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Sotloff beheading Our knife will strike your people, Islamic State tells Obama

Sep 03, 2014

Sotloff beheading Our knife will strike your people, Islamic State tells Obama

The footage depicting what the US called a sickening act of brutality was posted two weeks after the release of video showing the killing of James Foley and just days after Sotloff's mother pleaded for his life. #White House #World #Terrorism #Syria #NewsTracker #USA #Iraq #United States of America #Kurds #President Barack Obama #Jihadists #islamic-state #Militancy in Iraq #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #US withdrawal from Iraq #ISIL #ISIS #Caliphate #Yazidi #James Foley #Steven Sotloff #US journalist
Ukraine crisis As Obama heads to Europe, Russia spars with Nato

Sep 03, 2014

Ukraine crisis As Obama heads to Europe, Russia spars with Nato

Russia declared Nato a major "threat" on Tuesday after the Western military alliance announced plans to reinforce defences in eastern Europe because of the Kremlin's perceived stoking of war in Ukraine. #Barack Obama #Nato #Vladimir Putin #Ukraine #Ukraine crisis #North Atlantic Treaty Organisation #US-Russia relations #Nato-Russia trouble
Sotloff beheading Barack Obama orders 350 more US troops to Iraq

Sep 03, 2014

Sotloff beheading Barack Obama orders 350 more US troops to Iraq

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday ordered about 350 more US troops to Baghdad to protect American diplomatic facilities and staff in the Iraqi capital, the White House said. #World #Barack Obama #Nato #Iraq #ISIS
Nearly 4.1 million recieved humanitarian aid in Syria UN

Sep 02, 2014

Nearly 4.1 million recieved humanitarian aid in Syria UN

Syria's civil war has touched off a massive humanitarian crisis, with some 10.8 million people in need of assistance, including 4.7 million in hard-to-reach areas, according to the UN. #Barack Obama #United Nations #US #Syria #NewsTracker #UN #Bashar al-Assad #Iraq #Humanitarian aid #journalists #Syrian civil war #Sarin gas #American government #Ghouta #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #James Foley #Peter Theo Curtis #Food assistance
Intl rights group accuses Islamic State of war crimes in Iraq

Sep 02, 2014

Intl rights group accuses Islamic State of war crimes in Iraq

On Monday, the United Nations' top human rights body approved a request by Iraq to open an investigation into alleged crimes committed by the Islamic State group against civilians. #White House #World #India #Terrorism #Syria #NewsTracker #USA #Iraq #United States of America #Kurds #President Barack Obama #Jihadists #islamic-state #Militancy in Iraq #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #US withdrawal from Iraq #ISIL #ISIS #Caliphate #home-grown terror #Yazidis

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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 30, 2014

Those with health coverage through Obama's law may face a challenge in getting tax-return form

If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring... #Barack Obama #Washington
Big Brother Wars: Why Snowden is so valuable to China

Aug 28, 2014

Morning Must Reads: August 28

Tug of War MoreMorning Must Reads: August 29Morning Must Reads: August 27'Tragic Accident': Family of Uzi Mishap Victim Doesn't Blame Girl NBC NewsWhat Happens If Malaysia Airlines Goes Bust? NBC NewsSafe to Drink? What to Know About Brain-Ravaging A... #Barack Obama #Malaysia Airlines
Big Brother Wars: Why Snowden is so valuable to China

Aug 31, 2014

The punditry vs. the presidency

Cohen: There is a fun foreign policy game making all the rounds in Washington D.C. this summer: Pin the tail on Barack Obama. Its appeal is not hard to understand; it's so easy to play... #Barack Obama #Malaysia Airlines