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About 60,000 Syrian Kurds flee to Turkey as Islamic State advances

Sep 20, 2014

About 60,000 Syrian Kurds flee to Turkey as Islamic State advances

SURUC Turkey (Reuters) About 60,000 Syrian Kurds have crossed into Turkey in the past 24 hours, a deputy prime minister said on Saturday, fleeing an advance by Islamic State militants who have seized dozens of villages close to the border and are advancing on a Syrian town. Turkey opened a stretch of the frontier on Friday after Kurdish civilians fled their homes, fearing an imminent attack on the border town of Ayn alArab, which is also known as Kobani. #facebook #India #Business #Syria #Technology #France #Arabic #markets #Italy #Argentina #Latin America #opinion
Not just America, it's the world vs Islamic State Obama

Sep 20, 2014

Not just America, it's the world vs Islamic State Obama

Over 40 countries have offered to help the broad campaign against the Islamic State or ISIL so far from training and equipment, to humanitarian relief, to flying combat missions. #Barack Obama #United Nations #US #Syria #TheySaidIt #Bashar al-Assad #Iraq #journalists #Syrian civil war #Sarin gas #American government #Ghouta #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #James Foley #Peter Theo Curtis
NATO commanders meet to review ties with Russia after Ukraine truce

Sep 20, 2014

NATO commanders meet to review ties with Russia after Ukraine truce

The military talks in Lithuania's capital Vilnius focused on defending NATO's eastern flank come just two weeks after NATO announced a new rapid reaction force at a key summit in Wales. #Syria #Middle East #diplomacy #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Russia #Nato #military #Iraq #Belarus #Eastern Europe #Ukraine conflict #West-Russia relations #NATO-Russia Ties
Thousands of Syrian Kurds enter Turkey fleeing advancing Islamic State

Sep 20, 2014

Thousands of Syrian Kurds enter Turkey fleeing advancing Islamic State

Turkey opened a stretch of the frontier on Friday after Kurdish civilians fled their homes, fearing an imminent attack on the border town of Ayn alArab, known as Kobani in Kurdish. #White House #World #India #Terrorism #Syria #NewsTracker #Turkey #Iraq #United States of America #President Barack Obama #islamic-state #US withdrawal from Iraq #ISIL #ISIS #Caliphate #Yazidis #Syrian Kurds
Islamic State militants release 49 Turkish hostages

Sep 20, 2014

Islamic State militants release 49 Turkish hostages

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that the 49 hostages included diplomats and their families as well as soldiers, BBC reported. #Obama #US #Syria #Iran #Turkey #Iraq #Airstrikes #hostages #islamic-state #ISIL #ISIS #IS #hostages released

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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
Hypocrisy: London Olympics can ban Syria but not Dow?

May 29, 2012

Hypocrisy: London Olympics can ban Syria but not Dow?

For the UK to suggest they might ban some officials from Syria connected with recent attrocities is a brilliant contrast to their refusal to ban Dow from the Olympic stadium for their Bhopal connections. #ThatsJustWrong #Syria #Bhopal #United Kingdom #Nick Clegg #the Olympics

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Hypocrisy: London Olympics can ban Syria but not Dow?

Sep 20, 2014

Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger

Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world's most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, center left, stands with freed hostag... #Syria #Iraq #Turkey #Ankara #Mosul
Hypocrisy: London Olympics can ban Syria but not Dow?

Sep 19, 2014

War Is Destroying Syria's Ancient Treasures, Satellite Photos Show

Three years of heavy fighting have taken a toll on Syria's archaeological treasures. Five of the country's six World Heritage sites "exhibit significant damage," and some buildings are now "reduced to rubble," according to satellite images... #Syria #Iraq #Turkey #Ankara #Mosul
Hypocrisy: London Olympics can ban Syria but not Dow?

Sep 20, 2014

First French Air Strikes Against Islamic State Destroy Supply Depot

France’s first air strikes against targets of Islamic State militants have destroyed a logistics depot of the jihadist fighters in northern Iraq. French President Francois Hollande said in a statement late on Friday Rafale fighter jets “hit and compl... #Syria #Iraq #Barack Obama