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Kurdish Peshmerga forces expected in Kobane in coming hours - SOHR

AMMAN, Oct 31 (KUNA) -- Kurdish Peshmerga forces are expected to arrive in the Syrian town of Ain Al-Arab (Kobane) in coming hours, a Syrian monitoring group said.Scores of Peshmerga combat forces will arrive in Ain Al-arab from Tal Shaeer in the coming ... [Published Kuwait News Agency - 2 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 2 reports

This Week in Pictures: Oct. 25-31

After 13 years, the last of U.S. Marines and British combat forces ended their combat operations against the Taliban and departed Afghanistan last weekend, handing power over to Afghans and their newly installed president, Ashraf Ghani. Slow flowing lava ... [Published Austin American Statesman - 7 hours ago]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 1 reports

Iraq Expects US to Support Frontline in International Terrorism Fight: Ambassador

WASHINGTON, October 29 (RIA Novosti) - Iraq does not feel abandoned by the United States , but rather urges Washington to support the frontline in the fight against international terrorism, Iraq's Ambassador to the United States Lukman Faily told RIA ... [Published RIA Novosti - Oct 29 2014]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 1 reports

Afghan Troops Face Taliban Alone after Foreign Forces Retreat

Afghan troops manned the south of the country in anticipation of a potential Taliban attack on their own on Tuesday, after US and British forces shipped out.The last US Marine and British combat forces left Afghanistan on Monday, 13 years after 9/11 led ... [Published Israel National News - Oct 29 2014]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 1 reports

Pakistan Complains of No Afghan Help in Militant Offensive

The Pakistani army complained Wednesday that Afghanistan had failed to cooperate with its ongoing offensive against Taliban militants in the countries' border area.The chief military spokesman Major General Asim Bajwa said Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) ... [Published Naharnet - Oct 29 2014]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 1 reports

Taliban claim victory after British withdrawal from Afghanistan

KABUL: The Afghan Taliban on Tuesday claimed victory over Britain in southern Helmand province, crediting their fighters with killing hundreds and handicapping “tens of thousands” of troops in the “bloodiest attacks” of the 13-year war.The last British ... [Published DAWN Group - Oct 29 2014]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 1 reports

Afghanistan’s new President in China for his first foreign visit

The two countries have publically pledged to a long-term partnership in the years ahead; President Ghani told Chinese President Xi Jinping and Chinese officials in Beijing that Afghanistan considers China “a strategic partner, in the short term, medium ... [Published Voice of Russia - Oct 29 2014]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 1 reports

Afghanistan to Remain US ‘Observation Tower’ Over Russia, Iran, China

WASHINGTON, October 29 (RIA Novosti) – The United States will keep a small part of its forces in Afghanistan to have an opportunity to keep an eye on Russia, Iran, Pakistan and China, the president of a think tank focused on nonmilitary solutions for ... [Published RIA Novosti - Oct 29 2014]
Entities: Afghanistan, Iran, China, Russia
First reported Oct 28 2014 - Updated Oct 28 2014 - 2 reports

Afghan forces prepare to fight alone as foreign troops leave

By Kay Johnson HELMAND/KANDAHAR AIR FIELD Afghanistan (Reuters) - On watch for a possible Taliban attack, Afghan forces on Tuesday patrolled the perimeter and manned guard towers of a vast military base deserted by U.S. A day after foreign troops left ... [Published Yahoo! UK and Ireland - Oct 28 2014]
First reported Oct 28 2014 - Updated Oct 28 2014 - 1 reports

The Slow Response to ISIS is Proving to be Deadly

North Korea-South Korea:  The Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland commented on the anti-North Korea leaflet balloon launch set for 27 October. "Relations between the North and South will face irreparable destruction. This situation ... [Published Town Hall - Oct 28 2014]
First reported Oct 26 2014 - Updated Oct 27 2014 - 13 reports

Britain's Afghan war ends

The last UK base in Helmand Province was handed over to Afghan forces yesterday morning, bringing British combat operations to an end after 13 years.During the handover at Camp Bastion, British and American soldiers stood side by side as the Union flag ... [Published Bangladesh Daily Star - Oct 26 2014]
First reported Oct 26 2014 - Updated Oct 26 2014 - 3 reports

U.S., Britain hand over Leatherneck-Bastion camps to Afghan military

British troops and U.S. Marines officially ended their combat operations in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province on Sunday with ceremonies at the coalition's Regional Command (Southwest) combined base.The U.S. and U.K. flags were lowered for the last ... [Published CBC - Oct 26 2014]

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Afghanistan-Taliban:  The Taliban claimed victory for having forced the British forces to leave Helmand Province. According to one commentator, "26 October was another historic day for Afghanistan in which the British invaders officially accepted the military defeat of their fourth invasion of Afghanistan….The flight of the British invaders is another proud event in the history of Afghanistan."
"The key outstanding question from the Iraqis has been, [whether] the United States want to partner with us with all the baggage we have had in Iraq - in relation to the security, the last ten years, the Iraq fatigueness, which people here in the United States have talked about" Faily said
Longtime adviser David Axelrod told Bloomberg BusinessWeek, "There's no doubt that there's a theatrical nature to the presidency that he resists."
"We did not get cooperation from Afghanistan that we were expecting before launching the Zarb-e-Azab operation" Bajwa told a press conference

