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Ukraine News - Dec 5, 2014

 

Putin says West seeks to undermine Russia, Crimea 'sacred’ - AFP


Russia will not be dismantled like Yugoslavia, says Putin in state-of-the-nation address - The Straits Times


VIDEO: Putin: West Tried To Dismember Russia following a "Yugoslav scenario" - rferl.org


Putin: US Creating Strategic Missile Shield Threatens Russia, EU, US Itself - Sputnik International


HIGHLIGHTS: Putin delivers keynote speech on economy, Ukraine - Reuters


VIDEO (English): Putin’s 2014 Federal Assembly address in full - YouTube


TRANSCRIPT (English): Putin’s Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly - President of Russia


Comments of the Kremlin spokesman on Putin speech - RT

 

ARCHIVE: If You Want To Understand Putin, You Have To Know These 15 Facts - huffingtonpost.com

 

Obama: Putin ‘scares heck out of neighbors’ with ‘nationalist, backward-looking’ policy - RT USA

 

US House passes resolution condemning Putin - TheHill

 

US House of Representatives Calls for Visa Bans, Sanctions on Russia - Sputnik International

 

Text of the House resolution strongly condemning the actions of the Russian Federation under President Vladimir Putin - Library of Congress

 

Ukraine says Russia deploys advanced missile systems to Crimea - EUROMAIDAN PRESS

 

Islamic Militants Wage Fierce Attack on Grozny, Chechnya’s Capital - NYTimes.com

 

Russia Inflation Surges to Fastest in Three Years as Ruble Sinks - Businessweek

 

CHARTS: 6 Charts That Illustrate Vladimir Putin's World of Pain - Bloomberg

 

Russian Spy Chief Blames U.S., EU for Ruble, Oil Price Collapse - Bloomberg

 

Putin Russia Emergency Funds Bank Bailout Dollar - Business Insider

 

Putin Promises Amnesty for Capital Returning to Russia - The Moscow Times

 

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Kerry, Lavrov Trade Barbs on Ukraine at an OSCE ministerial meeting in Switzerland - VOA


Statements of Secretary of State John Kerry At OSCE Ministerial Plenary Session - Embassy of the United States Kyiv, Ukraine


VIDEO: Kerry tells Russia the US is not seeking confrontation over Ukraine - euronews


Opening Statement by Burkhalter at the OSCE Ministerial Dinner:The way forward in addressing the crisis in Ukraine - news.admin.ch


Number of OSCE Monitors in Ukraine to Reach 500 by January: OSCE Chief - Sputnik International


Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels announce December 9 truce - Yahoo News


Donetsk, Luhansk Interested in Resuming Minsk Talks: Joint Statement - Sputnik International

 

70 rebel attacks in east Ukraine: military - Channel NewsAsia

 

Ukrainian military says it has intercepted communications from the Russian military which indicate that 299 Russian soldiers have been killed in the battle for Donetsk airport - Interpreter_Mag

 

VIDEO: The Battle For Pisky – The Village That’s Key To Controlling Donetsk Airport - rferl.org

 

Ukraine Rebel: We Used Residential Areas as Cover but Now the Practice Has Been Halted - ABC News

 

HRW Bashes Kiev Over ‘Cursory’ Probe Into Cluster Bombs Use - Sputnik International

 

VIDEO: Human Rights Watch head defends report claiming that Ukraine used illegal cluster munitions in civilian-populated areas - uatoday.tv

 

Ukraine currency, sovereign woes to push more and more firms into default - Daily Mail Online

 

Donetsk companies to stop paying taxes to budget after Kiev imposes economic blockade - TASS

 

Psychiatric patients struggle to get through Ukraine conflict - Reuters

 

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Ukraine News - Dec 3, 2014

 

NATO foreign ministers meeting condemns Russia over Ukraine - The Globe and Mail


Official text: Joint statement of the NATO-Ukraine Commission - NATO


NATO to Create Interim Rapid Response Force to Counter Russia - NYTimes.com


NATO Chief Warns Ukraine Risks Spinning ‘Out of Control’ - Bloomberg


VIDEO: NATO Chief Says Russia Violating Ukraine Cease-Fire - rferl.org


TRANSCRIPT: Press conference by NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg following the meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission - NATO


VIDEO: NATO Secretary General - Doorstep Statement, Foreign Ministers Meeting - YouTube

 

NATO scrambles jets 400 times this year amid increased Russian air activity - TASS

 

Russian Military Aircraft Endanger Civilian Planes, Turn Off Transponders, US Ambassador To NATO Says - ibtimes.com

 

Norway Releases Video Showing Close Aviation Encounter Of Norwegian F-16 With Russian Fighter Jet (VIDEO) - International Business Times

 

Russia Should Conduct Reconnaissance Flights in More Responsible Way: NATO - Sputnik International

 

Germany wants NATO-Russia channel to avoid accidental escalation - Reuters

 

The US Army Plans to Send Abrams Tanks and Bradleys to Eastern Europe - Business Insider

 

Ukraine urges greater military aid from Europe, U.S.: minister - APA

 

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Russia Accuses NATO of 'Destabilizing' Northern Europe - The Moscow Times


Russia Criticizes NATO for Military Drills in Baltics, Says Will Conduct 4,000 Exercises Itself in 2015 - hngn.com


Russia launches ‘wartime government’ HQ in major military upgrade - RT News


Russia's new military command center in the Arctic became operational Monday - Business Insider


Russia's Black Sea Fleet to Develop Bases in Crimea in 2015 - Sputnik International


Russian Air Force Sends 14 Advanced Su-27 And Su-30 Warplanes To Belbek Air Base In Crimea - ibtimes.com


NATO ‘very concerned' by Russian military build-up in Crimea, it would have an effect on "almost the entire Black Sea” - Defense News


After Ukraine, Black Sea Becomes Contested Zone for Russia, NATO - worldpoliticsreview

 

Crimea's New Russian Overlords Are Seizing Thousands Of Businesses - Business Insider

 

VIDEO: Ukrainian Businesses Seized by Crimea Government - YouTube

 

Russia preparing new batch of humanitarian aid for eastern Ukraine - TASS

 

NATO's top military officer questions Russian convoys to eastern Ukraine - Channel NewsAsia

 

Russian Foreign Ministry Sees 'No Need' For OSCE To Monitor Entire Border With Ukraine - Interpreter_Mag

 

Ukrainian Rebel Leader's Claim Of FSB Ties Omitted By Russian Media - rferl.org

 

25 Detained in Moscow for Attending Lecture on Ukraine's Maidan Movement - Democratic Underground

 

VIDEO: Video of Russian police arresting peaceful attendees at a Moscow lecture about Maidan - Ukraine Reporter on Twitter: 

 

Gorbachev warns of new cold war, calls to stop building fences around Russia - TASS

 

TRANSCRIPT: Interview with Gorbachev - Komsomolskaya Pravda

 

Russia abandons South Stream gas pipeline but not goal of bypassing Ukraine - Reuters

 

Russia Warns Of Recession In 2015 Amid Sanctions And Low Oil Prices - huffingtonpost

 

Ruble Sinks to Record as Auction Axed After Recession Warning - Bloomberg

 

Russia is experiencing another major brain drain - Business Insider

 

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Kiev and Eastern Ukraine Rebels Agree to Truce Again, Amid Continued Violence - VICE News


Reporters See No Truce In Northern Donetsk - Interpreter_Mag


Ukraine crisis: Donetsk shelling dashes ceasefire hopes - BBC News


VIDEO: "There is no ceasefire in Donetsk. It's an illusion" - BBC Nees


Ukraine says Russian special forces involved in attacks on airport in east - Reuters


Civilians Film Grad Rocket Launch Across The Street From Their Apartments (VIDEO) - Interpreter_Mag


Another Video Shows Russian-Backed Militants Firing Grad Rockets In Residential Neighborhood of Donetsk (VIDEO) - Interpreter_Mag

 

Report Analyzes Evidence Of Cross-Border Shelling Visible On Google Maps - Interpreter_Mag

 

How Ukraine’s arsenal matches up against the Russian-backed separatists’ - Reuters

 

Ukraine hands foreigners top government posts - Yahoo News UK

 

Saakashvili Says Rejects a deputy prime minister’s post in Ukraine - rferl.org

 

New 'Information Ministry' Another In a Series of Stumbles For New Government In Kiev - Interpreter_Mag

 

Ukrainian Journalist Declaration against establishing "The Ministry of Information Policy" - facebook.com

 

Deputy Director of the Anti-Corruption Committee of Maidan found dead in his flat in Kyiv - Life in Ukraine

 

Award winning journalist says truth is under fire in Ukraine, he narrowly escaped death after his muckraking reports revealed corruption and embezzlement in government circles - Toronto Star

 

One Year After Defying Putin, Ukraine Is Choking on Its Own Red Tape, Corruption - Businessweek

 

Why the Ukrainian economy is in deep trouble - The Economist

 

Yatsenyuk: Ukraine to Continue Budget Cuts on Welfare Spending, Army Funding to Increase - Sputnik International

 

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Syria News - Dec 1, 2014

 

ISIS Launches Attack On Syria's Kobani From Turkey: Activists - AP


VIDEO: An Islamic State sniper is seen shooting from a grain depot on the Turkish side of the border with Syria - Daily Mail Online


Witnesses: ISIS vehicle and members came from Turkish side - ANF


Kurdish forces call for Turkish investigation into ISIS Kobani attack - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT


YPG statement on attack staged from Turkey by ISIS, and cross-border defensive actions taken - twitter.com


Geolocation of IS Attack on Kobane from Turkey: Open Source Analysis - Turkey Wonk


VIDEO (Arabic): FSA fighters fighting in Kobane border blame Turkey - LiveLeak.com


Rally in Turkish town of Suruc denounces ISIL attack on Kobani from Turkey (VIDEO) - PressTV


“Under the pretense of stopping an ISIS attack on Turkey the Turkish army bombarded the center of Kobane with tanks and artillery”: co-chair of the Kobane canton - Rudaw

 

Female Canadian-Israeli fighter said abducted by Islamic State near Kobane - The Times of Israel

 

VIDEO: Female Canadian-Israeli Fighter Allegedly Captured in Syria by ISIS - LiveLeak.com

 

VIDEO: Footage of clashes in Mürşitpınar area of Kobane - ANF

 

Belgian fighter admits that Islamic State is lacking manpower - emmejihad

 

Peshmerga Commander: ‘ISIS severely debilitated in Kobane’ - Kurdish Question

 

Iraqi Kurds to send Peshmerga replacement troops to Kobani - Worldbulletin News

 

Turkey's Erdogan calls for ground operation against Islamic State - Vestnik Kavkaza

 

Pope Francis fails to find common ground with Erdogan (VIDEO) - CSMonitor.com

 

Pope Francis in Istanbul condemns ‘barbaric violence’ of Islamic State, says fighting hunger and poverty, rather than military intervention alone, are key to stopping it - Reuters

 

Pope calls on Muslim leaders worldwide to condemn terrorism - Yahoo News UK

 

30 coalition airstrikes pound IS stronghold Raqqa in Syria - The Seattle Times

 

Inside Raqqa, the Islamic State’s capital: Red Bull-drinking jihadists, hungry civilians, crucifixions and air strikes - The Guardian

 

US flies roughly 85 percent of airstrikes against Islamic State, in complex mix of tactics, politics - Fox News

 

Islamic State has a 'dirty bomb' says British jihadi - Daily Mail Online

 

Islamists come out on top in new effort to unify Syrian rebel groups - McClatchy DC

 

Al Qaeda group Jabhat Al Nusra losing influence in southern Syria - The National

 

Al- Nusra Front kills 13 fighters from al- Ansar brigades in Idlib - Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

 

VIDEO: Jabhat al-Nusra Move Into Southern Idlib Village After Reported Clash with Free Syrian Army Unit - YouTube

 

Flesh-eating maggot disease surfaces in Syria - Al Arabiya News

 

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Iraq/Syria News - Nov 27, 2014

 

Iraqi forces battle IS jihadists in Ramadi, Kirkuk - AP


Local Officials Say Iraqi Forces In Ramadi Repel 'Fiercest, Most Violent Attack Yet' From IS - rferl.org


Iraq says airstrikes are critical in the shifting battle for Ramadi  - CNN


ISIS “emir” of the western Anbar province killed in Iraq’s Hit - Al Arabiya News


ISIS Militants Kills 25 Members Iraqi Tribesmen Near Ramadi - Daily Times


U.S. plans to arm Iraq’s Anbar tribesmen - Al Arabiya News


Iraq: Head of Anbar tribe calls on government to fulfil promises of providing weapons in fight against ISIS - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT

 

Controversy Over Supporting Iraq’s Tribes In Anbar - MUSINGS ON IRAQ

 

Islamic State releases images from recent fighting in Ramadi (PHOTOS) - Threat Matrix

 

VIDEO: Iraqi MOD Releases Video of Counter Offensive Against Islamic State in Anbar - Yahoo

 

Iraqi officials say 2 bombings kill 10 people in Baghdad - Fox News

 

Islamic State attacks Iraqi border crossing with Jordan - Threat Matrix

 

TSG IntelBrief: War Against All: The Islamic State in Anbar - The Soufan Group

 

ISIS in the Southwest Baghdad Belts - Institute for the Study of War

 

The Islamic State’s Stalled Offensive in Anbar Province - warontherocks.com

 

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ISIS attack fails to take Iraq’s oil-rich Kirkuk, "they want to control the oil sites” says peshmerga general - Al Arabiya News


Australian Airstrikes Pound ISIS Underground Caves And Bunkers, Kill 100 ISIS Members Near Kirkuk - International Business Times


VIDEO: IS Attacks Close to Iraq's Oil City of Kirkuk - YouTube


IS poses threat to Iraq oil investment - FT.com


At least 43 ISIS jihadists killed in a failed bid to regain control of the Mosul dam - Latin American Herald Tribune


ISIS Militants Execute Two Female Parliamentary Candidates in Mosul - ibtimes.co.uk


IS Moves Prisoners from Iraq to Syria Fearing Attack on Mosul - Latin American Herald Tribune

 

Reports: ISIS militants causing massive damage of the convent in Mosul - CatholicHerald.co.uk

 

VIDEO: ISIS Blows Up Nun Monastery Jesus Heart in Mosul - LiveLeak.com

 

VIDEO: Islamic State releases footage showing fighters destroying a number of Shia Muslim shrines in Iraq,The video is titled Demolishing Idols - Yahoo UK

 

Islamic State imposes a reign of fear in Iraqi hospitals - The Washington Post

 

Iraqi generals Who Abandoned Mosul may be Executed - Bas

 

U.S. Central Command News Release: Airstrikes Target ISIL in Syria, Iraq - Defense.gov

