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All you need to know about the terror group behind James Foley's killing

Aug 22, 2014

All you need to know about the terror group behind James Foley's killing

ISIL emerged in Iraq in 2006, three years after the US-led invasion, spurred by global terror network Al-Qaeda. Initially known as the Islamic State in Iraq. #Terrorism #Syria #ListsEtc #USA #Iraq #journalists #Kurds #President Barack Obama #Jihadists #islamic-state #Militancy in Iraq #ISIL #ISIS #Caliphate #Yazidis #James Foley #Steven Sotloff #2014 US airstrikes in Iraq
Amid US air strikes against ISIL, Iraq struggles to build own air force

Aug 22, 2014

Amid US air strikes against ISIL, Iraq struggles to build own air force

Iraq had only a fledgling air force when the United States withdrew in 2011. Washington has agreed to bolster Iraqi air power by selling Baghdad 36 sophisticated F-16 multi-role jet fighters and 24 Apache helicopters. #Terrorism #Syria #ConnectTheDots #USA #Iraq #journalists #Kurds #President Barack Obama #Jihadists #islamic-state #Militancy in Iraq #ISIL #ISIS #Caliphate #Yazidis #James Foley #Steven Sotloff #2014 US airstrikes in Iraq
Perils of conflict journalism back in focus after Foley's execution

Aug 22, 2014

Perils of conflict journalism back in focus after Foley's execution

Since 1992 more than 1,000 journalists have been killed covering various conflicts, according to CPJ. But despite that jarring statistic and the Foley execution, news organizations including GlobalPost, Vice and BuzzFeed, are still sending reporters into warzones and other dangerous areas. #Terrorism #Syria #ConnectTheDots #USA #Iraq #journalists #Kurds #President Barack Obama #Jihadists #islamic-state #Militancy in Iraq #ISIL #ISIS #Caliphate #Yazidis #James Foley #Steven Sotloff #2014 US airstrikes in Iraq

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In the Devyani Khobragade saga, Indo-US ties biggest victim

Jan 12, 2014

In the Devyani Khobragade saga, Indo-US ties biggest victim

The Americans grossly misjudged and miscalculated the response of India, ignoring the fact that Washington chose to up its ante at a time when general elections are less than four months away and no government in New Delhi could have politically afforded to take the American affront lying low. #United States #Barack Obama #diplomacy #ConnectTheDots #Preet Bharara #Nisha Desai Biswal #United Nation #Devyani Khobragade #Sangeeta Richards #India-US diplomacy #Diplomat arrest row
Big Brother Wars: Why Snowden is so valuable to China

Jun 16, 2013

Big Brother Wars: Why Snowden is so valuable to China

Is he a hero for opening the door on this obsessive compulsive spying on ordinary citizens or a villain who jeopardized security by doing so? #World #China #Barack Obama #Spying #PRISM #Edward Snowden

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Big Brother Wars: Why Snowden is so valuable to China

Aug 22, 2014

Barack Obama of Brazil seeks Congressional seat

In Brazil, if at first you don’t succeed – change your name to Barack Obama. Brazilian politician Claudio Henrique dos Anjos, who resembles the U.S. leader, is banking on the name of the two term President to help his Congressional race...
Big Brother Wars: Why Snowden is so valuable to China

Aug 21, 2014

US rescue mission in Syria this summer failed to find Americans held hostage by extremists

President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, officials say... #Syria #Barack Obama #Washington
Big Brother Wars: Why Snowden is so valuable to China

Aug 21, 2014

Obama vetoed ‘SNL’ sketch during 2008 campaign: book

The first 'TV Funhouse' that NBC refused to air on "Saturday'Night Live' was vetoed by then-Democratic primary candidate Barack Obama, a new book reveals... #Syria #Barack Obama #Washington