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Daily News Roundup

The Early Edition: May 4, 2016

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

Syria hospital strikes. A Syrian insurgent strike on government-controlled parts of Aleppo yesterday killed as many as 19 people, according to Syrian state media and activists.…   continue »

The Early Edition: May 3, 2016

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

Syria conflict resolution. America and Russia have agreed to increase coordination aimed at achieving a resolution to the conflict in Syria, officials said yesterday.…   continue »

The Early Edition: May 2, 2016

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

Protests in Baghdad’s Green Zone. Dozens of supporters of radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr breached the city’s heavily guarded International Zone on Saturday to protest the suspension of parliament before it finished voting on a slate of new ministers.…   continue »

The Early Edition: April 29, 2016

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

Syria peace talks. “Bombs hitting hospitals, doctors and rescue workers killed, civilians starving, scored of dead and injured every day – the raw, bleeding statistics of Syria’s unending war are making a nonsense of an already fragile truce and destroying the slim hopes that peace talks can even carry on.” Ian Black gives a frank assessment of the fraught situation in Syria, at the Guardian.…   continue »

The Early Edition: April 28, 2016

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

Syria ceasefire. UN Special Envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura has called on the US and Russia to “revitalize” the collapsing ceasefire, which is in “great danger.” [AP; New York Times’ Nick Cumming-Bruce; BBC]  Cooperation between the White House and the Kremlin on the Syria issue is “fraying,” reports Karen DeYoung, Moscow this week accusing the Obama administration of “appeasing” regional allies by ignoring the presence of terrorists in the opposition forces it supports.…   continue »

The Early Edition, April 27, 2016

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

Syria’s ceasefire has buckled beneath fresh fighting in and around Aleppo, days after the peace talks in Geneva came to a halt.…   continue »

The Early Edition, April 26, 2016

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

Sending 250 additional troops to Syria does not mean the US mission there has changed, Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook told reporters yesterday, responding to criticism of President Obama’s announcement that  the troops would be deployed there but would not engage directly in the ground war against Islamic State.…   continue »

The Early Edition, April 25, 2016

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

Syrian peace talks will go on this week despite opposition coordinator Riad Hijab’s walking out of the peace talks along with almost all of its delegation on Friday.…   continue »

The Early Edition: April 22, 2016

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

Fierce clashes broke out between Syrian government forces and Kurdish militias yesterday in Syria’s northeastern tip, the latest violence as renewed fighting spreads across Syria, reports Anne Barnard.…   continue »

The Early Edition: April 21, 2016

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

SAUDI ARABIA

President Obama in Saudi Arabia. Obama met today with senior officials from six Arab states in Riyadh, to discuss security issues affecting the Persian Gulf, including the fight against ISIS.…   continue »