 

Hezbollah arrives in Iraq - Al-Monitor

 

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Islamic State beheads Ismaili man for 'apostasy' - THE DAILY STAR


PHOTOS: Onlookers in Homs, including children, watch as ISIS beheads an old man it says he was Ismaili “apostate” - Hassan Hassan on Twitter


Nusra Front executes Syrian for 'insulting prophet' - THE DAILY STAR


ISIS Video 'Blood Of Jihad 2' Trains Child Soldiers On How To Kill Infidels (VIDEO) - breitbart.com 


More jihadist training camps identified in Syria and Iraq - The Long War Journal


In New ISIS Video British Hostage John Cantlie Says He Will Likely Be Executed (VIDEO) - huffingtonpost.com


ISIS selling villages in Kobanê - ANF

 

Thousands of women gathered at border for Kobanê in solidarity with Kurdish fighters - ANF

 

Control of Syrian Oil Fuels War Between Kurds and Islamic State - WSJ

 

VIDEO: Christian militia fights Islamic State in northern Syria - DW.DE

 

UN: Islamic State group got up to $45M in ransoms - Stripes

 

Activists Say Syrian Airstrikes on Raqqa Kill 95 - VOA

 

As Syrian army closes in, Douma residents turn against rebels - Al-Monitor

 

Syria 'no-fly zone' not being considered: NATO general - THE DAILY STAR

 

Putin meets with Syria foreign minister for the first time - THE DAILY STAR

 

Syrian FM: Russia to Boost Relations With Assad - ABC News

 

Russia dispatched 30 planeloads of humanitarian aid to Syria over 18 months: Lavrov - TASS

 

Erdogan slams US 'impertinence' over Kobane - Al Jazeera English

 

CIA operation in eastern Libya was tracking the movement of weapons to Syria: Benghazi report - Fox News

 

Qatar runs covert desert training camp for Syrian rebels - Reuters

 

Pope Francis: Don't shut door to dialogue with Islamic State - theage.com

 

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Ukraine News - Nov 24, 2014

 

Putin: We’re stronger because we’re right, actions in Crimea and afterwards are a strategic decision - Business Insider


TRANSCRIPT: Interview with Vladimir Putin - TASS


Putin Tells New U.S. Envoy Ties Must Be Based On Equality - rferl.org


Western sanctions are aimed at regime change in Russia: Lavrov - RT News


VIDEO: Lavrov Press Conference on Ukraine (Part 1) - CNN


VIDEO: Lavrov Press Conference on Ukraine (Part 2) - RT News


Russia Warns U.S. Against Arming Ukraine - The Moscow Times


Russian Weapons Separatists Using In Ukraine - Business Insider

 

Merkel's spokesman raps Russia after report on aid to Ukraine rebels, helping to finance public services and state pay and pensions - The Moscow Times

 

Russia's New Tactical Nuclear Weapons Program Growing Confident  - International Business Times

 

The Russia-France Warship Deal Is Turning Into a Total Mess - VICE News

 

Moscow to Replace Western Companies if They Quit Energy Projects in Russia - Sputnik International

 

British anti-Putin campaigner claims Russians plan to kidnap him - The Guardian

 

Russia says to tighten ties with Georgian breakaway region of Abkhazia - Reuters

 

Comment by Spokesman of the Russian Foreign Ministry Alexander Lukashevich on the provocative remarks by the President of Lithuania - MFA of Russia

 

Moldova, eyeing Ukraine, divided on Europe integration as election nears - Reuters

 

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Despite Biden's Visit, US Will Not Provide Lethal Aid To Ukraine - Interpreter_Mag


US delivers anti-mortar radars to Ukraine: Pentagon - Yahoo News


Statement of the US Defense Department: U.S. Delivers Radar Systems to Ukraine - Defense.gov


US to Keep Sending Military Advisors to Ukraine: State Department - Sputnik International


US troops to remain in Baltics, Poland next year amid Moscow tensions - Reuters


US Congress pro-Ukraine lobby may press through for weapons to Ukraine soon - TASS


McCain slams Obama for not providing weapons to Ukraine - UNIAN news

 

Statement of Senator John McCain and Lindsey Graham on Ukraine - mccain.senate.senate.gov

 

VIDEO: McCain: Russia 'a Gas Station Masquerading as a Country' - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Ukrainian Volunteer Battalions Leaders in Washington: Newly elected MPs ask US lawmakers for weapons -LiveLeak.com

 

U.S. should look at giving weapons to Ukraine: top Obama adviser - Reuters

 

VIDEO: State Department: Ukraine Lethal Aid On Table - YouTube

 

New Ukraine Coalition Agreed, Sets NATO As Priority - rferl.org

 

Washington does not object to Ukraine’s bid for NATO membership: U.S. State Department - rickrozoff

 

German foreign minister speaks out against Ukraine joining NATO, "it is possible for NATO to have a partnership with Ukraine, but not membership” - RT News

 

NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s Annual Session Focuses on Ukraine - NATO PA

 

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The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine reports heavier fighting over the last 24 hours - Interpreter_Mag


Four Ukrainian Soldiers Killed As Violence Continues Near Russian Border - ibtimes.co.uk


Separatists to Lay Claims Over Whole Donetsk Region's Territory: Deputy PM - Sputnik International


Donetsk separatists ask Russia to recognise republican independence - TASS


Ukraine's field army digs in for separatist offensive - Telegraph


With Borscht and Rifle Scopes, Volunteers Power Ukraine Forces - NYTimes.com

 

VIDEO (Eng subs): Debaltsevo resident speaks to Euromaidan, reveals that people are afraid of Ukrainian Army that shelled their town with “Grads” - LiveLeak.com

 

VIDEO: (Eng subs):  "Poroshenko will choke with blood”: Interview with residents of houses ruined by Ukrainian Army - LiveLeak.com

 

Donetsk Airport drone footage shows how it has been destroyed by conflict (VIDEO) - Daily Mail Online

 

Main Points of the Coalition Agreement in Ukrainian Parliament - Interpreter_Mag

 

Poroshenko Heckled At Maidan Memorial, Biden Forced To Avoid Protests - Interpreter_Mag

 

VIDEO: 'Shame!' Protesters heckle Poroshenko at Maidan memorial - YouTube

 

Ukraine Marks Anniversary of Deadly 1930s Famine, Poroshenko Compares It With Separatist War In East (VIDEO) - VOA

 

Germany alarmed over government appointments in Ukraine - Ukraina.ru

 

ARCHIVE: Kiev regional police head accused of neo-Nazi ties - jpost.com

 

Ukraine slashed gold holdings in October, the hryvnia has lost 83 percent of its value against the dollar this year - Reuters

 

Shadow currency trade points to new Ukraine financial crisis - FT.com

 

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Israel News - Nov 21, 2014

 

Hamas calls for 'day of rage' in the West Bank on Friday - Maan News Agency


Violence in East Jerusalem; 'Intifada starts today,' Palestinian kids say - Ynetnews


Hamas said activating Jerusalem cells as Israel rocked by synagogue massacre - World Tribune


Hamas Praises Recent Terror Attacks In Israel, Calls Launch Of New Intifada, Threatens: 'The Palestinian Volcano Will Erupt’ - memri.org


Police on heightened alert as Hamas calls for ‘day of rage’ - jpost.com


Police set up checkpoints at East Jerusalem neighborhoods - The Times of Israel


Police bust massive shipment of firecrackers, knives and swords bound for capital - The Times of Israel


Hamas resumes trials of homemade rockets, IDF says - Ynetnews

 

Hamas affiliated social media abuzz with cartoons glorifying Jerusalem terror attack (CARTOONS) - jpost.com

 

VIDEO: Palestinians in the Middle-East celebrate the synagogue massacre - LiveLeak.com

 

VIDEO: Palestinians brandish AXES to celebrate synagogue attack - LiveLeak.com

 

VIDEO: Hamas’s new hit song in Hebrew: 'Zionist, you are about to be killed by a car’ - jpost.com

 

VIDEO: Attempted hit and run in Israel - LiveLeak.com

 

Hamas member admits to running over soldiers in Nov. 5 attack - The Times of Israel

 

Hamas planned to assassinate FM Lieberman - Ynetnews

 

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine on Thursday officially mourned two of its members who were killed after carrying out the attack on an Israeli synagogue - Maan News Agency

 

PFLP statement on the Synagogue attack in Jerusalem - Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

 

Contradictory messages from PA in response to Synagogue massacre, While Abbas condemned the attack one of his senior advisors and the official Facebook page of Fatah praised it - The Tower

 

Israel spy chief says Abbas is not inciting to terror, while Netanyahu points accusing finger at Palestinian president - Ynetnews

 

Abbas powerless to stop Palestinian violence, experts say - AFP

 

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Terrorist's home destroyed by Israel, marking return to controversial policy - The Times of Israel


Palestinians: Order to demolish homes of Palestinians who perpetrated attacks unlawful and immoral - pnn.ps


VIDEO: Israel forces demolish a Palestinian home of an Hamas member in wake of attack on synagogue - AP


Committee Approves 78 Apartments In Eastern Jerusalem - The Jewish Week


US slams Israeli construction in E. Jerusalem, renewed home demolitions - The Times of Israel


Five major EU states to Israel: Demolishing terrorists' homes will escalate tensions - Haaretz

 

Israeli soldiers protect settlers attacking Palestinian villagers (VIDEO) - RT News

 

Israeli settlers stab a Palestinian in Jerusalem, attack school in West Bank - Al Akhbar English

 

VIDEO: Palestinians attend funeral ceremony for hanged bus driver - YouTube

 

Did Palestinian pathologist recant findings in death of Jerusalem bus driver? Israel urges Palestinian Authority to admit that death was suicide, pathologist appears to cast doubt - i24news

 

Egypt takes aim at Hamas' terror tunnels, closes the key Rafah crossing into Gaza and announces that it would establish a 500-meter buffer zone - Fox News

 

Closing of Egypt's Rafah crossing leaves thousands of Gazans stranded - Reuters

 

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Ukraine News - Nov 19, 2014

 

NATO Sees Military Buildup In Ukraine, Urges Russia To Pull Back - rferl.org


Doorstep statement by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg upon arrival at European Union Foreign Affairs Council (VIDEO) - NATO


Ukraine crisis: Russia demands guarantees from NATO - BBC News


Putin says west is provoking Russia into new cold war as ‘spies’ deported - The Guardian


Moscow will not allow the defeat of pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, Putin warns - AP


Russian President Putin says Ukraine needs federalization to settle conflict - Business Insider


VIDEO (English): Exclusive ARD interview with Russian President Putin - ARD


TRANSCRIPT (English): ARD interview with Russian President Putin - kremlin.ru


German, Russian foreign ministers discuss Ukraine crisis, Both reportedly agreed on the need to return to the so-called Minsk protocol - rferl.org


VIDEO: Press Conference of German, Russian foreign ministers on Ukraine - liveleak.com


Opening remarks by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a joint meeting of the foreign ministry boards of Russia and Belarus - MFA of Russia

 

Talks on eastern Ukraine must involve separatist militias: Russian diplomat - TASS

 

Russia bans meat imports from Montenegro on suspicion of smuggling from EU - TASS

 

Putin Says West Has 'Lost Russia's Food Market' - rferl.org

 

Russia’s Farmers See Opportunity After Ban on Western Food Imports - NYTimes.com

 

Ukraine crisis pushing Russia into recession, hits east Europe - EBRD | Reuters

 

Russian Airlines Face Losses Over Ukraine Crisis - airwise.com

 

Head of Russian Central Bank Defends Ruble Float - The Moscow Times

 

Crimea Gets Renationalized - Businessweek

 

Web users debunk Russian TV's MH17 claim - BBC News

 

Russian State Television Shares Fake Images of MH17 Being Attacked - bellingcat

 

ARES research report suggests that separatists were “very likely” to have received arms from Russia “however the level of state complicity in such activity remains unclear” - ARES

 

REPORT: ARES Research Report No.3 “Raising Red Flags: An Examination of Arms & Munitions in the Ongoing Conflict in Ukraine - ARES

 

PHOTO: Russian GRU Spetsnaz paratrooper Milchakov and unity are now surfaced in Donetsk - elisaschreuder on Twitter

 

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Donetsk residents angry over Kyiv threat to end the funding of all public services in rebel areas by this weekend - VOA


Ukraine takes economic swing at rebels by closing state offices, hospitals, schools, banks – but might hit people instead (VIDEO) - CSMonitor.com


Report Says 64 Pensioners in Eastern Ukraine Starved to Death - The Moscow Times


Ukraine scraps human rights treaty for rebel areas - RT News


Ukraine opposition seeks reversal of decree blocking welfare benefits for eastern regions - TASS


VIDEO (Russian): Mothers protest demanding social support for children in East Ukraine (Part 1) - YouTube


VIDEO (Russian): Mothers protest demanding social support for children in East Ukraine (Part 2) - YouTube


Five Ukrainian soldiers killed in east Ukraine fighting - GlobalPost

 

Artillery fire, explosions shake Donetsk airport - Reuters

 

No new offensive planned against rebels: Ukraine - Business Standard News

 

Ukraine Releases Russian Jailed Over Alleged Plot To Kill Putin - rferl.org

 

Ukraine may see 7% GDP decline in 2014: Yatsenyuk - Capital.ua

 

The collapse of Ukraine’s economy: Don’t chicken out of Kiev - The Economist

 

Ukraine’s economy: Worse to come - The Economist

 

'Politics blinded them?' Putin says sanctions against Russia may backfire on Ukraine - RT News

 

EU to extend list of separatists in Eastern Ukraine targeted by visa ban and asset freeze - enpi-info.eu

 

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Syria/Iraq News - Nov 18, 2014


Islamic State Executed 1,432 Syrians Outside Battle Since June, 882 were civilians and 483 members of pro-government forces: Report - Reuters


New Islamic State Video Shows Beheading Of American Hostage Peter Kassig and More than a Dozen Captured Syrian Soldiers - Fox Nation


VIDEOS: The Islamic State video split in two short versions showing beheading of Peter Kassig and Syrian soldiers - LeakSource


VIDEO: Full Islamic State video titled “Although the disbelievers dislike it” showing beheading of Kassig and Syrian soldiers - Clarion Project


MAP: Alleged location of the Islamic State execution of Kassig in the Syrian town of Dabiq, north of Aleppo - twitter.com/Raqqa_Sl


8 Reasons Why The Peter Kassig Islamic State Video Is A Game-Changer - huffingtonpost.com


ISIS' Final American Hostage in Caliphate is 26-Year-Old Female Aid Worker - ibtimes.co.uk


Exclusive: Obama Orders Hostage Policy Review - The Daily Beast


Islamic State executions: European jihadis take lead roles in killing video - CBS News


