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Syrian Market Bombing Death Toll Tops 100

Aug. 17 - The Syrian air force continued bombing north of Damascus Monday, one day after bombing a market area in the area. About 100 people were killed in that Sunday attack in Douma, an air raid which escalated fighting near the Syrian capital and was condemned by human rights and humanitarian workers.

Fighting Mars Peace Efforts for Syria, Libya

Aug. 13. - Despite diplomatic moves in Syria and Libya, fighting continued in the two countries. A truce in regions of Syria was extend an extra two days, and multi-faction fighting in Libya occurred during and after Geneva peace talks.

Coast Guard Sees Challenges in Arctic, Cyberspace

Aug. 5, 2015 - As ice melts at record levels in the Arctic Circle, military and safety challenges will mount, said the U.S. Coast Guard Commandant, Adm. Paul Zukunft. But drug trafficking from the tropics and cyberspace digital attacks are also major security concerns, he said.

Aleppo Fighting Continues As Other Fronts Flare in Syria

July 4, 2015 - Syrian moderate rebels fighting in Aleppo held on to a research center that the Damascus government had been using for military barracks, but a militant group reportedly had been pushed back from the gains it had made in another part of the city when government warplanes conducted dozens of air strikes against their positions.

Yemen Crisis Requires Highest Level Response, UN Reports

Yemen needs the highest level of humanitarian intervention in the wake of a war that has affected millions of people, said the United Nations. UN aid chief Stephen O'Brien called for a "Level 3" intervention status for Yemen.

Days before, Human Rights Watch had issued a report about bombing of civilian areas in Saada, Yemen. The NGO said that its field investigators saw several damaged targets that showed no signs of military usage.

Iraq's Oil Fields in the Southeast


Iraq hosts major oil fields, including the super-giant Rumaila, in the southeast. Pipelines carry the crude and the natural gas to export terminals at the northern tip of the Persian Gulf.

Iraq Oil Exports Hit Record in June; Output Climbing

Iraq exported 3.187 million barrels of oil a day in June, its oil ministry said. It was a 1.37 percent increase over May. The ministry also reported that at the end of June Iraq was pumping 4.388 million barrels per day.

The Iraqi exports, as a whole, increased even though flow through Ceyhan, Turkey, fell from 451,000 barrels per day in May to 167,000 bpd in June, Reuters reported. A payment dispute within Iraq has cut back the shipments.

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