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Detailed English News Bulletin For  June 01-02/15
English LCCC News bulletin for -June 01-02/15

Latest analysis, editorials from miscellaneous sources published on June 01-02/15
Michel Aoun: On the warpath in Lebanon/Gulf News/Joseph A. Kechichian/June 01/15
Israel reassures Iran, Hezbollah: Mass drill is not cover for attack/Ron Ben-Yishai/Ynetnews/June 01/15

A United Front against the Extremists/Abdulrahman Al-Rashed/Asharq Al Awsat/June 01/15
Saudi Arabia remains steadfast in the face of terrorism/Salman Aldosary/Asharq Al Awsat/June 01/15

MEMRI/Israeli Druze Intellectual, Dr. Salman Masalha: Arab Spring Passed Over Monarchies Because They Are Better Suited To Nature Of Arab Societies/June 01-02/15
Dr. Sobhi Ghandour: The Arab Ummah Must Build Its Solidarity Around A Common Enemy/MEMRI/June 01/15

Lebanese Related News published on June 01-02/15
Lebanese Cabinet Fails to Agree on Arsal, Appointments after Extensive Debate
Papal envoy to Lebanon former Monsignor Dominique Mamberti Expresses Vatican’s Grave Concern over State Institutions
Report: Mossad informed Cyprus of impending Hezbollah attack
Berri Vows to Defend Cabinet amid Differences over Arsal, Appointments
Jumblat Calls for Approving Appointments in ‘Single Package’, Urges Compromise over Presidency
Report: Term of Basbous to be Extended by Three Months in Attempt to Delay Cabinet Collapse
Shepherd Escapes Kidnapping by Israeli Troops in South
Huge Blaze Rips through Syrian Refugee Encampment
Lovesick Man Shoots ‘Girlfriend’ before Turning Weapon on Himself
Army receives US missile shipment 
Gunmen storm into Ain al-Hilweh UNRWA office 
Jumblatt urges Parliament to approve Bisri dam project 
Hezbollah backs Aoun on security appointments 
Salameh: Banks won’t allow terror financing 
Aoun: Army must oust jihadis from Arsal outskirts 
Nazarian warns against delay in oil licensing 
Cabinet debates Arsal, security appointments 

Miscellaneous Reports And News published on June 01-02/15
May Deadliest Month of 2015 in Syria, Says Monitor
Syrian Official Praises Iran’s ‘Effective’ Support
IS Advances in Syria against both Regime and Rival Rebels
Iran Military Adviser Killed near Iraq’s IS-Held Ramadi
U.N. in jeopardy 
37 Dead, 33 Hurt in Suicide ‘Tank’ Attack on Iraq Police Base
Liberman: Netanyahu is the world champion of zigzags
German FM in Gaza: Israel must ease blockade, Hamas must end rockets
Israel puts jailed Hamas commander in isolation
Kerry grounded after fall, but for how long?
Palestinian PM: We’ve experienced direct talks, and they were a failure
Eichmann’s wife visited him in Israeli prison prior to execution, archives reveal
Instagram deletes account dedicated to Iranian revolution leader
Begin: Whoever thinks I’m resigning from the Knesset must be an idiot
W.House Hits Senate for ‘Irresponsible’ Counterterror Lapse
Obama and Saudi Arabia’s Secret $49-Trillion Deal with Congress
US top court rules for Muslim woman denied job over head scarf
Jews, Muslims and Christians get together to pull off world’s biggest magic trick
Iranian planes that drew US sanctions to fly outside country: Fars

Turkey’s Erdogan challenges opposition to find his golden toilet seat
Erdogan vows to punish journalist behind Syria trucks video

Jehad Watch Latest Reports And News
Islamic State calls on Muslims to “kill enemies of Islam, especially Shi’ites”
Islamic State propagandist, a Muslim from Boston, killed in Iraqi airstrike
Muslim cleric: women who wear jeans are to blame for earthquakes, terrorism
Pope: “Anyone who does not recognize the State of Israel is guilty of anti-Semitism”
Islamic State blows up natural gas pipeline in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula
Islamic State quotes Muhammad to justify punishing men who shave
Muslims from across Turkey demand Hagia Sophia be turned back into mosque
Egypt: TV presenter gets 5 years prison for blasphemy

Detailed English News Bulletin For May 31-01 June/15
English LCCC News bulletin for May 31-June 01/15

Latest analysis, editorials from miscellaneous sources published on May 31-June 01/15
Will Europe be pushed to fully ban Hezbollah/J.Post/May 31/15
Egypt fights extremism by teaching moderate Islam/Reuters/Ynetnews/May 31/15
Welfare Jihad in Europe/Soeren Kern/Gatestone Institute/May 31/15

Iran is America’s de-facto ally in the war against ISIS/Raghida Dergham/Al Arabiya/May 31/15

Lebanese Related News published on May 31-June 01/15
Lebanese-Christian gathering seeks coexistence
Bassil: Cabinet session to see Arsal ‘confrontation’ 
Hezbollah welcomes Army presence in Arsal: Qaouk 
Aoun: Army will break if it doesn’t attack jihadis 
Lebanon receives protocol for joint Arab force: report 
Ersal Mayor: Only Army can protect Arsal 
Two ISIS members arrested in Baalbek 
Protesters demand justice for domestic violence victims 
Arsal Municipal Chief: Only Army, Not Hizbullah, Responsible for Security on Outskirts of Town
Lovesick Man Shoots ‘Girlfriend’ before Turning Weapon on Himself
Army Artillery Destroys Militant Vehicles in Arsal Outskirts

Miscellaneous Reports And News published on May 31-June 01/15
Report: Russia turning its back on Syrian regime, not honoring prior agreements
Powers agree way to restore sanctions in push for Iran deal
Russia said abandoning Assad as Syria regime collapses further
Sisi calls for ‘religious revolution’ at Cairo’s Islamic University
Report: Fuel tank explodes in Syrian clinic, killing 25
ISIS launches assault on key northeast Syria city: activists
ISIS razes notorious prison in Palmyra: activists
UN envoy condemns Syria barrel bomb slaughter
US Vice President’s son dies of brain cancer
Lieberman: PM ignoring Hamas war preparations
Israel puts jailed Hamas commander in isolation cell
Netanyahu: Israel need not engage in self-flagellation over delegitimization efforts
Kerry airlifted to Geneva hospital after bicycle accident
Likud Minister Bennie Begin resigns from government
Jeb Bush supports moving US embassy to Jerusalem
Sisi calls for ‘religious revolution’ at Cairo’s Islamic University
Militants blow up natural gas pipeline in Egypt
Egypt begins demolishing Mubarak party HQ
Sadiq al-Mahdi, Sudan and the myths
Recalibrating Obama’s faltering Iraq strategy
A strong warning to the purveyors of disunity in Saudi Arabia

Jehad Watch Latest Reports And News
Muslims from across Turkey demand Hagia Sophia be turned back into mosque
FBI: Jihad threat in Ohio is “scary,” public doesn’t get “the gravity of it”
Islamic State calls on Muslims to “kill enemies of Islam, especially Shi’ites”
Egypt: TV presenter gets 5 years prison for blasphemy
Islamic State expands its territory in Libya
Yemen’s Shi’ite rebels reportedly holding four Americans hostage
Hamas paves road near Gaza border ‘to attack Zionists’
Arizona Muslim group: “The Islamic State has nothing to do with Islam”
FBI: Jihad threat in Ohio is “scary,” public doesn’t get “the gravity of it”
 

