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U.S., allies focus on Iraq in latest air strikes -task force statement| Reuters

Apr 19, 2015

U.S., allies focus on Iraq in latest air strikes -task force statement| Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its coalition partners targeted Islamic State militants with 13 air strikes in Syria and Iraq in a 24-hour period ending Sunday, a statement from the Combined Joint Task Force. Twelve of the strikes were in Iraq, hitting tactical units, sniper positions, weapons, vehicles and buildings near the cities of Bayji, Fallujah, Kirkuk, Ramadi and Sinjar. Near the Syrian city of al Hasakah, an air strike destroyed an Islamic State fighting position, the statement said #Politics #Syria #France #Middle East #science #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Iraq #Entertainment
Islamic State shot and beheaded 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya - video| Reuters

Apr 19, 2015

Islamic State shot and beheaded 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya - video| Reuters

CAIRO (Reuters) - A video purportedly made by Islamic State and posted on social media sites on Sunday appeared to show militants shooting and beheading about 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya. Reuters was not able to verify the authenticity of the video but the killings resemble past violence carried out by Islamic State, which has expanded its reach from strongholds in Iraq and Syria to a conflict-ridden Libya. The video, in which militants call Christians crusaders who are out to kill Muslims, showed about 15 men being beheaded on a beach and another group of the same size shot in their heads in scrubland. #Politics #Economy #United States #Syria #markets #Argentina #Mexico #lifestyle
Australia foils alleged terror attack for Gallipoli centenary| Reuters

Apr 18, 2015

Australia foils alleged terror attack for Gallipoli centenary| Reuters

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Hundreds of Australian police on Saturday arrested five teens planning an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack next week at an event to mark the centenary of the landings at Gallipoli during World War One, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said. More than 200 police were involved in a series of raids in the southern city of Melbourne in the early hours of Saturday, police said, following a month-long sting operation #Economy #Syria #Australia #climate change #Middle East #South Africa #United Kingdom #opinion
Saddam aide, Iraqi insurgent leader al-Douri reported killed| Reuters

Apr 17, 2015

Saddam aide, Iraqi insurgent leader al-Douri reported killed| Reuters

BAGHDAD/ERBIL (Reuters) - Ezzat Ibrahim al-Douri, former right-hand man to late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and a leader of Iraq's Sunni insurgency, has been reported killed by Iraqi forces and Shi'ite militias. #Business #Economy #United States #India #Syria #Technology #France #science #Africa #United Kingdom #Mexico
Putin says S-300 sale to Iran prompted by progress in nuclear talks| Reuters

Apr 17, 2015

Putin says S-300 sale to Iran prompted by progress in nuclear talks| Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Iran's drive to find a solution in talks over its disputed nuclear programme had spurred his decision to renew a contract to deliver S-300 missile defence systems to Tehran. #Politics #Economy #United States #China #Syria #Middle East #science #United Kingdom #Entertainment #Mexico #opinion #lifestyle

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How power relationships among nations shaped the Ukraine crisis

Mar 04, 2014

How power relationships among nations shaped the Ukraine crisis

Editor's note: This is a reader we received on the piece 'Another Cold War? India cant ignore Crimea crisis in Ukraine'. As per Firstpost policy, the comment has been lightly edited for spellings and grammar. #India #China #Barack Obama #Syria #Russia #ConnectTheDots #Cold War #LetterstoFP #Vladimir Putin #Ukraine #US-Russia ties #Crimea
Life in Israel Caught amidst hostile neighbours, bad options

Dec 03, 2012

Life in Israel Caught amidst hostile neighbours, bad options

Without going into the compelling but competing narratives of why and how Israel landed in what seems a perpetually hostile dynamic, it is easy to see that it is surrounded by hostile neighbors and there is no strategic depth of geography. #HowThisWorks #Syria #Al-Qaeda #Israel #Golan Heights