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  1. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Syria opens door to US bombing of Islamists but White House to go it alone

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 09:57pm by AP

    ... Agencies in Washington and Damascus Damascus says its ready to work with Washington to fight Islamist 'terrorism' within its borders Syria opens door on u.s. air strikes Syria ... for air strikes against Islamic militants, two American officials said. Syria, locked in a civil war with various rebel groups including Islamic State since March 2011, said for the first time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580906/syria-opens-door-us-bombing-islamists-white-house-go-it-alone
  2. News - World - ISLAMIC STATE

    UN rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein warns of Islamic State ‘house of blood’

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 09:18pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva The jihadist militants who have seized large swathes of Iraq and Syria are intent upon creating "a house of blood", the UN's new human rights ... of other defenceless victims in Iraq and Syria, do they believe they are acting courageously, barbarically slaughtering captives?" the Jordanian prince told the opening of the council's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1588792/un-rights-chief-zeid-raad-al-hussein-warns-islamic-state-house-blood
  3. News - World - SYRIA

    UN rights chief slams Syria ‘paralysis’ as death toll tops 191,000

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 06:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva More than 191,000 people have died in Syria, United Nations rights chief Navi Pillay said on Friday, hitting out at “international paralysis” on the nearly ... on Thursday lashing out at the UN Security Council for what she called a lack of resolve in ending crises, Pillay said in a statement the dwindling global interest in Syria was “scandalous”. “I deeply ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1579370/un-rights-chief-slams-syria-paralysis-death-toll-tops-191000
  4. News - World - SYRIA

    New report highlights threat to aircraft from militants in Syria

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 08:48pm by Reuters

    ... Associated Press in Washington Report highlights threat to aircraft Armed groups in Syria have several hundred portable anti-aircraft missiles that could be diverted to destroy low-flying commercial planes, according to a report by a respected international research group. It cites the risk that the missiles could be smuggled out of Syria by terrorists. The report was released hours ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1577016/new-report-highlights-threat-aircraft-militants-syria
  5. News - World

    Syria FM says Bashar Assad will remain Syria's president until 2014 elections, may run again

    Posted May 30th 2013, 01:55am by AP

    ... BEIRUT (AP) — Syria FM says Bashar Assad will remain Syria's president until 2014 elections, may run again. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1249372/syria-fm-says-bashar-assad-will-remain-syrias-president-until-2014
  6. News - World - SYRIA CONFLICT

    Japanese national held by Islamic State in Syria

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 01:08pm

    ... information that one of its citizens has been captured in northern Syria by the Islamic State militant group and is analysing it, the foreign ministry said on Monday. A video clip posted earlier ... groups on Friday after entering Syria from the Turkish border near Kilis on July 28. The Islamic State has not responded to the Islamic Front’s calls for Yukawa’s release and likely seeks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1575981/japanese-national-held-islamic-state-syria
  7. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Islamic State jihadists massacred 700 tribesmen in eastern Syria: activists

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:15am by AGENCIES

    ... 'massacred tribesmen in Syria' Islamic State (IS) militants were facing charges of a new massacre after a human rights monitoring group and activists alleged the group executed 700 members of a tribe it has been battling in eastern Syria during the past two weeks, the majority of them civilians. This comes as Syria's Western-backed opposition called on Saturday for US air strikes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1575549/islamic-state-jihadists-massacred-700-tribesmen-eastern-syria-activists
  8. News - Asia - SYRIA

    Australian grandfather in tears at Syria photo of seven-year-old boy with severed head

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 10:43am

    ... pictured holding a severed head in Syria said the shocking image brought him to tears, with the growing problem of jihadists fighting overseas to be a focus of US-Australia talks on Tuesday. The image of the Sydney-raised boy posing with the rotting head of a soldier, posted on the Twitter account of his father Khaled Sharrouf, an Australian who fled to Syria last year and is now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1571921/im-scared-children-australian-grandfather-tears-syria-photo-seven-year-old-severed
  9. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    US moves to deter its citizens from joining Islamic State extremists

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:42pm by AP

    ... on joining the fighting in countries such as Syria and Iraq, US Attorney General Eric Holder said. The programmes are designed in part to identify American extremists seeking to join terror ... the threat posed by violent extremism. And with the emergence of groups like Isil, and the knowledge that some Americans are attempting to travel to countries like Syria and Iraq to take part ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1593993/us-moves-deter-its-citizens-joining-islamic-state-extremists
  10. News - World - ISLAMIC STATE

    Militant jihadist group Islamic State is not an unstoppable juggernaut

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

    ... al-Qaeda. But while IS has seized parts of Iraq and Syria, it is no unstoppable juggernaut. Lacking the major weaponry of an established military, it wields outsize influence through the fanaticism ... and political effort to combat the group in Syria and Iraq, ushered in what will likely be a long-term engagement by the US and its allies to destroy the militants in those countries. It is useful ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1590352/militant-jihadist-group-islamic-state-not-unstoppable-juggernaut

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