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Obama faces a tough sell in Congress for Islamic State strategy 
Reuters UK - 7 Hours ago
Fri, Aug 29 2014 By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has pledged to consult Congress about any expanded military action against Islamic State militants operating     Add Comment

UK raises terror threat level to severe 
CNN - 7 Hours ago
London (CNN) -- The UK government raised its terror threat level Friday from "substantial" to "severe," the fourth highest of five levels, in response to events in Iraq and Syria, where ISIS militants
Britain raises terrorism threat level over Syria, Iraq Nelson Mail
UK raises terror threat level Radio TV Hong Kong
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Obama Downplays Threat of World Turmoil 
BusinessWeek - 6 Hours ago
President Barack Obama told Democratic donors that despite unrest in Ukraine and Iraq, the U.S. faces less of a threat than it did during the Cold War. Speaking at a backyard barbecue yesterday in Purchase,
Obama Downplays Threat of World Turmoil at Fundraiser BusinessWeek
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3 President Obama needs to focus on how the United States can meet global challenges 
Washington Post - 5 Hours ago
By , PRESIDENT OBAMA’S acknowledgment that “ we don’t have a strategy yet ” in Syria understandably attracted the most attention after his perplexing meeting with reporters Thursday. But his restatement
Editorial: President Obama needs to focus on how the United States can meet global  Washington Post
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Pentagon: Iraq Operations Cost $7.5 Million Daily 
Digital Chosun - 7 Hours ago
The Pentagon says U.S. military operations against Islamic State militants in Iraq are costing, on average, $7.5 million per day. Rear Admiral John Kirby said Friday the cost in Iraq has increased as     Add Comment

Britain raises terror threat level 
NHK - 8 Hours ago
World Aug. 29, 2014 - Updated 23:33 UTC Britain has raised its terrorism threat level in response to the situation in Iraq and Syria, where the Islamic State militant group is gaining ground.
Britain raises terror threat level to severe Big News Network
U.K. raises terror threat level to severe Big News Network
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Will Obama's No-Strategy Strategy Embolden ISIS? 
NBCNews.com - 6 Hours ago
President Barack Obama’s failure to articulate how the U.S. plans to crush the growing threat posed by rampaging Islamic militants has opened himself up to a swarm of backlash from critics. And it leaves     Add Comment

Inaction on Syria Haunting Obama One Year Later 
NewsMax.com - 7 Hours ago
The Islamic State's beheading of American journalist James Foley and the widespread attacks on President Barack Obama's response to the brutal execution has some Republicans debating whether ISIS might     Add Comment
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>>   Afghanistan
Marathon Bombing Suspect Wants Trial Delay 
Radio Free Europe - 6 Hours ago
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have asked to delay his trial until at least September 2015. In a court filing made on August 29, the lawyers argued more time was needed
US marathon bomb suspect wants trial delay (AAP Ticker) Yahoo! News Australia
US marathon bomb suspect wants trial delay Weekly Times Now
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FLASH: CAR BOMB HITS INTELLIGENCE OFFICE IN E. AFGHANISTAN -- OFFICIAL 
Xinhua News Agency - 6 Hours ago
FLASH: CAR BOMB HITS INTELLIGENCE OFFICE IN E. AFGHANISTAN -- OFFICIAL
XINHUA - FLASH: CAR BOMB HITS INTELLIGENCE OFFICE IN E. AFGHANISTAN -- OFFICIAL Namibia Press Agency
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Confessions of a People-Smuggler 
Sydney Morning Herald - 6 Hours ago
There were other boys like me, working for the [people-smuggling] agents, trying to make money and get a free ride to Australia. I had the advantage of being able to speak Farsi, Indonesian and English
Confessions of a people smuggler Melbourne Age
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Freed Pak academic taught Taleban captors’ kids 
Arab News - 6 Hours ago
PESHAWAR: A Pakistani academic freed after four years in Taleban captivity on Friday told how he taught the militants’ children maths and English and met their feared former leader Hakimullah Mehsud.
Freed Pakistan academic taught captors’ children Asian Age
Freed academic taught Taliban captors’ children Times of Oman
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Taliban attack Afghan intelligence HQ 
Al Jazeera - 5 Hours ago
Taliban fighters have launched an attack on an Afghan intelligence building in the eastern city of Jalalabad, sources have told Al Jazeera. The attack early on Saturday began with a suicide car bomb.     Add Comment

Prof Ajmal says Taliban didn’t torture him 
The Nation Pakistan - 5 Hours ago
PESHAWAR- “Thanks to Almighty Allah, I have returned home. Taliban did not torture me, but being away from home is itself a torture,” Islamia College University Vice Chancellor Prof Ajmal Khan who has
Prof Ajmal recovered after four-year abduction Online News Pakistan
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Car bomb hits intelligence office in E. Afghan city 
Xinhua News Agency - 6 Hours ago
JALALABAD, Afghanistan, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- Casualties were feared as a suicide car bomb targeted the provincial intelligence office building in Jalalabad city, the capital of eastern Afghan province     Add Comment

August 30, 2014 by Muhammad Rasool Shah The Kabul Style 
Daily Outlook - 6 Hours ago
I was sitting in one of the restaurants and busy in eating my meal. At the same time, a light chat was also in progress with my companions. After some time, two men came and sat at the table next to     Add Comment
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>>   Iran
US imposes additional Iran sanctions 
NHK - 6 Hours ago
World Aug. 30, 2014 - Updated 01:17 UTC The United States has expanded sanctions on Iran imposed in connection with its nuclear and missile development. The US Treasury and State Departments announced     Add Comment