Peter Kassig killing comes as Islamic State suffers first battlefield defeats - Telegraph


Latest Islamic State horror masks a week of defeats - The Guardian


Islamic State apparent beheading video 'sign of desperation' - CNN.com


Peter Kassig Beheading: Study Shows Executions Do Not Help Terror Groups Achieve Aims - ibtimes.co.uk


REPORT: Does Terrorism Pay? An Empirical Analysis - Academia.edu


VIDEO, PHOTOS: Blood bath: ISIS executed 18 persons in Raqqa - Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently


PHOTOS: Blood bath: More photos of ISIS execution of civilians in Raqqa - LiveLeak.com


Horror in Raqqa: ‘Islamic Court’ decided not to execute a sentence by shooting or decapitation, but instead invited the crowd to trample three Syrian officers - voltairenet.org


ISIS Boot Camp Syria: Children as Young as 10 Forced to Behead Syrian Soldiers - ibtimes.co.in


PHOTO: Sickening photo shows warped ISIS fanatics making baby kick severed head - yournewswire.com


ISIS kills six doctors in Mosul for refusing to treat wounded fighters - Rudaw


Yazidi Girls Seized by ISIS Speak Out After Escape - NYTimes.com


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Kurds say Islamic State militants near defeat in Kobani - LA Times


Islamic State Casualties Mount in Kobani Amid War of Attrition - Bloomberg


5 Kurdish villages and hamlets liberated from ISIS in Serêkaniyê - ANF


Child soldiers enlisted by Kurds to fight against Islamic State in Syria - The Washington Post


Obama says no change in Syria policy, Assad still not priority - todayszaman.com


Spokesman: Nusra is looking for a ceasefire, not a larger merger with IS, because it wants to focus on fighting “just the Alawites” - Syria Direct


Syrian rebels abandon Aleppo, leader flees to Turkey - hurriyetdailynews.com


Syria agrees ‘in principle’ to De Mistura freeze - THE DAILY STAR


Qatari Minister Warns on U.S.-Led Airstrikes in Syria - WSJ


Terror financiers are living freely in Qatar, US discloses - Telegraph


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Islamic State fighters are retreating from Baiji oil refinery, Iraq officials say - The Washington Post


Peshmerga repel ISIS attack near Mosul, several militants killed - Rudaw


Centcom Officials Provide Inherent Resolve Airstrike Details in Syria and Iraq - Defense.gov


Iraqi PM's Office denies Abadi and Dempsey discussed deployment of foreign troops, says 'Iraq doesn’t need any' - Iraqi News


Obama ‘Would Order’ US Troops into Combat If ISIS Got Nuclear Weapon - KTIC Radio


Seize All Tanker Trucks to and From Islamic State Areas, UN Says - Businessweek

 

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Iraq/Syria News - Nov 15, 2014


Islamic State advances halted in some areas of Iraq, U.S. defense officials say - The Washington Post


Iraq retakes strategic oil town of Baiji from jihadists - Daily Mail Online


VIDEO: Islamic State fighters driven out of Iraq's Baiji - YouTube


Has ISIS peaked? Terror group suffers setbacks in Iraq - CNN.com


IS adopting a defensive strategy in Iraq to avoid airstrikes, military says that Iraqi ground troops can "move to offense" - rferl.org


Iraq: ISIS has Trenches,Tunnels and Bomb Shelters to Counter U.S. Air Attacks [VIDEO] - ibtimes.co.in


Hagel says air war against Islamic State will intensify - Al Arabiya News


U.S. Central Command News Release: Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq - Defense.gov


Obama calls for more funds in the fight against ISIS, Key figures highlighted in the 34-page letter (Full text) - whitehouse.gov


Obama seeks human-rights waiver on Islamic State war funds - AP


POLL: Obama’s ISIS war is surprisingly popular in the Arab world - Vox


VIDEO: House considers how to cut off funding from the Islamic State - WashingtonExaminer.com


Qatar, Kuwait could improve anti-terror financing efforts: US Treasury - turkishweekly.net


Iraq's Premier Shakes up His Military - ABC News


Iraq seeks advanced precision-kill weapon systems from US - Army Technology


Baghdad and Kurds Reach Deal on Oil - WSJ


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Hagel discounts targeting Assad in Islamic State fight, “Our military aims in Syria are limited to destroying ISIL’s safe havens” - Chicago Tribune


Full Hagel Statement on the Strategy and Military Campaign Against ISIL Before the House Armed Services Committee - groundreport.com


Canada is at war with ISIS, not Syria, Stephen Harper says - CBC News


Activists say US-led Syria airstrikes kill at least 860: 746 Islamic State militants, 68 members of Nusra Front and 50 civilians - Military.com


US Hits Al-Qaida Militants in Syria for Third Time - ABC News


YPG forces retake control of strategic mountain in Kobani - Kurdpress News Aganecy


Kurds block an Islamic State supply route to Syria's Kobani - Reuters


PYD says ready to cooperate with US against IS to keep control of region - Kurdpress News Aganecy


Opposition Figures Claim ISIS, Nusra Front Agree To Cooperate In Syria - AP


The Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra: A Looming Grand Jihadi Alliance? - Syria Comment


Jabhat al-Nusra eyes Idlib for Islamic emirate - Al-Monitor


Video Shows Al Nusra Tanks Pushing North Towards 'Another Kobane’ (VIDEO) - VICE News


UN envoy to Syria De Mistura's focus is on 'Aleppo First' - Al-Monitor


FSA reject UN's Aleppo truce plan - Al Jazeera English


Syrian National Coalition Leader Bahra: De Mistura’s Plan is Unclear - etilaf.org


Red Cross offers to help reconcile warring Syria sides - THE DAILY STAR


Syrian 'hero boy' video faked by Norwegian director - BBC News


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New UN report depicts ‘relentless assault’ on civilians in ISIL-controlled Syria including public beheading, shooting and stoning - United Nations


REPORT: Rule of Terror: Living under ISIS in Syria - United Nations


ISIS denying food, medicine to hundreds of thousands in Syria, UN report says - Fox News


Airstrikes Fail to Slow ISIS' Iraq Killing Spree, Database Suggests - NBC News.com


Iraq: Bomb Blast Kills 15 in Northern Baghdad - ABC News


Islamic State leader claims 'caliphate' has expanded to more countries in new audio message - The Long War Journal


The Islamic State's Archipelago of Provinces - The Washington Institute for Near East Policy


AUDIO (Arabic): Islamic State leader Baghdadi's new audio message - gulfup.com


TRANSCRIPT (English): Islamic State leader Baghdadi's new audio message - gulfup.com


A video allegedly showing the leader of the Islamic State getting injured in an airstrike, wearing the same Rolex watch which he wore during his sermon at Mosul (VIDEO) - ibtimes.co.in


Islamic State to mint own Islamic dinar coins in gold, silver and copper - The Guardian

 

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Ukraine News - Nov 13, 2014

 

NATO alleges columns of Russian tanks, artillery and combat troops entering eastern Ukraine - VOA


VIDEO: NATO general says Russia sending troops into Ukraine - YouTube


Numerous sightings of large columns of unmarked military vehicles and tanks in the Donetsk region (VIDEOS,PHOTOS) - Interpreter_Mag 


VIDEO: Alleged Russian military column entering east Ukraine - LiveLeak.com


60 km from Russian border we observed a convoy this morning with 15 armytrucks plus artillerie (PHOTOS) - Jeroen Akkermans on Twitter


Picture Taken By Journalist May Prove That Russia Has Deployed Artillery Radar In East Ukraine (PHOTOS) - Interpreter_Mag


Videos May Show Russian Special Forces Clearing The Way For Military Convoys In Ukraine (VIDEO, PHOTOS) - Interpreter_Mag


Russian Legislators Receive Responses from Military Officials on Soldiers Reportedly Killed in Combat in Ukraine - Interpreter_Mag


Russia to send seventh aid convoy to east Ukraine - TASS


Russian FM stresses importance of Kiev’s direct dialogue with Donetsk, Luhansk - TASS


In-patient mental examination authorized for Ukraine pilot accused of murder in Russian court - TASS


VIDEO: Ukrainian army pilot Nadezhda Savchenko appears in Moscow court - Reuters.com


NATO general: Russia beefing up bases in Crimea, but there is no clear assessment of whether that includes deployment of nuclear weapons - NZ Herald News


Russia moving more military hardware to Crimea. Picture from the Kerch ferry web camera (PHOTO) - Maria Antonova on Twitter


Russian Defense Ministry board considering formation of military grouping in Crimea - TASS


Russia to donate 47.1 billion rubles to Crimea making about 75% of its budget - Vestnik Kavkaza


Russia's long-range bombers to conduct regular patrol missions from the western Atlantic to the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico - Yahoo News


Intelligence report details close encounters with Moscow - mashable.com


MAP: Russia’s "close encounters" with NATO air forces - twitter.com/NATOSource


POLL: 83 percent of Russians agree that the West is conducting an information war against Russia - RT News


Jews reject Russia claims of Ukraine anti-Semitism - BBC


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Heavy shelling rocks Ukraine rebel bastion Donetsk - Yahoo News


VIDEO: Fighting in Ukraine's Donetsk Escalates to Heaviest in Months - WSJ


Numerous Attacks In Donetsk And Lugansk Regions - Interpreter_Mag


Some 2,400 houses damaged, need repair in Luhansk: OSCE report - TASS


Ukraine, Syria civilians attacked with incendiary weapons: HRW (VIDEOS) - RT News


OSCE Monitor: Russian-Backed Rebels Seem To Be Preparing To Attack Crucial Port City Mariupol - Business Insider


Attack On Ukrainian Checkpoint Northwest Of Mariupol - Interpreter_Mag


VIDEO: Attack on Mariupol Eastern checkpoint and nearby petrol station - LiveLeak.com


At the Security Council UN Official Warns Of Return To Full-Scale War In Ukraine's East - haberler.com


Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he wishes to stop the war in Ukraine and to prevent the beginning of WWIII - Crimean News Agency


Arseniy Yatsenyuk: Russia has already crossed hundreds of “red lines” - Charter’97


VIDEO (English) - Press Conference of Ukraine Military Spokesman Lysenko, Nov 12 - Ukraine Crisis Media Center


Donbas civil society leaders accuse Ukraine of 'declaring war' on own people - kyivpost.com


Ukraine rebels: a disunited front run by warlords - Yahoo News


VIDEO: Sentenced to Death by a Crowd in Separatist East Ukraine, Interview with Separatist Commanders - VICE


Three Ukrainian battalion commanders leave for U.S. to meet with McCain - Russia Beyond The Headlines


Kiev regional police head accused of neo-Nazi ties - jpost.com


Wanted British 'White Widow’ Islamic State terrorist killed in Ukraine, claims Russian news agency - Daily Mail Online


Ukraine's economic situation 'desperate': Institute of International Finance - cnbc.com


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MH17 was brought down by missile supplied by Russian military to separatists in Ukraine: Report - Daily Mail

 

Origin of the Separatists’ Buk: A Bellingcat Investigation - bellingcat


MAP: Exploring the MH17 Linked Buk Convoys in Ukraine and Russia with Mapbox - bellingcat


Geolocating the June Russian Buk Convoy in Millerovo - bellingcat

 

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Iraq/Syria News - Nov 11, 2014

 

CENTCOM: Allies Launch Barrage of Airstrikes Against Islamic State, Conducting 23 Air Strikes in Syria and 18 in Iraq  - Reuters


U.S. Central Command News Release: Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq - Defense.gov


Islamic State chief Baghdadi injured, deputy killed in anti-ISIS airstrikes: Iraqi defense minister - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT


Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's close aide killed in US air strike - Telegraph


ISIS News: Jihadists Confirm Baghdadi's Injury; Say Leader's Death won't End Caliphate - ibtimes.co.in


Official statement (Arabic) published by Iraqi intelligence on the operation against Al-Bagdadi and 40 IS leaders - LiveLeak.com


Iraqi military reach refinery town of Baiji - Worldbulletin News


Peshmerga inch closer to Mosul with air support - Rudaw


Islamic State deserters arrested sneaking into Kirkuk - Rudaw


Sunni tribes join Shiite militias in battle for Iraqi town in Anbar province, a rare show of sectarian unity - McClatchy DC


To ease Sunni fears, Iraq orders Shi'ite militias back from front line - Reuters


ISIS Allegedly Murders Nine Journalists in Mosul, Iraq - breitbart.com


Islamic State sells stolen Kirkuk oil at $20 per barrel: Iraq Finance Ministry - ekurd


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Kurds Say Balance of Power Shifted in Kobani - BAS NEWS


ISIS militants bomb Kobane neighborhoods before withdrawal, "burned, looted and exploded the places" - ARA News


Kobani Kurdish Fighters Rescue Trapped, Injured ISIS 'Emir'; Video Goes Viral (VIDEO) - ibtimes.co.in


VIDEO: Boy under sniper fire rescues girl in Kobane - YouTube


Syrian Kurdistan give women equal rights, snubbing IS jihadists - AFP


IS recalls dozens of fighters in order to fight in Kobani - Syrian Observatory For Human Rights


VIDEO (Arabic): ISIS releases new video “A Message to the Peshmerga”, promises to send reinforcements to support fighters in Kobane - YouTube


‘ISIS Sees Turkey as Its Ally': Former Islamic State Member Reveals Turkish Army Cooperation - Newsweek


Syrian Islamic Front rebel leader brands Kobani’s Kurdish defenders as enemies - Rudaw


VIDEO (English Subtitles): Press Conference of the Islamic Front Military Leader on Kobanê - YouTube


President of the opposition Syrian National Coalition: US-led attacks on ISIS are undermining anti-Assad forces - The Guardian


Attack in Syria kills 5 nuclear scientists - AP


Hezbollah blames Israel in death of 5 nuclear technicians in Syria - McClatchy DC


Jabhat al-Nusra blows up Armenian church in Deir el-Zour: A savage blow that echoes through Armenian history - The Independent


Syria's Assad says U.N. envoy's local ceasefire bid 'worth studying': state media - Reuters


UN envoy holds high-level talks with Syrian officials on plan to ‘freeze’ Aleppo conflict - United Nations News Centre


Local ceasefires 'best hope' for Syria, report says - Daily Mail Online


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Obama says Islamic State fight in new phase, additional 1,500 troops are being sent to help train Iraqi army soldiers and militia fighters - WRIC


Obama asks for $5.6 billion to fight Islamic State - Washington Times


Despite growing coalition against Islamic State, US shouldering most of the air campaign - The Boston Globe


Obama indicates US may ask allies for more help to combat ISIS in Iraq - The Guardian


