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Obama has a “Strategy” now!

STRANGER THAN FICTION

Obama has a “Strategy” now!

ONE may not subscribe to the conspiracy theories that imaginative Muslims have been circulating since 9/11 attacks, the latest being the portrayal of the ISIS “Caliph” as a Jewish, planted by Israel to further destabilize the region. One may, however, consider the formation of Obama's “Coalition of the Willing” of more than 30...

Malala attack suspects arrested

Malala attack suspects arrested

Pakistan's army says it has arrested 10 militants suspected of involvement in the 2012 attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, who won world acclaim after she was shot by the Taliban in the country's northwest. Army spokesman Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa, said Friday that the detained men attacked Yousafzai, then 16, on orders from...

Obama takes big risk in wider airstrikes

Obama takes big risk in wider airstrikes

For a president criticized as overly cautious and reluctant to lead, Barack Obama is taking a huge risk. He is thrusting US fighting forces into a growing military operation with clear dangers, unknown costs, an indefinite length and unpredictable consequences. After years of resistance, the president who wanted to end America's wars will now...

US 'to go on offensive' against IS

US 'to go on offensive' against IS

US President Barack Obama is to set out his "game plan" against Islamic State militants in a speech on Wednesday. Obama told NBC TV the US would degrade IS, shrink its territory and "defeat them". He was criticised last month for saying "we don't have a strategy yet" when asked about IS during a briefing. The...

IS militants 'biggest threat' to US

IS militants 'biggest threat' to US

Islamic State militants are the most dangerous threat the US has faced in recent years, Washington has warned. Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said US air strikes had helped to break the Islamist advance in Iraq, but the militants could be expected to regroup. America's top general Martin Dempsey stressed that IS could not be defeated...

Gaza militants launch big rocket salvo at Israel

Gaza militants launch big rocket salvo at Israel

Palestinian militants launched a big rocket salvo at Israel early Sunday, endangering a unilateral cease-fire and opening the way for a possible expansion of the 20-day operation, which has already killed 1,047 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers. The Israeli military said seven rockets were fired at southern Israel early Sunday, after Israel accepted but...

Old story, new twists in Gaza war

Old story, new twists in Gaza war

The third Gaza war is playing out much like the first one more than five years ago: The harrowing civilian toll in Gaza is now at the center of the discourse, eclipsing the rocket attacks by Hamas militants that were the stated reason for the Israeli assault. Then as now, a question persists: Beyond...

Hamas tunnel threat at center of war with Israel

Hamas tunnel threat at center of war with Israel

A network of tunnels Palestinian militants have dug from Gaza to Israel — dubbed "lower Gaza" by the Israeli military — is taking center stage in the latest war between Hamas and Israel. Gaza's Hamas rulers view them as a military game changer in its conflict with Israel. The Israeli military says the tunnels...

Pak cops foil attack against PM's home

Pak cops foil attack against PM's home

Pakistani police fought for more than 10 hours with militants they said were planning to attack the home of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, officials said Thursday. An intelligence officer and two militants were killed when the shootout erupted during an overnight operation in the eastern city of Lahore, said police chief Zulfiqar Hameed. Shuja...

Israel downs Gaza drone

Israel downs Gaza drone

The Israeli military said it downed a drone launched by Gaza militants on Monday, the first time it encountered an unmanned aircraft since the start of its offensive last week, as new Israeli airstrikes pushed the death toll from Israeli airstrikes to at least 175. Israel began its campaign against militants in the Hamas-controlled...

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