U.S. says IS poses no specific threat to homeland 
Haaretz - 7 Hours ago
UN: Syria refugees top 3 million mark; U.S. delivers first emergency arms shipment to Lebanese army; Turkish PM announces new cabinet. Haaretz's latest analyses on the Middle East: See Thursday's 8:57     Add Comment

UPDATE 2-U.S. slaps more sanctions on Iranian banks, firms 
Reuters India - 8 Hours ago
(Adds further U.S. comments, details about negotiations) By Anna Yukhananov WASHINGTON, Aug 29 (Reuters) - The United States on Friday penalized a number of Iranian and other foreign companies, banks
U.S. slaps more sanctions on Iranian banks, firms Bayou Buzz
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Sanctions Imposed on Six Companies Accused of Supporting Proliferation of Iran WMDs 
WJR - 8 Hours ago
(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama and his administration imposed new sanctions on six companies, including four based in Iran on Friday, citing their having engaged in activities that support Iranian weapons
Sanctions Imposed on Six Companies Accused of Supporting Proliferation of Iran W KNSS Radio
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The Trouble Is that Obama DOES Have a Strategy 
PAJAMAS MEDIA - 6 Hours ago
by David P. Goldman August 29th, 2014 - 11:27 am Obama’s “we-don’t-have-a-strategy” gaffe was so egregious as to distract attention from the fact that he does indeed have a strategy, which     Add Comment

U.S. Imposes More Sanctions Against Iran 
GlobalSecurity.org - 7 Hours ago
by RFE/RL The United States has announced newly imposed sanctions against more than 25 Iranian entities and individuals that Washington accuses of a range of transgressions, including expanding Iran's     Add Comment

Mideast expert: Obama switchedsides in war on terror 
WorldNetDaily - 7 Hours ago
Text smaller Text bigger President Obama appears to bow to Saudi King Abdullah, on April 1, 2009, in London WASHINGTON – It’s an explosive charge, one that puts the president’s motives into question.
CIA expert: Obama switched sides in war on terror WorldNetDaily
CIA expert: Obama switchedsides in war on terror WorldNetDaily
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Thai firm sanctioned over Iran 
Bangkok Post - 7 Hours ago
WASHINGTON, Aug 29 (Reuters) - The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on more than 25 people and companies it accused of violating sanctions against Iran, including shipping firms, airlines, and     Add Comment
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>>   Pakistan
Pakistan PM Sharif distances himself from army as crisis drags on 
Reuters India - 8 Hours ago
By Mehreen Zahra-Malik and Maria Golovnina ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's prime minister, weakened by weeks of opposition protests calling for him to resign, distanced himself from an army move to
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif distances himself from army as crisis drags  INooz
Pakistan PM tries to distance himself from army as crisis drags on World News Report
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CDNS collects Rs36b savings 
The Nation Pakistan - 5 Hours ago
ISLAMABAD  - The Central Directorate of National Savings (CDNS) has fetched Rs36 billion savings during the first two months of first quarter of current fiscal year against Rs.31 billion realized during
CDNS collects Rs36bn savings in 2 month Financial Daily
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Pakistani PM denies seeking military help 
NewsRT.co.uk - 6 Hours ago
But in an embarrassing twist for the prime minister, the army swiftly denied this, saying it had been specifically instructed by the government to step in. Nawaz Sharif's efforts to end the conflict have
03:22 Pakistani PM denies seeking military help NewsRT.co.uk
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Confessions of a People-Smuggler 
Sydney Morning Herald - 6 Hours ago
There were other boys like me, working for the [people-smuggling] agents, trying to make money and get a free ride to Australia. I had the advantage of being able to speak Farsi, Indonesian and English
Confessions of a people smuggler Melbourne Age
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Freed Pak academic taught Taleban captors’ kids 
Arab News - 6 Hours ago
PESHAWAR: A Pakistani academic freed after four years in Taleban captivity on Friday told how he taught the militants’ children maths and English and met their feared former leader Hakimullah Mehsud.
Freed Pakistan academic taught captors’ children Asian Age
Freed academic taught Taliban captors’ children Times of Oman
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Pakistan, Sri Lanka set for final clash 
The Nation Pakistan - 5 Hours ago
DAMBULLA- Pakistan are all set to take on Sri Lanka in the final clash today (Saturday) here at the Dambulla International Cricket Stadium. The do-and-die third ODI is set to be the series decider with
SPORTS - Pakistan, Sri Lanka set for final clash The Nation Pakistan
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Pakistan urged to end abductions by state agencies 
The Nation Pakistan - 5 Hours ago
NEW YORK - Three leading human rights organisations Friday called on Pakistan’s government to stop the ‘deplorable’ practice of state agencies abducting hundreds of people throughout the country without
NATIONAL - Pakistan urged to end abductions by state agencies The Nation Pakistan
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Modi vows to mend ties with Pakistan 
The Nation Pakistan - 5 Hours ago
NEW DELHI - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accused Pakistan of having made a ‘spectacle’ of India’s efforts to pursue warmer relations following the recent cancellation of bilateral talks.
NATIONAL - Modi vows to mend ties with Pakistan The Nation Pakistan
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