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US Marines crisis unit to deploy to Mideast

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US Marines from Kilo Company of the 3rd Battalion 8th Marines Regiment conduct a patrol in Garmser, Helmand Province on June 29, 2012Washington (AFP) – The US Marine Corps plans to deploy 2,300 troops to the Middle East for a new unit designed to quickly respond to crises in the volatile region, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

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Kurds seize Iraq/Syria border post; Sunni tribe joins fight against Islamic State

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By Isabel Coles and Jonny Hogg ARBIL Iraq/MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) – Iraqi Kurdish troops drove Islamic State fighters from a strategic border crossing with Syria on Tuesday and won the support of members of a major Sunni tribe, in one of the biggest successes since U.S. forces began bombing the Islamists. The victory, which could make it harder for militants to operate on both sides of the frontier, was also achieved with help from Kurds from the Syrian side of the frontier, a new sign of cooperation across the border. …
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Kurds fight IS on Iraq-Syria border

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Heavy fighting is reported on both sides of a key border crossing between Iraq and Syria, where Kurdish forces are battling Islamic State militants.
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Emirates inks deal to manage Angola’s airline

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Emirates airline — the Middle East’s largest carrier — has signed a 10-year management deal with Angola’s national airline in a move that could bolster the Dubai-based carrier’s foothold in Africa.
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Unfair to Ibn Taymiyyah?

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Historian Mahmoud Haddad argues that people are being unfair to Ibn Taymiyyah. Really Mahmoud?

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Iran ‘postpones’ woman’s execution

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Iran is reported to have postponed the execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari, convicted of killing a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her.
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Jon Stewart and conventional wisdom

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Alternative media in the US, assuming that the Daily Show is one, are not alternative when it comes to the Middle East.  Why on earth would Jon Steward host the insignificant Hadi Bahrah when he is being lambasted by his own organization and his days are truly numbered.

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Al-Akhbar: the only Arabic newspaper that combats anti-Semitism in the Arab world

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There is a special supplement in Al-Akhbar about Arab Jews. It is quite courageous as no other Arabic newspaper dares to write with such vehemence against anti-Semitism.  I have a few comments here and there: they should have mentioned the covert Israeli operations that Israel undertook in the Arab world (through bombs and flyers) to scare Jews away from the Arab world toward Israel.

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Egypt’s Sisi delivers economic reforms but hurdles remain

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Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi acknowledges applause as he takes the stage before his address to the 69th United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New YorkBy Stephen Kalin CAIRO (Reuters) – In his first 100 days in office, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has made a fast start on economic reform: slashing costly fuel subsidies, raising taxes and devising infrastructure projects to secure long-term revenues and ease unemployment. Those are moves that have long been sought by foreign investors. But winning their full confidence will require pushing ahead with further politically-sensitive reforms and sealing an elusive deal with the International Monetary Fund. …

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FP’s Situation Report: U.S. and Afghanistan sign bilateral security agreement; Repressive states take advantage of Islamic State fight; 60 Minutes blowback; and a bit more.

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