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Islamic State video purports to show beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff

Sep 03, 2014

Islamic State video purports to show beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff

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
Islamic State group may have beheaded another US journalist

Sep 02, 2014

Islamic State group may have beheaded another US journalist

An Internet video purports to show the beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group. #Syria #NewsTracker #Video #Steven Sotloff #US journalist
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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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 01, 2014

British Leader Proposes Seizing Passports of Returning Jihadists

In announcing new police powers, Prime Minister David Cameron was trying to show toughness in the face of young British Muslims’ going off to fight in Syria and Iraq... #Syria #Iraq #David Cameron #Great Britain
Hypocrisy: London Olympics can ban Syria but not Dow?

Aug 29, 2014

Keep Negativity Out Of Q&A: Obama And 'We Don't Have A Strategy Yet'

Yesterday, after Barack Obama held a press briefing to address the tumultuous events taking place in the Middle East, NBC’s Chuck Todd asked him, “Do you need Congress's approval to go into Syria?... #Syria #Middle East #Barack Obama
Hypocrisy: London Olympics can ban Syria but not Dow?

Aug 30, 2014

Saudi king warns jihadists could attack US, Europe within months

The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that jihadists could target the United States and Europe if leaders across the globe do not react to growing terrorist threats as Islamic State militants make advances across Iraq and Syria... #Syria #Iraq #Saudi Arabia #Europe