Detailed English News Bulletin For May 30-31/15
English LCCC News bulletin for May 30-31/15

Latest analysis, editorials from miscellaneous sources published on May 30- 31/15
Hizballah Deepens Its Involvement in Syria/Jonathan Spyer/The Jerusalem Post/May 30/15

Paying Tehran’s Bills/Sanctions relief will only empower Iran/LEE SMITH/The Weekly Standard./May 30/15
Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces are Terrorists/Tariq Alhomayed/Asharq Al Awsat/May 30/15
Hezbollah-inspired film imagines the ‘liberation of the Galilee/Roi Kais/Ynetnews/May 30/15
Iraqi Shiite Foreign Fighters on the Rise Again in Syria/Phillip Smyth/Washington Institute/May 30/15

Lebanese Related News published on May 30- 31/15
U.S. Renews Travel Warning to Lebanon despite Relatively Calm Situation
Rifi Names as ‘Traitor’ Anyone Who Fails to Attend Election Sessions
Cyprus arrest of Hezbollah man ‘uncovered large-scale Iranian terror plot across Europe’
Families of Captive Servicemen Briefly Close Riad Solh Again, Fear Fate of Hostages
One year on, Lebanon is still without a president
Aoun Issues Another Warning on Extension, Says Cabinet Violating Laws
12 Wounded in Zgharta Balcony Collapse
State Security Detains Two ISIL Members in Bekaa
Report: Jumblat Seeking to Settle Differences between Hariri, Aoun
Appointments Hit Brick Wall as Mashnouq Reserves Right to Name ISF Chief
Vatican Fears Presidential Vacuum to Impact Christians in Region

Miscellaneous Reports And News published on May 30- 31/15
An ethnic war in Iran is only a matter of time
Iran, US eye ‘intense’ month to seal deal
Kerry, Zarif Fail to Make Breakthrough in Nuclear Talks
Assad regime kills dozens with barrel bombs, rights group says
Syrian air raids kill dozens of civilians in north: monitoring group
Car bomb kills 12 militants in south Yemen
Yemen’s Saleh Says Saudi Offered Him ‘Millions’ to Fight Huthis
Truck bombs: ISIS’ alternative ‘air force’
Saudi Arabia mourns Dammam mosque attack victims
U.S., allies conduct 22 air strikes against ISIS militants
ISIS launches assault on key northeast Syria city
Myanmar lands seized migrant boat on island
Strong earthquake shakes buildings in Tokyo
Gunmen kill 22 bus passengers in Pakistan attack
The persistence of collective memories
How Saudi Arabia can combat the sectarian divide
Refugees run from hell, others worry about their holidays  
Race for US presidency set to expand exponentially
Israel gives approval for construction projects in Gaza, says Qatari official
Israel’s next battle will be over Olympics’
Italian navy rescues Europe-bound migrants
If Catholic Ireland said yes – could Israel ever do the same?
Saudi cleric’s fatwa: Women only watch soccer to look at men’s thighs
Anti-Islam demonstration outside Phoenix mosque

Jehad Watch Latest Reports And News
Canada to strip citizenship of dual-national terror convicts
UK police tells women not to harm their attackers, get a rape alarm
As Islamic State advances, CENTCOM claims it’s still on “defensive”
Robert Spencer, PJM: The man we all must love
NYT runs dung-caked Mary painting again, won’t run Muhammad cartoons
Pakistan: Muslims open fire on Faisalabad church

Detailed English News Bulletin For May 29-30/15
English LCCC News bulletin for May 29-30/15

Latest analysis, editorials from miscellaneous sources published on May 29-30/15
Distress Signals By Hizbullah Leader Nasrallah And Pro-Hizbullah Media Reflect Growing Sense Of Existential Danger/E. B. Picali & H. Varulkar/MEMRI/May 29/15
Hezbollah: The end of the beginning/Mohamed Chebarro/Al Arabiya/May 29/15
The Crisis of the Assad Regime/Jeffrey White/Washington Institute/May 29/15

The choice Iran faces in the region/Amir Taheri/Asharq Al Awsat/May 29/15
Qassem Soleimani’s tactical ideologies exposed/Majid Rafizadeh/Al Arabiya/May 29/15

Lebanese Related News published on May 29-30/15
Vatican envoy, Cardinal Dominique Mamberti, in fresh bid to end Presidential vacuum
Cyprus bomb suspect ‘linked to Hezbollah’
Army to liberate Arsal following political cover

Stop scaring us with ISIS: Geagea tells Nasrallah 
Report: Cyprus Bomb Suspect Linked to Hizbullah

Palmyra prisoners not with ISIS: Ibrahim 
At least 10 Arsal men reportedly join jihadis 
Salameh: Banks won’t allow terror financing
Ibrahim denies ISIS seized more Lebanese 
What’s on this weekend in Beirut?
Army Arrests Scores for Illegal Entry and Terror Links
Labor Ministry inspections find over 400 violations this week 
Finally Tony Blair is out: Jumblatt 
Qahwaji: We Won’t Tolerate Distortion of Army Sacrifices against Takfiri Terror
Loyalty to Resistance: Confronting Terrorists in Arsal Outskirts is Everyone’s Duty
Investors pitch privately run power plants 
ISF: Implementation of Third Phase of Traffic Law in June
Berri Says Lebanon’s Politics is ‘Inverted Cup’
Lebanon’s presidency as a fortifier against terrorism
Hariri condemns Dammam mosque bombing

Miscellaneous Reports And News published on May 29-30/15
3 Dead in New IS Suicide Attack on Saudi Shiite Mosque
Saudi security foils terrorist attack on Dammam mosque
ISIS claims Saudi Arabia mosque bombing
ISIS claims Baghdad hotel bombings, 15 dead
Syrian insurgents advance around captured town
Rebels take Ariha from Assad 
U.S., allies target ISIS with 24 air strikes: statement
Iraq: Nineveh governor sacked following ISIS advances
Fighting in northern Mali forces tens of thousands to flee: UN
Palestine drops motion to suspend Israel from FIFA
Qatar can’t stay quiet 
Turkey accused of sending arms to Syrian jihadis
Palestinian refugees from Syria protest UNRWA housing stipends suspension 
Swiss media conference moved due to security risk: police
‘There is no Grexit scenario’: France’s Sapin
Boko Haram clash kills 4 Chad soldiers, 33 Islamists: army
Merkel: Germany will be ‘constructive partner’ in EU reform

Latest Jihad Watch News
Raymond Ibrahim: Islamic Jizya: Fact and Fiction
Egypt: Explosive goes off next to church
Pakistan: Muslims open fire on Faisalabad church
Ethiopia: Muslims forcibly building mosque on Christian land despite court ruling
Malaysia: For seeking answers on Islam, Muslim gets charged with blasphemy
These People Are Speaking a Strange Language
Islamic State demolishes Christian church in Syria
Freedom, Provocation and Targets
Video: Minneapolis Muslims prefer Sharia, want blasphemy laws in US
Islamic State has 30,000 foreign jihadis from over 100 countries
Graphic: The carnage committed in the name of Allah
Australia: 12 Melbourne Muslimas flee suburbs to join Islamic State

Detailed English News Bulletin For May 28-29/15
English LCCC News bulletin for May 28-29/15

Latest analysis, editorials from miscellaneous sources published on May 28-29/15
Hezbollah acquiring new tactics in Syria/Nicholas Blanford/The Daily Star/May 29/15

Salam’s warning cannot be ignored/Michael Young/The Daily Star/May 29/15
Lebanon should restore presidential power/
Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor/Al Arabiya/May 28/15
Hezbollah in Syria: Plan B or a quagmire/
Joyce Karam/Al Arabiya/May 28/15
How to postpone the third Lebanon war/Giora Eiland /Ynetnews/May 28/15
Filling the Vacuum in Syria, Islamic State, Al-Nusra Front, and Hezbollah/Yaakov Lappin/Gatestone Institute/May 28/15
Former US peace negotiator: Obama’s errors have distanced peace/GIL HOFFMAN/J.Post/May 28/15

Washington’s courtier culture leads to bad policy/David Ignatius/The Daily Star/May 29/15

Lebanese Related News published on May 28-29/15
Geagea: Hizbullah Presence in Syria, Samaha Verdict Encourage IS Presence in Lebanon
Lebanon may pursue accused Hezbollah men 
Siniora denies close links with U.S. at STL 
Kahwagi: Politics won’t hurt Army
Cyprus holds Lebanese man over possible bomb material
Hezbollah destined to fail in Qalamoun: Nusra chief 
Cyprus holds Lebanese man over possible bomb plot
Lebanon, Saudi Arabia cooperate in case against Hezbollah officials
Fire ravages Downtown Beirut rooftop nightclub 
Army raids Arsal refugee camp 
Hezbollah acquiring new tactics in Syria
Disabled demand access to information on rights 
Third phase of traffic law begins in June 
Presidential vacuum affects social, economic situation 
Security plan expands in Ain al-Hilweh
Estonian peacekeepers join U.N. mission in south 
Youth prefer TV, Internet to traditional media 
Investors pitch privately run power plants 

Miscellaneous Reports And News published on May 28-29/15
Rebels take Ariha from Assad
ISIS ‘will not destroy’ Palmyra ruins, only statues
Iran: Nuclear talks might extend past deadline
Iran, North Korea forging ballistic, nuclear ties, dissidents claim
France wants Europe to do more to fight ISIS
Rand Paul blames Republican hawks for rise of ISIS
French FM to head Israel, Egypt in June to revive peace process
French FM to visit Israel, PA in attempt to revive peace talks
Palestinians seek to suspend Israel from FIFA
Mogherini calls for renewing peace process
Blair quits as Quartet envoy to Middle East
Analysis: Forgotten facts and distorted history of the Mideast
International community must hold Hamas accountable, says Col. Kemp
Former US peace negotiator Dennis Ross: Obama’s errors have distanced peace
Global powers in the Mideast: Assessing strategies
At the Dead Sea, Jordan’s message was ‘staying alive

Latest Jihad Watch News
Australia: 12 Melbourne Muslimas flee suburbs to join Islamic State
U.S. saw Islamic State coming, didn’t order airstrikes, let it take Ramadi
Miami: Muslim pleads guilty to aiding jihad terror groups
Islamic jihadists murder 10 with car bombs at Baghdad hotels
Islamic State destroys famous lion god statue in Palmyra
Austria: 14-year-old Muslim jailed on jihad terror charges
Assassin’s veto: Washington Transit Authority shuts down free speech, suspends all issue-related ads
US-trained Tajikistan special forces chief joins Islamic State, vows jihad inside US
Moderate Dubai court jails man for insulting Islam on Facebook
Video: Jamie Glazov on “Media’s Willful Blindness about Islam”

Detailed English News Bulletin For May 27-28/15
English LCCC News bulletin for May 27-28/15

 Latest analysis, editorials from miscellaneous sources published on May 27-28/15
The Pitiful Ideology of Suicide Bombers/ Ali Ibrahim/Asharq Al Awsat/May 27/15

A Libyan Taif agreement/Jamal Khashoggi/Al Arabiya/May 27/15
Khamenei’s Nuclear Instructions: Public Versus Private/Mehdi Khalaji/Washington Institute/May 27/15
Muslims won’t listen to Hirsi Ali/By Tarek Fatah, Toronto Sun/27/15

Lebanese Related News published on May 27-28/15
A republic of shame
Vatican Dispatches Envoy to Lebanon to Tackle Presidential Crisis
Saudi lists two Hezbollah officials as terrorists
Eyewitness report: On tour with Hezbollah
Berri Shies Away from Responding to March 14 Calls on Changing Quorum

Hezbollah strikes Qalamoun jihadis with help of drone 
Report: Militants Killed in Hizbullah Ambush on Outskirts of Arsal
Abou Faour: Food Safety Campaign Will Continue despite Threats
Hale Announces Plans to Build New Embassy as Reflection of Growing Ties
Three Killed in Arsal Traffic Accident
Aoun: My Proposals Don’t Require Constitutional Amendment, Confidence Must be Withdrawn from Moqbel
Jumblat Appeals for Preserving Stability over IS Fears
Former British Premier: Refugees Overwhelm Lebanese Schools
Baabdat resident slain by neighbor
Cabinet approves budgets for 3 ministries

Miscellaneous Reports And News published on May 26-27/15
Iran: Nuclear talks might extend past deadline
Kerry to meet Iranian minister in Geneva for nuclear talks -State Dept
France Opposes Iran Nuclear Deal without Military Site Checks
Assad pulls air force out of Deir ez-Zour, the third Syrian air base surrendered to ISIS
Libya FM: US will not support counter-terror efforts in Libya without unity government
Iraq Shi’ite militia take lead in campaign to reverse ISIS gains
Syria plays up ties with Iran, Russia
Kurds oust ISIS from Christian villages in Syria
France warns Iran over nuclear deal as deadline nears
French court convicts Salafi for disrupting mosque prayers
U.N. chief says ‘other ways’ than military to tackle migrant crisis
Israeli President Rivlin: I do not object to Israeli negotiations with Hamas
Israeli Army chief plays down fears of Egypt buying Russian air-defense systems
Amnesty report: Hamas committed war crimes against Gaza civilians
Druze soldiers angry over battalion disbanding
Gaza deters Israel, not the other way around, Haniyeh says
Kurds Oust IS from Christian Villages in Syria
At the Dead Sea, Jordan’s message was ‘staying alive’
Amnesty: Hamas executed Gazans during summer
UN demands action for crimes against journalists
Bomb blast kills senior police officer in Sinai

Latest Jihad Watch News
Canada: Muslim arrested for statue defacing, hate graffiti at Catholic church
Islamic jihadists kidnap priest at his Syrian monastery
Senior Iranian cleric: Hey, let’s chop off more hands
Islamic State releases ominous video hinting at imminent destruction of Palmyra
UK: City that covered up Muslim rape gangs wants to ban anti-child rape protests
Islamic State murders 262 as it takes Syrian city of Palmyra
Muslim cleric: Satan and Jews are the enemies of the Muslims
Pamela Geller, Breitbart: What Qasim Rashid Doesn’t Want You to Know About Islam
New York: Muslim pleads guilty to jihad plot to murder U.S. military personnel
Failed analysis offered as remedy to “failed ad”

Detailed English News Bulletin For May 26-27/15
English LCCC News bulletin for May 26-27/15

Latest analysis, editorials from miscellaneous sources published on May 26-27/15
The Unknown and suppressed story of the last days of South Lebanon’s “belt”/Dr. Walid A Phares/May 26/15

One year on, Lebanon is still without a president/Eyad Abu Shakra/Asharq AlAwsat/May 26/15
Turkey: Not-Quite Rule of Law/Burak Bekdil/Gatestone Institute/May26/15