Report: Obama’s Letter to Khamenei Said Syria’s Assad Will Not Be Toppled - EA WorldView


Background Conference Call on the Administration's Request for Overseas Contingency Operations - The White House


RAF carries out first British drone attacks against Isis in Iraq - The Guardian


Australian special forces moving into Iraq, Tony Abbott says - The Guardian


In the UAE, the United States has a quiet, potent ally nicknamed ‘Little Sparta’ - The Washington Post


Iran says ready to help Iraq fight IS jihadists - Yahoo News


Qatar minister’s family ties to jihadi terror - Telegraph

 

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Ukraine News - Nov 8, 2014


Ukraine accuses Russia of sending 32 tanks, 16 artillery systems and 30 trucks loaded with fighters and ammunition to the East - ABC News


VIDEO: (English): Russian Tanks and Artillery Move Into Luhansk, Says Ukraine military spokesman - Yahoo UK


NATO sees increase in Russian troops along Ukraine border - Daily Mail Online


United States does not have "independent confirmation" of Russian incursion in Ukraine - Yahoo News


Putin Holds Talks With Security Chiefs Over 'Deterioration' in Eastern Ukraine - The Moscow Times


Russia says it stands by Ukraine ceasefire deal, respects but does not officially recognize Donetsk, Luhansk elections - Reuters


Putin Not Planning on Meeting Poroshenko, Heads of DPR, LPR: Spokesperson - RIA Novosti


NATO plans large-scale military drills in Eastern Europe and Baltic States - TASS


NATO launches Iron Sword war games in Lithuania - baltictimes.com


VIDEO: NATO Conducts 'Iron Sword' Exercises In Lithuania - rferl.org


Ukrainian female military officer Savchenko In Russian Court - Interpreter_Mag


Three witnesses claim Ukrainian pilot Savchenko is innocent - Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI)


PHOTOS: Images of the abducted Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko put before a Russian court - LiveLeak.com


POLL: Vast majority of Russians do not want the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk People's Republics in eastern Ukraine to become part of Russia - YouTube


Gorbachev to defend Putin in Berlin - DW.DE


Ruble Set for Worst Week in 11 Years as Russia Says Ready to Act - Bloomberg


In Ukraine Crisis, U.S. Businesses Face Tit-for-Tat Response to Sanctions - NYTimes.com


Poroshenko: Ukraine Yet to Receive Payment for Russian Gas Transit - RIA Novosti


Ukraine's currency reserves plummet 23 percent to nine-year low - Reuters


Ukrainian Currency Hits Record Low - WSJ


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Ukraine crisis: Killing of 2 teens playing soccer shocks war-weary nation - CBS News


Ukraine's National Guard denies it shelled school in Donetsk - UPI.com


VIDEO: Mourning in Donetsk at funeral for two teens killed while playing football - Reuters


Missile That Killed 2 Teens in Donetsk May Not Have Come from Ukrainian Forces - Interpreter_Mag


Geolocation: Rocket that hit School No63 did not come from government-controlled Peski (PHOTOS, VIDEOS) - Ukraine@war


Statement on the protection of children during the armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine - UNICEF


Children die in Donetsk. Who is to blame? - EUROMAIDAN PRESS


Up to 200 rebels killed in Donetsk aiport fighting: Ukraine's Defense Ministry - Stuff.co.nz


Five Ukrainian soldiers killed in clashes with separatist militias - Fox News Latino


Intense Shelling In Lugansk Region - Interpreter_Mag


VIDEO: Hromadske TV apparently showing the aftermath today of some heavy shelling in Donetsk - YouTube


The Battle of Ilovaisk: Details of a Massacre Inside Rebel-Held Eastern Ukraine - newsweek.com


Ukraine imposes passport controls around rebel area - Yahoo News


Poroshenko rules out any possibility of granting the state status to the Russian language in Ukraine - TASS


Ukraine Holds Politically Charged 'Dictation' Contest - rferl.org


Ukraine’s 'Right Sector' Leader Recognized as Elected Member of Parliament - RIA Novosti


Svoboda nazi apologist quits party to become head of Security Service propaganda - Solidarity with the Antifascist Resistance in Ukraine


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Alleged Child Molester Sentenced to Death by Show of Hands in Separatist Eastern Ukraine - Newsweek


VIDEO: Alleged Child Molester Sentenced to Death by Show of Hands in Separatist Eastern Ukraine - YouTube


Kyiv Authorities Slam Separatist Courts Handing Down Summary Death Sentences - rferl.org


Laws of war in the Lugansk People's Republic, “People’s Court” pronounces first death sentence for statutory rape - EUROMAIDAN PRESS


VIDEO: Separatist-appointed Cultural Minister Irina Filatova, whose scantily-clad photographs went viral, demands death sentence for Ukrainian writer over cartoon - uatoday.tv


Stagnation and Infighting Take Hold in Rebel-Controlled Eastern Ukraine - SPIEGEL MOBIL


Separatists groups quarrel among themselves in Donbas - ukraine.setimes.com


Rebel Leader Bezler Linked to MH17 Disaster Is Reported Dead - Newsweek


Ukrainian security service can’t confirm reports of death of separatist leader Bezler - UNIAN news


Donetsk rebels call reports that Horlivka cdr Igor Bezler was killed "a ruse by the Ukrainian press" - Nikolaus von Twickel on Twitter

 

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Syria News - Nov 6, 2014


Obama to seek authorization from Congress for Islamic State fight - Reuters


Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Kobane - Defense.gov


VIDEO: Two Huge Explosions in Kobane Target ISIL Positions - NBC News.com


Peshmerga fighters 'heavily shelling’ Islamic State in Kobane: commander - Kurdish Institute of Paris


VIDEO: First footage of peshmerga in action inside Kobane! Here they are firing Katyusha at ISIS - Jenan Moussa on Twitter


Interview with commander on the Kobane battle: ‘YPG acting with the Peshmerga like a single army’ - ANF


Peshmerga: more military reinforcements left Erbil on Monday heading to Kobane - ARA News


Turkey says it received no demand for more peshmerga fighters in Kobani - todayszaman.com


Turkish military angered by Ankara’s peshmerga move - Al-Monitor


POLL: Like Turkey’s Erdogan, most Turks disapprove of helping Kobane - Rudaw


KRG to Open Offices in Rojava Cantons - BAS NEWS


YPG commander: Islamic State Stops Attacks in Kobani - BAS NEWS


YPG and Islamic State Group Maneuver beyond Kobani - teleSUR


5 villages and 23 hamlets liberated by YPG in Serêkaniyê - ANF


Islamic State releases 93 Syrian Kurds: monitor - Yahoo News UK


Some Kurds help Islamic State with terrain, language in battle for Kobani - Fox News


Kobane official calls for more outside help to defeat Islamic State, thanks the United States and the Iraqi Peshmerga - Rudaw


Syrian Kurdish leader notes change in West’s attitudes, says PYD ''is no longer seen as a terrorist organization’’ - turkishweekly.net


Syria: Islamic State Tortured Kobani Child Hostages - Human Rights Watch


Islamic State warns Kurdish female fighters face forced marriage - Al Arabiya News


Islamic State Looks To Mediterranean To Continue Oil Operations - oilprice.com


Syria army retakes gas fields from Islamic State jihadists: activists - THE DAILY STAR


Exclusive: Washington cuts funds for investigating Bashar al-Assad's war crimes, while is stepping up funding to collect evidence of war crimes in Iraq by the Islamic State - foreignpolicy


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Pentagon Confirms Militant Group Al-Nusra Has Gained Ground In Syria, Doesn't View Events As 'Major Setback' - KMBZ


US considers expanded airstrikes in Syria against al-Nusra - TheHill


US-Trained Syrian Rebels Defect to Al-Qaeda, Surrender Weapons - breitbart.com


VIDEO: Nusra Front captures US made weapons in Idlib - YouTube


Al Qaeda militants mass near key Bab al-Hawa border crossing, important supply route for fighters in Syria - Toronto Star


Al-Qaeda’s Bid for Power in Northwest Syria - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


Leader of Syria Al-Qaeda wing threatens strikes against Hezbollah in Lebanon - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT


AUDIO (Arabic): First al-Nusra leader Joulani interview for months. Explains why Nusra attacked SRF leader Maarouf & who helped - Joshua Landis on Twitter


In audio message Joulani says the 'international coalition/alliance' is intending to destroy Jabhat al-Nusra & 'Jamaat ad-Dawla' [Islamic State] - Aymenn J Al-Tamimi on Twitter


DOD, Coalition Working Out Details for Syrian Opposition Training Program - Defense.gov


VIDEO: Plan to Train and Equip Syrian Opposition Forces Progresses - DoD Videos


TRANSCRIPT: Department of Defense Press Briefing by Rear Adm. Kirby - Defense.gov


VIDEO: John Kirby Briefs Pentagon Press Corps - DoDNEWS Videos


France urges anti-IS coalition to help Aleppo rebels holdout against Assad - Yahoo News


Turkey warns of threat to Aleppo from Assad, fears new refugee influx - turkishweekly.net


Turkish border attacks work of Assad spies in FSA, Syrian opposition commander claims - todayszaman.com

 

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Ukraine News - Nov 4, 2014

 

Alexander Zakharchenko named prime minister of eastern Ukraine after 'election' - Telegraph


Igor Plotnitsky wins self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic head elections - TASS


Miner's son, Lenin fan win separatist Ukraine votes - Yahoo News


High turnout in separatist Ukraine vote, Ukrainian separatists say (VIDEO) - CNN.com


VIDEO (English Subtitles): Long queues to vote in Luhansk Republic - YouTube


Donetsk, Luhansk say ready to hold an equitable dialogue with Kiev and to restore relations with Ukrainian regions - TASS


Text of the joint statement by the Donetsk, Luhansk republics - Interfax


Ukraine needs to change strategy in east after rebel vote: Poroshenko - Reuters


Address by the President of Ukraine - Official web-site of President of Ukraine


Despite provocations, the diplomatic path of resolution remains the priority for the Ukrainian authorities - Petro Poroshenko on Twitter


VIDEO (Ukrainian): Appeal of Petro Poroshenko regarding to the formation of a coalition in Parliament and the pseudo-elections at Donbass - ukrstream.tv


Kiev ready to buy coal from self-proclaimed republics in Donbass: official - RT Business


2 soldiers killed by car bomb a checkpoint near the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol - GlobalPost


VIDEO: Car Bomb Attack on Mariupol Ukraine Checkpoint - YouTube


Heavy Shelling In Donetsk As Fighting Renews - Interpreter_Mag


Ukrainian Soldiers At Checkpoint 31 Receive Ultimatum From Separatist Fighters - Interpreter_Mag


OSCE says its drone fired at in Ukraine, U.S. blames rebels - Yahoo News


OSCE Statement On Attack On Monitoring Drone - Interpreter_Mag


Bodies of 286 Women Discovered, 400 Listed Missing in East Ukraine: Zakharchenko - RIA Novosti


Europe remembers victims of Odessa massacre (VIDEOS) - RT News


'People's Court' In Separatist-Held Alchevsk Issue Death Sentence By Show Of Hands (VIDEO) - Interpreter_Mag


VIDEO: Ukraine’s rebels open school doors to Russian education - euronews


Ukraine's Maria Zarring with 34k breasts named Russia's top 'natural beauty’ (VIDEOS, PHOTOS) - Daily Mail Online


PHOTOS: Meet the busty Russian model at the centre of Ukraine propaganda claims - Irish Mirror Online


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Russia says it respects separatist vote but stops short of recognising Donetsk and Luhansk as independent, calls for talks with Kiev - Guardian


Minsk Agreements Implementation Possible After Donbas Elections: Russian Official - RIA Novosti


Russia urges Kiev not to conduct military operation in south-east of Ukraine - TASS


Russia blocks UN statement on Ukraine vote - skynews.com


'Russian' Troops Surge Into Ukraine As Donetsk And Luhansk Elections Reveal Winners - ibtimes.com


NATO: 300 Russian Troops in Eastern Ukraine Train Rebels - Military.com


Russia's border with Ukraine completely porous: NATO general - TODAYonline


In the last 24 hours the flight of 3 Russian reconnaissance Su-24 over Azov and Kerch Strait, IL-20 over the Black Sea were observed - NSDC of Ukraine on Twitter


Russian Aid Convoy Of Vehicles Enter Ukraine Through Donetsk Border - rttnews.com


Ukraine unaware of contents of Russia's 5th 'humanitarian convoy’: NSDC - interfax.com


Russian Emergencies Ministry preparing 6th humanitarian convoy for Donbass - TASS


Russian Hackers Target NATO, Ukraine And Others: ISight - Business Insider


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US blasts contested elections in Ukraine - TheHill


Statement by NSC Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan on the Illegal Separatist Elections in Eastern Ukraine - The White House


Elections in eastern Ukraine no reason to bring Russian troops into Ukraine: White House - TASS


EU blasts Russia over Ukraine separatist vote - GlobalPost


Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the ‘presidential and parliamentary elections’ in Eastern Ukraine - European Commission


UN says elections in eastern Ukraine violate Minsk agreements - TASS


Russia Threatened With More Sanctions After Backing Vote - Businessweek


Ruble Weakens as Ukraine Rebel Elections Spur Sanctions Concern - Businessweek


Iron Sword 2014: NATO stages massive military drill in Lithuania - RT News


Guided-missile destroyer USS Ross to Enter the Black Sea - U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet

 

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Syria/Iraq News - Nov 2, 2014

 

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga reinforcements arrive in Kobane - Al Jazeera America


VIDEO: Iraqi Kurdish reinforcements arrive in Kobane - YouTube


VIDEO: Peshmerga Handshake with YPG in Kobane - YouTube


Peshmerga in Kobane fire rockets at Islamic State - Al Jazeera English


VIDEO: Breaking: Peshmerga Forces have launched attacks on ISIS in Kobane - Al Jazeera


Iraqi fighters lift spirits in Syria siege town Kobane - Yahoo News


U.S. Launches 10 Air Strikes In Syria, Iraq - huffingtonpost.com


Source inside Kobane: "ISIS couldn't even attack the peshmerga convoy. Coalition planes bombed ISIS heavily as convoy moved in - Jenan Moussa on Twitter


President Barzani: Kobane will not fall to terrorists - Rudaw


Joint message from YPG and Peshmerga for “national army” - ANF


Kobani clashes kill 100 ISIS jihadists in 3 days: monitor - THE DAILY STAR


Al Qaeda group Nusra seizes bastion of Western-backed SRF rebels in Syria's Idlib region - Reuters


Islamic State and Nusra Front, former rivals, team up against SRF rebels in Idlib - UPI.com


