10 Feb 2016

Russia to Present Revised Claim of Arctic Territory to the United Nations

“A senior Russian government official on Tuesday formally presented to the United Nations his country’s claim to Arctic Ocean seabed, including an area under the North Pole.” Source: Russia to Present Revised Claim of Arctic Territory to the United Nations – The New York Times

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10 Feb 2016

Syrian rebels demand U.S. action ahead of peace talks

“Syrian rebels called on U.S. President Barack Obama to do more to stop Russian bombing raids in support of a military offensive by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad that threatens to scupper new peace talks this week.” Source: Syrian rebels demand U.S. action ahead of peace talks | Reuters

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10 Feb 2016

Iran to upgrade missiles, get Russian defense system

“Iran will unveil an upgrade of its Emad ballistic missiles this year, the defense minister was quoted as saying, advancing a program that has drawn criticism from the United Nations and sanctions from the United States.” Source: Iran to upgrade missiles, get Russian defense system: minister | Reuters

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10 Feb 2016

Why Are Russian Engineers Working at an Islamic State-Controlled Gas Plant in Syria?

“Officially, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government and his Russian allies are at war against the Islamic State. But a gas facility in northern Syria under the control of the jihadi group is evidence that business links between the Syrian regime and the Islamic State persist. According to Turkish officials and

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09 Feb 2016

Gamechanging U.S. Missiles May Alter North Asian Geopolitics

“The U.S. has opened the door to parking a ballistic missile defense system on North Korea’s doorstep, a move that could reshape North Asia’s security landscape.” Source: Gamechanging U.S. Missiles May Alter North Asian Geopolitics – Bloomberg Business

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09 Feb 2016

North Korea rocket launch may spur U.S. missile defense buildup in Asia

“North Korea’s latest rocket launch might kick off a buildup of U.S. missile defense systems in Asia, U.S. officials and missile defense experts said, something that could further strain U.S.-China ties and also hurt relations between Beijing and Seoul.” Source: North Korea rocket launch may spur U.S. missile defense buildup

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09 Feb 2016

2008 Mumbai Attacks Plotter Says Pakistan’s Spy Agency Played a Role

“A Pakistani-American man who helped plot the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai told an Indian court on Monday that he had met throughout the process with two handlers from Pakistan’s military intelligence agency, an Indian prosecutor said.” Source: 2008 Mumbai Attacks Plotter Says Pakistan’s Spy Agency Played a Role –

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09 Feb 2016

Putin ally says Chechen spies infiltrate Islamic State in Syria

“Ramzan Kadyrov, hardline leader of Russia’s Chechen region and close ally of President Vladimir Putin, said Chechen spies loyal to Moscow had infiltrated Islamic State in Syria and were gathering intelligence for Russian air force bombing strikes.” Source: Putin ally says Chechen spies infiltrate Islamic State in Syria – Yahoo

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09 Feb 2016

Trudeau Says Canada Will Cease Airstrikes Against ISIS In Syria And Iraq

“Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that Canada will cease its airstrikes against self-proclaimed Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria by Feb. 22.” Source: Trudeau Says Canada Will Cease Airstrikes Against ISIS In Syria And Iraq : The Two-Way : NPR

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09 Feb 2016

Carter to lobby allies for cash, support in Islamic State fight

“Defense Secretary Ash Carter will ask coalition members this week for more help in the fight against the Islamic State, including ‘footing the bill’ to rebuild Ramadi.” Source: Carter to lobby allies for cash, support in Islamic State fight | Washington Examiner

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