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US rejects Iran's offer to cooperate against Islamic State
The US has rejected a proposal from Iranian officials regarding cooperation between the two nations in fighting against the Islamic State (IS). Tehran was reportedly ready to join forces in exchange for Washington's flexibility on its nuclear program.

22.09.2014 19:29

Lessons from Xi Jinping’s India Visit
​Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent visit to India (September 17-19) yielded quite positive results, but, sadly, left much more in the “not achieved” bracket with both New Delhi and Beijing to blame for squandering away the opportunity.

22.09.2014 16:04

Modi warms up to Xi keeping ‘border’ as the key word
While economics and pragmatic foreign policy are the triggers, results of the meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minster Narendra Modi in India, are decided elsewhere - at the disputed Sino-Indian border.

22.09.2014 15:51

Ground troops to Iraq? Blair ‘last person to consult on invading Iraq’, say activists
Stop the War activists say Tony Blair is the ‘last person to consult on invading Iraq’ after the former prime minister called for sending troops to Iraq and possibly Syria. He said airstrikes alone will not be enough to defeat the Islamic State.

22.09.2014 11:30

Facebook takes down drag queens’ profiles
At a Wednesday meeting, frustrated drag queens couldn't convince Facebook to reverse its policy of forcing people to use their real ‒ not stage ‒ names on the popular social media site. If they don’t comply, the drag queens’ profiles will be deleted.

18.09.2014 19:58

Biden accused of anti-Semitism after Shylock comment
US Vice President Joe Biden has drawn criticism from a top Jewish group for calling bankers who have preyed on service members deployed overseas as “Shylocks,” a term often condemned as an anti-Semitic stereotype.

17.09.2014 15:07

Pentagon: US ground troops may fight Islamic State despite ‘no military solution’
Two of the United States military’s top officials testified before the Senate on Tuesday about the growing threat posed by Islamic State militants and acknowledged that the Pentagon’s current plan for the situation in Iraq and Syria could soon shift.

16.09.2014 17:16

'No combat mission:' US ready to strike Syria, may use up to 1,600 troops to fight ISIS in Iraq
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the US Central Command has a plan to take “targeted actions against ISIS safe havens in Syria,” including striking infrastructure. Hagel also unveiled a plan to boost Iraqi forces by 1,600 US "military advisers."

16.09.2014 14:07

Iran refuses to help 'self-serving' US fight ISIS
Iran has refused an offer from the United States to join a global alliance preparing to combat Islamic State militants, according to Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

15.09.2014 14:24

Airstrikes against ISIS in Syria ‘illegal’ without Assad’s OK – report
UK airstrikes against Islamic State extremists in Syria could be illegal without the agreement of President Bashar Assad’s government or a UN Security Council resolution, according to a House of Commons Library assessment.

15.09.2014 14:02

'Secure West Point training': Ukrainian battalion leader lists US tour plans
The leader of the Donbass volunteer battalion, who actively fought in eastern Ukraine, has arrived in Washington with ambitious plans to talk with American politicians, ask for material support and even secure training at West Point for his commanders.

15.09.2014 08:17

UK edges towards military assault on ISIS
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond will meet leaders and foreign ministers from over 30 countries in Paris to discuss plans to fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. The summit comes two days after the beheading of a British aid worker.

15.09.2014 08:28

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