Syria rebels deploy peacekeepers in Idlib - THE DAILY STAR


Al- Nusra Front's proposals to stop fighting with the SRF - Syrian Observatory For Human Rights


VIDEO: SRF’s Jamal Marouf explains why he withdrew from Jabal al-Zawiya, Idlib after Nusra takeover yesterday - Twitter


Aleppo ‘at risk’ after FSA fighters were sent to Kobane: Commander - hurriyetdailynews


U.S. Spying on Syria Yields Bonus: Intelligence on Islamic State - WSJ


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Global day for Kobani: Thousands march to support Kurds’ fight against Islamic State (VIDEOS, PHOTOS) - RT News


VIDEO: Kurds worldwide march in solidarity with Kobani - YouTube


Thousands protest in Turkey to show solidarity with Kobane Kurds - Yahoo!7


PHOTO: Kurds rally in Amed, Turkey - Twitter


Erdogan decries coalition's focus on Kobane, says nations fighting IS should turn attention to areas other than the Kurdish town - Al Jazeera


Kurds protest at Erdogan visit to Paris - ekurd


PHOTO: Kurds rally in Paris - Twitter


Putin: Turkey is governed by a demagogue dictator who supports terrorists - AWDNews


Erdogan’s new $350 mln palace draws controversy - Al Arabiya News


VIDEO: Kurdish demonstration for Kobane in Frankfurt - YouTube


VIDEO: Solidarity with Kobane Demonstration - Manchester - YouTube


VIDEO: Kurdish demonstration for Kobane in Toronto - YouTube


European Parliament to host Kobanê conference - ANF


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ISIS militants line up, kill 50 tribesmen and women in Iraq town - Fox News


PHOTO: Islamic State kills 50 tribesmen and women in Iraq town - LiveLeak.com


Iraq: ISIS Executed Hundreds of Prison Inmates, Mostly Shiites - Human Rights Watch


VIDEO: Survivors of ISIS massacre tell their stories for the first time - LiveLeak.com


US condemns ISIS “depravity” in alleged executions, amid reports of discoveries of mass graves and the slaying of Sunni Muslim tribesmen - Rudaw


Grim Fate Awaits Women, Girls Captured by Islamic State Group - VOA


VIDEO: “Whoever wants to sell, I’ll buy” - ISIS fighters excitedly discuss buying Yazidi women - Charles Lister on Twitter


Foreign Fighters Are Flooding Into Iraq and Syria to Join the Islamic State: UN - VICE News


ISIS advertising for skilled professionals to man its failing oil fields - Daily Mail Online

 

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Ukraine News - Oct 31, 2014

 

East Ukraine separatists hold vote to gain legitimacy, promise normalcy - Reuters


Eastern Ukraine: EU deplores Russian support for ‘elections’ in self-proclaimed ‘republics’ - enpi-info.eu


Poroshenko, Merkel condemn plans to hold 'pseudo-elections' in Donbas on November 2 - interfax.com


VIDEO: Ukraine’s Poroshenko condemns 'pseudo elections' in east - YouTube


Central Europe, Britain oppose Ukraine rebel vote - Daily Mail Online


UN Chief Condemns Planned Separatist Election іn E. Ukraine - VOA


Moscow criticizes West for its refusal to recognize rebel-organized elections in Ukraine - AP


VIDEO: Moscow will recognise rebel elections in east Ukraine - YouTube


Online voting in Donetsk’s elections began yesterday. These are the candidates for PM. Most people only know Zakharchenko (PHOTOS) - Christopher Miller on Twitter


Ukraine Security Council reports rise in Donbas separatists’ military activity - interfax.com


Nine killed in Ukraine battles over the last 24 hours - Business Standard News


East Ukraine's rebels prepare for a long cold war - AFP


Donetsk separatists declare total mobilization of men and woman from 18 to 55 - twitter.com


East Ukraine Demarcation Line Yet to Be Set: Donetsk Separatist Prime Minister - RIA Novosti


Donetsk People's Republic Plans to Take Control of Mariupol: Separatist Prime Minister - RIA Novosti


Mariupol authorities report shelling of Ukrainian positions near town - nrcu.gov.ua


Since September pro-Russian forces intensified their effort to retake the Donetsk International Airport (MAPS) - Washington Post


VIDEO (English): Press-conference of former Donetsk military commander Igor Strelkov - YouTube


VIDEO: Holy hell. Video shows Donetsk rebels brutally beating other rebels, one with allegedly deadly head wound - Christopher Miller on Twitter


Ukraine Purges Interior Ministry Leadership With Pro-Russian Ties - VOA


Ukrainian GDP Plunges 5.1% Amid Deadly Conflict in Nation’s East - Businessweek


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NATO Reports Spike in Russian Military Flights over the Black, Baltic seas and the Atlantic Ocean - AP


NATO Statement on Large-Scale Russian Air Activity in Europe - NATO


NATO Chief: Russia's Actions in Ukraine 'Challenge’ Security - VOA


VIDEO: NATO Chief Stoltenberg says Russia poses 'Euro-Atlantic security challenge' - YouTube


MAP: Just how busy has Russia's air force been over the last few days? - Robert Coalson on Twitter


Ukraine, Russia, EU agree to natural gas supply deal - Reuters


Russian Humanitarian Aid Convoy to Arrive in Ukraine Wednesday: Emergencies Minister - RIA Novosti


U.S. Urges Russia To Free Jailed Ukrainian Pilot Nadiya Savchenko - rferl.org


VIDEO: State Department’ Psaki: Savchenko Covered By Minsk Accord - YouTube


Russia’s investigators say no grounds for Ukrainian woman pilot’s release from custody - TASS


VIDEO (English): Update on the captured pilot Nadiya Savchenko with Vira Savchenko, Nadiya’s sister - Ukraine Crisis Media Center


POLL: 82% of Russians think that foreign journalists criticises Putin because they want to destroy Russia - Shaun Walker on Twitter


White House Confirms Computer System Cyber Attack - guardianlv.com


Security Firms Tie Russian Government to Utilities Hacks - Bloomberg


VIDEO: Did Russians hack W.H. computer network? - CNN

 

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Iraq/Syria News - Oct 29, 2014


Pentagon: Iraqi Forces Make Gains Against Islamic State - Defense.gov


Pentagon: Destruction of Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq limits its ability to project power and conduct operations - Defense.gov


VIDEO: Pentagon: Despite the damage of recent airstrikes Islamic State is still able to recruit new fighters - DoDNEWS


VIDEO: John Kirby's Pentagon Press Briefing - DoDNEWS


Iraqi army take down Islamic State flag in Jurf al-Sakhr (PHOTOS, VIDEO) - Daily Mail Online


VIDEO: Iraqi army retakes strategic town of Jurf al-Sakhr - YouTube


Kurdish Peshmerga Takes Control of Three Strategic Roads Near Mosul - BAS NEWS


French warplanes bomb Islamic State camp in Iraq - The Long War Journal


Advanced surface-to-air missile thought to have been supplied to Syrian rebels by Qatar against American wishes has been filmed in the hands of IS jihadists in Iraq - Telegraph


Islamic State has a guide to shoot down Apache helicopters with MANPADS - The Washington Post


VIDEO: Does Islamic Statge Have Anti Aircraft Missiles? - YouTube


Suicide bomb kills 27 Shiite fighters near Baghdad (VIDEO) - CSMonitor.com


Iraq special ops dismantle Islamic State linked cell in Baghdad - Al-Shorfa


Iraq: Abadi agrees to the creation of a 30,000-strong force of volunteers against Islamic State in Anbar -  ASHARQ AL-AWSAT


US airdrops aid for Sunnis under Islamic State's aggression in western Iraq: Pentagon - breitbart.com


U.S. official urges allies to combat Islamic State ideology indoctrinating disaffected young Muslims- AP


Anbar tribal campaign aims to destroy Islamic State books - Al-Shorfa


Joint US-UAE task force to choke off Islamic State funding - The National


US war on Islamic State costing $US8.3 million a day - skynews.com


Analysis: A month ago, Islamic State’s advance looked unstoppable. Now it’s been stopped. - Vox


Obama White House did little to stop 'The Rise of ISIS,' says 'Frontline' documentary - Yahoo News


Soufan report offers new detail on scope and scale of Islamic State - Marshable


REPORT: Ordered Chaos: The Structure of The Islamic State - The Soufan Group


Islamic State’s Political-Military Power in Iraq - Combating Terrorism Center at West Point


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Kurdish Peshmerga troops arrive in Turkey en route to fight Islamic State militants in Kobani - AP


VIDEO: Peshmerga head for Syria's Kobane to fight Islamic State - YouTube


Hostage John Cantlie 'news report' video says Islamic State close to taking Kobani - LA Times


VIDEO: Hostage John Cantlie 'news report' video says Islamic State close to taking Kobani - YouTube


Iran accuses Turkey of prolonging civil war in Syria and supporting "terrorist groups"- Yahoo News


Turkey disagrees with US, Russia, Iran on Syria: Erdoğan - hurriyetdailynews


Turkey wants anti-Assad FSA rebels to control Kobane: PM - Yahoo News


Syrian Kurds Reject FSA Involvement in Kobani Battle - SYRIA 360°


Video shows Islamic State fighters talking with Turkish border guards (VIDEO, PHOTOS) - Daily Mail Online


Interview: SPIEGEL ONLINE met up with an Islamic State recruiter in Turkey - SPIEGEL ONLINE


The Secret Life of the Islamic State Chechen Warlord - The Daily Beast


Nusra Front, maybe with Islamic State help, seizes territory from another Syrian rebel group - THE DAILY STAR


U.S. wants Syria rebels to fight IS not Assad, sees them in political not military solution: Asharq al-Awsat newspaper - THE DAILY STAR


Lebanese military foil part of Islamic State-Nusra scheme to establish Islamic emirate - THE DAILY STAR


Lebanon’s pot farmers gear up for a fight with Islamic State - The Washington Post

 

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Ukraine News - Oct 28, 2014


Ukraine's Pro-Western Parties Win Parliamentary Elections, Open Coalition Talks - rferl.org


With 75.% of the Votes Counted Popular Front Edges Ahead of Poroshenko Bloc, Svoboda Out in Ukraine's Parliamentary Elections - Interpreter_Mag


OSCE observers give Ukraine election a clean bill of health - Reuters


VIDEO: OSCE Says Ukraine Elections 'Free And Fair' - rferl.org


OSCE full statement on the Ukraine elections - OSCE


Pro-Russian Separatists spurn polls in Ukraine -AFP


'Party of War’ Winning Ukrainian Parliamentary Elections: Donesk Separatist Prime Minister - RIA Novosti


Kharkiv, Luhansk, Dnipropetrovsk and Donetsk regions prefer Russia leaning Opposition Bloc - interfax.com


CHART: How the Donbass voted: Opposition Bloc 33.30% Petro Poroshenko Bloc 19.20% Communist Party 10.00% Popular Front 6.90% Samopomich 6.60% - twitter.com


Turnout in parliamentary polls in south-eastern Ukraine reached 41%, 11% lower than in other regions: CEC - TASS


Analysis: Pro-Western election will not heal Ukraine's divisions, Poroshenko will have to compromise with Yatsenyuk which advocates a tougher line with Russia and separatists - dpa news


Right Sector leader winning in his one-seat constituency in Dnipropetrovsk region - TASS


Detained Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko Loses Appeal in Russia, Expects Seat in Ukrainian Parliament - Interpreter_Mag


Two government soldiers killed in ambush on Ukrainian checkpoint in Lugansk, artillery shelling in Mariupol - APA


Heavy shelling breaks out near Donetsk after Ukraine poll - DW.DE


VIDEO (Russian): Separatist forces vow to continue fighting for Donetsk airport - YouTube


Russian crooner Kobzon sings with separatist leader Zakharchenko in Donetsk - Yahoo News


VIDEO: Zakharchenko Sings with Joseph Kobzon - YouTube


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Lavrov: Russia ready to recognize Ukrainian parliamentary election results - TASS


Lavrov: Russia Hopes Ukraine Authorities Adopt Peaceful Approach in Dealing with the Separatists - RIA Novosti


Lavrov: Moscow to recognize results of Nov 2 elections held by separatists in Luhansk, Donetsk People’s Republics - TASS


Obama charges Russia with interference in Ukraine elections, says U.S. will not recognize the Nov 2 elections in separatist areas - Washington Times


Statement by the President on Parliamentary Elections in Ukraine - The White House


Ruble Drops as Pro-EU Groups Win Ukraine - Businessweek


Russia economy slows as Ukraine crisis bites: official data - Yahoo News


UBS Executive: Sanctions Pain on Russia Has Only Just Begun - WSJ


Russian Brain Drain Saps Talent as Sanctions Hit Financing - Bloomberg


Russian Military On The Move On The Ukrainian Side Of The Donetsk Border (PHOTO, VIDEO) - Interpreter_Mag


Russia bringing in new batches of volunteer-mercenaries at Donetsk airport? (VIDEOS, PHOTOS) - Ukraine@war


Russian Uragan/Smerch/Tornado team caught on satellite images in Donetsk? (PHOTOS) - Ukraine@war


Was Ukraine shelled with Smerch rockets from Russian territory? - Ukraine@war


Poland planning a major realignment of its military structure because of the conflict in neighboring Ukraine - ABC News


Exclusive: US Embassy in Moscow Faces Cold War-Era Harassment - ABC News


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Syria/Turkey News - Oct 25, 2014


Pentagon: “The coalition continues to gain both momentum and strength and we know we’re having a direct effect on Islamic State - Defense.gov


VIDEO: Hagel: Islamic State Strategy Working - DoD Videos


VIDEO: Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby Briefing - DoDNEWS Videos


VIDEO: Pentagon says 1,700 bombs dropped in Iraq and Syria - YouTube


At least 500 Islamic State militants killed in US-led strikes in Syria, observer group says - The Boston Globe


US airstrike obliterate Islamic State' banner and Kurdish fighters raise their own (PHOTOS, VIDEO) - Daily Mail Online


VIDEO: Air strike targets Islamic State militants on a hill in Kobane obliterating their flag - YouTube


Islamic State said to be using chlorine bombs in Syria and Iraq - AP


FBI warns news outlets that group affiliated with Islamic State is targeting journalists - The Washington Post


POLL: 2 of 3 Americans say Islamic State threat is important - AP


Airstrikes against Islamic State diminish oil financing but more is needed to end the group's reign of terror - UPI.com


Cutting off Islamic State' cash flow, the U.S. government’s assessment of the terror group' finance and a strategy to counter it - Brookings Institution


U.S. warns of sanctions on buyers of Islamic State oil, threatens Kurdish and Turkish middlemen - ekurd


