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Dozens dead as al-Qaeda in Syria takes rebel military base

Feb 28, 2015

Dozens dead as al-Qaeda in Syria takes rebel military base

Al-Qaeda's Syria affiliate on Saturday drove US-backed rebels out of a strategic northern military base in fierce fighting that left dozens dead, a monitor said. #Syria #Al-Qaeda #NewsTracker #Bashar al-Assad #Free Syrian Army #Syria civil war #Al Nusra #US-backed rebels
Turkish Airlines says aiding investigation into 'missing' British school girls

Feb 27, 2015

Turkish Airlines says aiding investigation into 'missing' British school girls

Flag carrier Turkish Airlines said on Friday it was assisting an investigation into three British schoolgirls believed to have gone to Syria to join Islamic State militants. #Syria #NewsTracker #Istanbul #Turkish Airlines #islamic-state #Amira Abase #Shamima Begum #Kadiza Sultana #Lonodn
'Jihadi John' identified as Mohammed Emwazi, was known to British intel for 5 years

Feb 27, 2015

'Jihadi John' identified as Mohammed Emwazi, was known to British intel for 5 years

The world knows him as "Jihadi John," the masked, knife-wielding militant in videos showing Western hostages being beheaded by the Islamic State group. #NewsTracker #Britain #islamic-state #ISIL #ISIS #Islamic State of Iraq and Syria #Jihadi John #Western hostages #ISIS beheading videos
NY man accused in Islamic State group plot was about to quit job, say employer

Feb 27, 2015

NY man accused in Islamic State group plot was about to quit job, say employer

The employer of one of three men charged with plotting to help the Islamic State group says the suspect was about to quit his restaurant job. #NewsTracker #FBI #New York #ISIL #ISIS #Islamic State of Iraq and Syria #FBI arrests
US government failed us, say parents of slain journalist James Foley

Feb 27, 2015

US government failed us, say parents of slain journalist James Foley

The parents of the US journalist James Foley killed by Islamic State militants say the US government failed them during their son's long capture. #United States #US #NewsTracker #islamic-state #ISIL #ISIS #Islamic State of Iraq and Syria #James Foley #James Foley parents

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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