Wednesday 20 March 2019

Gulf countries warned over militant threat

Gulf countries, including Bahrain, should be on high alert amid increasing fears of an extremist insurgency gaining access into the region, according to experts.   They say GCC forces should also be prepared to t


Alert over jihadists recruiting Bahraini youngsters

A warning has been sounded over a radical group allegedly trying to recruit young Bahrainis to join an insurgency in Iraq and Syria.   It comes as Sunni extremists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (I


Despite spike, oil market risks in Iraq look limited

The sudden eruption of an Al Qaeda-linked militant insurgency in northern Iraq this week triggered the biggest oil price spike in almost a year, as traders feared a civil war that might also draw in oil-rich neighbors. Yet for the


In Egypt, flickers of a new Islamist insurgency

Gunmen who fired rocket-propelled grenades at a police station near Cairo and slit an officer's throat daubed the wall with a warning before they left: "This is the penalty for the oppressors." The masked assailants

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