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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    West faces challenge in tackling threat of home-grown jihadis

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 04:28am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial West's challenge in tackling jihadis Governments have every reason to worry about citizens going to Syria and Iraq to fight alongside Muslim jihadis of the group ... identity and dissatisfaction with home. Enticed by the idealism portrayed on recruiting websites and having little difficulty in making their way to Islamic State's base in northern Syria ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1585422/west-faces-challenge-tackling-threat-home-grown-jihadis
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    World must unite for prolonged campaign to defeat Islamic State

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:51am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Syria and Iraq. He has faced calls for a tough response, but the wars that followed the 9/11 attacks are reason for a measured reaction. With the US leading, the world has to work together to defeat the menace. Obama's strategy relies on a multi-faceted response. Air strikes over Iraq will be stepped up and extended to Islamic State's base in Syria, and 475 more US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1590465/world-must-unite-prolonged-campaign-defeat-islamic-state
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Taking an unusual holiday in the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 04:39am by Hari Kumar

    ... true. That's probably why the newly founded Islamic State, the caliphate declared in some parts of Iraq and Syria, is now into that business too. They are running twice-weekly tours from Raqa in Syria to Anbar in Iraq in sleek-looking minibuses that are adorned with the group's black flag. For entertainment they play jihadist songs. Don't brush this off as a dream ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1558496/taking-unusual-holiday-islamic-state-syria-and-iraq
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 05:23am by AGENCIES

    ... The battle against Islamic State in Iraq, Syria How they see it 1. The Washington Post No serious approach to [Islamic State] can focus only on Iraq, as the United States has done thus far. The extremists treat Iraq and Syria as one area of operations, and the United States must do the same. In that theatre, the United States must find partners: Kurds in Iraq and Syria, Sunni ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1582055/how-they-see-it
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by STAFF

    ... The locals may say, 'That's not the kind of thing we do here'. But the outsiders don't know that Academic Peter Neumann on why a foreigner was chosen to execute James Foley in Syria   I'm having a couple of beers for medicinal purposes only, to make myself sleep 70-year-old Cyril Baldock, who became the oldest person to swim the English Channel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1578711/who-said-it
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    World must show united front in fight against barbaric IS

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial United front vital to beating jihadis The brutality of the Islamist fighters rampaging across northern Syria and Iraq attracted little attention outside the region until ... and Malaysia. The draw is the group's dream of creating a global caliphate and its rapid progress in moving towards that goal. After little more than a year of fighting, it holds one-third of Syria ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580946/world-must-show-united-front-fight-against-barbaric-islamic
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A GOOD WEEK FOR ...

    A Good Week for..., September 14, 2014

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:39am by STAFF

    ... States pressured Maliki to step down. He has won support from both the US and Iran, which both fear the rise of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.   Marin Cilic The tennis player became the first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1591975/good-week-september-14-2014
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:39am by AGENCIES

    ... Obama's policy to take on Islamic State How they see it 1. The Washington Post President Obama promised to meet the terrorist threat in Iraq and Syria "with strength and resolve". His commitment to "ultimately destroy" the Islamic State was bold and necessary. But it was also incomplete. A strategy built exclusively on killing terrorists will have no end. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1591972/how-they-see-it
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:20am by STAFF

    ... to fight IS militants, who control large swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq.   US leads military drill in Ukraine The US, Ukraine and Nato's Partnership for Peace member nations stage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1592618/talking-points
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:24am by STAFF

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Obama lays out strategy on Islamic State US President Barack Obama (pictured) delivers a speech outlining his strategy for defeating Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. In the past month, the US has conducted over 130 air strikes against IS militants. The speech comes on the eve of the 13th anniversary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1588951/talking-points

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