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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 - AFGHANISTAN

    Obama orders greater role for US troops in Afghanistan

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 08:13am by Reuters

    ... faced stiffer criticism after the advance of Islamic State forces in Iraq and Syria, it said, while Afghanistan's new president had been more accepting of a broader American military ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1646432/obama-orders-greater-role-us-troops-afghanistan
  3. News - World - DIPLOMACY: ANALYSIS

    Can Obama succeed where past presidents failed and boost Iran ties?

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 11:03pm by AP

    ... not there yet, and plenty stands in the way, including a conflict in Iraq and Syria. As negotiations over Iran's nuclear programme resumed this week in Vienna ahead of a November 24 deadline for a deal, the ghosts of previous failed attempts at US-Iranian harmony loom large. So too do fresh concerns, largely the rise of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, fierce opposition to a deal from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1643899/can-obama-succeed-where-past-presidents-failed-and-boost-iran-ties
  4. 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
  5. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Obama writes to Iran’s Ali Khamenei about Islamic State fight, nuclear pact

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 04:51pm by AP

    ... leader, President Barack Obama has written a letter about the fight against Islamic State militants, a common enemy in Syria and Iraq, according to diplomatic sources. The US and Iran are each ... Obama's outreach. Obama authorised a US-led air campaign against Islamic State fighters in Iraq in August and expanded the mission the following month to neighbouring Syria. The US is taking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1634279/dear-iran-obama-writes-rare-letter-long-time-foe-about-fighting-militants
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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