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How the Islamic State is turning the Middle East upside down 
Washington Post - 3 Hours ago
A picture made available by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows President Bashar al-Assad speaking after being sworn in before members of the People's Assembly at the Presidential Palace in Damascus
WorldViews: How the Islamic State is turning the Middle East upside down Washington Post
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Terrorist or ally? A Kurdish militia joins the fight against the Islamic State 
Christian Science Monitor - 3 Hours ago
The PKK is fighting to defend Iraqi Kurdistan from the so-called Islamic State. The group, focused on Kurdish rights in Turkey, is categorized by the US as a terrorist organization. Senior PKK fighter     Add Comment

Can Saudi-Qatar tensions be eased? 
CNN - 4 Hours ago
Editor's note: David B Roberts is a Lecturer at King's College London based in Qatar. His book Qatar: Securing the Global Ambitions of a City State is out next year. David can be found on Twitter @thegulfblog.     Add Comment

China warplane made 'dangerous' pass at... 
XinMsn - 3 Hours ago
A US Navy P-8 Poseidon aircraft flies out from Perth International Airport on April 16, 2014 - by Greg Wood "On August 19, an armed Chinese fighter jet conducted a dangerous intercept of a US Navy P-8
China warplane in 'dangerous' intercept... XinMsn
China warplane made 'dangerous' pass: US MSN New Zealand
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The Gulf Cooperation Council's moment of truth 
CNN - 3 Hours ago
Editor's note: David B Roberts is a Lecturer at King's College London based in Qatar. His book Qatar: Securing the Global Ambitions of a City State is out next year. David can be found on Twitter @thegulfblog.     Add Comment

Azerbaijani, Iranian oil companies ink memorandum of understanding [Trend News Agency,  
BusinessWeek - 4 Hours ago
Aug. 23--A delegation led by the First Vice-President of Azerbaijani State Oil Company (SOCAR) Khoshbakht Yusifzadeh visited Iran at an invitation from Iran's Khazar Exploration and Production Company     Add Comment

Can Qatar, Saudi Arabia ease tensions at Gulf Cooperation Council? 
CNN - 4 Hours ago
Editor's note: David B Roberts is a Lecturer at King's College London based in Qatar. His book Qatar: Securing the Global Ambitions of a City State is out next year. David can be found on Twitter @thegulfblog.     Add Comment

No link between senior Iranian oil officials and Zanjani's fraud case: Zanganeh  
BusinessWeek - 8 Hours ago
Aug. 22--Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh has said that there is no link between senior oil officials and Babak Zanjani's fraud case. "Senior officials in the oil industry have always been truthful     Add Comment

"Persian Gulf Star" refinery to solve Iran's fuel problem, minister says [Trend  
BusinessWeek - 8 Hours ago
Aug. 22--Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said that "Persian Gulf Star" refinery will solve the problems with country's gasoline and diesel oil in quantity and quality once comes in stream.     Add Comment

Concerns over selling abroad behind high pricing oil offered in Iran Energy Exchange  
BusinessWeek - 8 Hours ago
Aug. 22--Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh has confirmed that sale of crude oil at the Iran Energy Exchange has been suspended due to lack of buyers. He said that the country's private sector     Add Comment

Iran catches most tuna fish in Indian Ocean after Indonesia [Trend News Agency,  
BusinessWeek - 8 Hours ago
Aug. 22--Iran catches the most tuna fish in the Indian Ocean after Indonesia. Ali Asghar Mojahedi, the deputy director of the Iranian Fishery Organization, said 474,000 tons of fish were caught from     Add Comment

Iran starts converting Sabalan gas power plant to combined cycle plant [Trend News  
BusinessWeek - 8 Hours ago
Aug. 22--TEHRAN, Iran. -- Iran has started the operation to convert the Sabalan gas power plant to a combined cycle plant. Once the project is complete some 462 megawatt would be added to the country's     Add Comment

Development of Iran's Forouz B gas field still halted [Trend News Agency, Baku,  
BusinessWeek - 8 Hours ago
Aug. 22--TEHRAN, Iran. -- National Iranian Oil Company and the contractor of Forouz B gas field's development plan were supposed to hold a meeting to decide about the future of the project last month,     Add Comment

Death toll from Shi'ite militia attack on Sunni mosque in Iraq hits 68 
Reuters UK - 8 Hours ago
2:36pm BST BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The death toll from a shooting attack by Shi'ite militia forces on a Sunni mosque in Iraq on Friday has reached 68, a morgue official said. (Reporting by Raheem Salman;
Death toll from Shi'ite militia attack on Sunni mosque in Iraq hits 68 (Reuters) Yahoo!Xtra
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Shi'ite militias open fire in Iraqi mosque, killing 30 Sunnis 
Reuters Africa - 9 Hours ago
By Raheem Salman and Alexander Dziadosz BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Shi'ite militiamen opened fire on minority Sunni Muslims in a mosque on Friday, killing dozens just as Baghdad is trying to build
WRAPUP 1-Shi'ite militias open fire in Iraqi mosque, killing 30 Sunnis Reuters
Shi'ite militias open fire in Iraqi mosque, killing 30 Sunnis (Reuters) Yahoo! News Australia
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Activist Bringing 8 Burned Iranian Children to US for Treatment 
NewsMax.com - 21 Hours ago
An Iranian-born human rights activist told Newsmax TV on Thursday that she is working to bring eight badly burned young survivors of a deadly 2008 school fire in Iran to the United States for reconstructive     Add Comment

Opinion: The crises in Syria and Iraq are joined at the hip 
Asharq Al Awsat - 21 Hours ago
Has the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) become the only phenomenon that sums up all the problems and complications of the Middle East? I am not one who is keen to look for excuses for ISIS and     Add Comment

Thousands Attend Iran Poet's Funeral 
Radio Free Europe - 3 Hours ago
Thousands of Iranians, including prominent intellectuals, artists, and rights activists, have attended a funeral ceremony held in Tehran for celebrated poet and women’s rights advocate Simin Behbahani.     Add Comment

Ebola death toll reaches 1,470 – WHO 
Russia Today - 3 Hours ago
18:38 The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has led to 1,427 cases out of 2,615 known infections, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday. In the latest update WHO reported 77 more deaths and 142     Add Comment

New Market Report: Kaf JSC (Darugar) in Beauty and Personal Care (Iran) 
PR inside - 4 Hours ago
- Recently published research from Euromonitor International, "Kaf JSC (Darugar) in Beauty and Personal Care (Iran)", is now available at Fast Market Research The main concern for Kaf JSC (Darugar)     Add Comment
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