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Campaign in Syria to beat IS will be ‘long, challenging and costly’: Abbott

Updated December ten, 2015 05:52:11 Former prime minister Tony Abbott has warned the West’s campaign in Syria will be “long, difficult and pricey”, and has referred to as for the “correct intervention” to ultimately defeat the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group. In a speech to the International Institute for Strategic Research Asia in Singapore overnight,…


Campaign in Syria to beat IS will be ‘long, tough and costly’: Abbott

Posted December 09, 2015 23:36:05 Former prime minister Tony Abbott has warned the West’s campaign in Syria will be “long, tough and expensive”, and has named for the “right intervention” to in the end defeat the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group. In a speech to the International Institute for Strategic Studies Asia in Singapore overnight,…


US aiming for New York meeting on Syria subsequent week

Posted December 09, 2015 08:16:59 Nations involved in the Syrian peace process are set to meet in New York on December 18, but the talks might hinge on efforts to unite Syrian opposition groups in the coming days, US secretary of state John Kerry says. Russia, the United States, European and Middle Eastern countries agreed…


Assad says Britain’s Syria strikes ‘illegal’, will only encourage terror

Updated December 07, 2015 01:11:55 Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad has described British air strikes against Islamic State in Syria as “illegal” and says it will only result in “terrorism” to spread. British MPs voted on final week to join the US-led bombing campaign over Syria. In an interview with UK media, Mr Assad contrasted Britain’s…


Cameron urges UK parliament to back bombing of IS in Syria

Posted December 03, 2015 00:18:ten British prime minister David Cameron has urged parliament to vote to approve air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria following months of wrangling more than whether or not adequate opposition Labour lawmakers would back military action. “The threat is extremely actual,” he said at the start of a…


Germany to join military campaign against Islamic State group in Syria

Posted December 02, 2015 00:02:45 Germany’s cabinet has authorized plans for the nation to join the military campaign against the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria, a large step for the nation which has extended resisted a direct part in the conflict. Essential points Germany will join military campaign against Islamic State group in Syria,…


Men should remain in Syria, Iraq to fight Islamic State: Liberal backbencher

Posted December 01, 2015 14:01:31 A former Abbott government frontbencher has criticised male asylum seekers who seek refuge overseas instead of fighting for their homeland. Liberal backbencher Bob Baldwin told Parliament last evening that it was “a bit wealthy” to expect coalition soldiers to fight in nations such as Syria and Iraq when appropriately aged…


Physique of Russian pilot killed in Syria to be returned: Turkish PM

Updated November 29, 2015 23:12:49 The body of a Russian pilot killed when his plane was shot down by Turkey last week will be handed over to a Russian representative soon after becoming retrieved from Syria, Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu says. “The pilot who lost his life for the duration of the air violation…


Cameron makes case for Britain to join Syria air strikes

Posted November 27, 2015 00:45:06 British prime minister David Cameron has argued his case for the UK to join air strikes in Syria ahead of a vote expected at a later date, with signs of opposition weakening following the Paris attacks. “If we won’t act now, when our buddy and ally France has been struck…


Downing of Russian jet shows ‘incredibly volatile situation’ in Syria

Updated November 25, 2015 15:24:07 Tensions in between Russia and Turkey are intensifying following Turkish fighter jets shot down a Russian warplane near the Turkish-Syrian border. Turkey has told the United Nations the warplane violated its air space close to the border area, but Russia has denied that the plane had crossed into Turkish skies….