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Syria Kurds Say Peshmerga Must Work With Them in Kobani Defense 
BusinessWeek - 81 Minutes ago
Kobani’s Kurdish defenders say they welcome Turkey’s decision to allow Iraqi Kurds to come to their rescue provided they work closely with local forces fighting the onslaught by Islamic State. Enwer     Add Comment

What Turkey's policy shift on Kurdish fighters means 
CNN - 91 Minutes ago
Gaziantep, Turkey (CNN) -- Turkey made a significant policy shift Monday when it announced it would allow Kurdish Peshmerga fighters from northern Iraq to travel through the Turkish territory to reinforce     Add Comment

Britain sending drones to Syria to gather intelligence on Islamic State 
Haaretz - 93 Minutes ago
British defense minister said last week that armed Reaper drones would conduct air strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq. REUTERS - Britain said on Tuesday it was authorizing armed and unarmed     Add Comment

U.K. Adds Syria Surveillance to Islamic State Campaign 
Bloomberg - 100 Minutes ago
The U.K. will carry out manned and unmanned surveillance flights over Syria in an extension of its involvement in the fight against Islamic State extremists. Royal Air Force jets are already carrying     Add Comment

U.S. Drop Weapons as Turkey Allows Iraq Kurds Into Kobani 
Bloomberg - 8 Hours ago
Secretary of State John Kerry said a U.S. delivery of weapons to Kurdish defenders in Syrian town of Kobani doesn’t reflect a policy change, as Turkey also agreed to ease its opposition to aiding them.     Add Comment

ISIS launches 15 coordinated attacks 
CNN - 10 Hours ago
(CNN) -- ISIS militants launched about 15 near-simultaneous attacks on Kurdish forces in northern Iraq on Monday in what Kurdish government officials and the news agency Rudaw said was a fierce and renewed     Add Comment

Turkey to allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters passage into Syrian city 
Los Angeles Times - 11 Hours ago
For weeks, Washington has been nudging a reluctant Turkey to assume a more forceful role in President Obama's anti-militant coalition and come to the aid of Kurdish forces battling to push Islamic State     Add Comment

Turkey says Iraqi Kurds can fight in Kobane. Could they make a difference? (+video) 
Christian Science Monitor - 11 Hours ago
Turkey doesn't want to allow Turkish Kurds - most importantly members of the Marxist PKK - to go fight in Syria. But the PKK's fighters have proven most effective in resisting Islamic State advances in     Add Comment
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>>   Afghanistan
Taliban bomb hits bus carrying Afghan soldiers, four dead 
Reuters India - 7 Hours ago
10:58am IST KABUL (Reuters) - A remote-controlled bomb hit a bus carrying Afghan army personnel in the capital, Kabul, on Tuesday, killing four soldiers on their way to work, an official said.     Add Comment

Record High: Opium Poppies Flourish Despite $7B Battle 
NBCNews.com - 9 Hours ago
Opium poppy cultivation has hit an all-time high in Afghanistan despite a 10-year, $7.6 billion effort by the U.S. government to fight it, according to a new report. The Special Inspector General for     Add Comment

George Brooks with ... 
San Francisco Chronicle - 13 Hours ago
George Brooks is a prolific and diverse saxophonist and composer, acclaimed for successfully bridging the worlds of jazz and Indian classical music. He is the founder of several important Indian fusion     Add Comment

Notorious Commander of Taliban Militants Arrested 
Bakhtar News Agency - 87 Minutes ago
Tuesday October 21, 2014 Kabul (BNA) A notorious commander of armed rebels was arrested during an operation carried out by Afghan National Army Special forces in Khost province last night. Ministry     Add Comment

Thirty-Five Taliban Militants Killed In Clearing Operations 
Bakhtar News Agency - 87 Minutes ago
Tuesday October 21, 2014 Kabul (BNA) At least 35 Taliban militants were killed during the last 24 hours following joint military operations conducted by Afghan security forces in several provinces of     Add Comment

Poland to appeal European Court ruling on CIA jails - prosecutor general 
Russia Today - 99 Minutes ago
10:56 Warsaw is preparing to ask the European Court of Human Rights to re-consider its ruling that Poland violated its human rights commitments by hosting a secret CIA jail on its soil, Reuters quoted     Add Comment

Blast claims 4 lives, wounds 12 in Kabul 
Xinhua News Agency - 7 Hours ago
KABUL, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- Four persons were killed and 12 others sustained injuries in a bomb blast targeted at a bus of army personnel in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Tuesday. "Four personnel of
Road Blast Claims Four Lives, Injures 12 In Kabul Bernama
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Four Afghan Soldiers Killed In Attack 
Radio Free Europe - 8 Hours ago
At least four Afghan soldiers have been killed in a roadside bomb attack on a bus in the capital. General Mohammad Zahir Azimi, spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Defense, said the blast occurred October     Add Comment
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>>   Iran
Iran offers "compromises" in nuclear talks 
Reuters India - 7 Hours ago
10:39am IST ANKARA/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Iran is pushing what it portrays as a new compromise proposal in nuclear talks, but Western negotiators say it offers no viable concessions, underscoring     Add Comment

