrian militant groups on Monday launched a surprise attack on moderate rebels in southwestern Syria near the Golan Heights near where the Jordanian and Israeli borders converge, seizing several villages and a large town, rebels and witnesses said. 572 more words

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Iraqi forces reach vicinity of Mosul airport

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – U.S.-backed Iraqi forces reached the vicinity of Mosul airport on Monday after dislodging Islamic State fighters from a nearby hill, the Iraqi military said in a statement. 71 more words

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The Dead Sea, Jordan

The Dead Sea; the lowest point on earth where nothing lives and floating is your only option.

Accessed from the Jordan side it can be visited as part of a day trip from Amman, nearby Madaba, Wadi Musa (the town to access PETRA) or you can choose to spend a few expensive fly-swatting nights and days there. 505 more words

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Donald Trump’s Shift On Yemen Risks Plunging The Country Into Famine

President Donald Trump may be on the brink of sparking a full-blown famine in Yemen ― all because of a subtle shift in messaging that risks effectively cutting off humanitarian relief to the war-torn nation. 103 more words

Yemen

Oman | Heading for the Hills part II

Jebel Akhdar and surrounding area

I love mountains. When I am not traveling, I spend my time surrounded by and exploring the Tetons. My first exposure to the Al Hajar mountains blew my mind ( 319 more words

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Photos: Polio Vaccine Health Campaign in Yemen

These photos were taken February 20 at a health center in Sana’a.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) is also going door to door to immunize children against polio. 24 more words

Yemen

Why Iran Cannot Reform with Regime Change

Iran is a driving force of terrorism and unrest within the Middle East. They have pursued nuclear ambitions, in spite of international sanctions and the economic unrest it has caused. 615 more words

Iran