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UN's chilling warning: 'Unprecedented' number of foreign jihadists flocking to Iraq, Syria

Oct 31, 2014

UN's chilling warning: 'Unprecedented' number of foreign jihadists flocking to Iraq, Syria

"Islamic State leaders recognise "the terror and recruitment value of multichannel, multi-language social and other media messaging," the UN report said. #United Nations #Syria #France #Australia #NewsTracker #UN #USA #Iraq #UK #Jihadists #Islamic terror #islamic-state #Caliphate #foreign fighters #Anti-Terror laws
U.S. defense chief will not discuss "critical" Syria memo

Oct 31, 2014

U.S. defense chief will not discuss "critical" Syria memo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stressed the need for honesty in internal government discussions on Thursday as he declined comment on a two-page internal memo he wrote on Syria policy, described as critical by people familiar with its contents. The memo from Hagel to White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice was first reported by the New York Times, which said he warned President Barack Obama's Syria policy was in jeopardy due to its failure to clarify its intentions toward Syrian President Bashar al-Assad #facebook #Japan #Syria #Brazil #Technology #France #Russia #Latin America #Mexico
Situation in Syria is "appalling," getting worse - U.N.

Oct 31, 2014

Situation in Syria is "appalling," getting worse - U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The humanitarian crisis in Syria is getting worse as all parties to the war, including forces aligned with the government and Islamic State militants, show "callous disregard" for millions of suffering civilians, the United Nations said on Thursday. The comments from Kyung-wha Kang, U.N. assistant secretary-general and deputy emergency relief coordinator, came during a monthly briefing for the Security Council on compliance with U.N #United States #India #China #Syria #Technology #France #Middle East #Russia #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America
Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria to fight Islamic State

Oct 31, 2014

Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria to fight Islamic State

SURUC Turkey (Reuters) - A first group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Thursday to help push back Islamic State militants who have defied U.S. #facebook #United States #Japan #Syria #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #Argentina #Latin America #Mexico

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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
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