Middle-East News Headlines 25th August 2017

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    Syria


    UPDATE: YouTube temporarily suspends YPG account
    http://www.rudaw.net/english/middleeast/syria/230820171

    Syrian War Daily – 24th of August 2017
    https://syrianwardaily.wordpress.com/2017/08/25/syrian-war-daily-24th-of-august-2017/

    Syrian army surrounds Daesh enclave
    http://www.gulfinthemedia.com/index.php?id=801719&news_type=Top&lang=en

    New report details Iran's growing influence in Syria [Israeli perspective]
    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5005452,00.html

    Russia set up S-400 systems near Iran's missile facilities in Syria: sources
    https://en.zamanalwsl.net/news/29255.html

    Inside Syria Media Center Erdogan met with US Defense Secretary  Washington Won’t Give up Supporting Syrian Kurds, Ankara Ready to Invade
    https://en.insidesyriamc.com/2017/08/24/erdogan-met-with-us-defense-secretary-washington-wont-give-up-supporting-syrian-kurds-ankara-ready-to-invade/

    Israel Wants Seat at Table as Powers Seek End to Syria War
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-22/israel-wants-russia-and-u-s-to-know-it-can-wreck-syria-deal

    Iran’s New Army Chief Says Israel Won’t Exist in 25 Years
    https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2017/08/25/1501308/iran-s-new-army-chief-says-israel-won-t-exist-in-25-years

    ISIS kills scores of regime soldiers, allied militants near Raqqa
    https://en.zamanalwsl.net/news/29255.html

    Hayat Tahrir al-Sham plots its next move in northern Syria
    http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/08/syria-idlib-hayat-tahrir-al-sham-agreements.html

    US-backed forces to start offensive for Syria's Deir al-Zor soon
    https://en.zamanalwsl.net/news/29269.html

    Final military defeat of ISIS will come in Euphrates River valley: coalition
    http://www.rudaw.net/english/middleeast/24082017


    Iraq


    Arab tribal leader sees future with Kurdistan if have equality with Kurds
    http://www.rudaw.net/english/interview/22082017

    Iraqi Forces Further Closing in on IS in Tal Afar

    "Iraqi forces regained control of al-Nur and al-Moallimin neighborhoods in the east and al-Wahda neighborhood in the west"

    http://www.basnews.com/index.php/en/news/iraq/373515

    Peshmerga Ward off IS Massive Attack South of Kirkuk
    http://www.basnews.com/index.php/en/news/kurdistan/373502


    Yemen


    Children among dead in air raid on Yemen capital
    http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/children-among-dead-air-raid-yemen-capital-1112763576

    Yemen urges Arab League to discuss health situation urgently
    https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170825-yemen-urges-arab-league-to-discuss-health-situation-urgently/

    Saleh says troops 'ready to go' after Yemen's Houthis dub him a traitor
    http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/hundreds-thousands-saleh-supporters-rally-yemen-2141290954

    Victory imminent: Yemen PM
    http://www.gulfinthemedia.com/index.php?id=801724&news_type=Political&lang=en


    Egypt


    Cutting Off Cairo
    http://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/72899?lang=en

    Expanding the powers and mandate of Egypt’s president
    http://www.madamasr.com/en/2017/08/23/feature/politics/expanding-the-powers-and-mandate-of-egypts-president/

    President Sisi chairs first meeting of Egypt's Supreme Council to Combat Terrorism and Extremism
    http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/275956/Egypt/Politics-/President-Sisi-chairs-first-meeting-of-Egypts-Supr.aspx

    MOI: 2 members of Hassm militant group killed in Beheira shootout
    http://www.madamasr.com/en/2017/08/24/news/u/moi-2-members-of-hassm-militant-group-killed-in-beheira-shootout/


    Afghanistan


    Dozens of insurgents dead in Kandahar airstrike
    https://www.pajhwok.com/en/2017/08/25/dozens-insurgents-dead-kandahar-airstrike

    Suicide bomber attacks Shiite mosque in Kabul
    https://en.zamanalwsl.net/news/29270.html

    Explosion in Kabul city leaves one wounded
    http://www.khaama.com/explosion-in-kabul-city-leaves-one-wounded-03345


    Miscellaneous


    1.4 million pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia before hajj
    http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/275961/World/Region/-million-pilgrims-arrive-in-Saudi-Arabia-before-ha.aspx

    No, Channel 4  Islam is not responsible for the Islamic State
    http://www.middleeasteye.net/essays/no-tom-holland-islamic-state-did-not-come-islam-367524521

    Philippine military says it has retaken main Marawi mosque
    http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/9/275943/World/International/Philippine-military-says-it-has-retaken-main-Maraw.aspx

    Ex-CIA agent seeks to buy Twitter – just so she can ban Trump –

    [The right idea for the wrong reason. Love him or hate him he was elected and has a constitutional right to free speech.]

    https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170824-ex-cia-agent-seeks-to-buy-twitter-just-so-she-can-ban-trump/

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