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Iran ready to play constructive role in Geneva talks

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 22 2013, 8:46pm CST | by IANS

Tehran, Dec 23 (IANS) Iran has expressed its readiness to play a "constructive" role in upcoming Geneva II conference on Syria if it is invited.
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Paul Ryan Says He'd Love To See Mitt Romney Run Again

Aug 21 2014 10:13pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan said Thursday he would love to see Mitt Romney run again for president and teased the GOP's former nominee at one point that the "third time's the charm." Appearing with Ryan at a public event for the first time since their ticket lost two years ago, Romney offered his own good-humored praise by saying that Ryan "wouldn't be a bad president" himself. Ryan, R-Wis., has said he will wait until after the midterm ele ...
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Inhofe: ISIS strategizing to 'blow up' U.S. city

Aug 21 2014 8:05pm CDT | Source: WND

The ranking Republican on the Armed Services Committee in the U.S. Senate is warning that ISIS terrorists, those who this week beheaded an American journalist, are working on a plan they could use to blow up an entire American city. The comments from Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., came in an interview with the Fox affiliate in Oklahoma City. He said the U.S. now is in “the most dangerous position we’ve ever been in.” Responding to questions about terror and the threat facing America ...
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Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) Even as a semblance of order was restored in a small city in Missouri after nearly two weeks of unrest, Indian and other Asian-American-owned businesses were reported to be in a mess after days of looting. | by IANS
 
Violence against Iraqis worst seen this century: UN
United Nations, Aug 22 (IANS) The violence against children, women and minority communities in Iraq in the past few weeks is one of the worst seen in this century, a UN spokesperson said Thursday, citing information from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). | by IANS
 
Islamic terrorists must be defeated: US army official
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) It is possible to contain the Islamic State (IS) forces, but not in perpetuity, a senior US army official said Thursday. | by IANS
 
 

U.S. General Says Raiding Syria Is Key to Halting ISIS

Aug 21 2014 8:04pm CDT | Source: NYT-Politics

Gen. Martin E. Dempsey was circumspect in describing the sort of broad effort that would be required to roll back ...
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ISIS Email To Family Of Executed American Journalist James Foley Revealed

Aug 21 2014 7:48pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

GlobalPost, the online news company that American journalist James Foley was freelancing for before his capture by Islamic State militants in Syria two years ago, released the menacing email the militants sent to Foley's family before he was beheaded, an execution that ISIS broadcast to the world in a video released August 19. The email chastises the American government for not negotiating over the release of Foley and for U.S. airstrikes on militant targets in Iraq. It concludes with ...
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CNN: Over 400 British Citizens Are Members of ISIS

Aug 21 2014 6:35pm CDT | Source: Big Government

CNN correspondent Brian Todd reported that there were “more than 400 British citizens alone in ISIS” on Thursday’s broadcast of “The Situation Room.”  “A U.S. intelligence official tells CNN they have indications of ISIS cells in Europe, which could attack US embassies and other American interests. The official says it's not clear if those terrorists were ordered by ISIS or if they went on their own” Todd stated. And “a handful Americans ...
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White House: Central command for the war on liberty

Aug 21 2014 6:32pm CDT | Source: WND

In his usual prevaricating fashion, Barack Obama has responded with good-sounding rhetoric to the heinous murder of journalist Jim Foley. “We will be vigilant and we will be relentless,” he said, promising to “do what’s necessary to see that justice is done.” I imagine that, as usual, there are Americans who will simply take Obama’s words at face value. They will pretend that his rhetoric can somehow alleviate the bitterness of current events, while giving no thought to the key rol ...
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ISIS is Islam

Aug 21 2014 6:29pm CDT | Source: WND

“ISIL” is how President Barack Obama refers to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). He pronounces it as one would the last syllable in “Moishel,” giving it the ring of a Yiddish diminutive. Yiddish adds an “-l or –ele” suffix to signify affection. “ISIL,” the more expansive appellation preferred by the president, stands for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Obama was set to tee off on the golf course, when the outfit re ...
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Pope Calls Family of Slain American Journalist

Aug 21 2014 5:42pm CDT | Source: Big Government

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Pope Francis has called the family of an American journalist whose videotaped beheading by Islamic State militants has touched off torrents of outrage around the world. Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi confirms the pope called James Foley's parents, Diane and John Foley, on Thursday. He gave no details of what the pope said. In the past the Vatican has described such personal ca ...
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