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Aurora man who tried to join al-Qaida branch in Mideast given 15 … – Chicago Tribune

Abdella Ahmad Tounisi expected he would die in battle when he decided as a teen to fly to war-torn Syria and join an al-Qaida-affiliated terrorist group. Instead, 4½ years after he was arrested at O’Hare International Airport trying to board a flight to the Middle East, Tounisi stood Thursday in a federal courtroom in Chicago […]

Aurora man who tried to join al-Qaida branch in Mideast given 15 years in prison – Chicago Tribune

Abdella Ahmad Tounisi expected he would die in battle when he decided as a teen to fly to war-torn Syria and join an al-Qaida-affiliated terrorist group. Instead, four and a half years after he was arrested at O’Hare International Airport trying to board a flight to the Mideast, Tounisi stood Thursday in a federal courtroom […]

Uncertainty as Mideast turns a page with IS defeat in Raqqa – Fox News

BEIRUT –  The Middle East may have turned a page with the defeat of the Islamic State group in its self-declared capital of Raqqa, but the future is looking even more tangled, and potentially as violent. The downfall of a common enemy could open up cracks in temporary alliances created to fight the […]

Uncertainty as Mideast turns a page with IS defeat in Raqqa | The … – Seattle Times

BEIRUT (AP) — The Middle East may have turned a page with the defeat of the Islamic State group in its self-declared capital of Raqqa, but the future is looking even more tangled, and potentially as violent. The downfall of a common enemy could open up cracks in temporary alliances created to fight the extremists, […]

Uncertainty as Mideast turns a page with IS defeat in Raqqa – SFGate

http://www.sfgate.com/news/world/article/Uncertainty-as-Mideast-turns-a-page-with-IS-12289565.php Sarah El Deeb and Zeina Karam, Associated Press Updated 11:41 pm, Wednesday, October 18, 2017 div { background: none !important; } .OUTBRAIN { padding: 0 !important; border-top: 0; } .ui-page .article-body .OUTBRAIN, .ui-page .article-body .OUTBRAIN > div { background: #EEEEEE !important; } .ui-page .article-body .hst-resgalleryitem .OUTBRAIN, .ui-page .article-body .hst-resgalleryitem .OUTBRAIN > div { background: #000 […]

CentCom Still Planning Joint Exercises in Mideast Despite Qatar Dispute – DoD Buzz

U.S. Central Command plans to continue training with Middle Eastern partners despite recently backing out of an exercise. The command this month passed up participating in Exercise Iron Falcon at the Air Force’s Central Command Air Warfare Center because of the ongoing diplomatic crisis targeting Qatar, said Maj. Earl Brown, CentCom spokesman. The three-week-long multilateral […]

UPDATE 1-Thai Sept car exports at 2-year high as Mid-East demand recovers – Reuters

(Adds detail, graphic) * Sept car exports +7.19 pct y/y, domestic sales +21.9 pct y/y * Auto exports, domestic sales may beat targets – federation * Demand from Middle East picks up after 3 years of slump By Orathai Sriring and Kitiphong Thaichareon BANGKOK, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Thailand’s car exports hit their highest in […]

MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf mixed, insurers help Saudi Arabia – Kitco News

* Saudi’s Malath leaps after rights trading ends * Petrochemical stocks mixed * Abu Dhabi’s Dana keeps sinking after sukuk trial delay * Qatar’s Masraf al Rayan flat despite beating estimates * Real estate developer Barwa drags down Qatar index By Aziz El Yaakoubi DUBAI, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Gulf stock markets were mixed […]

MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf flat to lower in early trade, Saudi banks hold up – Reuters

DUBAI, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Most Gulf stock markets were flat to lower in early trade on Tuesday with Saudi Arabia’s banking and insurance sectors holding up after their rebound the previous day. The main Saudi index was flat after the first hour. Most Saudi banks edged up though Alinma Bank, which had jumped 2.3 […]

Mideast benefits as investors look further afield – Financial Times

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