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    Islamic State releases new video of British hostage as US coalition takes shape

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 09:48am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US president praises Congress for swift action in backing his plans to combat Islamists as France promises air strikes and a new hostage video emerges from the jihadists US President Barack Obama on Thursday hailed Congress for backing his plan to arm moderate Syrian rebels and France for signing off on air strikes in Iraq, victories for his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1595864/obamas-coalition-takes-shape-france-joins-war-islamic-state
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    Islamic State has up to 31,500 fighters in Iraq and Syria: CIA

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 11:48am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... House has insisted that President Barack Obama is authorised to strike IS in Iraq and Syria under a law passed by Congress after the September 11 attacks in 2001. However Obama learned on Thursday that he may have a wait on his hands before Congress signs-off on his plan to train and equip Syrian rebels, a key element in his strategy to destroy Islamic State radicals. Also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1590754/islamic-state-has-31500-fighters-iraq-and-syria-cia
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    Hamas pledges to 'redouble efforts' to rearm amid shaky Gaza peace

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 06:02am by AFP

    ... The unity government was meant to put an end to the animosity between the two Palestinian groups from when Hamas overran Gaza in 2007, ousting forces from the Fatah party, led by the Western-backed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1582007/hamas-pledges-redouble-efforts-rearm-amid-shaky-gaza-peace
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    Obama administration considers seeking congressional mandate to attack Islamic State

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 06:20am by WASHPOST

    ... that President Barack Obama announced last year. A mandate from Congress could provide domestic legal justification for the unlimited use of force against the Sunni Muslim group across Iraq and Syria, a senior administration official said. Congress last formally authorised such action in 2001, against al-Qaeda and its associates, and 2002, against Iraq under the rule of Saddam Hussein. The new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580151/obama-administration-considers-seeking-congressional-mandate-attack
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    This time, gunfire in Gaza is to celebrate 'permanent' truce

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 08:39pm by AFP

    ... on "all parties to fully and completely comply with its terms". UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon voiced hope that the ceasefire in Gaza would set the stage for talks on a final ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581234/time-gunfire-gaza-celebrate-permanent-truce
  6. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Palestinians celebrate as long-term ceasefire begins in Gaza

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:35am

    ... Secretary of State John Kerry said, calling “on all parties to fully and completely comply with its terms.” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced hope that the ceasefire in Gaza will set the stage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581061/palestinians-celebrate-long-term-ceasefire-begins-gaza
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    Chief Palestinian delegate accuses Israelis of stalling in truce talks

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 08:48pm by Reuters

    ... the talks are being held in a branch of the intelligence agency, with Egyptian mediators shuttling between the parties in separate rooms. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1577018/chief-palestinian-delegate-accuses-israelis-stalling-truce-talks
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    Palestinian couple don’t let warget in the way of a wedding

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 09:30pm by AFP

    ... with a cloud of multicoloured balloons and echoing with the joyful ululating of women, the school in Gaza City's Shati refugee camp was transformed from a refugee camp into a party hall ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1573685/palestinian-couple-dont-let-warget-way-wedding
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    Gaza truce holds as talks begin on broader deal for territory

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 08:09pm by Reuters

    ... Western-backed President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party, included envoys from Hamas and the Islamic Jihad group. "It is still too early to talk about outcomes but we are optimistic," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1567770/gaza-truce-holds-talks-begin-broader-deal-territory
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    Syrian rebels raid town inside Lebanon, killing two soldiers

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 06:53am by AP

    ... pledged to respond in a "decisive and firm" manner to prevent the Syrian conflict spilling over the border. "The army will not allow any party to transfer the battle from Syria ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1565271/syrian-rebels-raid-town-inside-lebanon-killing-two-soldiers

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