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Obama keen to boost ties with Bangladesh

Obama keen to boost ties with Bangladesh

US President Barack Obama has shown interest to work together with Bangladesh to strengthen bilateral relations and for achieving common goals. He said this to new Ambassador of Bangladesh to the USA, Mohammad Ziauddin, when the latter presented his credentials to Obama on Thursday. The US president welcomed the envoy in the Oval Office of...

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Obama has a “Strategy” now!

Obama has a “Strategy” now!

ONE may not subscribe to the conspiracy theories that imaginative Muslims have been circulating since 9/11 attacks, the latest being the portrayal of the ISIS “Caliph” as a Jewish, planted by Israel to further destabilize the region. One may, however, consider the formation of Obama's “Coalition of the Willing” of more than 30...

IS crisis: US House approves Obama Syria plan

IS crisis: US House approves Obama Syria plan

The US House of Representatives has approved President Barack Obama's plan to train and arm the moderate Syrian opposition taking on Islamic State. The vote passed by a large majority in the Republican-controlled House and is expected to be adopted in the Senate. The endorsement came after President Obama repeated that he would not be...

First US airstrikes in Iraq under new IS plan

First US airstrikes in Iraq under new IS plan

The US has carried out airstrikes in Iraq in support of troops who were being attacked by Islamic State (IS) fighters, the US military has said. It said that the attacks took place on Sunday and Monday near Mount Sinjar and south-west of Baghdad. They were the first made as part of expanded efforts outlined...

Ebola outbreak: UN calls for $1bn to fight virus

Ebola outbreak: UN calls for $1bn to fight virus

More than $1bn is needed to fight the West Africa Ebola outbreak - a tenfold increase in the past month, the UN's Ebola co-ordinator has said. David Nabarro made the announcement as the World Health Organization (WHO) described the health crisis as "unparalleled in modern times". It has killed 2,461 people this year, half of...

Australia to join anti-IS force

Australia to join anti-IS force

Australia says it is sending 600 troops to the Middle East ahead of possible combat operations against Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the deployment, initially to the United Arab Emirates, was in response to a specific US request. Nearly 40 countries, including 10 Arab states, have signed up to...

Kerry visits Egypt for coalition talks on IS

Kerry visits Egypt for coalition talks on IS

US Secretary of State John Kerry will arrive in Egypt on Saturday amid US attempts to form a broad coalition to tackle Islamic State (IS) militants. Kerry will meet Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi in Cairo on the latest leg of his Middle East tour.

Syrian opposition welcomes Obama speech on ISIS

Syrian opposition welcomes Obama speech on ISIS

Syria's Western-backed National Coalition opposition on Thursday urged US Congress to approve as soon as possible President Barack Obama's policy on Islamic State militants after he authorised US airstrikes for the first time in Syria. "The Syrian Coalition ... stands ready and willing to partner with the international community not only to defeat ISIS...

Obama orders US airstrikes in Syria against IS

Obama orders US airstrikes in Syria against IS

President Barack Obama told Americans on Wednesday he had authorised US airstrikes for the first time in Syria and more attacks in Iraq in a broad escalation of a campaign against the Islamic State militant group. Obama's decision to launch attacks inside Syria, which is embroiled in a three-year civil war, marked a turnabout...

Obama takes big risk in wider airstrikes

Obama takes big risk in wider airstrikes

For a president criticized as overly cautious and reluctant to lead, Barack Obama is taking a huge risk. He is thrusting US fighting forces into a growing military operation with clear dangers, unknown costs, an indefinite length and unpredictable consequences. After years of resistance, the president who wanted to end America's wars will now...

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