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  1. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Coalition united against Islamic State but divided on Syria and the Kurds

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 11:17pm by WASHPOST

    ... to fight Islamic State Two months after the start of its campaign against Islamic State, the US-led coalition conducting operations in Iraq and Syria has expanded significantly but remains beset ... a supporting role in the campaign of air strikes in Syria. But serious disagreements remain, particularly over the coalition's plan for Syria and whether the fight against IS militants ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1617093/coalition-united-against-islamic-state-divided-syria-and-kurds
  2. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysians recruited Islamic State jihadis with Facebook, police say

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 12:53pm by AFP

    ... a government engineer and two others who used Facebook to recruit fighters for the extremist group in Syria. "Three of them are key players of a cell whose role was to recruit, finance and arrange trips for Malaysians to join terror groups in Syria," national police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said. Those arrested were from 14 to 48 years old and included two women, the statement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1617560/malaysias-recent-arrests-islamic-state-suspects-include-countrys-main
  3. News - World - TUNISIA

    Candidates in Tunisian poll vow to stay true to Arab spring

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 07:20am by GDN

    ... In contrast to the killing fields of Syria, the repression of General Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi's Egypt, or the rudderless instability of Libya, Tunisia survives as the Arab spring's sole success ... disenchanted young Tunisian men who are estimated to have joined the jihad in Syria and northern Iraq. "Tunisia will- God willing- be the first Arab democracy," he said. "They said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1624595/candidates-tunisian-poll-vow-stay-true-arab-spring
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 05:28am by STAFF

    ... seekers to cross its borders- 60 per cent more than in 2013, which also saw numbers rocket. The main country of origin is Syria, where over three years of bloody fighting have driven more than two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1626209/talking-points
  5. News - World - CANADA

    Canadian parliament shooter ‘made video’ before attack

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 10:06pm by Reuters

    ... The mother of Zehaf-Bibeau denied in a letter to the Canadian news agency Postmedia a claim by the mounted police that she had told them her son had intended to travel to Syria, a hotbed of militant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1626031/canadian-parliament-shooter-made-video-attack
  6. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    New front in extremist conflict opens in Lebanon as Islamic State harasses border

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:39am by AP

    ... the country's border with Syria. The US has been speeding up delivery of small ammunition to shore up Lebanon's army. But recent cross-border attacks, the beheading of Lebanese soldiers by Islamic ... violence afflicting both Syria and Iraq, and increasingly prompting minorities to take up arms. Unlike in Syria or Iraq, the al-Qaeda breakaway group Islamic State does not hold territory ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1619656/new-front-extremist-conflict-opens-lebanon-islamic-state-harasses-border
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Canadians showed quiet kind of courage in face of Ottawa attacks

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 04:57am by Alex Lo

    ... and will strike a fine balance. Canada has joined the United States, Britain and France in their fight against Isis in Iraq and Syria. There is good reason to believe the attacks are linked to its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1624004/canadians-showed-quiet-kind-courage-face-ottawa-attacks
  8. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Libya's remote southern desert a haven for jihadist training camps

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 05:30am by AFP

    ... said jihadis had set up three "secret camps" in southern Libya where hundreds of militants were training to fight in Mali, Iraq or Syria. "These camps have become the key ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1625185/libyas-remote-southern-desert-haven-jihadist-training-camps
  9. News - World - TERRORISM

    Passport delay seen as trigger for attack on Canadian parliament

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 10:11pm by AP

    ... or Syria, then becoming upset when he could not get a passport. A day after he launched what the nation's prime minister has called a terrorist attack, a top police official said Zehaf-Bibeau, ... There is no one path or one formula to radicalisation." The RCMP learned of the suspect's interest in travelling to Syria only when it interviewed his mother on Wednesday, the commissioner said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1623906/passport-delay-seen-trigger-attack-canadian-parliament
  10. News - World - ANALYSIS: SYRIA

    Fall of Kobani would be symbolic setback for Obama's Syria strategy

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:38am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington If Kurdish town eventually falls to Islamic State militants, as American officials fear, it would be a symbolic blow to US air campaign in Syria Kobani test ... Syria air campaign- far beyond its battlefield importance. If Islamic State seizes full control of the city- which US officials acknowledge is possible in coming days- it could boast that it has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1614659/fall-kobani-would-be-symbolic-setback-obamas-syria-strategy

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