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Kurdish Peshmerga forces expected in Kobane in ... [Published Kuwait News Agency - 2 hours ago]
Daphne native, Spanish Fort graduate serving wi... [Published Gulf Coast News Today - 7 hours ago]
This Week in Pictures: Oct. 25-31 [Published Austin American Statesman - 7 hours ago]
This Week in Pictures: Oct. 25-31 [Published MSNBC - 7 hours ago]
To make the blood run cold [Published The Friday Times - 16 hours ago]
K.T. McFARLAND: Desperate for a deal with Iran [Published Washington Times - 22 hours ago]
Afghanistan: As America Moves Out, the Taliban ... [Published Town Hall - Oct 30 2014]
Four killed in Malda land dispute [Published The Echo Of India - Oct 30 2014]
Iraq Expects US to Support Frontline in Interna... [Published RIA Novosti - Oct 29 2014]
Four killed in scuffle over old land dispute in... [Published The Statesman - Oct 29 2014]
Even on Ebola, Obama is dull — and that's good [Published Chicago Tribune - Oct 29 2014]
After Afghanistan: What next for the troops? [Published Mail & Guardian Online - Oct 29 2014]
Pakistan Complains of No Afghan Help in Militan... [Published Naharnet - Oct 29 2014]
Afghanistan’s new President in China for his fi... [Published Voice of Russia - Oct 29 2014]
Afghanistan’s New President in China for his Fi... [Published RIA Novosti - Oct 29 2014]
Afghan Troops Face Taliban Alone after Foreign ... [Published Israel National News - Oct 29 2014]
Afghanistan to Remain US ‘Observation Tower’ Ov... [Published RIA Novosti - Oct 29 2014]
Taliban claim victory after British withdrawal ... [Published DAWN Group - Oct 29 2014]
17 Afghan police missing after Taliban attack: ... [Published Al Ahram - Oct 28 2014]
Afghanistan's poppy cultivation soars, despite ... [Published Deutsche Welle - Oct 28 2014]
Afghan forces prepare to fight alone as foreign... [Published Yahoo! Malaysia - Oct 28 2014]
Afghan forces prepare to fight alone as foreign... [Published Yahoo! UK and Ireland - Oct 28 2014]
Afghan forces prepare to fight alone as foreign... [Published Mail Online UK - Oct 28 2014]
Third military-civilian high-end strategic foru... [Published China Military Online - Oct 28 2014]
The Islamic State decides to fight for Kobani [Published MySanAntonio - Oct 28 2014]
The Slow Response to ISIS is Proving to be Deadly [Published Town Hall - Oct 28 2014]
U.S. to Afghanistan: Camp Leatherneck is all yo... [Published Examiner.com - Oct 28 2014]
Afghan Government Better Not Fuel Insurgency Af... [Published RIA Novosti - Oct 28 2014]
Troop Drawdown in Afghanistan May Expose Pakist... [Published RIA Novosti - Oct 28 2014]
Gen. "Hawk" Carlisle to assume ACC reins Nov. 4 [Published Beale Air Force Base - Oct 27 2014]
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Last US Marines, British combat forces end Afgh... [Published The Malaysian Insider - Oct 26 2014]
The last US Marines unit and final British combat troops in Afghanistan officially ended their operations today as they packed up to leave the country and transferred a massive military base to the Afghan military.The American and British flags were lowered ...
Fox News' New Theory: Obama Will Give Nukes To ... [Published Crooks and Liars - Oct 15 2014]
You read it here first, kids. That's right, this is the brand-spanking new Fox News Soon-to-Be Meme O'the Week. First they laced KT McFarland's coffee with acid, and then they put her on TV with Stuart Varney to wax nostalgic about Ronnie Raygun and ...
The Harry Potter Generation Has Been Waiting Fo... [Published TIME.com - Oct 13 2014]
Everybody knows the story: A chosen child. A powerful enemy. A flash of light. A forehead with a scar. Sound familiar? It should. Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai’s story sounds like a non-magical parallel version of the Harry Potter story. She ...
Malala Yousafzai: The Girl Who Lived [Published Real Clear Politics - TIME.com - Oct 13 2014]
Everybody knows the story: A chosen child. A powerful enemy. A flash of light. A forehead with a scar. Sound familiar? It should. Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai’s story sounds like a non-magical parallel version of the Harry Potter story. She ...
Susan Rice on "Meet the Press"... Does that sou... [Published Althouse - Oct 12 2014]
On "Meet the Press" this morning, Chuck Todd announced that he had an " exclusive interview with Susan Rice," and we were wondering if everyone had been clamoring for an interview with Susan Rice. Then, we kept talking over her and pausing to substitute ...
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