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  • Poll: 57 percent of Americans favor sending US troops into Iraq, Syria to battle Daesh

    Date: 2015-02-22 11:54:21 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:58 - ID:2018241

    WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (MENA) - A new poll finds that for the first time a majority of Americans would favor sending US troops to battle Daesh. According to a CBS News poll, 57 percent favor sending American troops into Iraq and Syria to take on ....

  • Pentagon chief: Training Afghan forces key to US mission

    Date: 2015-02-22 11:49:09 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:57 - ID:2018161

    KABUL, Feb 22 (MENA) - US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Sunday that training and advising Afghan security forces is "becoming the heart" of a US military mission that is winding down after 13 years of war. Carter spoke to a gathering of about ....

  • Battle to retake Iraqi city looms as test of Obama’s Daesh strategy 2 last New York

    Date: 2015-02-22 11:29:29 GMT - USA - World - SN:54 - ID:2018125

    In preparation for the assault on Mosul, the United States and its allies are trying to weaken Daesh by cutting its supply lines. Kurdish forces, backed by American-led air power, have recently positioned themselves near an important crossroads at ....

  • Battle to retake Iraqi city looms as test of Obama’s Daesh strategy

    Date: 2015-02-22 11:29:09 GMT - USA - World - SN:53 - ID:2017921

    NEW YORK, Feb 22 (MENA) – American intelligence agencies and the Pentagon are struggling to determine how difficult it will be to retake Mosul, Daesh’s de facto capital in Iraq, as planning intensifies for a battle that is becoming a major test of ....

  • Italians laugh off Isil terror threat with travel tips

    Date: 2015-02-22 11:26:05 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:49 - ID:2017197

    LONDON, Feb 22 (MENA) - Jihadists' threat that they will conquer Rome sparked cheeky advice on how best to avoid the city's notorious traffic jams and invitations to enjoy the Chianti, the Sunday Telegraph reported. The video is chilling, even by ....

  • Netanyahu: 'Astonishing' that talks continue with Iran despite it hiding info from IAEA

    Date: 2015-02-22 11:24:30 GMT - Israel - World - SN:48 - ID:2017985

    GAZA CITY, Feb 22 (MENA) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized the international community on Sunday for continuing its talks with Iran without being troubled by that country's support for global terrorism. At Sunday's cabinet ....

  • Paper: Britain PM orders mi5 to crack down on Putin’s spies

    Date: 2015-02-22 11:16:30 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:44 - ID:2017201

    LONDON, Feb 22 (MENA) – British ministers have ordered a security crackdown on Russia with direct action against Vladimir Putin’s spies in Britain and the bomber pilots buzzing UK airspace, according to the Sunday Times. Senior security sources ....

  • Poll: Conservatives taken highest share of vote since 2012

    Date: 2015-02-22 08:55:18 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:21 - ID:2016265

    LONDON, Feb 22 (MENA) – The Conservatives have taken a two-point lead, their first since Opinium started polling, and highest share of the vote, since March 2012. The Conservatives have risen by two points since a week ago to 35%, while Labour has ....

  • Park to travel to 4 Middle East nations next month

    Date: 2015-02-22 08:54:08 GMT - south korea - World - SN:20 - ID:2016277

    SEOUL, Feb 22 (MENA) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye plans to visit Saudi Arabia and three other Middle Eastern countries next month to discuss energy and security issues with their heads of state, Yonhap news agency reported quoting the ....

  • New Pentagon chief visits airfield in southern Afghanistan

    Date: 2015-02-22 08:51:46 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:18 - ID:2016269

    KABUL, Feb 22 (MENA) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is getting briefed on American military operations at Kandahar airfield in southern Afghanistan as part of what he calls a listening tour of the war zone, ABC news reported. On his second ....

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