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Iranian Official Shares Little About Detained U.S. Reporter On July 22, Tehran-based Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian was detained by Iranian authorities. Steve Inskeep talks to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif about the case. | Sep 18, 2014 09:06 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Islamic State Planned Killing In Australia, PM Says After Raids Fifteen people were arrested across Sydney in the counterterrorism operation, which one official said was the largest in the country's history. | Sep 18, 2014 02:53 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Obama Promises Again Not to Send Ground Troops to Fight Militants The White House sought to dispel growing confusion over exactly what role American soldiers are going to play on the battlefield in the unfolding operation.
New York Times | Sep 18, 2014 01:41 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
News Analysis: A Host of Possible Objections to Expanded Airstrikes in Syria Airstrikes on Iraq were a fairly easy sell, but airstrikes on the group in Syria present a dilemma: how to support such military action while obeying international law.
New York Times | Sep 18, 2014 01:32 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Unrest by Palestinians Surges in a Jerusalem Neighborhood The authorities and activists alike cite the strongest and most sustained uprising by the citys Palestinian residents in a decade.
New York Times | Sep 18, 2014 01:26 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
House Votes to Authorize Aid to Syrian Rebels in ISIS Fight A House divided along unusual and unpredictable lines voted to authorize the training and arming of Syrian rebels to confront the militant group Islamic State, backing President Obama.
New York Times | Sep 18, 2014 12:49 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Obama Faulted in Terror Fight, New Poll Finds With Americans fears about a terrorist attack on the rise, a New York Times/CBS News poll finds the public is questioning President Obamas strategy for combating the militant organization calling itself the Islamic State.
New York Times | Sep 17, 2014 10:31 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
US lawmakers back plan to arm Syrian rebels House of Representatives vote 273 to 156 to approve President Obama's train-and-equip plan meant to defeat the ISIL.
Al Jazeera | Sep 17, 2014 10:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Bad Vaccine Kills Dozens of Children Inside Syria Volunteer medical organizations said the vaccine afflicted dozens of children in insurgent-held areas of Idlib Province.
New York Times | Sep 17, 2014 9:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
House Passes Bill That Authorizes Arming Syrian Rebels Even though it was backed by both party leaders, the vote split politicians within their own ranks. The final tally on the narrow military measure was 273 to 156. | Sep 17, 2014 9:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend