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  1. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    US and Arab allies strike Islamic State in Syria from air and sea

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 11:32am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The United States and Arab allies launched strikes from the air and sea against Islamic State militants in Syria on Tuesday, opening a new front ... the strikes. “Using a mix of fighter, bombers, remotely piloted aircraft and Tomahawk land attack missiles” the coalition conducted 14 strikes against IS targets in Syria, it said. The strikes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1598589/us-and-arab-allies-bomb-islamic-state-jihadists-syria
  2. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Arab states join campaign against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 10:21pm by AFP

    ... Agencies in Jeddah Kerry in Gulf to shore up support; Britain and Germany will not join air strikes in Syria Obama faces mixed response over IS war Washington yesterday gained the support ... expand from Iraq to Syria. "If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven," said Obama, adding that the US would "lead a broad coalition to roll back this terrorist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1590458/arab-states-join-campaign-against-islamic-state-iraq-and-syria
  3. 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
  4. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Briton Alan Henning latest hostage threatened with murder in Syria

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 10:52pm by GDN

    ... a group of Muslim friends on an aid convoy to Syria. Alan Henning, described by friends as "a big man with a big heart", volunteered to join the humanitarian mission last Christmas after ... by Islamic State, the Foreign Office withdrew a request to the media to avoid identifying him, and on Sunday distributed a photograph taken on a trip to Syria. His abduction is said to have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1593397/briton-alan-henning-latest-hostage-threatened-murder-syria
  5. News - World - TERRORISM

    'US is at war with ISIL,' White House declares amid doubts over Syria policy

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 12:35pm by AFP

    ... that the United States is at war with Islamic State radicals, seeking to rub out another semantic flap over its Syria policy. In a series of television interviews, Secretary of State John Kerry had appeared to be reluctant to term the expansion of US operations against IS in Iraq and Syria as “war”. But pressed to clear up doubts about how President Barack Obama sees the conflict, the White ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1591614/us-war-isil-white-house-declares-dispel-doubts-over-syria-policy
  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines begins inquiry into Filipino militants in Syria

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 05:06pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Manila Manila probes Filipinos' part in Syria war The Philippines is investigating the involvement of Filipino Islamists in the three-year civil war in Syria after two were ... who have gone to Syria and Iraq, and then tried to radicalise others on their return home. The Philippines has been battling its own small but violent Islamist militant group, Abu Sayyaf, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1591712/philippines-begins-inquiry-filipino-militants-syria
  7. 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
  8. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Islamic State has up to 31,500 fighters in Iraq and Syria: CIA

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 11:48am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Central Intelligence Agency more than doubles its estimate of the number of Islamic State fighters on the ground in Syria and Iraq as President Obama vows to expand US offensive Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria now have about 20,000 to 31,500 fighters on the ground, the Central Intelligence Agency said on Thursday, much higher ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1590754/islamic-state-has-31500-fighters-iraq-and-syria-cia
  9. News - World - ISLAMIC STATE

    Arab states join campaign against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 05:13pm by AFP, Reuters, AP, Bloomberg

    ... Agencies in Jeddah Support for Obama as he vows to 'destroy' militants and expand air strikes to Syria Arab states join campaign against IS Washington yesterday gained ... expand from Iraq to Syria. Watch: Obama vows Syria air strikes to destroy Islamic State "If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven," said Obama, adding that the US would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1589424/kerry-arrives-baghdad-tour-build-coalition-against-islamic-state
  10. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Beheaded US journalist Steven Sotloff fearless in his coverage of human side to Syria's conflict

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:57pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Second US journalist beheaded by Islamic State fearless in covering human side to Syria conflict Executed writer 'helped the weak' Even for a freelance ... raid on the US diplomatic compound. In December, he was in northern Syria, writing about the lives of destitute, displaced Syrians and the war. "I've been here over a week and no one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1584623/beheaded-us-journalist-steven-sotloff-fearless-his-coverage-human-side

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