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US review of IS video confirms aid worker Peter Kassig's death

Nov 17, 2014

US review of IS video confirms aid worker Peter Kassig's death

The White House on Sunday confirmed the death of US aid worker Peter Kassig, a former soldier who tried to help wounded Syrians caught in a brutal civil war. #United States #US #Syria #NewsTracker #Syria crisis #islamic-state #aid worker #ISIS #Islamic State of Iraq and Syria #Peter Kassig #Kassig #US aid worker killed
Criticised Indian force commander in Golan gets backing of UN peacekeeping head

Sep 04, 2014

Criticised Indian force commander in Golan gets backing of UN peacekeeping head

The head of UN peacekeeping operations has commended General Iqbal Singh Singha, the Indian force commander of the UN mission in the Golan Heights, for his "strong leadership" and "good and sound judgement" during a hostage crisis in the area last week. #Syria #Middle East #Israel #UN #hostage crisis #Syria crisis #Golan Heights #General Iqbal Singh Singha #UN peacekeeping operations
Anti-aircraft weapons in Syria could end up with extremists report

Aug 19, 2014

Anti-aircraft weapons in Syria could end up with extremists report

Armed groups in Syria have an estimated several hundred portable anti-aircraft missiles that could easily be diverted to extremists, says a new report. #Syria #Middle East #NewsTracker #Bashar al-Assad #Syria crisis #World News #Anti-aircraft missiles
From Syria to Libya Why Obama relaxing his grip is bad news

Jun 19, 2014

From Syria to Libya Why Obama relaxing his grip is bad news

The country is gradually relinquishing and abdicating its leadership role. It is retreating into itself. #Barack Obama #Syria #Libya #Syria crisis #Obama's foreign policy #US Middle East policy
UN aid to Palestine suffers due to Syria crisis

Sep 26, 2013

UN aid to Palestine suffers due to Syria crisis

Displaced Palestinians are losing out to Syrians in desperate need of aid, and the United Nations is asking Arab countries to pitch in and bolster funding for its agency mandated with helping Palestinian refugees. #NewsTracker #Palestine #Syria crisis #Syria aid
Putin's Mother Teresa act on Syria is unconvincing but effective

Sep 12, 2013

Putin's Mother Teresa act on Syria is unconvincing but effective

Putin playing Mother Teresa bears an uncanny resemblance to a certain hairy grandma. Too bad there aren't many little Red Riding Hoods to buy his act. #United States #Barack Obama #Syria #Russia #ConnectTheDots #Vladimir Putin #Putin #Syrian crisis #Syria crisis
CIA begins delivering weapons to Syrian rebels report

Sep 12, 2013

CIA begins delivering weapons to Syrian rebels report

The CIA has begun delivering weapons to Syrian rebels as part of US plan to strengthen the opposition armed groups against Assad regime. #Obama #Barack Obama #Syria #CIA #NewsTracker #Russia #Vladimir Putin #Bashar al-Assad #Syria crisis
US, Russia walk diplomatic tightrope on Syria disarmament plan

Sep 12, 2013

US, Russia walk diplomatic tightrope on Syria disarmament plan

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are walking a hire-wire going into two days of negotiations in Geneva on Thursday to test Moscows proposal to disarm Syria of its chemical weapons. #United States #Barack Obama #Syria #diplomacy #Russia #Vladimir Putin #Sergey Lavrov #Chemical weapons #Syria crisis #John Kerry
Syria Handing over chemical arms will be crucial, says Clinton

Sep 10, 2013

Syria Handing over chemical arms will be crucial, says Clinton

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton today said a Russian plan for Syria to hand over its chemical arms would be an "important step" even as she warned that Russians must "be held accountable" that the new initiative was not an excuse to delay military actions. #United States #Hillary Clinton #WhatTheySaid #Syria crisis
Russian diplomacy at its best brings possible solution to Syrian crisis

Sep 10, 2013

Russian diplomacy at its best brings possible solution to Syrian crisis

Russia and America appear to be playing good cop, bad cop in trying to defuse the Syrian crisis. Russia proposed on Monday that its ally Syria hand over its chemical weapons to international monitors. #United States #Syria #diplomacy #Russia #Bashar al-Assad #Assad #Syria crisis #Syria chemical weapons #Military attacks on Syria