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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1589940/obama-us-expand-airstrikes-islamic-state
  2. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Barack Obama admits United States underestimated Islamic State

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 11:08pm by AFP

    ... Associated Press in Washington US president says Syria is ground zero for jihadists around the world; John Boehner says US may have 'no choice' but to send in troops Obama: We ... on Sunday, did agree with the White House that Obama had the power to order air strikes in Iraq and Syria, but said he believed Congress should consider a resolution authorising the use of force ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1604145/barack-obama-admits-united-states-underestimated-islamic-state
  3. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Don't mention the Bush war; Obama's dilemma as he tries to rally UN

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 11:17pm by MCT

    ... into Syria late on Monday, according to the Pentagon. US Central Command said Bahrain, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates participated in or supported the strikes against ... legal experts say, Obama, who once vowed to restore respect for international law, will be left cobbling together controversial legal arguments as he expands the air war into Syria, Islamic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1599061/dont-mention-bush-war-obamas-dilemma-he-tries-rally-un
  4. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Obama and Modi hope to turn page in relations when they meet at White House

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 09:38pm by AFP

    ... in a black SUV yesterday afternoon. The US leader was expected to press him on the implementation of a stalled World Trade Organisation pact, the campaign against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1604682/obama-and-modi-hope-turn-page-relations-when-they-meet-white-house
  5. News - World - UNITED NATIONS

    Barack Obama urges world leaders to unite in fight against Islamic State

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 04:48am by AP

    ... of an expanded US military campaign against IS. A coalition of five Arab nations joined the US this week in the strikes in Syria: Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. Obama ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1599793/barack-obama-urges-world-leaders-unite-fight-against-islamic-state
  6. 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
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1589974/full-text-us-president-barack-obamas-address-fight-against-islamic-state
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1237197/cameron-and-obama-tackle-crisis-syria

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