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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - World - ISLAMIC STATE

    Ten reasons why Islamic State may be more dangerous than al-Qaeda

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 10:14pm by NYT

    ... more than US$400 million in gold and Iraqi currency. It controls oilfields in Syria and Iraq that generate income, and it has pocketed millions of dollars in ransoms for hostages. 3. Because ... extremist group in history, having captured huge amounts of military weapons and equipment in Iraq and Syria. 7. Islamic State is out-recruiting al-Qaeda. It is estimated that 80 per cent ...

  3. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Video shows captured Syrian soldiers executed by Islamic State

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 09:24pm by Reuters

    ... executed scores of Syrian soldiers captured when the militants seized an airbase in Syria's Raqqa province at the weekend, according to a video posted on YouTube yesterday. The video, ... killing of large numbers of its soldiers shows how Islamic State has cemented its grip on Syria's north. The video begins by showing the captives apparently being marched in the desert ...

  4. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Islamic State suspects are Chinese Uygurs

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 02:46pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Jakarta Four arrested in Indonesia were trying to meet country's most wanted extremist amid fears group may have links to militants in Syria and Iraq Islamic State ... Indonesia's most wanted extremist, authorities said yesterday. Police said they were investigating whether the four had links to the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. Dozens of Indonesians have ...

  5. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Australia commits troops and aircraft to campaign to defeat Islamic State

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:55am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Perth Australian aircraft and 600 troops will be sent to a US base in the United Arab Emirates, but premier says they will not operate in Syria Abbott commits troops ... to operate in Syria. Obama announced his plans in an address on Wednesday to build an alliance to root out Islamic State in both Syria and Iraq, plunging the US into two conflicts in which nearly ...

  6. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    'Fed-up' British jihad fighters seen as a key weapon against Islamic State

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 07:19am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post in London Britain urged to use disillusioned fighters to stem flow of radicals to wars in Iraq and Syria 'Fed up' jihadis seen as key weapon against IS The British-accented militant who delivered blood-curdling threats to the West before apparently beheading two American journalists has become, for most Britons, the masked face of foreign fighters in Syria ...

  7. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Islamic State jihadist group runs bus tours of its Syria-Iraq 'caliphate'

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:57pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut, Lebanon Honeymooners and foreigners join trips from Syria to Iraq, to a soundtrack of jihadist songs Islamic State runs bus tours of its ... other parts of its "caliphate". Running twice-weekly tours from Syria's Raqa to Iraq's Anbar, Islamic State buses fly the group's black flag and play jihadist songs ...

  8. News - China - MIDDLE EAST

    Xinjiang militants being trained in Syria and Iraq, says special Chinese envoy

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 03:14pm by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Special Chinese envoy says Uygur separatists based in Syria and Iraq pose security threat Xinjiang militants 'training in Middle East' Deteriorating security in Syria and Iraq poses a severe risk to China, with the two countries becoming a training ground for "terrorists" from Xinjiang, a senior Chinese diplomat said. Wu ...

  9. News - World

    Murder of Briton David Haines casts deadly shadow across aid work

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 10:41pm by GDN

    ... in conflict zones, and aid agencies have cautioned against individuals embarking on solo humanitarian missions in Syria and Iraq. Alison Wallace, chief executive of the disaster relief charity ... at the weekend. ShelterBox does not have a response team in either Syria or Iraq, though Wallace said there was little doubt it would need to send teams again in the future. It has frequently worked ...

  10. News - World - FLIGHT MH17

    Malaysia Airlines plane rerouted from Ukraine in wake of MH17 disaster- to Syria

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:07pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Frankfurt and Washington MH17 disaster has shown it is largely up to carriers whether to route flights over conflict areas like Ukraine and Syria; some now eye change Airlines ... Ukraine- and rerouting it over war-torn Syria. While skies over trouble spots such as Libya and Syria are avoided by some airlines on an ad hoc basis, official airspace closures are generally ...




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