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Kerry Says Coalition Seeks to Decimate Islamic State
Bloomberg - 91 Minutes ago
Secretary of State John Kerry said more than 50 countries have joined the U.S. fight against Islamic State,and some coalition members are prepared to launch airstrikes in Syria against the extremist group.
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Yitzhak Hofi, Israeli spymaster of 1970s and ’80s, dies at 87
Washington Post - 81 Minutes ago
By , Yitzhak Hofi, an Israeli army general who as his country’s top spymaster helped coordinate the daring commando raid to free Israeli hostages in Entebbe, Uganda, and took steps toward normalizing
Yitzhak Hofi, Israeli spy chief who helped in episodes of war and peace, dies at Washington Post
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With strings attached, House approves Obama plan for Syrian rebels
Miami Herald - 96 Minutes ago
WASHINGTON -- A divided House of Representatives gave tentative approval Wednesday to President Barack Obama’s plan to train and equip vetted Syrian rebels to combat the Islamic State, as members of both
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UANI Releases Iran VERITAS Project Documenting Iranian Regime Acts of Extremism,
Reuters - 3 Hours ago
UANI Releases Iran VERITAS Project Documenting Iranian Regime Acts of Extremism, Violence, Repression and Terror Clearinghouse of Iranian Acts of Violence and Extremism Worldwide
UANI Releases Iran VERITAS Project Documenting Iranian Regime Acts ... Finwin
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Iran slammed for Syria-Iraq chaos
Arab News - 53 Minutes ago
Leaders from various Arab countries participating in a conference entitled “Arabian Gulf and Regional Challenges, which concluded here on Wednesday, urged nations to unify to help ensure security and
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5 House approves Obama's Iraq-Syria military strategy amid skepticism
Washington Post - 56 Minutes ago
By and Paul Kane , The House on Wednesday approved President Obama’s plan to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels to counter the growing threat of the Islamic State terrorist organization even though
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China’s jihadist threat takes on global dimensions
Washington Post - 57 Minutes ago
By , URUMQI, China — On a rocky hilltop close to the city of Urumqi in China’s troubled Xinjiang region, five men appear on a video wearing black bandanas decorated with Arabic writing. A black flag
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Iraq fighting exposes cracks in Kurdish success story
Washington Post - 57 Minutes ago
By , IRBIL, Iraq — When Islamic State insurgents were advancing toward the capital of Iraq’s Kurdish region, Sherzad Sadraden was supposed to be fighting on the front lines. There was just one
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Obama reiterates no ground troops against IS
People.com.cn - 60 Minutes ago
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17  -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday reiterated that the United States will not use ground troops against Iraq to fight against the Islamic State (IS). "I will not commit
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China sees jihadist inspiration coming from abroad by way of the Web
Washington Post - 61 Minutes ago
By , URUMQI, China — On a rocky hilltop close to the city of Urumqi in China’s troubled Xinjiang region, five men appear on a video wearing black bandanas decorated with Arabic writing. A black flag
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Will: Obama is defying the Constitution on war
Washington Post - 65 Minutes ago
By , The United States last declared war many wars ago, on June 5, 1942, when, to clarify legal ambiguities during a world conflagration, it declared war on Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. Today’s issue
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Obama needs Iraqi Kurds to fight Islamic State. But they have their own troubles.
Washington Post - 75 Minutes ago
By , IRBIL, Iraq — When Islamic State insurgents were advancing toward the capital of Iraq’s Kurdish region, Sherzad Sadraden was supposed to be fighting on the front lines. There was just one
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Official: Kurds Might Secede if New Iraqi Government Fails
NewsMax.com - 82 Minutes ago
Kurds are committed to helping build a new Iraqi government, but the chief of staff to the Kurdish regional president says if things aren't in order within three months, Kurdistan may secede. Haider
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EFE News Briefs for Wednesday, Sept. 17
Fox News Latino - 89 Minutes ago
Obama: Battle with IS won't be "another ground war in Iraq" The campaign against Islamic State will not lead the United States into "another ground war in Iraq," President Barack Obama said, telling
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House authorizes request to arm Syrian rebels
MSNBC - 96 Minutes ago
The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday afternoon to approve President Obama’s request to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, passing the measure
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Why Congress is punting on authorizing war against Islamic State (+video)
Christian Science Monitor - 73 Minutes ago
Congress will vote Wednesday on whether to train anti-Islamic State in fighters in Syria and Iraq, but not on the bigger issue of whether to authorize US force. That comes after November's elections.
Why Congress is punting on authorizing war against Islamic State Christian Science Monitor
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15 detained in Australian counterterrorism raid
Christian Science Monitor - 44 Minutes ago
Days after raising its terror warning to the second-highest level, Australian police detained 15 people, saying a violent attack was being planned. Police declined to provide exact details on the attack.
15 detained in Australian counterterrorism raids San Diego 6
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US starts war of aggression on Syria
Press TV - 39 Minutes ago
At a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey set the stage for a massive and protracted expansion
US launches war of aggression on Syria Press TV
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Iraq war veteran sues Gov. Rick Scott, state of Florida over loss of job
Miami Herald - 57 Minutes ago
TALLAHASSEE -- A decorated combat veteran of war in Iraq and Afghanistan sued Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday, claiming the state illegally eliminated his state job while he was serving his country overseas.
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Parliament must press for answers on Iraq advisers: Editorial
Toronto Star Online - 62 Minutes ago
zoom It would have been good to hear from Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau on Tuesday night when Parliament held its emergency debate on the decision to send a small
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Obama vows not to send ground troops to fight Islamists in Iraq
Irish Times - 65 Minutes ago
US president Barack Obama has insisted that his strategy to destroy Islamic State (IS) fighters would not involve sending US armed forces into another ground war in Iraq after the highest-ranking American
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Nuclear Deal with Iran Likely to Enhance U.S. Regional Leverage
Inter Press Service - 66 Minutes ago
Asia-Pacific , Global Geopolitics , Headlines , IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse , Middle East & North Africa , North America , Nuclear Energy - Nuclear Weapons , Peace WASHINGTON, Sep 18 2014 (IPS) -
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US general in Iraq forces hint
Calcutta Telegraph - 77 Minutes ago
Washington, Sept. 17: President Obama’s top military adviser said yesterday that he would recommend deploying US forces in ground operations against Islamic extremists in Iraq if airstrikes proved insufficient,
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The decision on whether to intervene in Iraq now rests in Labour’s hands
New Statesman - 94 Minutes ago
It is just 13 months since David Cameron became the first prime minister to lose a vote on a matter of peace and war since 1782. After his defeat over potential military action in Syria, many spoke as
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Wednesday 9/17/2014 - 8am
BAYOU 95.7 - 62 Minutes ago
been raving about -- he's a moron. Celebrity -- include the late John Ritter this morning he was born in 1948. You would have been sixty. Six. Rick and get out is harder time again -- and -- and -- and
Wednesday 9/17/2014 - 7am BAYOU 95.7
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