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Photo-wielding Netanyahu puts Iran over ISIS, slams Hamas

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Bigger than the Islamic State threat, Iran and its nuclear program yet again haunted Benjamin Netanyahu’s address at the UN General Assembly. The Israeli PM also has photo-proof with him of Hamas using Palestinian civilians as human shields. “Make no mistake, ISIS (Islamic State) must be defeated. But to defeat ISIS and leave Iran as a threshold nuclear power is to win the battle and lose the... 

Obama wants to topple Syrian president so he can 'stabilize Syria'

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As a US-led coalition continues to strike ISIL strongholds inside Syria, President Barack Obama says “we are not going to stabilize” the country under President Bashar al-Assad. In an interview aired Sunday on CBS’ “60 Minutes” program, Obama acknowledged the contradictory nature of his Syria strategy.”I recognize the contradiction in a contradictory land and a contradictory circumstance.” The... 

HRW urges probe into Syrian civilian deaths after US strikes

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called for an investigation into the killing of seven civilians by US airstrikes in northwestern Syria as part of an alleged military campaign against ISIL Takfiris. “The reported killing of at least seven civilians in strikes in which there may have been no legitimate military target nearby raises concerns that the strikes were unlawful under the laws of war and... 

US jets bomb grain silos in Syria, 'civilians killed'

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A U.S Air Force KC-10 Extender refuels an F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft prior to strike operations in Syria, Sept. 26, 2014. These aircraft were part of a strike package that was engaging ISIL targets in Syria. US-led coalition airstrikes destroyed grain silos and other targets in parts of northern and eastern Syria dominated by Islamic State, killing civilians while only wounding ISIS fighters, according... 

US seeks to target Syrian government

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This US Navy photo shows the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) as it launches a Tomahawk cruise missile in the Persian Gulf, September 23, 2014. US-led strikes against ISIL terrorists in the crisis-hit Syria are aimed at “eventually” targeting the Syrian government’s positions, an American investigative journalist says. David Lindorff made the remarks in a phone interview with... 

US justifies strikes without ‘direct request’ from Syria

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A still image captured from U.S. Navy video footage shows a Tomahawk Land-Attack Missile (TLAM) is launched against ISIL targets from the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea in the Arabian Gulf, September 23, 2014. The UN chief is “aware” that the Syrian government did not directly “request” airstrikes on terrorist targets on their soil and urged all parties involved in the US-led anti-ISIS... 

Russia slams US airstrikes on ISIL in Syria

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Russia has condemned the US-led airstrikes targeting ISIL Takfiri terrorists in Syria, calling the move a violation of international law. “Russia would like to emphasize that such actions can only be undertaken within the framework of the international law,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said on Tuesday. The law “prescribes to have a prior and clear consent of the... 

Top FIFA official says 2022 Qatar World Cup will move due to heat

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A top FIFA official says the 2022 World Cup won’t be held in Qatar because of dangers faced by players and fans in scorching temperatures. The Gulf State, which has faced repeated allegations of corruption, says they want to move the event to winter. The claims were made by Theo Zwanziger, who is a FIFA Executive Committee member. He is adamant that the present plan to stage world football’s biggest... 

60,000 Syrian Kurds flee to Turkey within 24 hours amid ISIS advance

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Some 60,000 Syrian Kurds have crossed into Turkey in the past 24 hours, fleeing Islamic State (IS) militants who are advancing on dozens of villages close to the border. Turkey opened a stretch of the border on Friday after Kurds fled their homes, fearing an attack on the border town of Ayn al-Arab, a Kurdish commander on the ground said. Local Kurds also said they fear a massacre in Kobani, whose... 

Militants occupy Syria side of Golan Heights and steal UN equipment

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Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar Ja’afari says al-Qaeda-linked militants have occupied “all of the Syrian side” of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, driving out the troops from the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF). He said on Tuesday that al-Nusra Front militants seized UN weapons, uniforms and vehicles from peacekeepers in the Golan and established a “safe zone” to... 

Syria, Russia oppose unilateral US strikes against ISIL

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Damascus and Moscow have denounced possible unilateral US air raids against ISIL terrorists in Syria, saying the attacks without a UN mandate would constitute an act of aggression. Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Alexander Lukashevich, said on Thursday that potential US airstrikes against the ISIL in Syria would be considered a gross violation of international law. “In the absence of an appropriate... 

Obama Plans to ‘Fight ISIS’ by Arming ISIS

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So-called “moderate” Syrian rebels are openly aligned with Islamic State militants. President Barack Obama is set to announce his plan to combat ISIS terrorists in Iraq and Syria by arming so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels despite the fact that such militants have openly aligned themselves with Islamic State fighters. “Obama has told congressional lawmakers that he has the authority... 

Saudis consider demolishing Prophet Mohammad's tomb

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A controversial plan has emerged in Saudi Arabia to demolish the tomb of Islam’s Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and relocate his body to an anonymous grave, in a move sure to draw an angry response from the Muslim world, a report says. A leading Saudi academic put forward the proposal as part of a consultation document, which has been circulated among the supervisors of al-Masjid al-Nabawi mosque in the... 

Saudi King Warns of ISIS Terror in U.S.

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Advisory arrives from kingdom after it financed the terror caliphate. King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, the most powerful Muslim in the world, is warning IS, formerly ISIS, will soon attack the United States. “If we ignore them, I am sure they will reach Europe in a month and America in another month,” he told Asharq al-Awsat daily and Saudi-owned pan-Arab Al-Arabiya television on Saturday. “Terrorism... 

ISIL laptop shows plans for biological attacks in Syria

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UN investigators conduct a probe about use of WMDs by militants in Syria. Syrian opposition sources say a laptop seized from ISIL Takfiri terrorists contains a series of secret plans including hints at biological attacks. The laptop was recovered during a raid on an ISIL hideout in Idlib Province close to Turkey’s border. A commander in a rival anti-government group in Syria has told American... 
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