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Obama arrives in Estonia on eve of NATO summit

Estonian press photographers cover the arrival of US President Barack Obama on Air Force One at sunrise in Tallinn, Estonia, September 3, 2014US President Barack Obama arrived in Estonia aboard Air Force One early Wednesday to meet Baltic leaders and reaffirm Washington's commitment to the security of ex-Soviet NATO members. The talks in Tallinn come ahead of the key alliance summit in Wales focused on the crisis in Ukraine. Russia on Tuesday declared NATO a major "threat" after the Western military alliance announced plans to reinforce defences in eastern Europe because of the Kremlin's perceived stoking of war in Ukraine. Obama's plane landed at 6:30 am (0330 GMT) in the capital of the small Baltic nation of Estonia which joined NATO in 2004.

Posted on 3 September 2014 | 6:06 am

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ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s military says it has killed 910 suspected militants and lost 82 soldiers in a major offensive launched in June in a restive tribal region near Afghanistan. The military statement released Wednesday says it has cleared the main towns of Miran Shah, Mir Ali, Datta Khel, Boya and Degan, all former militant strongholds in North Waziristan, since June 15, when it launched a major operation there to eliminate local and foreign insurgents accused of orchestrating attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Posted on 3 September 2014 | 6:03 am

‘Islamic State’ extremists murder second US reporter

An image grab taken from a video released by the Islamic State and identified by private terrorism monitor SITE Intelligence Group on September 2, 2014, purportedly shows 31-year-old US freelance writer Steven SotloffWashington (AFP) – "Islamic State" jihadists have murdered a second American reporter, releasing another video showing a masked militant with a British accent cutting the throat of a US captive. In the latest footage, the 31-year-old reporter Steven Sotloff calmly addresses the camera to say he is a victim of President Barack Obama's decision to press on with air strikes in Iraq against the jihadists.

Posted on 3 September 2014 | 6:03 am

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TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s prime minister picked a record-matching five women for his Cabinet. The appointments announced Wednesday are sending the strongest message yet about Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s determination to revive the economy by getting women on board as workers and leaders.

Posted on 3 September 2014 | 5:32 am

Australia to play enhanced NATO role

File photo of the NATO headquarters in BrusselsAustralia will accept an invitation to boost its role within NATO at the group's summit in Wales, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Wednesday, saying it was in the country's national interest. While not a member, Canberra is a close US ally and has played an increasing part in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation operations over the past decade, particularly in Afghanistan and Iraq. Bishop said Australia had been formally invited to become part of its Enhanced Partnership Programme. "At this meeting Australia will accept a formal invitation to become an enhanced partner of NATO," she said as she left for the summit this week in Wales.

Posted on 3 September 2014 | 5:18 am

Second Syria beheading raises stakes for US

An unidentified woman walks towards the home of the family of journalist Steven Sotloff, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 in Pinecrest, Fla. An Internet video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading by the Islamic State group of Sotloff, who went missing in Syria last year. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State extremists have released a video purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warned President Barack Obama that continuing airstrikes against the group in Iraq will be met with the killing of more Western captives.

Posted on 3 September 2014 | 5:04 am

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ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s lawmakers rallied behind the country’s embattled prime minister Tuesday in an emergency session, even as thousands of protesters remained camped outside of parliament demanding his ouster. Speaking for the government in the joint session of Pakistan’s National Assembly and the Senate, the country’s interior minister slammed the protesters demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s resignation, describing them as “terrorists.”

Posted on 3 September 2014 | 5:02 am

Obama to Europe: NATO to oppose Russian aggression

U.S. President Barack Obama is greeted by Estonia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Paet, left, and Estonia's Chief of Protocol Toomas Kahur, center, as he arrives in Tallinn, Estonia, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, for a one day visit where he will meet with Baltic State leaders before heading to the NATO Summit in Wales. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Confronted by a Kremlin-backed military offensive in Ukraine, President Barack Obama and Western allies will approve plans this week to position at least 4,000 troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe, bolstering NATO's security commitments to nervous member states near the Russian border.

Posted on 3 September 2014 | 4:36 am

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ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s lawmakers rallied behind the country’s embattled prime minister Tuesday in an emergency session, even as thousands of protesters remained camped outside of parliament demanding his ouster. Speaking for the government in the joint session of Pakistan’s National Assembly and the Senate, the country’s interior minister slammed the protesters demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s resignation, describing them as “terrorists.”

Posted on 3 September 2014 | 4:32 am

Islamic State issues video of beheading of U.S. hostage

A video purportedly shows U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff kneeling next to a masked Islamic State fighter holding a knife in an unknown location in this still image from video released by Islamic StateBy William Maclean DUBAI (Reuters) – The Islamic State militant group released a video on Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of a second American hostage, journalist Steven Sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. A masked figure in the video seen by Reuters also issued a threat against a British hostage, a man the group named as David Haines, and warned governments to back off "this evil alliance of America against the Islamic State". A statement released by Sotloff's family through a spokesman indicated the family considered the video to be authentic.