How Long Will Islamic State Last Economically? - Oye Times


Jihadist training camps proliferate in Iraq and Syria - The Long War Journal


The White Shroud: A Syrian Resistance Movement to the Islamic State - Syria Comment


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Syrian Kurdish factions unite over Islamic State threat, reach an agreement to share power after years of disputes - Middle East Eye


VIDEO (Kurdish): Barzani’s statement after the signed agreement of the Kurdish parties - YouTube


Interview of PYD leader Salih Muslim after the signed agreement of the Kurdish parties - diclehaber.com


PYD leader's assessment of the fight agaist Islamic State in Kobani - Yahoo News


"We do not have organic links with the PKK...The PYD doesn't take orders from anyone", PYD leader says - Daily Sabah


150 Peshmerga will go to Kobani: Erdogan - Kurdpress News Aganecy


Peshmerga forces won’t receive order from YPG: minister - Kurdpress News Aganecy


The White House online Petition to officially arm YPG may have a Tallying Glitch - ekurd


Kurds reject Erdogan report of deal with Free Syrian Army rebels to aid besieged Kobani, "no such agreement has been reached yet" - Reuters


Syria Kurds say Free Syrian Army rebels should focus on fighting Islamic State elsewhere, not Kobani - ekurd


Rebels plead for U.S. military help against Assad forces closing on Aleppo, deny that they are sending 1,300 troops to Kobani - FresnoBee.com


Here is the Aleppo FSA military council denying sending troops to Kobane, this follows lots of criticism from locals - lou zay on Twitter: “


Zahran Aloush (Jaysh al-Islam/Islamic Front leader) rejects all media reports that he's sending troops to Kobane - Ibn Nabih on Twitter


Syrian Rebels Oppose New U.S. War Strategy - foreignpolicy.com


U.S.: Rebel force in Syria to be built from scratch, building an opposition capable of mounting offensive operations against Islamic State militants will take at least a year - usatoday.com


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Erdoğan: US carried out airdrops to Kobani despite Turkish objection - todayszaman.com


Airdrops to Kobani not wrong at all, US says after Erdoğan's criticism - todayszaman.com


US reiterates PYD is not terrorist after Erdoğan's critical remarks - todayszaman.com


Turkey's U.S. relations show strain as Washington's patience wears thin - Reuters


PYD leader accuses Turkey of allowing ISIS militants into Kobane - Al Akhbar English


Turkish PM reiterates: CHP, HDP collaborators of Assad’s cruelty - hurriyetdailynews


Report: Suspect in assasination attempt on Danish writer released in Turkey - todayszaman.com


Danish PM: Turkey must face repercussions over suspect's release - todayszaman.com

 

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Syria/Turkey News - Oct 23, 2014

 

Pentagon: 1 airdrop of 28 bundles of weapons to Kurds intercepted by Islamic State in Kobani, not enough to advantage the enemy - Defense.gov


VIDEO: Islamic State Intercepted Supplies From U.S. Airdrop - YouTube


US working closely with Kurds to save Kobani, report says - Fox News


PYD not terrorist under US law: Washington - Kurdpress News Aganecy


Pentagon: Six more airstrikes near Kobani in support of Operation Inherent Resolve - Defense.gov


VIDEO: Huge Blasts Rock Kobani in Effort to Oust Islamic State - NBC News.com


The Administration Goes All In On Kobani - foreignpolicy.com


Pentagon: Kurds hold majority of Syria's Kobani town, Islamic State stalled - ekurd


VIDEO: John Kirby, Pentagon Full Press Briefing - DoDNEWS


TRANSCRIPT: Department of Defense Press Briefing by Admiral Kirby - Defense.gov


Islamic State video shows jihadis on patrol in Kobane as US warplanes circle overhead (VIDEO, PHOTOS) - Daily Mail Online


Possible Islamic State Chemical Attack On Kurdish Civilians In Kobani - ibtimes.com


PHOTOS: Doctors release these photos about symptoms of a possible chemical attacks in Kobani - Kobane News ! on Twitter


Islamic State used chemical weapons in Kobane, says American fighting with Kurds in Syria (VIDEO) - UPI.com


AUDIO (Arabic): Dr Dara Mahmud on Claims of Chemical Attacks in Kobane - Kobane News ! on Twitter


Interview with the President of Syrian Kurdistan's Kobani Canton Anwer Muslim - ekurd


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Kurdish parliament approves the proposal to send its Peshmerga to support under-armed Kurdish fighters in Kobane - Rudaw


Kurdish presidency: Peshmerga to fight in Kobane “within days”, will be operating heavy weapons - Rudaw


Report: KRG to initially send 200 peshmerga fighters to KobanI - todayszaman.com


Syrian Kurdish parties are close to make deal: Salih Muslim - Kurdpress News Aganecy


Syria says giving military and logistic support to Kurds in Kobani, supplying ammunition and arms to the town - AFP


Syria claims it destroyed jets seized by Islamic State as they were landing at Jarrah airbase in the eastern countryside of Aleppo - AP


Syria air force strikes 200 times in 36 hours: monitor - Reuters


No Mercy: Islamic State, Father Stone to Death Daughter for Alleged Adultery in Hama, Syria - International Business Times


VIDEO: Islamic State, Father Stone Daughter to Death for Adultery in Hama - liveleak.com


Dutch and German Biker Gangs Arrive in Kobani to Fight Islamic State - breitbart.com


Internet sensation Syrian girl who posts her views on IS, al-Assad, and the US (PHOTOS, VIDEO) - Daily Mail Online


Meet Syria's answer to Kim Kardashian - Metro News


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Erdoğan: I don’t understand why Kobani is so strategic for US, weapons airdrop is wrong because it was seized by Islamic State - todayszaman


Kurds Accuse Turkish Government of Supporting Islamic State - Reuters


Kurdish exiles of Kobani, Syria, doubt Turkey's promise of help - LA Times


VIDEO: Kurds' anger at Turkey as Kobane battle rages on - BBC News


PYD not on Turkey's terrorist list, report reveals - todayszaman.com


Turkey unveils stringent new anti-protest laws - Yahoo News


HRW says security bill would reverse reforms, should be rejected - todayszaman.com


TV reporter Serena Shim killed days after she claimed Turkish intelligence services had threatened her (PHOTOS, VIDEO) - Daily Mail Online


Iranian TV Says Death Of Journalist In Turkey Is 'Very Suspect' - huffingtonpost.com


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Libya News - Oct 22, 2014


Three Years After Gadhafi's Death, Libya Slides Into Civil War - ibtimes.com


VIDEO: Libya On The Brink Of New Civil War - Fox News


Libya Tobruk-based parliament allies with renegade general Haftar, struggles to assert authority - Reuters


Libyan army advancing in Benghazi: spokesman - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT


Operation Dignity expects Benghazi battles to end in a week as further reinforcements arrive - libyaherald.com


Benghazi Medical Centre struggles to keep up as 75 bodies arrive in five days - libyaherald.com


VIDEO: Libya PM Thinni requesting foreign ‘logistical support’ to overcome conflict - MaltaToday.com.mt


Near Benghazi, Libya's army liberates a ghost town - THE DAILY STAR


VIDEO: Near Benghazi Libya's army liberates a ghost town - Frequency


Libya's persecuted Tawergha people displaced for the 2nd time amid Benghazi clashes - usnews.com


VIDEO ARCHIVE: Islamic militants resist general Haftar’s offensive in Benghazi - YouTube


VIDEO ARCHIVE: Ansar al Sharia Seize Libyan Special Forces Base In Benghazi - YouTube


Libya's Tobruk government calls on army to 'liberate' Tripoli - Middle East Eye


Libya Dawn are Muslim Brotherhood who receive orders from masters abroad: PM Thinni - libyaherald.com


Three Years After Gaddafi’s Death Government and Militias Compete for a Share of Oil Revenues - ibtimes.co.uk


ARCHIVE: Tripoli’s new rulers take over Libya government, oil company websites - Reuters


ARCHIVE: Two rival Libyan governments claim to control oil policy - Reuters


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UN: Islamic State already in Libya and expanding - pangeatoday.com


Islamic State, Boko Haram and Al-Qaeda in the Maghreb enter Libya through neighbouring states: PM Thinni - libyaherald.com


VIDEO: Libya’s Islamist militants parade with Islamic State flags in Derna - YouTube


Analysis: Islamic State expands in Libya - Al-Monitor


The Islamic State's First Colony in Derna, Libya - The Washington Institute for Near East Policy


Public lashings follow Derna “Sharia Court” verdicts - libyaherald.com


Islamic State to launch Sat-TV station in Libya: Herald - MaltaToday.com.mt


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EU calls for a political solution in Lybia, urges all parties to observe an unconditional ceasefire. - Libya Business News


EU Council Conclusions on Libya - eu-un.europa.eu


VIDEO: US Ambassador to Libya Deborah Jones speaks to CNN about the current situation in the country - CNN


In surprise Libya trip, U.N. chief calls for halt to fighting - Al Arabiya News


VIDEO: UN and EU speak out on escalating conflict in Libya - YouTube


UN Special envoy to Libya Bernardino Leon interview with Alarabiya’s Panorama program - United Nations Support Mission in Libya


Rival Libyan PM meets Turkish envoy in first known meeting with foreign visitor - Reuters


Gaddafi cousin hopes to participate in Libyan peace talks - Yahoo News


Libyan tribal leaders gather in Cairo for unity talks - Daily News Egypt


Egypt, Sudan to coordinate on Libya unrest - Yahoo News


Foreign minister: Egypt will not deal with Libya’s Islamists, "We will only deal with the House of Representatives” - dpa news


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Libya-Goldman clash sheds light on formerly secretive fund - FT.com


How Goldman's Libya case could disrupt derivatives - cnbc.com


ARCHIVE: Libya’s Sovereign Fund and Goldman Sachs Clash in Court - NYTimes.com


ARCHIVE: Libyans ‘taken for a ride’ by Goldman Sachs, court hears - FT.com


ARCHIVE: Goldman Sachs 'charmed Gadaffi-era sovereign wealth fund employees with girls and alcohol' in trip to Morocco - The Independent


ARCHIVE: SEC Official Backs Libya Fund’s Claim Against Goldman, According to Court Documents - WSJ


ARCHIVE: Goldman Ordered to Pay Some Costs in Libya Case - NYTimes.com

 

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Syria/Turkey News - Oct 20, 2014


US Airdrops Arms to Kurds in Syrian Town of Kobani - Foreign Policy


PYD Syrian Kurds say US discussed arms supplies in direct talks - Rudaw


US confirms sharing intelligence with Syrian Kurds against Islamic State - Kurdpress News Aganecy


US officials in contact with Syrian Kurds “for more than two years”: PYD spokesman - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT


Kobane's YPG Kurds confirm coordination between them and factions of the Free Syrian Army - Rudaw


Statement of YPG General Command on Kobani and fight against IS, affirming its coordination with factions of the Free Syrian Army - Mutlu Civiroglu


More on the FSA factions helping Kurds in fight against IS militants - Middle East Eye


We won't stop any one from defending Kobani: Salih Muslim - Kurdpress News Aganecy


FSA 1st Dawn Brigade says controls parts of Kobane in video (VIDEO) - Al Arabiya News


Fifteen-year-old boy taken captive with suspected jihadist 'shot in the head by FSA Revolutionaries of Raqqa Brigade fighting against Islamic State - The Independent


VIDEO: Here’s what's likely the child Islamic State fighter reportedly executed after being captured by the FSA faction in Kobane - Brown Moses on Twitter


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Islamic State incurs heavy losses in battle for Syrian border town Kobane - The National


Kurds: Four areas liberated from Islamic State gangs in Kobanê - ANF


VIDEO: Kurdish fighters 'recapture' parts of Kobani - YouTube


Dozens of Islamic State mortars, two car bombs pound Kobane - Al Jazeera America


There are still IS forces in Kobani: journalist tells Kurdpress - Kurdpress News Aganecy


VIDEO: This is allegedly a video that shows one of IS car bombs in security zone of Kobane today. Huge explosion - Jenan Moussa on Twitter


IS commits ‘fatal’ blunders in Kobane battle: Analyst - Al Arabiya News


My sources inside Kobane confirms: 5000 civilians are cut from food and water as we speak, caught in the middle between fighting factions - Mudar Zahran on Twitter


YPJ fighter: Aid corridor for Kobane civilians is essential - ANF


Islamic State Group Destroys Three Kobani’s Hospitals and All Ambulances - teleSUR


‘Even animals don’t do it’: Kobani siege survivors on Islamic State brutality (VIDEO) - RT News


Syrian Kurds found vile image of baby girl being 'beheaded' on phone taken from dead IS militants - ekurd


Syrian Kurdish female 'Lions' warriors terrorising Islamic State: The real story of Narin Afrini - ekurd


IS Attacks Kurdish Town of Serêkanîye - BAS NEWS


IS chief Baghdadi's video 'being reviewed' by U.S. intelligence (VIDEO, English Subtitles) - Al Arabiya News


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Erdogan opposes transfer of US arms to Kurds fighting Islamic State, "PYD is for us equal to PKK. It is a terror organization" - CSMonitor.com


No way for change to Öcalan’s prison conditions: President Erdoğan - hurriyetdailynews


Islamic State foiled in attempt to kidnap FSA leader in Turkey, raising questions on Ankara’s readiness to stop jihadists in its soil - Telegraph


200,000 Syrian Kurds find a cold reception as they flee Kobani across border into Turkey - The Independent


Camp on the Turkish-Syrian Border Funded by Kurdistan for Kobane Refugees - Rudaw


VIDEO: Kurds say Turkey stops people returning to Kobane - CNN


YPG member Dilek remanded in Turkey before treatment completed - ANF


Second Democracy and Peace Conference begins in Turkey under the slogan “We salute the Kobanê resistance” - ANF


Senior AKP deputy slams Erdoğan, his party over Kurdish policies: BBC - hurriyetdailynews


Dropping of Dec. 17 probe draws widespread criticism - todayszaman.com


New government-drafted bill to further suppress dissidents - todayszaman.com


UK finally sanctions Qatari terror funder, 10 months after US - RT UK


Lebanon pulled into war with Islamic State - Al Arabiya News

 

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Syria/Turkey News - Oct 18, 2014

 

Kurds are repelling Islamic State attack on Kobani with help of US air strikes - The Independent


Kurds: Islamic State 'being driven out of Syria's Kobane’ - BBC News


VIDEO: Islamic State pushed back with help of U.S. airstrikes in Kobani - CNN.com


Rights Group: More Than 600 Killed on Both Sides in Fight for Kobani - VOA


Kobani fight an opportunity to blunt Islamic State, general says - CNN.com


VIDEO: Pentagon: Expanded airstrikes show desired effects against Islamic State - YouTube


