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44 FIJIAN SOLDIERS HELD CAPTVE IN SYRIA: ABC NEWS

Follow Yahoo News News Home U.S. World Politics Tech Science Health Odd News Local 44 Fijian soldiers held captive by rebels in Syria Associated Press By PITA LIGAIULA and NICK…

Angelina Jolie Makes Powerful Plea For Syrian Refugees

Epigraph: And what is the matter with you that you fight not in the cause of Allah and of the weak — men, women and children — who say, ‘Our…

Fijian UN troops in Golan used as hostages

AGENCIES arabnews.com Published — Friday 29 August 2014 UNITED NATIONS: Negotiations are going on for the release of 43 United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) peacekeepers in the Golan Heights…

Phoney indignation

Summary The Daily Star, Lebanon In fact, Washington had already taken firm action, by launching airstrikes in northern Iraq to stem military advances by ISIS that came uncomfortably close to…

Isis’s undoubted skill in exploiting social media is no reason for US leaders to start talking about the apocalypse – Power without responsibility has provided al-Baghdadi and his men with their most

by Robert Fisk, The Independent We keep banging on about British citizens turning into Jihadists – that tired old public relations man Dave Cameron does this all the time, with…

Qatar and the reason US hostage Peter Theo Curtis has been released – The Qataris are telling Assad that they are important in Syria

by Robert Fisk, The Independent So once again, the Fairy Godmother of the Middle East steps on to the stage. Qatar, the nation which supposedly paid £40m to free 13…

Who is Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi? From Al-Zarqawi to Al-Bagdahdi: “The Islamic State” is a CIA-Mossad-MI6 “Intelligence Asset”

the following article first published ten years in June 2004 pertains to Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, the legendary leader and founder of Al Qaeda in Iraq. The name of this mysterious…

Why defeating the Islamic State is necessary

Summary by Charles Krauthammer, The Daily Star Baghdad called President Barack Obama’s bluff and he came through. With the support of U.S. airstrikes, Iraqi and Kurdish forces have retaken the…

James Foley beheading: UK close to identifying jihadist

BBC News: The UK is close to identifying a suspected jihadist who is believed to have beheaded a journalist, ambassador to the US Peter Westmacott has said. READ MORE…  …

The Middle East really has very few moderates

Fareed Zakaria| The Daily Star Hillary Clinton was expressing what has become Washington’s new conventional wisdom when she implied, in her interview with Jeffrey Goldberg in The Atlantic, “moderates” might…

All this talk of an ‘apocalyptic’ threat is simply childish – Chuck Hagel and Martin Dempsey were pure Hollywood. They only needed Tom Cruise

“Apocalyptic.” “End-of-days strategic vision.” “Beyond anything we have ever seen.” “An imminent threat to every interest we have.” “Beyond just a terrorist group.” “We must prepare for everything.” So are…

Air strikes? Talk of God? Barack Obama is following the jihadists’ script after James Foley beheading

The President came the nearest he has come yet to rivalling George W Bush’s gormless reaction to 9/11 by Robert Fisk, The Indepedent The “caliphate” has some pretty tough theatrical…

We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

BY ROBERT FISK, THE INDEPENDENT Now President Obama has seen the next US reporter to be threatened with beheading, will he blink? For centuries, governments told their soldiers and their…

Islamic State Threat ‘Completely Unprecedented’

Sky News: The threat posed by Islamic State militants, who have seized control of large parts of Syria and Iraq, is “beyond anything we’ve seen”, according to US Defense Secretary…

British Muslims join MI5 in hunt for Foley executioners

Mainstream Muslim worshippers including parents of suspected British jihadists have vowed to work with police and security services to root out extremists. Rukia Khan, whose 20-year-old son is said to…

Arabs face a deep crisis of statehood

by Rami G. Khouri, Daily Star, Lebanon Summary The dramatic expansion of the territory controlled by the “Islamic State” in Syria and Iraq in the last few months has generated…

SMALL ARMS SURVEY REPORT: Syrian rebels have stockpile of anti-aircraft weapons

By Veronica DeVore A just-released report from the Geneva-based Small Arms Survey shows that hundreds of portable anti-aircraft weapons are currently in the hands of rebel groups in Syria and…

Arab press blasts Islamic State militants for tarnishing Muslims worldwide

FoxNews.com: A growing chorus of top Muslim leaders and Arab pundits around the world are strongly condemning the “cancerous” actions of extremist Islamic State militants, saying the ruthless group’s horrific…

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