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Cisco helps rebuild Iraqi National Backbone

Cisco helps rebuild Iraqi National Backbone

At the Packet Optical Networking Conference today in Rome, Cisco announced its role to restore and rebuild the Iraqi National Backbone, a multi-layer IP and optical network that spans the long terrestrial route from Iraq to Turkey.

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Al-Nusra Front to remain Al-Qaeda aligned

Al-Nusra Front to remain Al-Qaeda aligned

Al-Nusra Front to remain Al-Qaeda aligned Abu Mohammad al-Julani, Commander the Al-Nusra Front, held a low-profile press conference in Syria, which was broadcast on the Arab news channels. Below are some topics that Al-Julani addressed at the press conference: Russian involvement in Syria: according to Al-Julani, the Russian attacks do not change anything in the…

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Weekly Regional Intelligence Digest to 19 November

Regional Intelligence Digest: 5th - 12th November 2015

Weekly Regional Intelligence Digest – 12th – 19th November 2015 Headlines The headline events of the week were the shooting and suicide bombing attacks carried out by ISIS in Paris by eight terrorists operating at six different sites. At least 130 people were killed in the terror attack. This operation, which was carefully planned and directed by…

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ISIS Threaten Turkey

ISIS Threaten Turkey ISIS have published what they describe as a “final warning to Turkey” in a video online. A Turkish jihadist from Bursa delivered the video message. ISIS had carefully chosen him as Bursa is the old capital of the Ottoman Empire and is a conservative support base for the ruling AKP party. Immediately…

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The impact of the recent election in Turkey

turkey politics

The recent election in Turkey gave victory to the AKP party (Justice and Development Party), of the Turkish President, Recep Erdogan. They have been in power since 2002. The AKP received 41% of votes, more than any other party and ahead of the centre-left Republican People’s Party (CHP) with 25%, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) at…

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Regional brief as at 06 Apr 15

Regional brief as at 06 Apr 15 Saudi Arabia: Security forces conduct raids in restive Eastern Province Saudi Corporal Majed bin Turki Al-Qahtani was killed and at least another five people, including three security personnel members and two civilians – were injured when security forces carried out multiple raids on suspected militant compounds, confiscating at…

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IS Claim responsibility for Tunis attack

IS have just released a statement claiming responsibility for the attack in Tunis on Wednesday Yesterday (18th March 2015) Two suspected Islamic State members opened fire in the Bardo Museum in the Tunisian capital Tunis, killing at least 17 foreign tourists and 2 Tunisians. The individuals, identified to a French radio station by the Tunisian…

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MENA Region Daily Brief – 12 March 15

MENA Region Daily Brief Syria: Fierce battles kill scores between regime troops, JaN fighters in Latakia province At least 50 Syrian regime soldiers and rebels were killed during intense battles in Bashar al-Assad’s home province of Latakia, with the fiercest clashes taking place in rebel-controlled Jabal al-Akrad district, through overnight hours local time into the…

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MENA Region Daily Brief – 11 March 2015

MENA Region Daily Brief – 11 March 2015 Iraq: Troops, allied militias make gains in IS-controlled Tikrit Iraqi military troops, backed by allied militias including Hashid Shaabi, ambushed the strategic, Islamic State-controlled city of Tikrit, regaining control of the Military Hospital and capturing at least half of Qadisiya district. One day prior, troops seized the…

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