Germany’s “Demagogue of Armed Jihad”/Soeren Kern/Gatestone Institute/May 26/15
No army in Mid East is challenging ISIS. Iran regroups to defend S. Iraqi Shiites, Assad to save Damascus/DEBKAfile/May 26/15
Grim prospects for Pakistan’s minorities/Dr. Azeem Ibrahim/Al Arabiya/May 26/15

Lebanese Related News published on May 26-27/15
Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai  welcomes March 14 efforts to end presidential vacuum
Six Hezbollah fighters, 30 militants killed in Qalamoun
Future Bloc attacks Nasrallah over ‘arrogant’ speech 
Lebanon ‘reliable’ trade partner: Salam
Waste collection companies ignore Beirut call for tenders 
It’s time to mend fences 
Qalamoun is Hezbollah’s graveyard: SNC 
Sentence reduction requested for Samaha 

Tension High between ISIL, Nusra Front on Outskirts of Arsal

Miscellaneous Reports And News published on May 26-27/15
New record: Saudi Arabia executes 88th prisoner this year
US blasts Iran’s ‘lack of transparency’ in reporter trial
Iran says S-300 deal with Russia complete
No Iran sanctions relief before end 2015 at best: German envoy
Iran’s mixed messages – Rouhani talks peace, while military flexes muscles
Jihadis, Palestinians battle in Syria refugee camp

Rowhani says most Iranians want peace
Iraq launches operation against Islamic State
Iraqi Shiite militia claims leadership of Anbar campaign
Yemen: Volunteer forces retake southern province from Houthis, Saleh loyalists
The sectarian divide threatens Saudi national unity
ISIS militants ‘advance towards Damascus’
Syrian army raid kills 140 ISIS fighters: state media

U.N. Calls for Harvest Ceasefire in Syria
Netanyahu offers to resume peace talks with settlement focus, official says
Netanyahu’s ministers and their hollow titles
Netanyahu may be Erdogan, Israel isn’t Turkey
Egypt opens Rafah to stranded Palestinians
Grim prospects for Pakistan’s minorities
Turkey says training of moderate Syrian rebels begins with US
U.N. says alarming spike in female suicide bombings in Nigeria
Australia to strip citizenship from dual-national militants

Men who masturbate ‘will find their hands pregnant,’ says Turkish preacher
US Capitol building evacuated after alarm sounded

Detailed English News Bulletin For May 25-26/15
English LCCC News bulletin for May 25-26/15

Latest analysis, editorials from miscellaneous sources published on May 25-26/15
Lt.-Gen. (res.) Benny Gantz, former Israeli chief of staff: Hezbollah knows price of a future war, so it won’t start one/J.Post/May 25/15
Lieberman’s vision: Gulf states and Israel together against Iran/Nahum Barnea/Ynetnews/May 25/15
Fighting incitement is the state’s responsibility/Abdulrahman al-Rashed/Al Arabiya/May 25/15
Who is the biggest threat in the Mideast: Iran or Israel/Camelia Entekhabi-Fard/Al Arabiya/May 25/15

Lebanese Related News published on May 25-26/15
Moqbel on Aoun’s Confidence Withdrawal Call: I Didn’t Hear Him and I Don’t Care
Raad Says Mustaqbal to be Held ‘Accountable’ through ‘Law, Not Violence’

Consultative Gathering Warns Baabda Vacuum Threatening Lebanon’s Existence
Gemayel Says System Change Not in Christians Favor, Rejects Hizbullah ‘Protection’
IS and Nusra Clash in Arsal Outskirts after Militant Abducted
Kaag Says One-Year Baabda Vacuum Undermined Ability to Address Growing Challenges
Sources: Bkirki, LF, Marada Could Accept Aoun’s Initiative
Berri Accuses All Parties of Causing Baabda Vacuum since March 2014
2 Injured after Pelting Army with Stones in Beddawi

Lebanese short film wins prize at Cannes 
The Terrorist Nasrallah’s Speech
24 more Lebanese truckers return home
Hezbollah takes more Qalamoun hills; jihadis clash 
Moqbel to Aoun: I don’t care what you say 
Lebanon reiterates right to liberate occupied lands 
All sides to blame for presidential vacuum: Berri 
Massive fire engulfs abandoned refugee camp in e.Lebanon 

Miscellaneous Reports And News published on May 25-26/15
Major General Qassem Soleimani, commander of the elite Quds Force r: Obama has not done a ‘damn thing’ to confront ISIS
Israeli cooperation with nuclear ban treaty diplomats helped prevent bad outcome
Gazan terrorists share their tunnel expertise with Syrian rebels
Iranian cartoon contest links US, Israel to ISIS
Handlers recall ‘hero’ Eli Cohen
Analysis: How many years in prison will Olmert really serve?
ISIS takeover pushes rare bird to brink of extinction
Arrests at flashpoint Jerusalem mosque compound
Islamic body to convene anti-terror meet in Kuwait
Saudi forces, Houthis trade heavy fire
US, allies conduct 35 airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, Iraq
Saudi Shiites hold mass funeral for bombing victims
Yemen: UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva postponed
Mystery blast in Syria’s Latakia kills 4
Turkey says deal with US on air support for Syria rebels
Remembering Houla: Why sectarianism cannot be part of Syria’s future
Iraq post Ramadi’s collapse: A failed state
Tunisian soldier kills 7 in barracks rampage
Turkey agrees deal with U.S. on air support for Syrian rebels
More than 100 grave sites found in Malaysia
Boko Haram hacks to death 10 in NE Nigeria: local official
Turkey: Kurdish rebels attack military base; no casualties
Three Dead in Attack Targeting President’s son in SW Pakistan

Latest Jihad Watch News
Thousands call for Hagia Sophia (Church) to be converted into mosque in Istanbul rally
Pakistan: Muslims set Christian colony ablaze over new blasphemy charges
Egyptian judge: ‘Unacceptable for Christians to testify against Muslims’
Raymond Ibrahim: The Ongoing War between Islam and Europe
Belgium: Jihadis threaten to kill Antwerp mayor if he doesn’t convert to Islam
Robert Spencer, PJM: Obama: Climate Change Causes Jihad
Typical Egyptian mosque sermons identical to “non-Islamic” Islamic State
Pamela Geller, WND: “U.K. Rape Jihadis: ‘This Is OK In Our Culture’”
Pamela Geller, Breitbart: “The UK’s Rape Jihad: A Survivor’s Tale”
UK: Brainwashed Muslim children aged five think Christmas is banned, warns Scotland Yard commander
Grandson of medical pioneer cannot follow same profession for being Christian
Australia: Schools to introduce “jihadi watch” scheme

Detailed English News Bulletin For May 24-25/15
English LCCC News bulletin for May 24-25/15

Latest analysis, editorials from miscellaneous sources published on May 24-25/15
Without a president for a year, Lebanon competes for new record/Joseph A. Kechichian/Gulf News/May 24/15

Asylum Seekers, Beheaders and Mega Mosques/Soeren Kern/Gatestone Institute/May 24/15 
Ireland referendum ends in ‘yes’ vote for gay marriage/Associated Press/Ynetnews/May 24/15

Nasrallah to the Shiites who criticize him: Morons and Traitors/Abdulrahman Al-Rashed/Asharq Al Awsat/ May 24/15
Obama to the Arabs: We don’t care/Hisham Melhem/Al Arabiya/May 24/15

