Azerbaijan sentences human rights activist to six and a half years in jail on embezzlement and tax evasion chargesGeneral: US military option in Iran 'intact' despite Russian missiles IS seems to be making progress in the battle for the Baiji oil plant #Iraq "Embassy" of "South Ossetia" opened in "LPR"Houthi militias are transferring equipment from Sanaa to northern Saada Georgia to crack down on those who return from fighting in Syia/IraqIn Rome Ukrainians and Syrians prayed together for peace in their countriesProtesters in London condemn 'atrocities' in Yarmouk campOfficials: Al-Qaida captures major port and oil terminal in southern Yemen. Al Qaeda reportedly captures major airport in southern Yemen Reinforcements arrive in Ramadi, as Iraqi official warns city could fall to Islamic StateIran warns, ISIS may soon send militants to Central Asia, India, China and EuropeIran hinges nuclear deal on removal of all sanctions At least five merchant vessels carrying food are stuck off YemenDubai punishes Deutsche Bank with record fineSyrian government continues airstrikes in Idlib and Daraa provinces, killing at least 10 childrenNew Yemen VP calls on armed forces to support government in exileQatar has passed a law forcing all shops, cafes, restaurants, malls, offices and even clinics to shut down for 90 minutes during Friday prayersFemale refugees facing further strife in the UK80% of the Yarmouk camp is under control by the ISIS91% of British Parliamentary candidates support immediate lift of Gaza blockade#Turkey PM #Davutoğlu: If #women rise, the societies rise tooCar bomb kills 6 in #Baghdad's southeastern Jisr al-Diyala district. At least 3 other attacks recorded this morning. The siren for #YomHashoah in Jerusalem, Israel as people mark the murder of six millionISIS control is just around the corner, says Anbar Council Iraq: ISIL surrounds 300 Sunni families, Closes in on Ramadi New Zealand will deploy 143 troops to Iraq based at al-Taji v Second victim seriously wounded in yesterdays suspected run-over terrorist attack in Jerusalem remains in critical condition#Ramadi families wait to cross bride after fleeing #ISIS attack this morning. #Iraq #Libya calls for #Russian support over arms embargo

Map. History of Middle East conflict

16 April 2015
IS seems to be making progress in the battle for the Baiji oil plant #Iraq
In Rome Ukrainians and Syrians prayed together for peace in their countries
Protesters in London condemn 'atrocities' in Yarmouk camp
Al Qaeda reportedly captures major airport in southern Yemen
Reinforcements arrive in Ramadi, as Iraqi official warns city could fall to Islamic State
Female refugees facing further strife in the UK
91% of British Parliamentary candidates support immediate lift of Gaza blockade
Car bomb kills 6 in #Baghdad's southeastern Jisr al-Diyala district. At least 3 other attacks recorded this morning.
The siren for #YomHashoah in Jerusalem, Israel as people mark the murder of six million
ISIS control is just around the corner, says Anbar Council
Iraq: ISIL surrounds 300 Sunni families, Closes in on Ramadi
New Zealand will deploy 143 troops to Iraq based at al-Taji v
#Ramadi families wait to cross bride after fleeing #ISIS attack this morning. #Iraq
#Libya calls for #Russian support over arms embargo