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Mail on Sunday
Daily Mail Comment: An atrocity that must shake the West awake
Horrific: There are scarcely words in the lexicon of disgust adequate to describe the images of a US journalist being beheaded by this depraved Islamist maniac apparently speaking in a British accent There are scarcely words in the lexicon of disgust adequate to describe the images of a US journalist being beheaded by a depraved Islamist maniac, ... (more)
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Arutz Sheva Israel News
Middle East, 3:12 AMObama Authorizes Airstrikes on Iraq's Mosul Dam
The White House on Sunday said President Barack Obama had informed Congress he authorized U.S. airstrikes in Iraq to help retake control of the Mosul Dam, Reuters reported.
Holly Williams: Being a Woman in a War Zone 'Can Sometimes Be an Advantage'
CBS News foreign correspondent Holly Williams , who has been reporting this week from northern Iraq, talks to FORTUNE about the advantages of being a woman in a war zone: Sometimes when you travel to more conservative parts of the Middle East, obviously you are going to get treated differently as a woman than as a man.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
The Washington Post
The Middle East identity crisis
Steven A. Cook is the Hasib J. Sabbagh senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Ottawa aware of reports Canadian dead in Iraq
But the Foreign Affairs Department isn't confirming it is Farah Mohamed Shirdon, a former Calgary man the CBC has identified as having been radicalized in Canada and gone to the Middle East to fight for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
Why Britain created monarchies in the Middle East
The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this year welcomed former British colonies, but absent were those Middle Eastern states where Britain had exercised imperial soft power in the twentieth century.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Renewed US presence in Iraq calls into question Obama's pivot from the Middle East toward Asia
What do President Barack Obama's decision to authorize airstrikes against the Sunni militants of the Islamic State and his previous commitment to send American military advisors and trainers back into Iraq have to do with his "pivot" to Asia? Everything and nothing.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Given geopolitics, shouldn't gas prices be rising?
Usually, when there's a crisis in the Middle East and other oil-producing regions, consumers see a spike in gas prices.
The Wall Street Journal
How Washington Would Respond to an Economic Jolt From Overseas Tensions
A spike in oil prices is perhaps the most plausible threat to the global economy from the latest Middle East turmoil.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
The End of Teflon Markets?
Markets shrugged off increasing geopolitical tensions for months, but lately investors seem more sensitive to flare-ups in Ukraine and the Middle East.
Sic Semper Tyrannis 2005
On identity and the state in the Middle East
I wrote the following reply to "Origin" in response to an off blog message he sent me in which he expressed surprise at the lack of devotion to the integrity of the Sykes-Picot state system displayed by governments and semi-governments in the ME .
US, Australia push for global response to Middle East foreign fighters
SYDNEY - The United States and Australia plan to push the United Nations to adopt international standards to deal with growing numbers of foreign fighters in Middle East conflicts and the threat they could pose when they return to their home countries.
Sun Aug 10, 2014
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Rock Star Gets a Rose, Water Park a Razz
Camp Pendleton has to be on edge as U.S. bombs fall in Iraq. We have a special bond with Marines and the deeply held wish in these parts is that an orderly withdrawal from the war-torn Middle East still has a chance .
Fri Aug 08, 2014
The New Rochelle Daily Voice
In New Rochelle, Reaction Mixed To U.S. Airstrikes In Iraq
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. With United States warplanes launching a second wave of airstrikes in northern Iraq on Friday, New Rochelle residents expressed exasperation that national leaders are once again middling with affairs in the Middle East.
Silicon Alley Insider
14 Beautiful Photos Of Erbil, The Capital Of Iraqi Kurdistan That ISIS Is Targeting
The Islamic State, or ISIS, has been taking swaths of territory in northern Iraq and Syria in recent weeks.
The Washington Post
For Obama, in Iraq crisis, reluctance gives way to action
President Obama's decision Friday to launch airstrikes in Iraq reflected an important shift for a president who had spent months making the case for how the U.S. could achieve its foreign policy objectives without the use of force.
Ftse Live: Footsie drops as Us President Obama's Iraq airstrikes...
In opening deals, the FTSE 100 index shed 39.1 points to 6,558.2, having dropped 38.79 points yesterday to take the index back to its lowest close since April 16, meaning it has fallen more than 3 per cent since a peak seen at the end of July.
Gold gets safe-haven boost as U.S. authorises air strikes in Iraq
Summary Gold climbed to 2-1/2-week highs on Friday after U.S. President Barack Obama authorised air strikes in Iraq.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Who are the Yazidis?
Among the many victims of the advance of The Islamic State in the Middle East are a group of up to 50,000 Yazidis, who are trapped in the mountains in northwest Iraq without food or water.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
CNN Won't Fire This Reporter Even After She Was Accused Of Drunkenly Biting Two EMTs
Senior international correspondent Arwa Damon was allegedly drunk when she sunk her teeth into the arms of two medical professionals who were attending to her at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad! But despite a State Department investigation and a $2 million lawsuit against Damon, her cable news employer is sticking up for her! "She's one of the best ... (more)