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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia deploys new counterterrorism units at airports

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 06:25pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Canberra Australian government giving high priority to reducing the domestic terrorism threat created by homegrown extremists who travel to Syria and Iraq to fight New ... threat created by homegrown extremists who travel to Syria and Iraq to fight. Australia and the United States will raise at the United Nations General Assembly in September the need ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581199/australia-deploys-new-counterterrorism-units-airports
  2. News - World - SYRIA

    UK ‘close’ to identifying James Foley’s executioner, as reports point to rapper

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 10:54pm by Reuters

    ... 500 Britons believed to have gone to join the jihadists in Iraq and Syria. Britain's ambassador to the United States, Peter Westmacott, told CNN's State of the Union programme ... that investigators were looking at several British jihadi thought to be in the Raqqa area of Syria. One is Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, a former rapper from London. He is the son of Abdel Abdul Bary, an Egyptian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580663/uk-close-identifying-james-foleys-executioner-reports-point-rapper
  3. News - World - SPAIN

    Spanish police arrest two teens for trying to join Islamic State

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 05:09am by AFP

    ... of trying to join Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria. Security personnel stopped the teenagers on Saturday as they tried to enter Morocco, allegedly to join Islamic State, whose fighters have seized swathes of Iraq and Syria, the government said. The girl could not be identified because she is a minor. The 19-year-old woman was named as Fauzia Allal Mohamed. Both are Spanish citizens. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1566608/spanish-police-arrest-two-teens-trying-join-islamic-state
  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Assad West’s ‘ally’ against Islamic State jihadists, says Syrian minister

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 09:07pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Damascus Assad West's 'ally' against jihad, minister says Syria is determined to "eliminate" the Sunni extremist group Islamic State, according ... al-Assad. "The only way to resolve the situation is to work with President Assad," Faisal Mekdad, Syria's deputy foreign minister, told The Guardian. Mekdad said that "many ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1554181/assad-wests-ally-against-islamic-state-jihadists-says-syrian-minister
  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Relief in US as Syrian jihadis free journalist hostage after James Foley’s killing

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 12:49pm

    ... Associated Press in Washington Days after one American reporter's beheading, militants in Syria free another, prompting gratitude from John Kerry The United States has found something of a reprieve from the killing of an American journalist with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaeda-linked group in Syria. Peter Theo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580526/american-journalist-held-syria-freed-qatar-exerts-influence-militants
  6. News - World

    Source: Weapons watchdog to ask private companies to help destroy Syria's chemical stockpile

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 10:03pm by AP

    ... THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Source: Weapons watchdog to ask private companies to help destroy Syria's chemical stockpile. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1362308/source-weapons-watchdog-ask-private-companies-help-destroy-syrias
  7. News - World

    AP NewsAlert

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 07:37pm by AP

    ... GENEVA (AP) — UN: peace talks between Syria's government and opposition to take place in Geneva on Jan. 22. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1365514/ap-newsalert
  8. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Control of water supplies seen as seen as key to Iraq and Syria conflicts

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:50pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Rivers and dams a matter of life and death in arid region, say analysts Control of water key to Iraq, Syria conflicts The outcome of the Iraq and Syrian conflicts may rest ... controls most of the key upper reaches of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, which flow from Turkey in the north to the Gulf in the south. All Iraq and much of Syria depend on them for food, water ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545993/control-water-supplies-seen-seen-key-iraq-and-syria-conflicts
  9. News - World

    Prime minister says Albania rejects US request to destroy Syria's chemical weapons stockpile

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 12:33am by AP

    ... TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Prime minister says Albania rejects US request to destroy Syria's chemical weapons stockpile. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1357402/prime-minister-says-albania-rejects-us-request-destroy-syrias-chemical
  10. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Syrian rebels raid town inside Lebanon, killing two soldiers

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 06:53am by AP

    ... their homes in Arsal, as well as two soldiers who were driving an army tanker truck. It was not clear if they were taken across the border into Syria or if they were still in Arsal. The Lebanese army pledged to respond in a "decisive and firm" manner to prevent the Syrian conflict spilling over the border. "The army will not allow any party to transfer the battle from Syria ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1565271/syrian-rebels-raid-town-inside-lebanon-killing-two-soldiers

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