BBC News - 'Nearly 50,000' pro-Islamic State Twitter accounts

There are at least 46,000 Twitter accounts operating on behalf of Islamic State (IS), a new US study claims.

The actual number, identified in the final three months of 2014, is probably much higher, says the report, co-authored by the Brookings Institution.

It said typical IS supporters were located within the militants' territories in Iraq and Syria.

Three-quarters of them tweet in Arabic and about one-in-five use English. They have on average about 1,000 followers.

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European Central Bank fires starting gun on stimulus :: Business :: The Guardian

The European Central Bank will press the button on Monday on a %u20AC1.1tn stimulus programme that will play a major role in putting the eurozone back on track for sustained growth, its president Mario Draghi said on Thursday.

The ECB will pump the %u20AC60bn a month into the euro economy as the first phase in its quantitative easing programme that Draghi said would combine with low oil prices and recovering consumer confidence to spur growth and propel inflation back up close to its 2% target.

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'Military Pressure' May Be Used Against Assad Regime - Kerry / Sputnik International

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States may utilize a military approach to deal with President Bashar Assad of Syria as he has not been willing to negotiate in good faith, US Secretary of State John Kerry stated at a press conference conference with Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal.

"Military pressure particularly may be necessary, given President Assad' unwillingness to negotiate seriously," Kerry said on Thursday.

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Al-Qaeda Militants Seize U.S. Supplied Weapons in Aleppo

Two days after the disbandment of the second U.S. backed "moderate" rebel militia in six months, the Syrian Al-Qaeda branch "Jabhat Al-Nusra" (Al-Nusra Front) seized a large cache of TOW (wire-guided anti-tank) missiles inside Regiment 46 Base in southwestern Aleppo after defeating Harakat Hazzm (Movement of Steadfastness) in a short battle.

Images of Jabhat Al-Nusra fighters with the U.S. supplied TOW missiles surfaced on Monday morning, as they paraded around the captured Regiment 46 Base, posing for pictures in front of boxes with the U.S.' insignia.

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GEORGE SOROS Trying to Start WW3 Urges EUROPE to DEFEND UKRAINE Against RUSSIA - YouTube


Iran’s Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, 76, In Critical Condition In Hospital

Just in time for Purim, the Jewish holiday celebrating the redemption of the Jewish people from plots of genocide in ancient Persia, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was reportedly hospitalized in critical condition on Wednesday.

According to Arab media reports cited by Israel Hayom, Khamenei was urgently brought to a hospital in Tehran after several of his bodily systems had already failed.

The reports add that the 76-year-old supreme leader of the Islamic regime has undergone surgery and remains in critical condition.

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