New Study: Islamic State Overtaking Al-Qaida in Social Media

Jerusalem Post | Sep 14, 2014

We see indicators Islamic State trying to establish presence in South Asia.  Jihadist social media sites have begun promoting Islamic State messages over those of al-Qaida and its leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, according to a report by the IHS global market information and analytics company.

Commonality in Culture Fortifies Present Day Pak-Uzbek Relations

Pakistan Observer | Sep 14, 2014

Next door to everything happening on D-Chowk in Islamabad, an impressive gathering took place on Friday evening in a cozy hall of a local hotel where 23rd Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Uzbekistan was celebrated.

Rampant Ebola Fear Takes Toll on Africa Tourism

Watertown Public Opinion | Sep 14, 2014

Ebola is thousands of miles away from Kenya's pristine Indian Ocean beaches, but the deadly disease appears to be discouraging tourism there and elsewhere in this vast continent.

India, Nepal Look to Further Enhance Cultural Relations

ANI News | Sep 14, 2014

A Memorandum of Understanding is under consideration between Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi and Nepal fine arts to further enhance mutual understanding and friendly cultural relationship.

Analyzing the Emergence of the GCC+4 Against ISIS

Al Arabiya | Sep 14, 2014

Over the past few days, the positions and activities of the GCC and Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon are becoming clearer against ISIS. The group, which met in Jeddah on Sept. 11, can now be dubbed the GCC+4.  First, the GCC+4 is to develop a multi-prong approach to soft power options to break ISIS’s logistical chains in manpower and finance as well as to develop counter-narratives to negate the group’s capabilities and messaging.

Russian Social Media Network Joins Others by Rejecting Isis

Fast Company | Sep 14, 2014

The fundamentalist militant group ISIS has capitalized on the power of social media to spread its message and recruit new followers, but social networks and governments are fighting back. On Thursday, VKontakte, the Russian equivalent of Facebook, announced it will ban accounts affiliated with the ISIS terrorist group.

President Aliyev Receives Director of International Development Department at French DGA

Trend News Agency | Sep 14, 2014

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received director of the international development department at the French General Directorate for Armament Stephane Reb.  The parties exchanged views on the issues related to cooperation opportunities in the field of defense industry.

Grassroots Pressure Needed to Beat Climate Change and Poverty - Experts

Thompson Reuters Foundation | Sep 14, 2014

New global development goals now under negotiation will not help combat climate change and poverty without the political will to implement them – and creating that requires pressure from the grassroots, experts said this week.  Kenya, for instance, has made impressive progress toward adopting renewable energy.


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