Posted on 3 September 2014 | 4:30 am

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ISIS Says It Killed Steven Sotloff After US Strikes in Northern Iraq – New York Times


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ISIS Says It Killed Steven Sotloff After US Strikes in Northern Iraq
New York Times
Mr. Sotloff addresses the camera and describes himself as “paying the price” for Mr. Obama's decision to strike the group, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, in northern Iraq. The apparent murder of Mr. Sotloff, 31, came despite televised pleas from
Steven Sotloff 'beheaded by Islamic State' – latestTelegraph.co.uk
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Posted on 3 September 2014 | 5:02 am

Obama to send approximately 350 additional military personnel to Iraq – Fox News


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Obama to send approximately 350 additional military personnel to Iraq
Fox News
President Obama announced Tuesday he is sending approximately 350 additional military personnel to Iraq to protect U.S. diplomatic facilities and workers in Baghdad. The White House said in a press release that the personnel will not serve a combat
US military conducts airstrike against ISIS near Mosul Dam in IraqIBNLive
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Posted on 3 September 2014 | 1:18 am

Obama sending 350 more military personnel to Iraq – CBS News


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Obama sending 350 more military personnel to Iraq
CBS News
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has authorized sending 350 more military personnel to Iraq protect U.S. facilities and personnel in Baghdad, the White House said Tuesday night. The moves comes at the recommendation of the Defense Department …
US sending military personnel to IraqUSA TODAY
Obama Authorizes Sending Additional Troops To IraqHuffington Post
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Posted on 3 September 2014 | 12:48 am

Obama Sending 350 More Troops to Iraq – NBCNews.com


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Obama Sending 350 More Troops to Iraq
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President Obama has authorized another 350 U.S. military personnel to be sent to Iraq, the White House announced on Tuesday evening. The troops are being sent to "protect our diplomatic facilities and personnel in Baghdad, Iraq," according the White …

Posted on 3 September 2014 | 12:38 am

ISIS Is America’s Legacy in Iraq – Mother Jones


Mother Jones

ISIS Is America's Legacy in Iraq
Mother Jones
Abroad, from Libya and Ukraine to Iraq and the South China Sea, nothing has been coming up roses for the US Polls reflect a general American gloom, with 71% of the public claiming the country is "on the wrong track." We have the look of a superpower …
The US Should Not Wage War Against ISIS Like Afghanistan and IraqTIME
Dealing With Iraq, Syria and ISISNew York Times
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Posted on 2 September 2014 | 11:55 pm

ISIS turned northern Iraq into ‘blood-soaked killing fields’, says Amnesty … – Daily Mail


ISIS turned northern Iraq into 'blood-soaked killing fields', says Amnesty
Daily Mail
Donatella Rovera, Amnesty International's Senior Crisis Response Adviser, currently in Iraq, said: 'The Islamic State is carrying out despicable crimes and has transformed rural areas of Sinjar into blood-soaked killing fields in its brutal campaign to

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 6:49 pm

Australia at war in Iraq edging closer – Sydney Morning Herald


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Australia at war in Iraq edging closer
Sydney Morning Herald
The prospect of Australian participation in a war against Islamic State fighters in Iraq is edging closer with both Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten in lockstep yesterday branding the militants respectively "a death cult" and "an enemy of humanity". In
Abbott on Iraq: 'Doing nothing means leaving millions exposed to death'The Guardian
Australia's involvement in Iraq: Tony Abbott defends decision to send in troopsNEWS.com.au
Abbott to address Parliament on Australia's involvement in Iraq conflictABC Online
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Posted on 2 September 2014 | 2:11 pm

UN to send investigators to Iraq over Islamic State ‘atrocities’ – The Guardian


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UN to send investigators to Iraq over Islamic State 'atrocities'
The Guardian
UN officials are to investigate atrocities in Iraq after persistent reports that Islamic State fighters have carried out "acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale", including beheadings and other killings, forced conversions, slavery and sexual
Iraq crisis: Islamic State accused of ethnic cleansingBBC News
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the key: only fools will rush into IraqThe Age
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Posted on 2 September 2014 | 2:08 pm

UK could join American air strikes in Iraq and Syria, warns David Cameron – Telegraph.co.uk


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UK could join American air strikes in Iraq and Syria, warns David Cameron
Telegraph.co.uk
The Prime Minister said he will re-examine the possibility of Britain launching military strikes in Iraq and Syria after calls for action by Conservative backbenchers. He compared the crisis to the one faced in Libya in 2011, when he launched air
Killing of a British hostage by Isis would shift opinion on air strikes in The Independent
Miliband calls for tougher action on Britons travelling to Iraq and SyriaThe Guardian
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Posted on 2 September 2014 | 8:51 am

Iraq crisis: Acts of inhumanity on unimaginable scale – UN – BBC News


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Iraq crisis: Acts of inhumanity on unimaginable scale – UN
BBC News
The UN Human Rights Council has agreed to send an emergency mission to investigate the IS crimes. The UN allegations came as a BBC team entered the town of Amerli, in northern Iraq, where residents and fighters are celebrating the end of a two-month …

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 9:34 pm