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Islamic State militants behead Kurdish prisoner, post video to 'warn' US

Aug 29, 2014

Islamic State militants behead Kurdish prisoner, post video to 'warn' US

The jihadist Islamic State group has posted a video of the execution of a captured Kurdish fighter, in a warning to Iraqi Kurdish leaders to end military cooperation with Washington, a monitoring group said. #World #US #Syria #NewsTracker #Iraq #islamic-state #ISIL #ISIS #global jihad #US airstrikes #Islamic extremism #Kurdish fighters
UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon slams 'brutal' killings by Islamic State

Aug 29, 2014

UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon slams 'brutal' killings by Islamic State

Ban added his voice to the growing concerns, telling a United Nations conference on the Indonesian resort island of Bali: "All major faiths value peace and tolerance." #World #Syria #TheySaidIt #Ban Ki-moon #Indian Mujahideen #Iraq #islamic-state #ISIL #ISIS #global jihad #Islamic extremism
Obama says does not yet have broad strategy for Islamic State

Aug 29, 2014

Obama says does not yet have broad strategy for Islamic State

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday that he has not yet developed a broad strategy for confronting Islamic State in an acknowledgement that he has not decided whether to launch air strikes against the militant group in Syria. "We don't have a strategy yet," Obama told a White House news conference ahead of meeting top national security advisers in the Situation Room about how to proceed against Islamic State #Business #Syria #France #Middle East #markets #United Kingdom #Latin America #House #Mexico
Foley, other hostages held by Islamic State were waterboarded - report

Aug 29, 2014

Foley, other hostages held by Islamic State were waterboarded - report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At least four hostages held in Syria by Islamic State militants, including U.S. #facebook #United States #Business #Syria #Technology #France #Middle East #Russia #United Kingdom #opinion
U.S. seeks coalition against Islamic State, but military partners no sure bet

Aug 29, 2014

U.S. seeks coalition against Islamic State, but military partners no sure bet

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is intensifying its push to build an international campaign against Islamic State jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria, including recruiting partners for potential joint military action, Obama administration officials said on Wednesday. Britain and Australia are potential candidates, U.S #facebook #Politics #United States #India #Business #Syria #Brazil #Australia #Italy #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion

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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?

Aug 28, 2014

Listening Post: Asking Congress to Back ISIS Strikes in Syria Is Tricky for Obama

A broad authorization of airstrikes against Sunni militants in Syria would carry echoes of the Bush era, outrage President Obama’s liberal base and raise the specter of an open-ended conflict... #Syria #Barack Obama #Iraq
Hypocrisy: London Olympics can ban Syria but not Dow?

Aug 27, 2014

White House fends off GOP criticism of Syria plans with Republican’s opposite opinion

The White House is countering Republican criticism that it says too little about its Syria plans by citing a New York Republican who believes it says too much... #Syria #U.S. Republican Party
Hypocrisy: London Olympics can ban Syria but not Dow?

Aug 28, 2014

American suicide bomber feared FBI was hunting him

Before he killed himself, the first known American to carry out a suicide bombing in Syria's civil war fled his fatherland fearing the FBI was onto him... #Syria #Federal Bureau of Investigation