Britain Calls for International Help on Ebola as London Conference Begins

Reuters | Oct 2, 2014

Britain made a plea for international help to deal with the world's worst Ebola outbreak at the start of a conference in London on Thursday, with one charity warning that five people are being infected with the virus every hour in Sierra Leone.

Remaking India-US

The Indian Express | Oct 2, 2014

With his just concluded visit to Washington marked by expansive public diplomacy and substantive talks with US President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has begun to put an imprint of his own on India’s engagement with the US.

U.S. Department of State Hosts Tech@State: Mobile Diplomacy Conference

Imperial Valley News | Oct 2, 2014

The U.S. Department of State will explore the effects of mobile technology and their impact on diplomacy at Tech@State: Mobile Diplomacy on Friday, October 3, 2014. The event is designed to stimulate conversations between Department of State personnel and a wider community about ways mobile technologies can transform the work of diplomacy and development.

Obama's Anti-ISIS Social Media Strategy Panned as Inadequate

ABC News | Oct 2, 2014

The Obama administration's new drive to battle the ideology of ISIS using social media is falling short of expectations and its potential because the White House was late to the game, disregarded the work of the previous administration and hasn't properly funded the effort, some experts and government officials say.

French Actress Gayet Speaks Out Over Syria

Al Arabiya | Oct 1, 2014

French actress Julie Gayet, whose affair with President Francois Hollande made headlines worldwide, opened the Beirut International Film Festival on Wednesday and criticised “fundamentalism” in neighbouring Syria.

More Than Airstrikes: the Social Media War Against ISIS

MSNBC | Oct 1, 2014

As ISIS and its supporters have turned to social media to spread extremist messages across the Middle Eastern region and world, the U.S. State Department has become an active player in the social media war against ISIS.

AFRICOM Supports Operation United Assistance

United States Africa Command | Oct 1, 2014

Supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and African partner nations, service members from U.S. Africa Command help facilitate the building of an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Liberia as part of Operation United Assistance, a humanitarian relief operation in Ebola-stricken West African nations.

China Soft Power Set Back as US Universities Shut Second Confucius Institute in a Week

The Telegraph | Oct 1, 2014

China’s effort to project soft-power has suffered another serious setback after a second US university in a week announced it would close its on-campus Confucius Institute because of an apparent disagreement over Chinese government controls.


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