Lebanese Related News published on May 24-25/15
The Terrorist Nasrallah’s Speech
Hariri: Defending Arsal Not Hizbullah’s Responsibility, State is Our Guarantee

Al-Rahi: Presidential Crisis Cannot End without Turning to Constitution
Salam Calls for Restoring ‘Solidarity that Preceded Liberation’

March 14 Delegation in Bkirki Tuesday to Announce Stance against Presidential Vacuum
Presidential election should be based on constitution: Raie
Machnouk to Qassem: ‘You want to destroy Arsal
Machnouk warns Hezbollah on Arsal assault 
Third of Lebanese above age 15 borrowed money 
Bus driver murdered in e.Lebanon gas station 
Touch general manager resigns in surprise move 

Miscellaneous Reports And News published on May 24-25/15
Iran denies agreement on military site inspections
ISIS columns heading from Syria toward Jordan, first targeting the border crossing

Iraqi lawmaker slams US criticism of Iraqi military
Iran general says army needs more funds to counter ISIS
Fighting destroys Yemeni-Saudi border crossing: witnesses
Top Muslim body urges protection of Syria’s Palmyr
Egypt jails policeman for sexual assault on mentally ill girl
U.S. defense chief: Iraqi forces lacked will to fight ISIS
Syria says Islamic State executes hundreds in Palmyra
Egypt to open crossing with Gaza for two days
Touch general manager resigns in surprise move 
Syrian dissidents to form new coalition at Cairo meet
ISIS kills 400 civilians in Palmyra: Syrian state TV
Rampant Jihadists Firm up Control of Iraq-Syria Border
Saudi king vows to punish those behind suicide attack
300 killed in Jisr al-Shughour Hospital air raids
Syria regime helicopter comes down in Aleppo province
US: Iraq’s ‘will to fight’ at issue after ISIS takeover Ramadi
Emirati aid shipment arrives in Yemen’s Aden
Iran: UN will have ‘managed access’ to military sites
Israeli PM thanks US for blocking nuclear initiative
Ireland votes ‘yes’ for gay marriage
Morsi on trial again for ‘insulting’ Egypt
Libyan warplanes attack ship near port: air force commander
Italy coast guard rescues 70 Afghan, Iraqi migrants from crowded boat
At Least Five Police Killed in Taliban Attack

Latest Jihad Watch News
Iraq warns jihad terror ‘spillover’ will affect entire world
UK jihad suicide bomber is 5th pupil of the same school to join the jihad
Australia: Schools to introduce “jihadi watch” scheme
Clinton appears to rule out US ground forces to fight the Islamic State
Legitimizing Censorship: ‘Islamophobia Studies’ at Berkeley
Nigeria: Muslims set Sharia court ablaze over “insult” to Muhammad

Detailed English News Bulletin For May 23-24/15
English LCCC News bulletin for May 23-24/15

Latest analysis, editorials from miscellaneous sources published on May 23-24/15
Hezbollah shows off its tunnels, claims it is prepared for war with Israel/Roi Kais/Ynetnews/May 23/15
US and Hizballah coordinate spy drone flights over Qalamoun, share US combat intelligence/DEBKAfile/May 23/15

No more illusions about an ‘Occupied Lebanon’/Eyad Abu Shakra/Al Arabiya/May 23/15
ISIS is an unrivaled organization, so says Washington/Abdulrahman al-Rashed/Al Arabiya/May 23/15 

Lebanese Related News published on May 23-24/15
Arsal Municipal Chief Fears Fate of Town, Warns of Dragging it into Battle
Hezbollah prepares for Liberation Day ceremony in Nabatieh
Everyone has role to play in ‘existential’ Syria battle: Nasrallah
Nasrallah: Hezbollah in worst state since 1982 onslaught by Israel
Hezbollah, Syrian army take new peak in Qalamoun 
Hezbollah prepares for Liberation Day ceremony in Nabatieh

Hezbollah sees no end to Syria war
Derian wants Dar al-Fatwa to unite Muslims 
Top U.N. official Says Europe Must Open Borders, Appeals for more Aid to Help Lebanon
Arsal Municipal Chief Fears Fate of Town, Warns of Dragging it into Battle
BoB CEO urges diaspora to invest in Lebanon 
Arc of interference 
Ibrahim Denies Reports on Nusra-Hostages Case
Police Arrest Palestinian National on Killing Charges
Al-Rahi Calls for Made-in-Lebanon President
Army Cracks Down on Syrians, Busts Drugs Depot
Berri on Electing a President: ‘I See no Light on Horizon’
MP Alain Aoun Says FPM Seeking to End Presidential Vacuum: A Matter of Existence
Hariri Deplores Qatif Attack, Says It Serves Interests of ‘Iran-backed Militias’

Miscellaneous Reports And News published on May 23-24/15
Obama tells Israelis: America has your back
Saudi Arabia vows to hunt down mosque attackers
Report: Israel offered Saudi Arabia use of its Iron Dome technology
In Iraq, a united push to repel Islamic State
Islamic State raises flag over Syria’s Palmyra
Top U.S. commander says ISIS actively recruiting in Afghanistan
Syrians try to build case in chlorine attacks
Syria’s Assad pays tribute to soldiers despite setbacks
ISIS continues relentless campaign of horror
Iraq forces attack ISIS east of Ramadi in new offensive
ISIS expands its ‘state
Obama: I criticize Israel because I care
Egyptian soldier killed in Sinai attack claimed by ISIS affiliate
Obama: Everybody is a child of God
US to restock IDF stores with bunker busters
Nusra, ISIS use hostages to serve different ends 
Fresh airstrikes and ground fighting in Yemen
Canada Condemns Bombing in Saudi Arabia
Dutch ok partial ban on Islamic veils
Opposition MK vows to ‘make life hell’ for Netanyahu government
Abbas: Israeli settlements block any peace deal
Erdogan brags about Turkish APC, even though it was jointly made with Israel’
Business leaders in Jordan say ISIS “barbarians at gate” threaten development
Report: Israel offered Saudi Arabia use of its Iron Dome technology
How Israel plans to evacuate Gaza border towns during next war with Hamas
Peres says ‘clear majority of Israelis back two states,’ urges immediate resumption of talks
Gaza unemployment world’s highest as 60% of youth find themselves jobless
Humanitarian intervention in the Middle East and North Africa must change
How one woman could have been saved from 17 bullets
Turkey arrests 43 in new sweep against Erdogan foes

Nigeria Military Says ‘Scores’ of Islamists Killed, 20 Hostages Rescued
Netanyahu thanks Kerry for US blocking of anti-Israel nuclear resolution

Latest Jihad Watch News
Legitimizing Censorship: ‘Islamophobia Studies’ at Berkeley
Nigeria: Muslims set Sharia court ablaze over “insult” to Muhammad
Saudi Arabia: Islamic State claims bombing that killed 20 in Shia mosque
California: Two Muslims arrested for trying to join Islamic State

Detailed English News Bulletin For May 22-23/15
English LCCC News bulletin for May 22-23/15

Latest analysis, editorials from miscellaneous sources published on May 22-23/15
Hezbollah’s Victory in Qalamoun: Winning the Battle, Losing the War/David Schenker and Oula Abdulhamid Alrifai/Washington Insititute/May 22/15

