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´Russian troops deployed´
in Ukraine - Poroshenko

BBC News [UK], by Staff

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 8/28/2014 6:36:23 AM

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has cancelled a visit to Turkey, citing "Russian troop deployments" in the east of the country. Mr Poroshenko said his place was in Kiev in view of a sharp deterioration in the situation in Donetsk region. His announcement came as pro-Russian rebels captured the seaside town of Novoazovsk and threatened to take the strategic port city of Mariupol. The rebel successes constitute the opening of a new front in the conflict. Mr Poroshenko said he was calling a meeting of the Ukrainian security council. He added that Ukraine would initiate an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council to discuss

      


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´Russian troops deployed´
in Ukraine - Poroshenko
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/28/2014 6:36:23 AM     Post Reply
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has cancelled a visit to Turkey, citing "Russian troop deployments" in the east of the country. Mr Poroshenko said his place was in Kiev in view of a sharp deterioration in the situation in Donetsk region. His announcement came as pro-Russian rebels captured the seaside town of Novoazovsk and threatened to take the strategic port city of Mariupol. The rebel successes constitute the opening of a new front in the conflict. Mr Poroshenko said he was calling a meeting of the Ukrainian security council. He added that Ukraine would initiate an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council to discuss

   

 

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Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Moshe Cohen    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/28/2014 3:19:48 AM     Post Reply
Amos Gilad, the former IDF general who was a member of the Israeli negotiating team that worked on the Gaza ceasefire, said Thursday that the indirect negotiation process between Israel and Hamas was one of the most “tiring” experiences he had ever been through. “You sit for hours in a room, waiting for the minor changes made by either Hamas or the Egyptians to the agreement, many of them designed to trick you into making a bad deal,” Gilad said of the process. Negotiations took place in a Gaza hotel, with Israeli and Hamas terror officials sequestered in different rooms. Egyptian

The mysterious Libya air strikes
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power in the Middle East
Telegraph [UK], by David Blair    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/28/2014 3:11:23 AM     Post Reply
The mystery over the air strikes in Libya’s capital appears to have been cleared up. US officials say that the military jets which bombed targets in Tripoli last week were from the air forces of Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). [Snip] There are many important aspects to this affair, not least the sobering fact that air strikes can take place in Libya’s capital without anyone really knowing who was responsible. If that is not compelling evidence of Libya’s descent into a failed state, then I don’t know what is. But there is something else worth noting. Egypt and the

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BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/27/2014 8:03:39 PM     Post Reply
The US is considering making aid drops to Shia Turkmen in northern Iraq who are under siege from Islamic State (IS) militants, US defence sources say. President Obama is also close to expanding US air strikes against IS after seeking support from several EU allies, according to US officials. Last week the UN said urgent action was needed to stop a massacre in Amerli. The Iraqi town is at risk of falling into the hands of IS, who now control large swathes of Iraq and Syria. The majority of Amerli´s residents are Shia Turkmen, who are seen as apostates by

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Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/27/2014 6:54:52 AM     Post Reply
An IDF officer was lightly-to-moderately wounded Wednesday by apparent errant gun fire emanating from the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, where rebels and forces loyal to the Damascus regime are embroiled in a civil war. The wounded officer was airlifted to Rambam Medical Center in Haifa for medical treatment. Earlier Wednesday, the IDF instructed farmers and civilians to stay away from the border with Syria on the Golan Heights after intense fighting flared between the Syrian army and rebels in the Quneitra crossing region. Explosions from the fighting in Syria were audible in the Israeli Golan Heights. The IDF said

   

 

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Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/26/2014 4:24:06 PM     Post Reply
Murmurs of dissatisfaction rose from the political Left and Right Tuesday night, after Israel agreed to a cease-fire. Meanwhile, Eshkol Regional Council chairman Haim Yellin indicated that he does not trust the cease-fire will last, saying residents of his constituency who evacuated should not return to their homes. "It doesn´t interest me what the government or Hamas say. I will only call on residents to return when I feel like there´s a real cease-fire," Yellin told Channel 10 news. [Snip] Just as half of the cabinet ministers were opposed to the cease-fire, many in the coalition expressed similar opinions.

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Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Ari Yashar, Ari Saffir    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/26/2014 1:40:08 PM     Post Reply
An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire began at 7 p.m. (16:00 GMT) today (Tuesday), after being officially accepted by the Israeli government just minutes before. [Snip] But despite the declarations terrorists in Gaza continued to launch rocket and mortar attacks even after the ceasefire took effect. At approximately 7:05 p.m. Red Alert sirens sounded in the Gaza Belt region, followed by yet more sirens minutes later. At 7:15 p.m. more rocket sirens were sounded in the Eshkol Regional Council area, indicating a further breach of the declared ceasefire. Since then, however, there have been no further reports of rocket attacks.

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Labour Member of Parliament Yasmin Qureshi has caused outrage after comparing the idea of young British Muslims joining ISIS to the idea of young Jewish Britons joining the Israel Defence Forces. Qureshi, who has previously had to apologise for offence caused by comparing the situation in Gaza to the Holocaust, also claimed that most British Muslims going to Iraq and Syria were going for "humanitarian reasons" in a bizarre Sky News interview yesterday. She said: "From my understand [sic], most have gone to actually help people so its been humanitarian work. We understand now from some the [sic] intelligence services giving

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If a retired tyrant chose to write a guidebook entitled “How to be an Arab Dictator”, what would be the most important lesson? It might be summarised thus: “When you are in trouble, fan the flames of Islamist extremism so that your enemies will look even worse than you.” [Snip] The rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) has apparently convinced the likes of Lord Dannatt, a former Army commander, and Sir Christopher Meyer, once our Ambassador in Washington, that we must reach an accommodation with Assad in order to suppress a common threat.

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Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have been accused of launching air strikes against Islamist targets in Libya--a move which would prove to be a major regional escalation in what is fast becoming a battle between the Arab old guard and the rampant forces of political Islam. [Snip] Meanwhile there were allegations that Egypt and the UAE carried out the strikes without the consent of the United States--despite both countries being firm allies of the White House. According to the New York Times, the Obama administration was caught completely by surprise, with Egyptian officials explicitly denying the operation to American

   

 

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US forces set to move into Syria
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Obama authorizes recon flights ahead of
possible strikes on ISIS - despite Assad*
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Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/26/2014 12:31:29 AM     Post Reply
And on Monday, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem said that the embattled regime of President Bashar al-Assad could accept support from the United States to help fight ´terrorists´. [Snip] ´Any effort to fight terrorism should be done in coordination with Syrian government,´ Moallem said according to CNN. However, when asked by CNN´s Wolf Blitzer if the US would seek the permission of Syria to strike within its territory, Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said they would not. ´Not getting into the hypothetical operations, there´s no intention to coordinate with Syrian authorities,´ said Kirby to CNN.



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