VIDEO: Full Pentagon Briefing On Operation Inherent Resolve Against Islamic State - DoD News


Kobani key to US strategy against Islamic State - Yahoo News


Why The Fight Against IS In Kobani Matters - huffingtonpost.com


Islamic State Militants Have Been Flying 3 Captured Warplanes Over Syrian Airport, Witnesses Say - Reuters


The Islamic State operating fighter aircraft, fact or fiction? - Oryx Blog


VIDEO: Expert: decades-old warplanes stand almost no chance against the modern ones of the US-led coalition - Fox News


VIDEO: This video shows the jets captured at Jarrah airbase last November by Jaish al Islam now used by the Islamic State - Brown Moses on Twitter


Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula portrays US-led bombing campaign as 'Crusade' against Islam - The Long War Journal


Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula Statement: Solidarity with the Islamic State - Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi


Foreign Fighters Bring Their Kids To Join IS, But Moms Are Fighting Back - huffingtonpost.com


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In policy shift, U.S. opens direct talks with Syrian Kurds - McClatchy DC


VIDEO: State Department: U.S. holds first direct talks with Syrian Kurdish PYD party - Ohaber


Syrian Kurds Gain Importance In Campaign Against Islamic State - huffingtonpost.com


Syrian Kurdish official calls for antitank weapons for Kobani - The Boston Globe


Syrian Kurdish parties to reach an Agreement on Rojava, which will be a principle for governing jointly in Syrian Kurdistan - BAS NEWS


Interview with Ibrahim Biro, secretary-general of the Union Kurdish Party in Syria: Syrian Kurds seeking unity in face of ISIS threat - Rudaw


Kurdistan Parliament Wants KRG to Recognize Kurdish Syrian Cantons - BAS NEWS


Peshmerga train Syrian Kurd fighters in northern Iraq - Worldbulletin News


Peshmerga head speaks of struggle against IS - Al-Monitor


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Exclusive: Turkey OK’s American drones for reconnaissance to monitor Islamic State, but does not allows the use of manned aircraft - Daily Beast


Air strikes against Islamic State in Kobani are just a PR exercise, Turkey says - National Post


Turkey will not allow its citizens to fight in Kobane: PM Davutoğlu - hurriyetdailynews


Ankara outlines border of possible ‘safe zone’ inside Syria (MAP) - yenisafak.com


Islamist Terrorists Are Quiet Neighbor for Turkey 20 Miles From Kobani - Bloomberg


Kurdish militants warn of “violent conflict” if Turkish police given more powers - Rudaw


Turkey, Qatar Complicate Operation Against IS: Special Report - Fox News Channel


UNSC failure a strong message to Turkey on its faulty foreign policy - todayszaman.com


Turkey's massive corruption case dropped by prosecutor - hurriyetdailynews


HSYK inspector requests prosecutor Akkaş be barred from profession, He carried out an investigation into the corruption scandal - todayszaman

 

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Syria/Turkey News - Oct 16, 2014


Air raids slow Islamic State advance around Syria's Kobani: US military - AFP


Kurdish fighters take back swathes of Kobane as US step up airstrikes (PHOTOS, VIDEOS) - Daily Mail Online


Pentagon: Strikes near Kobani have killed hundreds of Islamic State fighters - The Washington Post


Syrian Kurds say giving targets for U.S. strikes near Kobani - Reuters


U.S. Airstrikes Cut Islamic State Oil Production by 70 Percent - Businessweek


VIDEO: Special presidential envoy General John Allen briefs reporters on U.S. efforts to combat IS militants in Iraq and Syria - C-SPAN.org


VIDEO: The U.S.-led coalition launches fresh air strikes on Islamic State in and around Kobani - Reuters


Obama 'Deeply Concerned' by IS Advances in Kobane - VICE


Remarks by the President After Meeting with Chiefs of Defense - The White House


C.I.A. Study of Covert Aid Fueled Skepticism About Helping Syrian Rebels - NYTimes.com


U.S. won’t work with current Syrian rebel groups to battle Islamic State - Columbus Ledger Enquirer


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Kurdish leaders meet to end feud and save Kobane - Rudaw


Appeal on Kobane by the newly established Joint Diplomatic Committee of several Kurdish political parties - Peace in Kurdistan


US won’t support Syrian Kurds as long as they are divided: official - Kurdpress News Aganecy


Barzani: It is very important for us as Kurds to show the world a united front, No difference between Kobane and Erbil - Kurdish Question


Kurdistan Parliament Invites Kurdish Syrian Cantons to Erbil - BAS NEWS


Iraqi Kurds say sent arms to Kobani; Syrian Kurds say they didn't arrive because Turkey would not open the transit corridor - Kurdpress News Aganecy


Iraqi Kurds to sends weapon to Kurdish fighters in Kobani in the next 24 hours, “If Turkey doesn’t respond in positive, then the weapons will be sending by planes” - BAS NEWS


France will keep delivering arms to Kurdish Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State group - Fox News


Syrian Kurds Press Hundreds of Young Men Into Army - ABC News


Dutch biker gang grabs rifles, joins Kurds in fight against ISIS - Fox News


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Syrian Kurds claim wounded fighters stranded at Turkish border, Three died while Turkish border guards refused to let them in - todayszaman


Turkey says only Syrian refugees can cross border to Kobane, but Turkish and other nationals would not be allowed - Yahoo News


Turkish opposition wants 'volunteers' in Kobani, slams President Erdogan for equating PKK with the Islamic State - Worldbulletin News


VIDEO: Turkey’s Border War (Dispatch 1) - VICE News


France calls on Turkey to open border with Kobani - Worldbulletin News


Syria harshly criticizes Turkey on buffer zones - hurriyetdailynews


160 Kobane Kurds detained in Turkey still on hunger strike - usatoday.com


İstanbul rattled by signs of IS support - todayszaman


Did Islamic State open ‘consulate’ in Turkey? - WND


Turkey eyes new police powers after pro-Kurdish protests - THE DAILY STAR


Families tell grim story of three Turkish youths killed and mutilated by Kurds - Worldbulletin News


PKK reports first Turkish air strikes against it in two years - Rudaw

 

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Syria/Turkey News - Oct 14, 2014


U.S., Saudi Arabia Continue to Conduct Airstrikes Against Islamic State in Kobani - Defense.gov


Airstrikes against IS militants in Kobani jointly manned by Iraqi Kurdistan region and US air force with information provided by PYD - BAS NEWS


VIDEO: U.S. Air Strikes Create Huge Smoke Cloud Over Kobani - YouTube


Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government Nechirvan Barzani: We have sent weapons to Kobane - Kurdish Question


Kurds Meet to Form a Joint Military Force of All Parties in Syria, This is a Condition of the US for Arming the Fighters - BAS NEWS


Woman fighter leads battle against Islamic State in Syria' Kobane (PHOTOS) - Daily Mail Online


VIDEO: Female Kurdish fighters inside Kobani - LiveLeak.com


Women Fight IS and Sexism in Kurdish Regions - NYTimes.com


PYD rounds up conscripts for battle against Islamic State - Rudaw


Hundreds of European Kurds join Peshmerga and YPG - Rudaw


Petition urges US to arm Kobani Kurds against Islamic State - APA


Kurdish Protesters Got Arrested While Marching for Kobane in London - VICE United Kingdom


Liwa Thuwar Raqqa (ex-Jabhat al-Nusra affiliate) working w/ YPG against IS in Kobani - Aymenn J Al-Tamimi on Twitter


FSA Northern Storm Brigade's statement against the Kurds in Kobane - justpaste.it


IS now under attack from White Shroud guerillas in Syria - Daily Mail Online


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Witnesses Describe Alleged Jihadist Horror in Kobane, Atrocities Include Beheadings, Amputations, Eye Gouging - breitbart.com


Islamic State now controls half of Kobane including the cultural centre: Syrian Observatory for Human Rights - smh.com.au


MAP, PHOTOS: Map of the IS and YPG positions in Kobane, Photos of the Cultural Centre - BARE NAKED ISLAM


Three Islamic State suicide attacks hit Kobane - Reuters


PHOTOS: IS suicide bomber Abu Nouh strikes PKK/PYD strongholds with his VBIED truck in Kobane - أبو مصطفى الأنباري on Twitter


Gruesome photos may show IS using chemical weapons on Kurds, report says - Fox News


MERIA Special Report: Did IS Use Chemical Weapons Against the Kurds in Kobani (PHOTOS)? - gloria-center.org


In the New Issue of its Dabiq Magazine, Islamic State Officially Admits to Enslaving Yazidi Women - Syria Comment


Full text of the fourth installment of IS official publication Dabiq, This issue is titled “The Failed Crusade” - ia601403.us.archive.org


Iraq: Forced Marriage, Conversion for Yezidis (VIDEO) - Human Rights Watch


Genocide: 10 Reasons Why Ezidis Refuse to Return to Shingal - The Kurdistan Tribune


With the Syrian Army at Adra, Shell-Shocked Syrian Town Freed After Savage Jihadist Massacre - CounterPunch


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Ankara denies reaching agreement on İncirlik with US, granting use of the air base for military operations against the Islamic State - todayszaman


Turkish foreign minister says corridor allowing weapons and fighters from Turkey to help Kobane is ‘unrealistic': France 24 - Yahoo News


Exclusive: interview of Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu with FRANCE 24 - YouTube


Erdoğan: Wiping out IS not enough, Assad the real target - Daily Sabah


Erdogan slams modern 'Lawrence of Arabias' in MidEast - THE DAILY STAR


Turkish troops allegedly threaten YPG at border - ANF


Huge amount of explosives ‘that could destroy a city’ seized in southeast Turkey, Police are considering the possibility that it could belong to IS - hurriyetdailynews


Kurdish Rebels Assail Turkish Inaction on IS as Peril to Peace Talks - NYTimes.com


VIDEO: Kobane strains Turkey’s fragile Kurdish peace process - France 24


Turkish PM: Government to toughen measures against street violence - hurriyetdailynews


Three German reporters freed after arrest while covering a pro-Kurdish protest  - ekurd


Report: Little sympathy in Istanbul for Kurds amid IS group aggression (VIDEO) - France 24


Barzani: Turkey sent secret arms shipment to Kurdistan, “In fact, we expected more from Turkey compared to what they did” - BAS NEWS


Turkey, Saudi Arabia giving terrorists WMDs, Syria claims - RT News

 

 

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Syria/Turkey News - Oct 11, 2014


Islamic State advances deeper into Kobani, taking almost complete control of an area where the local Kurdish administration is based - Reuters


Islamic State shells border crossing to close the noose around the Kobane, prevent anyone from entering or leaving the town - todayszaman


Islamic State brings in heavy weapons and fighters from Raqqa and elsewhere for an intensified assault on Kobane - Rudaw


SOHR: U.S. led coalition aerial strikes have not prevented Islamic State from bringing munitions from Aleppo and al Raqqa - SOHR


Fight for Syria Town Kobani at 'Standstill' After New U.S. Air Strikes on Friday: Pentagon - NBC News


VIDEO: Unofficial Islamic State news account showing heavy street-to-street fighting in Kobane - LiveLeak.com


VIDEO: More Footage From Kobane in Areas under Islamic State Control - YouTube


VIDEO: From Inside Kobane: The Aftermath of Airstrikes on Islamic State - LiveLeak.com


FSA unit fighting alongside Kobane Kurds against Islamic State, Interview with the field commander of Raqqa's Revolutionaries Brigades - NOW


The Dawn of Freedom Brigades, a participant in the fight against IS in Kobani: Analysis and Interview - Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi


VIDEO:Dawn of Freedom Brigades today target IS positions in east of Kobani (Ayn al-Arab) city w/mortar rounds - Aymenn J Al-Tamimi


US back-channel talks with PYD - Kurdpress News Aganecy


US Says Priority Is Islamic State In Iraq, Not Kobani - Sky News


Analysis - Kobani's fall would be symbolic setback for Obama Syria strategy - Reuters


A Kurdish Alamo: Five Reasons the Battle for Kobane Matters - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


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UN envoy urges Turkey to let Kurds cross into Syria to battle Islamic State, warns many "will most likely be massacred" if Kobani falls - MC Clatchy


War for Kobane: 13,000 terrified Kurds trapped between Islamic State and Turkish border - Telegraph


Syrian Kurdish leader calls on Turkey to allow its territory to be used for passing weapons to Kurdish fighters defending Kobane- GlobalPost


Kurds surrounded by Islamic State militants risk running out of ammo as Turkey controls Kobani’s last escape route - National Post


Asya Abdullah calls for ‘aid corridor’ - ANF


We cannot help Kobani until there is no cooperation between Ankara and Erbil: PUK leading official - Kurdpress News Aganecy


Hagel: US wants use of Incirlik Air Base in fight against Islamic State - Stripes


Turkey to support training, equipping Syrian opposition: U.S. - THE DAILY STAR


Turkey’s top soldier to skip US-hosted IS meeting - hurriyetdailynews


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Death toll of Kurdish unrest in Turkey climbs to 37, with 351 injuries and more than 1,000 detentions: interior minister - hurriyetdailynews


PM accuses CHP leader of ‘treason' in Kobani row, wants him to hush - todayszaman


VOA Exclusive: Turkish Troops Fire on Kurdish Protesters - VOA


VIDEO: VOA Exclusive: Turkish Troops Fire on Kurdish Protesters - YouTube


VIDEO (Raw): Videos reportedly showing protesters being shot in Dargeçit, southeast Turkey - Brown Moses on Twitter


Syrian group fired at Turkish troops on border, military says - todayszaman


VIDEO: Turkish police shouts ''long live ISIS'' to Kurdish protesters - Bertramus on Twitter


PHOTO: Abu Hanzala, claimed to be spiritual leader of IS in Turkey, released from prison today - ilhan tanir on Twitter


VIDEO: IS leader Abu Hanzala, released by Turkish authorities today, explains the current situation of Syria and the recent attacks against the IS before he was arrested - Elijah J Magnier on Twitter

 

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Syria/Turkey News - Oct 9, 2014


US-led airstrikes push jihadists back in Syrian town Kobane - AP


YPG says for the first time, the U.S. strikes had some effect - ekurd


IS launches new offensive east of Syria’s Kobane after withdrawing following U.S.-led strikes - Al Arabiya News


Kurdish defence chief: IS sent suicide truck bomber to center Kobane. YPG destroyed truck b4 reaching target - Jenan Moussa on Twitter


VIDEO: Kobane: sustained air attacks by the US-led coalition against fighters from Islamic State - BBC News


VIDEO (Raw): Islamic State getting liquified by US air strike - LiveLeak.com


PHOTOS: First chilling pictures INSIDE Kobane show IS fighters prowling the deserted streets and their flag still flying - Daily Mail


