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August 29, 2014

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new: UK terror threat raised from substantial to severe

UK terror threat raised from substantial to severe

"New level of threat, related to developments in Syria and Iraq, means attack is highly likely though not necessarily imminentThe terror threat to the UK has been raised from substantial to severe, Theresa May, the home secretary, has announced.This means that a terrorist attack is "highly..."

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European jihadists: It ain’t half hot here, mum

"THE two young men in the bus from Antakya, in south-eastern Turkey, to Reyhanli, nearer the border with Syria, sported long beards, calf-length trousers and toted small drawstring bags with their minimal belongings. They spoke in broken Arabic to the bus driver (local Turks usually have a smattering..."

The hostage trade: Handsome ransoms

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UN: Syria Refugee Count Tops 3 Million

UN: Syria Refugee Count Tops 3 Million

"The United Nations says more than three million people have fled Syria's civil war, creating what it calls "the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era." In a statement Friday, the U.N. refugee agency said one million of those refugees fled in the past year alone from the "increasingly horrifying..."

Obama Signals No Immediate Airstrikes in Syria

Obama: No Strategy Yet on Islamic State Threat


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new: Russian fund with US advisers eludes sanctions

Russian fund with US advisers eludes sanctions

"WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama warns of stepped-up economic punishments against Russia for its military incursions inside Ukraine, U.S. sanctions have so far avoided one prominent financial institution: the $10 billion Russian Direct Investment Fund, which has partnered with..."

new: Obama cautions against using force to solve crises

Obama says 'no strategy yet' as IS executes Syrian troops

UN: Islamic State group threatens Syria aid access

Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

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Fighting in Syria spawns separate civil war in global jihadist movement - Fox News

"Fox NewsFighting in Syria spawns separate civil war in global jihadist movementFox NewsLast week, Al-Nusra, struggling to stay relevant and recruit fighters, released a video featuring three of their fighters as they head off in northern Syria near the city of Aleppo to battle the Islamic State,..."

US Identifies Citizens Joining Rebels in Syria, Including ISIS - New York Times

Obama admits 'no strategy' on IS in Syria - Aljazeera.com

ISIS Said to Kill 150 Syrian Captives in 2 Days, Videotaping the Horror - New York Times

US Investigating Reports of Second American Jihadist Killed in Syria - TIME

Video shows Islamic State executes scores of Syrian soldiers - Reuters

Islamic State Economy Runs on Extortion, Oil Piracy in Syria, Iraq - Wall Street Journal

ISIS militants shoot and stab more than 150 Syrian troops in brutal mass killings - National Post


جديد: الأمم المتحدة: عدد اللاجئين السوريين يتخطى الـ3 ملايين وسط ظروف مروعة - سي ان ان العربية

"الفجرالأمم المتحدة: عدد اللاجئين السوريين يتخطى الـ3 ملايين وسط ظروف مروعةسي ان ان العربيةدبي، الإمارات العربية المتحدة (CNN)- أعلنت الأمم المتحدة الجمعة، أن عدد اللاجئين السوريين تجاوز حاجز الـ3 ملايين شخص، وسط تقارير عن ظروف مروعة على نحو متزايد تشهدها الدولة العربية، التي تشهد اضطرابات واسعة منذ ربيع 2011، بلغت حد "الحرب..."

جديد: رهائن لدى تنظيم «داعش» تعرضوا للإيهام بالغرق - الرياض

جديد: أوباما: ما من استراتيجية عسكرية لدي لمواجهة "داعش" - الدستور

واشنطن وبان يطالبان بالإفراج عن جنود أمميين بالجولان - الجزيرة

زمان الوصل

جديد: كلمة السر....من يموّل داعش؟ (2-2)

"نظرية "الدعم الخليجي الرسمي" لـ "داعش" ضعيفة جداً، ولا تتمتع بأي أُسس منطقية راسخة، لا مصلحياً، ولا إعلامياً..."هناك رجال أعمال عرب وخليجيين يؤمنون بتنظيم القاعدة، ويعملون على تمويل التنظيم بطريقة غير مباشرة، وبسرية جداً،..."."تهديد واختبار خط الساحل السوري - شمال سورية لمعالجة مشكلة تلقي الدعم الخارجي اللازم للمرحلة التالية....".يبدو..."

جديد: حدائق الشام تتحدى الحرب

جديد: داعش أولاً ثم نتفق حول الأسد... د. عوض السليمان