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  1. News - World

    Key partners in the US-led coalition taking on Islamic State militants

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:27am by AP

    ... Associated Press The US-led coalition fighting Islamic State is growing, with dozens of countries among its ranks. The coalition is contributing a wide range of efforts, from carrying out air strikes to providing military assistance and humanitarian aid. Here are some of the coalition's key partners. UNITED STATES: The US, which is leading the coalition, has launched ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1604146/key-partners-us-led-coalition-taking-islamic-state-militants
  2. News - World

    United States Secretary of State John Kerry meets Iran's foreign minister

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... official meeting between the United States and Iran in more than three decades. The opportunity for a rare meeting between US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad ... members of the UN Security Council- Britain, France, Russia, China and the United States- plus Germany, known as the P5+1. At the end of the meeting, Kerry seized the opportunity to invite Zarif ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1319449/united-states-secretary-state-john-kerry-meets-irans-foreign-minister
  3. News - World - TURKEY

    Turkey steels for action as Islamic State advances on Syrian border town

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 09:59am by Reuters in Suruc, Turkey

    ... the Islamic State insurgents attacking Kobani. The PKK is designated a terrorist group by Turkey, the United States and European Union. A spokesman for the YPG said a US citizen, Jordan Matson, had ... tribe, in one of the biggest successes since US forces began bombing the Islamists. The United States has been carrying out strikes in Iraq against the militant group, which is commonly known ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1608702/turkey-steels-action-islamic-state-advances-syrian-border-town
  4. News - China Insider - MILITARY

    Chinese military promotes Tibet paramilitary unit's political chief in 'unusual' move

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 01:30pm by Chris Luo

    ... in an apparent effort to bolster the party’s control over security in the region. Tang Xiao, political commissar for the paramilitary unit in the Tibet Autonomous Region, was promoted to a rank ... Tang represents the Communist Party in the army unit and supervises troops’ ideology. The commissar usually serves as the second-in-command to the commanding officer in the army. The armed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1612045/chinese-military-promotes-tibet-paramilitary-units-political
  5. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    US aid worker Peter Kassig may be Islamic State militants' next target

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 06:08am by AP, AFP

    ... a masked militant threatens to behead the Iraq war veteran next. The group is now being targeted in United States-led air strikes. In a three-minute video posted on YouTube, Kassig's father, ... of the network that masterminded the 2001 attacks on the United States. Although there is little evidence of a firm alliance yet between Islamic State and al-Qaeda-linked Taliban commanders, Islamic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1609767/us-aid-worker-peter-kassig-may-be-islamic-state-militants-next-target
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Growing numbers of Americans renounce United States citizenship

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 05:04am by AP

    ... saw there was something more. Her United States passport had four holes punched through it from cover to cover. Her departure from life as an American was stamped final, with the words: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1498385/growing-numbers-americans-renounce-united-states-citizenship
  7. News - World - IRAQ

    Iraqi Kurds fight Islamic State with antiquated weapons

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 11:36am by Associated Press in Mahmoudiyah, Iraq

    ... Iraqi Kurdish fighters on the front lines of battle say they have yet to receive the heavy weapons and training pledged by the United States and nearly a dozen other countries to help them push ... Associated Press in Mahmoudiyah, Iraq Kurdish Peshmerga fighters armed with decades-old weapons are facing Islamic State jihadists using moden American weapons captured from the Syrian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1607580/iraqi-kurds-fight-islamic-state-antiquated-weapons
  8. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Al-Qaeda pipes up again as West faces new threat from Islamic State

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 10:19pm by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... enemy emerges As the United States mobilised against new Islamist enemies this month, the voice of an ageing adversary echoed in the distance. Ayman al-Zawahiri, one of al-Qaeda’s founders ... 2001 attacks. But Zawahiri was silent on a far more sensitive project – the creation of a cell in Syria dedicated to plots against the United States – that once again made predictions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1601239/al-qaeda-pipes-again-west-faces-new-threat-islamic-state
  9. News - World - IRAQ

    Iraq PM says Islamic State plans attacks on US and Paris subways

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 10:24am by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York Islamic State jihadsts plan to attack subway railways systems in the United States and Paris, according to Iraq's Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi Iraq has “credible” intelligence that Islamic State militants plan to attack underground railway systems in Paris and the United States, the prime minister said on Thursday, but US and French officials said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1600733/iraq-pm-says-islamic-state-plans-attacks-us-and-paris-subways
  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Powdered alcohol product Palcohol set for launch in the United States

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 11:06pm by AFP

    ... It will be sold anywhere where liquor can be sold," said the company, adding it will be available in the United States, as well as abroad and online. A patent for the mixture is pending. In response ... there in the coming months. Palcohol is made by Lipsmark in the state of Arizona and will come in six varieties of single-drink pouches, the company website says. Drinkers can stir in simple water for a shot ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1494635/powdered-alcohol-product-palcohol-set-launch-united-states

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