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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US congressional hurdles lifted on arming Syrian rebels

    Posted Jul 23rd 2013, 01:10pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... militants in Syria like the Nusra Front, and would not be enough to tip the balance of the civil war against President Bashar al-Assad anyway. Part of the logjam was broken on July 12 when members ... said. “We got a consensus that we could move forward with what the administration’s plans and intentions are in Syria consistent with committee reservations.” The source familiar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1289084/us-congressional-hurdles-lifted-arming-syrian-rebels
  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Islamic State poses threat to US ‘beyond anything we’ve seen’, says Pentagon

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 05:31pm by Reuters

    ... strength during Syria’s civil war and swept into northern Iraq earlier this summer, sounded a note of alarm several days after the group posted a video on social media showing one of its fighters beheading an American hostage kidnapped in Syria. Asked if the hardline Sunni Muslim organisation posed a threat to the United States comparable to that of the attacks of September 11, 2001, Hagel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1579331/islamic-state-threat-beyond-anything-weve-seen-says-pentagon
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama vows US will not be intimidated by new Islamic State beheading

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 07:42pm by AP

    ... for deciding on a strategy to go after the extremist group’s operations in Syria. “It’ll take time to roll them back,” the president said at a news conference during a visit to Europe. Obama’s comments ... magazines, vanished a year ago in Syria and was not seen again until he appeared in the video that showed Foley’s beheading. Dressed in an orange jumpsuit against an arid Syrian landscape, Sotloff ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1584542/obama-says-beheading-videos-wont-intimidate-us
  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    On 9/11 anniversary, Obama vows US will never 'give in to fear'

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:48am by Reuters

    ... and Washington, against the backdrop of Obama's pledge to "destroy" Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria- a new front in the war on radical Islam triggered by al-Qaeda's 9/11 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1590351/911-anniversary-obama-vows-us-will-never-give-fear
  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama voices regret over golf game after statement on Foley beheading

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 09:12pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post Obama regrets playing golf after Foley remarks US President Barack Obama said he was near to tears while talking to the parents of murdered American journalist James Foley, and appeared to express some regret about his decision to play golf minutes after delivering an angry public statement about the killing in Syria three weeks ago. "I should've ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1587996/obama-voices-regret-over-golf-game-after-statement-foley-beheading
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Events from Iraq to Ukraine call into focus Barack Obama's world view

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:00am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... into focus Obama's world view The week began with the breaking of the siege of Mount Sinjar in Iraq, thanks to US bombing, and ended with the public beheading of journalist James Foley in Syria ... Iraq three years ago, a lack of direct action in Syria and an economics-first approach to driving Russia's military back from Ukraine. His supporters argue his approach has been consistent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580426/events-iraq-ukraine-call-focus-barack-obamas-world-view
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Hundreds protest over Syrian conflict in New York’s Times Square

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 10:13am by Agence France-Presse in New York

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Hundreds of people protested at New York’s Times Square on Thursday over possible US plans to strike Syria’s regime which it believes to be behind a deadly ... Manhattan Square. “US, Nato, hands off Syria,” chanted hundreds of protesters, weaving through thousands of tourists, some carrying pictures of Assad, and some just declaring themselves against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1300553/hundreds-protest-over-syrian-conflict-new-yorks-times-square
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US detains two Chinese men accused of smuggling military sensors

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 10:28am

    ... The act mandates that certain items being shipped to China, Syria and Sudan have an export license. Both visited Albuquerque last December to meet with an undercover agent about buying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1533820/us-detains-two-chinese-men-accused-smuggling-military-sensors
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama warns against ‘aggression’ in South China Sea during key address

    Posted May 28th 2014, 10:59pm by AP

    ... and has emboldened adversaries in Syria, Russia and China. In a wide-ranging speech on foreign policy to US military cadets at West Point, Obama said that the United States should shun ... funding for Defence Department intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, special operations and other activities. Obama cast the bloody civil war in Syria as more of counterterrorism challenge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1520713/obama-says-us-boost-support-syrian-opposition-groups
  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama to take on foreign policy critics in address this week

    Posted May 26th 2014, 06:03am by AP

    ... to pull back on a military strike in Syria and his inability to stop Russia from annexing territory from Ukraine. In a world where no one will lead except America, he has abdicated... leadership ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1519449/obama-take-foreign-policy-critics-address-week

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