OBAMA: US will Defeat Terror Threat’s New Phase


WASHINGTON: In a rare Oval Office address, President Barack Obama vowed Sunday night the U.S. will overcome a new phase of the terror threat that seeks to “poison the minds” of people here and around the world, as he sought to reassure Americans shaken by recent attacks in Paris and California. “I know that after so much war, many Americans ...

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San Bernardino Shooting: Family Of Syed Rizwan Farook And Tashfeen Malik ‘In Complete Shock’


The family of the husband and wife who massacred 14 people at a work party in California have expressed their shock and said they wished they could have stopped the atrocity. Saira Khan, the sister of suspected gunman Syed Rizwan Farook told CBS News she never could have imagined her “happily married” brother and sister-in-law leaving their six-month-old daughter to ...

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Pakistan-origin Couple Blamed for US Shooting


WASHINGTON: Police have identified a couple of Pakistani origin as the shooters who killed 14 people and injured 17 in a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, on Wednesday. On Thursday, US President Barack Obama told his nation that police were still trying to determine the motive behind the shooting and urged US lawmakers to bring strict gun control laws. ...

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Suspects Syed Farook, Tashfeen Malik kill 14 in California Shooting: Authorities


LOS ANGELES: At least two heavily armed attackers opened fire on a banquet at a social services centre for the disabled Wednesday, killing 14 people and seriously wounding more than a dozen others in a precision assault that looked “as if they were on a mission,” authorities said. The armed couple suspected of the attack were identified by authorities on ...

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Barack Obama Joins Summit in Turkey Clouded by Paris Attacks


ANTALYA, TURKEY: US President Barack Obama landed in a heavily guarded Turkish resort on the Mediterranean today to join a summit clouded by the Paris assaults claimed by Islamic State jihadists. Air Force One landed at 7am (0500 GMT) at the airport of Antalya, a holiday destination bristling with 12,000 police and multiple security checkpoints to guard leaders of the ...

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After Promising To End 2 Wars, Obama May Leave 3 Behind


File Photo: US President Barack Obama President Obama’s decision to expand the U.S. war effort in Iraq and Syria is a reflection of the conflicting pressures on a commander in chief who doubts that military force alone can end the conflicts in those countries, but who also feels compelled to act in the face of a humanitarian catastrophe and a ...

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US Military Advisers Embark Upon Training of Moderate Syrian Rebels 


US military advisors have started training the so-called ‘moderate rebels’ in Syria,  media reports claimed. The move represents a U-turn around from Obama’s 2013 declaration not to put any “American boots on the ground in Syria.” The report cites a military source stating that American military advisors have already landed in Syria and are training “moderate rebels” near the city ...

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US Receives Chinese Warning on Last Week’s Intrusion into Sovereign Waters


After last weeks intrusion into Chinese sovereign waters, United States has been urged by Chinese defence minister to respect the country’s sovereignty and national interest under international law. The concerns were forwarded by Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan to US Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Tuesday in Kuala Lumpur, where the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) defense chiefs ...

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