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Fleeing Islamic State, hundreds of Syrian Kurds gather on Turkey's border

Sep 19, 2014

Fleeing Islamic State, hundreds of Syrian Kurds gather on Turkey's border

Islamic State fighters, armed with heavy weaponry including tanks, have seized 21 villages near Kobani in the last 24 hours, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks Syria's civil war, said on Thursday. #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
Does Islamic State's plot in Aus reflect policy confusion in the group?

Sep 19, 2014

Does Islamic State's plot in Aus reflect policy confusion in the group?

Some terrorism experts see the plot as a potential shift in Islamic State's focus from creating a caliphate in the Middle East. Others said it's likely a symptom of policy confusion within the group. #Barack Obama #US #Syria #Australia #ConnectTheDots #Iraq #journalists #Syrian civil war #American government #Tony Abbott #counterterrorism #ISIL #Islamic caliphate #James Foley #Peter Theo Curtis
Richard Verma would make an outstanding Ambassador to India US Congressmen

Sep 19, 2014

Richard Verma would make an outstanding Ambassador to India US Congressmen

Top American lawmakers and eminent Indian-Americans have hailed President Barack Obama's decision to nominate Richard Rahul Verma as his next envoy to India, noting that he would make an excellent ambassador. #United States #World #Barack Obama #US congress #US Senate #Richard Verma
Islamic State issues calls to 'lone wolves' to attack New York, Las Vegas

Sep 18, 2014

Islamic State issues calls to 'lone wolves' to attack New York, Las Vegas

the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group issued online calls to "lone wolves" in the US to attack New York and Las Vegas. #World #Barack Obama #Syria #Al-Qaeda #Times Square #NewsTracker #Iraq #New York #US President #Las Vegas #Jihadists #islamic-state #ISIL #ISIS #IS #lone wolves
Violence in Syria raises questions over viability of UN peacekeeping in Golan

Sep 18, 2014

Violence in Syria raises questions over viability of UN peacekeeping in Golan

As Syria continues to disintegrate, the odds of Israel giving up the Golan never a popular prospect among Israelis appear to be dimming by the day. #Barack Obama #United Nations #US #Syria #Middle East #ConnectTheDots #Israel #Iraq #Bashar Assad #al-Qaida #rebels #Golan Heights #American government #Nusra Front #UNDOF #Peace keeping #1967 Mideast war
US forces do not and will not have combat mission in Iraq Obama

Sep 18, 2014

US forces do not and will not have combat mission in Iraq Obama

US President Barack Obama reaffirmed on Wednesday that he does not intend to send US troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to carry out the ground fight on their own. #United States #World #Barack Obama #NewsTracker #TheySaidIt #Iraq #islamic-state
Evoking Obama, Scottish 'Yes' camp full of hope at last rally

Sep 18, 2014

Evoking Obama, Scottish 'Yes' camp full of hope at last rally

In front of hundreds of supporters shouting Obama's "Yes we can", First Minister Alex Salmond urged Scots to seize the "opportunity of a lifetime" today and vote for independence in his final rally of the campaign. #World #Barack Obama #Scotland #Alex Salmond #Yes we can #United Kingdon