Hezbollah fight ‘hand-to-hand’ in Qalamoun/Mirella Hodeib| The Daily Star/May.22/15
Who Can Attack Turkish Ships/by Burak Bekdil/Gatestone Institute/May 22/15
Obama’s Policies to Empower ISIS Exposed/by Raymond Ibrahim /May 22/15
The US and Iraqi and Syrian armies go to pieces against ISIS drive. Israel, Jordan, Saudis alarmed/DEBKAfile/May 22/15
A diplomatic shift: Iran and the U.S. swapping offices?/Majid Rafizadeh/Al Arabiya/May 22/15
Relying on the U.S. for security is a mistake/Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor/Al Arabia/May 22/15

Lebanese Related News published on May 22-23/15
Conflicting Reports on Fate of Lebanese Detainees as IS Seizes Palmyra Prison
Hariri to Aoun: New President Essential to Appoint Army Chief
U.S. Official Says Presidential Polls Not Ultimate Problem Solver
Kahwagi vows to work for release of ‘hero’ hostages
The solutions to Lebanon’s woes pose yet more problems
Stick of dynamite found near Tripoli mosque
Kahwagi vows to work for release of ‘hero’ hostages 
Future blasts Raad for ‘intimidating’ remarks 
Iran warns Israel of Hezbollah rockets if attacked
What’s on this weekend in Beirut?
Suleiman Reiterates Insistence on Baabda Declaration, Slams Those Seeking ‘Constituent Assembly’
7 Akkar residents hospitalized after eating spoiled meat 
Change and Reform Concludes Presidential Initiative Tour
STL’s Roux Hails Lebanon’s Role in Criminal Justice
March 14 MPs in Bkirki to Protest Yearlong Presidential Vacuum
Army Detains Two for Belonging to ISIL
No deal yet on security appointments

Miscellaneous Reports And News published on May 22-23/15
Hollande calls for new push on Syria political settlement after Palmyra
ISIS seizes Syria’s last border crossing with Iraq
Kerry, Lavrov discuss Syria, Yemen in phone call
Putin: Russia, Iraq expanding military cooperation
Iraq’s top Shiite cleric urges ‘wise plan’ after fall of Ramadi to ISIS
U.S. to deliver 2000 anti-tank weapons to Iraq
A diplomatic shift: Iran and the U.S. swapping offices?
Chechen leader urges men to ban wives from ‘Whatsapp’
How cloud technology could boost economic growth in the Mideast
Israeli Arab who joined ISIS killed in Syria gunbattle

Palestinians complain to FIFA: Israel delays our soccer players at checkpoints
Likud MK says Obama’s criticism of Netanyahu has ‘a bit of hypocrisy’
New messianic message for Israel diplomats

ISIS claims attack on Houthi mosque in Sanaa, 13 injured
Egypt’s president: Lack of ‘justice’ fueling extremism

Latest Jihad Watch News
Jihadi bride: “I rejoiced when we had our first sex slave”
New Jersey Muslim gets life in prison for murder he initially blamed on “Islamophobia”
Egypt’s Salafi party bans Christmas, Easter greetings
Egypt: After ransom paid, Coptic Christian still murdered
Whoever Disbelieves, Strike Off His Head’: Muslim Persecution of Christians, February 2015
Raymond Ibrahim: Obama’s Policies to Empower ISIS Exposed
Muslim cleric: Beheadings permitted “as a means to strike terror”
Australia to strip citizenship of Australian-born jihadis with immigrant parents

Detailed English News Bulletin For May 21-22/15
English LCCC News bulletin for May 21-22/15

Latest analysis, editorials from miscellaneous sources published on May 21-22/15
Why Hezbollah may seek to change Taif/Michael Young/The Daily Star/May 21/15
Iranian embassy blown up in Damascus: Nusra Front suspected/DEBKAfile/May 21/15
Baghdad must empower Sunnis or lose Iraq/David Ignatius/The Daily Star/May 21/15

Lebanese Related News published on May 21-22/15
Iran Warns Israel of Hizbullah Rockets if Attacked
Conflicting Reports on Fate of Lebanese Detainees as IS Seizes Palmyra Prison
Hariri via Twitter: Endeavors to Involve Army in Outside Battles will Fail
Berri on Liberation Day: Resistance Necessary to Protect Border
On Syria-Lebanon Border, Hizbullah in ‘Hardest’ Battle
Mashnouq Tackles Appointments Dilemma in Rabieh Talks
Military Judge Issues 6 Indictments against Terrorists
Gemayel Urges Election of President, Warns against Forming Constituent Assembly

Police dismantle car bomb in Arsal 
Nasrallah remarks on Arsal a ‘call for strife’: Hariri 
Arsal offensive requires Cabinet decision: defense minister
Sheikh Naim Qassem, deputy: Hezbollah to back Assad for ‘as long as it tak
3 arrested in Lebanon for ‘financing Syrian armed groups’: Army 
PSP opposes constitutional changes: Chehayeb 
Cabinet approves funds transfers for Lebanon projects 
Lebanon military court rejects appeal by Salafist sheikh 
Talks to ship Lebanese goods by sea advance 
Why Hezbollah may seek to change Taif 
Suleiman Reiterates Insistence on Baabda Declaration, Slams Those Seeking ‘Constituent Assembly’
Lakeside lethargy 
Bassil Presses at Diaspora Conference for Adoption of Expats Citizenship Law

Miscellaneous Reports And News published on May 21-22/15
Hollande says world must respond to threat to Palmyra
Obama: Supreme leader is anti-Semitic
Obama: ‘I don’t think we’re losing’ fight with ISIS
40 rebels dead in Aleppo air raid: activists
Damascus cedes Palmyra to ISIS 
One-third of Palmyra’s 200,000 residents may have fled: U.N.
Video shows Syrian army using barrel bomb
Turkey shipped arms to Syria Islamists, documents say

Obama, Tunisia’s new president to meet at White House
Israel rules out any payment to ‘enemy’ Iran
Iran threatens ‘80,000 rockets at Tel Aviv and Haifa’ over distorted Ya’alon comment
US presses Israel on talks for Middle East nuclear-free zone
Lieberman blasts Netanyahu for talks with Arab list
Israel court orders Palestinian lawmaker freed on bail
Muslim Brotherhood becoming more violent and radical, expert tells ‘Post’
Classified document on Bahrain rankles Britain decades late
Top Turkish newspaper fined for insulting Erdogan
Turkish prime minister says far-left suspect bombed pro-Kurdish party
Iran backs Yemen talks but no foreign interference: FM
Baghdad must empower Sunnis or lose Iraq 
Egypt’s judges are the new frontline
Muslim Brotherhood becoming more violent and radical, expert tells ‘Post’

Latest Jihad Watch News
Why Pamela Geller is currently the Left’s chief villain
Obama: Climate change “an immediate threat to our national security,” caused jihad in Nigeria and Syria
Hillary got warning Benghazi attack was premeditated jihad terrorism, still blamed Muhammad video
White House denies that the Islamic State has established a caliphate, insists it has lost territory
AFDI/JW Muhammad Cartoon Contest winner Bosch Fawstin: “The Garland attack is a litmus test”
Where Our Frontier Lies Today
AFDI Rolls Out New Free Speech Ad Campaign to Featuring Muhammad Cartoon
Kenya: Muslim preacher charged with inciting Muslims to kill non-Muslims
Robert Spencer in FrontPage Mag: The Jihadi Job Application
Cyrus McGoldrick, ex-official of Hamas-linked terror org CAIR, flies to Iran to curse U.S.
Germany: Court rules that satirist who criticizes Islam can be called a “hate preacher”
Jerusalem: Muslim rams car into Israeli police officers