Tens of thousands of Kurds swamp Obama’s official Facebook page: Save Kobane - Rudaw


Is President Obama Sending in The Cavalry (i.e. Air Strikes) to Save Syrian Kurds? - dailykos.com


Washington's Secret Back-Channel Talks With Syria's Kurdish ‘Terrorists' - foreignpolicy.com


Peshmergas, acc to sources, coordinate location of airstrikes in Kobane btwn coalition & YPG. No direct coordination btwn U.S & YPG - Jenan Moussa on Twitter


John Kerry hints protecting Kobani is not priority - ITV News


VIDEO: John Kerry hints protecting Kobani is not priority - YouTube


UN envoy urges help to defend Kobani - DW.DE


VIDEO: UN’s Syria envoy calls for international action to defend Kobane - YouTube


Syria human rights groups call on world to save embattled town of Kobani from 'Islamic State' - Independent.ie


As They Battle IS For Kurdish Town Kobane, U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebels Question Support - huffingtonpost.com


VIDEO: the Dawn of Freedom Brigades (rebels working w/ YPG) targeting IS positions in east of Kobani city - Aymenn J Al-Tamimi on Twitter


Saraya Jarabulus: rebel group in NE Aleppo/Kobani area working w/ YPG in 'Euphrates Volcano' against IS - Aymenn J Al-Tamimi on Twitter


"Komele" Kurdish faction quits Syr Rev Front after leadership refused 2 provide them w support to go fight in Kobane against IS - Joshua Landis on Twitter


11 Rules For Journalists Covering ISIS, Issued By IS - huffingtonpost.com


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Army imposes curfew after 21 killed in Turkey pro-Kurdish protests over failure to aid besieged Kobane - Yahoo News


Kobani: Anger grows as Turkey’s Kurds are stopped from aiding Syria militias in Kobane (VIDEO) - The Guardian


Kurdish rallies in Turkey turn bloody, (PHOTOS, VIDEO) - RT News


VIDEO (Raw): Pro-Kurd rally turns violent in Istanbul as IS on verge of capturing Kobani - YouTube


Kurdish-led Kobani protests spread to Europe - todayszaman.com


VIDEO: Kurds across Europe hold protests calling for more help for Kobani - LiveLeak.com


Street clashes pitting Kurds against radical Muslims left 23 people wounded in Germany - Yahoo News


VIDEO: Germany: Pro-IS mob attacks Kurdish protesters with MACHETES and KNIVES - YouTube


'Shame on you, Turkey!' Massive protest in London demands protection for Kobani Kurds (PHOTOS, VIDEO) - RT UK


Turkish Inaction on IS Advance Dismays the U.S. - NYTimes.com


White House walks back talk of Syria-Turkey buffer zone after France backed the proposal and Kerry said the idea was worth examining - Yahoo News


Pentagon: Turkey's proposed buffer zone not on table - Al Arabiya News


Barzani Asks Turkey to Let Peshmerga Through to Kobani, So far there is no word from Ankara - BAS NEWS


Kurdish leader Salih Muslim met with Turkish officials in Ankara - hurriyetdailynews


Kobane connected to Kurdish peace process in Turkey, HDP says - hurriyetdailynews


Gülen warns against adventurism, using force against Kurds - todayszaman.com

 

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Syria/Turkey News - Oct 7, 2014


Islamic State militants raise flag over Kobane as fighting intensifies - smh.com.au


Street battles as IS enters Syria's Kobane - theguardian.com


VIDEO: Islamic State flag raised over Kobane, Syria - BBC


Islamic State Takes Position on Kobane’s Mount Mishtenur - bellingcat


VIDEO: Outmatched Kurds with AK47s v IS tanks in Kobane - Peter Bouckaert on Twitter


Syrian Kurds say air strikes against IS are not working - The Guardian


Kurds confused at US reluctance to crush Islamic State - GulfNews.com


VIDEO: State Department Briefing: U.S. Strategy in Syria Questioned as IS Enters Kurdish Town Kobane - Rudaw


Kurdish Female Commander in Kobane Kills IS Militants in Suicide Attack - rudaw


YPG confirm Arin Mirkan carried out suicide bombing vs. IS in Kobane (PHOTO) - Charles Lister on Twitter


'Grannies with Kalashnikovs' Last Line of Defence for Besieged Syrian Town - breitbart.com


At least 30 Kurdish fighters killed in two IS suicide bombs in Syria’s Hasakah - The Globe and Mail


IS’ Ammunition Is Shown to Have Origins in U.S. and China - NYTimes.com


3 New Findings On IS Weapons That You Should Know About - huffingtonpost.com


REPORT: Analysis of small-calibre ammunition recovered from Islamic State forces in Iraq and Syria - Conflict Armament Research


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Kurds Protesting In Turkey And Europe As Kobane About To Fall - Business Insider


VIDEO: Watch pro-Kurd protesters RAGE in fiery Istanbul clashes - YouTube


PHOTO: In Istanbul, bus on fire during protests over Kobane - Mehmet Cerit on Twitter


Kurdish Protesters Shut Down Oxford Circus Tube, Calling For More Action Against Islamic State (PHOTOS) - huffingtonpost.com


‘Stop IS!’ Kurdish protesters storm Dutch parliament in The Hague (PHOTOS, VIDEO) - RT News


Kurdish-Americans Appeal for US Action in Kobane - Rudaw


UN Secretary General Calls for Action to Protect Civilians in Syria’s Kobane - RIA Novosti


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Boots on the ground in Syria ‘if the US strategy includes going after Assad,’ says Turkish PM - hurriyetdailynews


VIDEO: Interview with Turkey Prime Minister on IS, Syria war - CNN


PKK, IS are the same, says Erdoğan - todayszaman


Islamic State siege of Syrian border city tests Turkey's allegiances - Washington Times


After Turkey and UAE, Saudi Arabia Is Next on Biden’s Mideast Apology List After Harvard Remarks - NYTimes.com


Turkish army uses tear gas to move Kurds from Syrian border - AFP


VIDEO: Turkish Kurds clashed with police on the border of Syria after they gathered to show support for Kobani's defenders - CNN


Turkish police tear-gas BBC team near Syrian border - BBC News


VIDEO: BBC crew come under attack by Turkish police near Kobane - BBC News


Anonymous customs officer: The Turkish state continues to give logistic support to IS - ANF


Ankara urges PYD leader to join ranks of Free Syrian Army against al-Assad - hurriyetdailynews


Turkey Launches Crackdown On Oil Smugglers Feeding IS - huffingtonpost.com

 

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Syria/Turkey News - Oct 4, 2014


Islamic State fighters reportedly enter Syrian Kurdish city of Kobani - ekurd


YPG Statement: IS will never be able to enter Kobani - ANF


Kurds Fight Alone as Coalition Holds Fire Against Jihadist Tanks - Businessweek


Dramatic footage of Islamic State advance on Syrian Kurdish Kobani city, the group now control 325 villages in the surrounding area  - ekurd


VIDEO: Dramatic footage of Islamic State advance on Syrian Kurdish Kobani city - YouTube


VIDEO: IS apparently seized a checkpoint of an entry point to the city of Kobani from the south - Aymenn J Al-Tamimi on Twitter


VIDEO: A YPG Killdozer and several dead YPG fighters filmed by IS on the outskirts of Kobane - Brown Moses on Twitter


19-Year-old Syrian Kurdish woman YPG fighter Ceylan Ozalp kills herself rather than falling into IS jihadists' hands - ekurd.net


WYPG Women Soldiers in a War Against IS - Marie Claire


VIDEO: Kurdish Female Fighters VS. The Islamic State (Australian documentary) - liveleak.com


Looks likely that the Chechen-dominated Liwa al-Aqsa is leading the IS offensive on Kobane (Ayn al-Arab) - Charles Lister on Twitter


Mayadeen: 100s of Nusra fighters in Aleppo & Idlib defected to IS & headed to Alshadadi in Hassaka after giving bayaa - Joshua Landis on Twitter


MAP: Who and from where is coming to join IS - James Denselow on Twitter


Seven members of Syria family executed by jihadists - THE DAILY STAR


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Turkey vows support for besieged Syrian town Kobane, but stops short of committing to military action - Reuters


VIDEO: Turkey tanks idle as IS attacks Kobane - BBC News


Watching Kobane battle, Kurds lose faith in Turkey anti-IS action - Yahoo Maktoob News


Kobane Kurds say they held talks with the Turkish government but it has not responded to their request for help - The News Tribune


Turkey parliamentary motion is actually against Syria, not IS: main opposition - hurriyetdailynews.com


Turkey PM: Syrian Kurds paying price for siding with Assad - Daily Sabah


Turkish intervention in Syria would be 'aggression': Damascus - Dunya News


When Turkish official was asked why Turkey wasn't helping Kurds in Syria he replied: “Why must we choose btwn PKK & ISIS?” - cale salih on Twitter


Öcalan: Massacre in Kobani would end peace talks in Turkey - todayszaman.com


Turkish co-chairs on the way to Kobanê border - ANF


Turkish soldiers allegedly met IS gangs on Kobanê border last night - ANF


Turkey to bargain with US over no-fly zone - hurriyetdailynews.com


49 hostages swapped for 180 IS terrorists, report claims - todayszaman.com


New EU warns ‘new Turkey' for first time - todayszaman.com


Turkey: under pressure to take a definitive stance - European Council on Foreign Relations


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Islamic State beheads British hostage, names captured American as next - McClatchy DC


VIDEO: IS Sends “Another Message to America and Its Allies”, Beheads Brit Aid Worker and Threatens to Kill American Next - Saving the Republic


Biden blames US allies in Middle East for rise of IS - RT News


VIDEO: Vice President Biden Delivered Remarks on Foreign Policy at the John F. Kennedy Forum - YouTube


TRANSCRIPT: Remarks by the Vice President at the John F. Kennedy Forum - The White House


Obama team circles wagons as Panetta hits White House on Iraq, Syria and more - Fox News


Leon Panetta: Should have armed Syrian rebels sooner - CNN.com


Syria opposition head 'not satisfied' with coaltion support - Al-Monitor


American Allies On The Ground In Syria Say US-Led Air Strikes Are Hurting Their Cause - Business Insider


Syrian Rebel Commanders Say US Airstrikes Bolster Assad - VOA


U.S., anti-Assad rebels at odds over Nusra’s role - The State


Syria: top FSA officers quit - Al Arabiya News


Why Does the Free Syrian Army Hate Us? - The Daily Beast


The Idealists Who Started Syria's Revolution Have All Been Killed, Jailed Or Exiled - The Daily Beast


Pentagon "slush fund" pays for ISIS airstrikes, irking some in Congress - CBS News


Anti-IS Pentagon Operation Has New Website, but Still No Name - WSJ

 

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Turkey/Syria News - Oct 2, 2014


Erdoğan hints at Syria intervention, emphasizing that the Syrian regime must also be toppled as part of the solution -  todayszaman.com


Erdogan: Dropping tonnes of bombs is only a temporary solution...Turkey will not allow itself to be used in the search for a palliative’ - AFP


Turkey Parliament to approve a bigger military role in Iraq and Syria — but not on American terms - The Washington Post


Turkey plans safe haven in areas controlled by Free Syrian Army and Islamic Front - hurriyetdailynews


Proposed Syria buffer zone to extend 30 Km, says AK deputy chair Atalay, it could become reality in “coming days” - Joshua Landis on Twitter


CHP, HDP to vote against motion on military action in Iraq, Syria - todayszaman.com


VIDEO (Turkish): Erdogan Opening Speech at the Parliament of New Legislative Year - YouTube


Turkish president Erdogan calls for new constitution, signalling no let-up in his drive to create an executive presidency -  Worldbulletin News


US still cool to idea of buffer zone, no-fly zone in Syria - todayszaman.com


Turkey prepares to make a military move into Syria, but NATO support is not assured - Public Radio International


New hostage crisis for Turkey: Islamic State surrounds troops at Suleiman Shah shrine - McClatchy DC


The Islamic State avoided a confrontation with Turkey by reportedly releasing 36 Turkish soldiers guarding the tomb of Suleiman Shah - Syria Direct


Are Turkish troops trapped at Syrian tomb? - Al-Monitor


President Erdoğan denies claims IS encircled Suleiman Shah Tomb - Daily Sabah


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Kurds Don't Believe Turkey Wants To Fight The Islamic State - VICE News


Kurds Outraged as Turkey Closes Border to Volunteers for Kobane - Rudaw


PYD's Muslim appeals to West for weapons, criticizes Turkey - todayszaman.com


Demirtaş visits Kobani, urges Turkey to join Kurds' fight against IS - todayszaman.com


Turkish government plays with Kurdish fire - Al-Monitor


VIDEO: Compilation of videos shows 6 IS militants crossing into Kobani using a tunnel and railroad on Turkey's side, and Turkish Armed Forces stands nearby - imctv.com.tr


VIDEO: One more video shows Turkish Armed Forces standing nearby while 6 IS militants cross the Turkey border into Kobani - imctv.com.tr


PACE: Turkey negligent towards IS recruitment in its borders - todayszaman.com


Inspectors' report on MİT trucks reveals gov't cover-up attempts, a case involving what appear to be illegal arms shipments to opposition groups in Syria - todayszaman.com


IS to open its first ‘consulate' in Istanbul? - AWDNews


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Airstrikes target IS militant advance on key Kurdish town Kobane - France 24


Airstrikes putting "a lot of pressure" on IS around Kobani: Pentagon - KUNA


US Marines crisis unit to deploy to Mideast, 2,300 troops ready to quickly respond to crises - Yahoo News


White House exempts Syria airstrikes from tight standards on civilian deaths - Yahoo News


POLL: Obama is polling a 50 percent approval rating on his handling of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, 44 percent disapprove - Washington Post


Here's How Much The War On IS Is Costing The US - Business Insider


VIDEO: US Air Strikes Over IS: NEW RAW FOOTAGE - YouTube


VIDEO: YPG shows off equipment captured from IS, who captured them from the Iraqi Army, who got them from the US - Brown Moses on Twitter


IS beheads 9 Kurdish fighters, including three women, captured in Syria - Fox News


Airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria stir anger among rebels - LA Times


FSA: No terror is comparable to Assad’s terror - Al-Monitor


Syria Blasts at School Kill 32 Including 10 Kids, The attack occurred in a government-controlled Shiite area - ABC News


VIDEO: Akrama, Homs: video of car bomb & its bloody aftermath. Exploded outside a school in largely Alawi neighborhood - Joshua Landis on Twitter


36 activists executed in Raqqa by IS - الرقة تذبح بصمت on Twitter


IS warns of expansion into southern Syria ‘within days’ - The National


The Case Against Qatar - foreignpolicy.com

 

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