READ IN: Two Weeks Out Edition 
Washington Post - 85 Minutes ago
Sign up for Read In and get all the political news you need, from the Beltway and beyond, delivered to your inbox every morning! A1: The stories you need to read before your first conference call.     Add Comment

Exclusive - Iran offers 'compromises' in nuclear talks, West ... 
Reuters UK - 7 Hours ago
ANKARA/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Iran is pushing what it portrays as a new compromise proposal in nuclear talks, but Western negotiators say it offers no viable concessions, underscoring how far apart the     Add Comment

Exclusive: Iran offers 'compromises' in nuclear talks, West ... 
Reuters UK - 7 Hours ago
ANKARA/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Iran is pushing what it portrays as a new compromise proposal in nuclear talks, but Western negotiators say it offers no viable concessions, underscoring how far apart the     Add Comment

Syria Kurds weather IS assault as they await reinforcements 
PR Web via Yahoo! - 95 Minutes ago
Mursitpinar (Turkey) (AFP) - Kurdish fighters in the battleground Syrian town of Kobane weathered an onslaught by Islamic State group militants on Tuesday as they awaited promised reinforcements. The     Add Comment

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Wary of US-led Anti-Islamic State Coalition 
Russia Profile - 92 Minutes ago
DUBAI, October 21 (RIA Novosti) - Iran does not trust the US-led campaign to fight the Islamic State (IS), the country’s Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said. At the meeting with Dutch     Add Comment

Iran's exports up 19 percent in Mar.-Sep. 
MENAFN - 75 Minutes ago
(MENAFN) Iran exported USD23.19 million worth of commodities in the period between March 21 and September 22, increasing 19 percent on-year, Iran Daily reported. However, gas condensates and petrochemicals     Add Comment

Iran's economic growth expanded by exports 
MENAFN - 87 Minutes ago
(MENAFN) The head of Iran's Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture said that, Iran's exports plays an important role in pulling the country's economy out of recession and curbing inflation,     Add Comment
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>>   Pakistan
India warns Pakistan of more pain 
Reuters India - 96 Minutes ago
4:55pm IST NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India warned Pakistan on Tuesday of more "pain" if it continued to violate a ceasefire on their disputed border in Kashmir and said it was up to Islamabad to create     Add Comment

What the floods did to Kashmir's grand heritage 
BBC - 13 Hours ago
Kashmir has still not fully recovered from the terrible floods that engulfed the region last month, but it is only just becoming clear how the rising waters devastated some of its most historic sites.     Add Comment

Rights group: Blasphemy case 'disgrace to Pakistan' 
CNN - 8 Hours ago
Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- A Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan plans to take her case to the country's highest court after a high court last week rejected her appeal, her     Add Comment

World's worst airport is... 
CNN - 12 Hours ago
(CNN) -- Good news for air travelers passing through Manila: the city's international airport isn't quite as bad as it used to be. That's the only slightly uplifting word from The Guide to Sleeping in     Add Comment

Pakistan's Army Chief Heads to Indonesia 
MENAFN - 82 Minutes ago
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Islamabad October 21 (QNA) - Pakistani Army Chief of Staff Gen. Rachel Sharif headed to Indonesia last night for a three-day visit. According to a statement issued by the     Add Comment

Kashmir flood victims pin hope on Modi’s Diwali visit 
The Hindu - 85 Minutes ago
Many flood victims feel that Mr. Modi’s visit will not be just symbolic and the Prime Minister will announce a comprehensive plan so that the State and its people are able to rebuild the infrastructure     Add Comment

Significance of Murree Hills’s Christians Schools in Promoting Interfaith Harmony 
Pakistan Christian Post - 86 Minutes ago
Murree: October 20, 2014. (PCP) In connection with the present global political scenario and upheaval among the Christians and Muslims of Syria and Iraq in particular, and the Middle East in general,     Add Comment

Mitch Johnson no Akram, says Waqar Younis 
Sydney Morning Herald - 82 Minutes ago
Mitchell Johnson may have become Australia's human wrecking ball, but Pakistan coach Waqar Younis says the left-arm pace ace is not in the league of former fast bowling great Wasim Akram. For Waqar,
Waqar: Johnson not in same league as legend Akram Sport 360
Australia's loss a boost for Pakistan: Waqar Younis Cricbuzz.com
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