Detailed English News Bulletin For May 20-21/15
English LCCC News bulletin for May 20-21/15

Latest analysis, editorials from miscellaneous sources published on May 20-21/15
Aoun’s presidential initiative hits dead end/Hussein Dakroub/The Daily Star/May 21/15
Aoun’s mockery initiative/Don’t rock the boat/The Daily Star/May 20/15

Mohammad Sammak: Dialogue can fight violence/Wassim Mroueh/The Daily Star/May 21/15
Lebanon’s Michel Samaha trial and what it reveals/Diana Moukalled/Al Arabiya/May 20/15

Next challenge for US after Ramadi defeat: Iranian ship nears Yemeni shore/DEBKAfile/20/15
What Syrian Chemical Weapons Reveal about Obama/Daniel Pipes/FoxNews/May 19/15

ISIS’ capture of Ramadi: Setback or turning point/Chris Doyle/Al Arabiya/May 20/15
Tunisia’s President Visits the White House/Sarah Feuer/Washington Institute/May 20/15
Retaking Ramadi: U.S. Assistance and Shiite-Sunni Cooperation/Michael Knights/Washington Institute/May 20/15
Camera-shy Lebanese can learn from Paula Yacoubian/Susan Wilson/The Daily Star/May 21/15

Lebanese Related News published on May 20-21/15
Hezbollah said Syria ‘will kill’ Hariri, STL hears 
Disaster’ as Aqoura pond burst causes flooding
Dispute with Aoun limited to ‘administrative’ issues: Berri 
FPM lobbies Hezbollah, Future on Aoun proposal 
40 militant bases destroyed in Qalamoun offensive 
Hezbollah, Syria army advance toward Flita 

4 police officers wounded in Brital shootout 
Health Ministry issues recall of children’s Panadol syrup
Machnouk announces Roumieh Prison reforms
Qalamoun fighting eclipses Hezbollah-Future talks 
Lebanon eyes export boost via Expo Milano 
Zeaiter: Airport needs more staff, resources 
Cabinet set to clash over jihadis on border 
Talks to ship Lebanese goods by sea advance 
Lebanese village divided over Hezbollah presence 
Summer Fashion Week kicks off at St. Georges 
Shy Lebanese can learn from Paula Yacoubian 
Cabinet set to clash over jihadis on border 
Flag-planting Hezbollah fighter killed: source
Roumieh inmates case to end in 2 months: Machnouk 

Miscellaneous Reports And News published on May 20-21/15
Pope meant no offense with Abbas comment’
Islamic State finding it hard to gain foothold on Syria’s Israel border

Christians in the Middle East rank high on Peoples Under Threat list
Khamenei says Tehran will not give access to nuclear scientists
Khamenei rules out nuclear inspections of military sites
Israel: US let Iran plane deal go ahead
Terrorist shot dead after running down 2 Border Police officers in east Jerusalem
Palestinian driver rams two Israeli police, shot dead
Netanyahu suspends W.Bank Palestinian bus ban
Netanyahu in talks with Erdan to bring him into government
Hotovely to Mogherini: The Palestinians, not Israel, walked out of negotiations
Strikes in Syria kill 170 ISIS militants in 48 hours
Kurds advance against ISIS in northeastern Syria
ISIS overruns northern part of Syria’s Palmyra: activists
Yemen talks to open May 28 in Geneva: UN
Iraqi forces thwart ISIS attack near Ramadi
Pakistani Imam jailed for five years for hate speech
Algerian forces kill 22 militants in northern region
Are Russian-American ties finally thawing?
Top adviser has ‘2 guns, 100s of bullets’ to defend Erdogan

Latest Jihad Watch News
Minneapolis airplane fueler joins Islamic State
Obama admin says “file footage of ISIL convoys operating in broad daylight” is “inaccurate” days before huge ISIL convoy in Ramadi
FBI speaks to New Jersey high school students about Islamic State recruitment
Al-Qaeda application: “Who should we contact in case you became a martyr?”
The American Conservative” submits to violent jihadist intimidation
Islamic State celebrates capture of Ramadi with orgy of bloodshed, 25,000 flee their homes

Detailed English News Bulletin For May 19-20/15
English LCCC News bulletin for May 19-20/15

Latest analysis, editorials from miscellaneous sources published on May 19-20/15
The continuous rise of ISIS/Abdulrahman al-Rashed/Al Arabiya/May 19/15

Netanyahu: We’ll keep making every effort to bring Eli Cohen to Israel burial/Roi Yanovsky, Itamar Eichner/Ynetnew/May 19/15
IDF to disband all Druze battalion/Ynetnews/Yoav Zitun, Hassan Shaalan/ May 19/15

Why Saudi Arabia will not accept another ceasefire/Jamal Khashoggi/Al Arabiya/May 19/15
How Obama Lost Ramadi/Jonathan Spyer/PJ Media/May 19/15
Iranian Attempt To Break The Saudi Sea Blockade On Yemen Could Lead To Violent Confrontation/MEMRI/May 19/15

Lebanese Related News published on May 19-20/15
Nasrallah briefs Iran official on Qalamoun battle
Unseasonal heatwave brings fires across Lebanon
Bassil, Mexico FM launch Lebanese-Mexican House 
MP Ammar Houri: Future, Hezbollah seek presidential crisis breakthrough
Mount Lebanon man kills wife with assault rifle 
Information Minister Ramzi Joreige seeks counter-terror plan at Cairo conference
Restaurant syndicate pushes food-safety plan 
Gemayel Fears Repercussions of Lingering Vacuum
Christians Skeptic on Aoun’s Initiative to End Presidential Stalemate
Aoun’s Bloc Continues Tour on Rivals to Garner Consensus on Initiative
More Joint Security Force Members Deploy in Ain el-Hilweh

Miscellaneous Reports And News published on May 19-20/15
Europe wants central role in Middle East peace’
‘No alternative’ to Saudi peace plan
1,850 killed, over 500,000 displaced in Yemen: UN
Iraq forces eye swift Ramadi fightback
Israeli PM appoints Silvan Shalom as peace negotiator
Palestinian Authority Officials: No point in renewing talks because Netanyahu isn’t interested in peace

Israel slams Palestinian bid to oust it from FIFA
Canadian editor: Some of the nicest people I ever met are Nazis
Egypt and Mursi – Judicial reform remains vital
Yemeni dialogue conference to sign treaty on crisis
Khamenei’s adviser dismisses Iran role in Argentina bombing
Top aide to Iran’s leader, Ali Akbar Velayati, meets Syria’s Assad in gesture of support
The militia nation 
Top aide to Iran’s leader meets Syria’s Assad in gesture of support
ISIS looks for collaborators after taking Ramadi
Nearly 25,000 fled ISIS attack on Ramadi in Iraq
Merkel, Hollande push for ‘ambitious’ climate deal
UN urges southeast Asian nations to let migrants reach land

Officials: At Least 61 Dead in Colombia Landslide A massive landslide

Latest Jihad Watch News
Islamic State celebrates capture of Ramadi with orgy of bloodshed, 25,000 flee their homes
Kerry: Don’t worry about fall of Ramadi, “Daesh has been driven back”
Irish bishop harms dialogue, says 11 Christians are murdered every hour
Qatar Kidnaps Journalists…and Practices Sharia

Detailed English News Bulletin For May 18-19/15
English LCCC News bulletin for May 18-19/15

Latest analysis, editorials from miscellaneous sources published on May 18-19/15
Eli Cohen remembered on 50th anniversary of execution/GREER FAY CASHMAN/May 19/15

