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  1. News - World - ISLAMIC STATE

    Obama vows to expand airstrikes on Islamic State into Syria, but won't send combat troops

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 07:35am by MCT

    ... harsh realities. US military intervention in Iraq is expanding into Syria, Russia is ignoring Obama's demands to halt its armed incursion into Ukraine, and China's military-backed ... by facts on the ground." As a result, despite successes like the killing of Osama bin Laden and other top terrorists and the neutralisation of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal, Obama ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. News - World - COUNTERTERRORISM

    Full text: US President Barack Obama’s address on fight against Islamic State

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:32am by AP

    ... It was formerly al-Qaida’s affiliate in Iraq, and has taken advantage of sectarian strife and Syria’s civil war to gain territory on both sides of the Iraq-Syrian border. It is recognised ... a religious minority with genocide. In acts of barbarism, they took the lives of two American journalists- Jim Foley and Steven Sotloff. So ISIL poses a threat to the people of Iraq and Syria ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  6. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Cameron, Obama vow to end bloodshed in Syria

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agencies in Washington US and UK leaders vow to exert pressure on Assad and work with Russia to end bloodshed Cameron and Obama tackle crisis in Syria The United States and Britain yesterday pledged to forge ahead with diplomatic efforts to end the civil war in Syria, saying they had found common ground with Russia on how to proceed. US President Barack Obama and British Prime ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Obama hints at eventual action on Syria

    Posted May 01st 2013, 05:51pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington President Barack Obama on Tuesday warned against a rush to judgment on chemical weapons in Syria, but said proof of their use would trigger a “rethink” of his reluctance to use military force. As critics complain that he let Syria cross a US “red line,” Obama said Washington believed chemical weapons had been used in the country’s vicious civil ...

  8. News - World - Jordan

    Obama arrives in Jordan for talks on Syria conflict

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Amman US president discusses refugee crisis withKing Abdullah on the last leg of his tour Obama arrives in Jordan for talks on Syria conflict Barack Obama arrived in Jordan yesterday to face scrutiny over his Syria strategy, on the last leg of a Middle East tour after challenging Israelis to embrace peace with Palestinians. The presidential aircraft landed ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Obama, Erdogan insist Assad must go as part of any Syrian solution

    Posted May 18th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... al-Assad must step down amid a flurry of moves to organise peace talks to end Syria's bloody civil war. The two met in Washington on Thursday as efforts to bring the Assad regime ... is no magic formula for dealing with an extraordinarily violent and difficult situation like Syria's." Russian President Vladimir Putin was to meet UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon yesterday ...

  10. News - World - SYRIAN CRISIS

    Obama warns Assad on chemical weapons

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 09:04am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington President Barack Obama dramatically told Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad on Monday not to turn chemical weapons on his own people, following US ... to the impression of a quickening endgame in Syria, Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi exclusively told reporters that Assad’s regime was in danger of collapse “anytime” as the opposition makes sweeping ...




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