‘No alternative’ to Saudi peace plan, says expert/Ynetnews/Smadar Perry/May 19/15
Ramadi’s fall opens ISIS road to Baghdad. Jordan warns US air strikes won’t stop the terrorists’ advance/DEBKAfile/May 18/15
Sooner or Later, Justice Will be Done/Walid Joumblatt/May 18/15

Lebanese Related News published on May 18-19/15
Iran ‘proud’ of Qalamoun victory: Khamenei aide
Khamenei Adviser Hails Lebanese for Uniting against Takfiris
Khamenei aide hails Hezbollah advance in Qalamoun 

Ban Reaffirms U.N. Commitment to STL
Rifi Reveals Plans for STL to Study Samaha Case
Berri Stays Mum on Verdict against Samaha
Military Prosecutor Judge Saqrfiles appeal for Samaha retrial, demands tougher penalty
Lebanese ex-minister Michel Samaha to be retried over Syria plot
Saqr files appeal for Samaha retrial
Berri files complaint against Israel 
No end in sight to presidential vacuum: Salam 
FPM delegation meets Rai, Geagea over presidential initiative
Army pounds militant positions on Arsal’s outskirts 
Amine Gemayel to step down as leader of Kataeb
FPM lobbies Christian leaders on Aoun initiative 
Labor Ministry warns against sacking Lebanese for foreigners 
Byblos launches new summer wine festival 
Giant sand sculptures adorn Tyre’s beach 

Miscellaneous Reports And News published on May 18-19/15
As ISIS overtakes Iraqi city, US tries to plays down the impact
Fighting in Iraq’s Ramadi displaces thousands
IS Rockets Kill Five in Syria’s Palmyra
Ex-deputy CIA chief: Syria experiencing five wars 
Middle East turmoil if Egypt’s Morsi executed: Turkish presidency
Iraq’s Ramadi falls to ISIS after army deserts city
Coalition airstrikes resume in Yemen
Syria power output down 56 percent in war: report
Kerry: Houthi actions make ceasefire ‘difficult’
Report: Saudi Arabia in talks to purchase Pakistani nuclear weapons
Egypt executes six Islamist militants for killing of soldiers
Iran eyeing full-force return to oil market once nuclear deal passes
One year on from Haftar’s Operation Dignity, Benghazi is sliding into anarchy
Nearly 200 arrested in Texas after deadly biker gang shootout
Twin blasts rock offices of Turkey’s Kurdish party
Kuwait court upholds 2-year sentence against activist
Indian nurse dies after 42 years in coma after rape
The problem that won’t go away
Saving the Syrian-Palestinians in Yarmouk
Blues, the Devil’s music
Salma Hayek: Women earn more than male actors only in porn

Latest Jihad Watch News
White House steps up warnings about jihad terrorism on U.S. soil
UK Muslim who tried to join Islamic State: “there’s no life, no life without Jihad
Appeals Court rules YouTube should not have been forced to take down film critical of Muhammad
Islamic State says women can become suicide bombers without husband’s permission
Turkey: Muslims shoot 19-year-old woman in the head for appearing on a televised song contest
Boston Marathon jihad murderer’s mother: Non-Muslims will burn in “flames of an eternal and terrifying fire, an otherworldly flame, inshaallah”
Islamic State Ramadan rules: 2-hour workday, women forbidden to leave homes
Denmark gave 32 jihadis in the Islamic State $58,000 in welfare payments
Belgium: Seven Muslimas convicted of terror charges for joining Islamic State

Detailed English News Bulletin For May 17-18/15
English LCCC News bulletin for May 17-18/15

 Latest analysis, editorials from miscellaneous sources published on May 17-18/15
Egypt: For Sisi, executing Morsi has its benefits and drawbacks/
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON/J.Post/May 18/15
Will Mursi, Badie and Shater be executed/Abdulrahman al-Rashed/Al Arabiya/May 17/15

What about our own responsibility to Syria/Osman Mirghani/Asharq Al Awsat/May 17/15
Muslim Rape Gangs, Terrorists as ‘Pop-Idols,’ and the Trafficking of Children/Gatestone Institute/Soeren Kern/May 17/15

Lebanese Related News published on May 17-18/15
 Salam Hits Back at Aoun, Says His Presidential Proposal ‘Weakens’ Political System, Constitution

Lebanese border villages safer than ever: Hezbollah
Lebanese Suicide Attacker, Linked to ISIL, Killed in Iraq
State only ‘spectator’ in terror battle: Bassil 
Bassil from South: Army, Cabinet Should Assume Responsibilities, Defeat Takfiris
Hezbollah chief denies rumors of illness, says he sips lemonade, not medicine during speech
Gemayel Says Presidential Void Threatens Republic
Security forces on alert for expected Samaha protest 
Army pounds militant positions outside Arsal
53 Syrians arrested in Zahle: Army 
Rai dubs presidential void a ‘year of failure’
ISF Arrests International Drug Lord in Sahel Alma
Kanaan Warns of Status Quo, Calls on Rivals to Adopt Aoun’s Initiative
Pharaon Says All-Inclusive Deal Necessary to Resolve Crises  
Derbas Pessimistic over Lingering Crises: Vacuum Shattering Lebanon
U.S. Renews Commitment to Provide Military Assistance to Lebanon
Nader Hariri to inform Aoun of stance on posts 
Taymour Jumblatt plays host at Mukhtara Palace 
Assir follower killed in Iraq suicide attack 
Ain al-Hilweh’s stability important: Islamist leader 

Nearly half of Lebanese over age 15 have a bank account

Miscellaneous Reports And News published on May 17-18/15
Pope canonizes 2 saints from 19th century Palestine
Pope Francis grants sainthood to Arabic-speaking nuns
Iran’s ambitions diffused at the rare Camp David summit?
Decisive’ Gulf stays strategic with Washington
Why the Arab Media Forum is the Oscars of Arab media
UN envoy urges Yemen truce extension
US raid in Syria killed 32 ISIS members, including 4 leaders
Killing Abu Sayyaf: what it means in the fight against ISIS
Video claims to show Syrian militants blasting regime tank
Syria army pushes ISIS back from ancient Palmyra
Syrian official says situation in Palmyra “under control”
Bombs target courthouses in two Egyptian cities
Middle East U.S. Raid in Syria Killed 32 IS Members, including 4 Leaders
Lebanese Suicide Attacker, Linked to ISIL, Killed in Iraq
US ‘deeply concerned’ over Morsi death sentence
Egypt restricts women traveling to Turkey
Egypt hangs six convicted Islamist militants
Influential cleric Qaradawi condemns Egypt death sentences
Suicide car bombs kill 10 Iraqi troops in besieged Ramadi
Israel’s new justice minister seeks change to Supreme Court power
Saudi beheads Pakistani, 84 executions in 2015
German spy agency ‘helped US find bin Laden’: report
Jordanian, German FMs call for peace talks
Briton among Three Killed in Taliban Attack on EU Vehicle in Kabul
Iranian ship carries aid and activists into waters off Yemen
9 killed in fight between bikers in Texas

Latest Jihad Watch News
Hypocritical Charlie Hebdo suspends journalist who criticized Islam
Afghanistan: Islamic jihadists murder 3 in jihad attack on EU police convoy
Mosque Obama hails as “model” tied to 12 jihad terrorists
Texas graffiti: “Allah Akbar,” bomb image
Islamic State makes $323 million from smuggling migrants into Europe