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US-led strikes hit IS oil targets as Britain joins coalition

In this Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, photo, released by the U.S. Air Force, a pair of U.S. F-15E Strike Eagle flies over northern Iraq, after conducting airstrikes in Syria. U.S.-led coalition warplanes bombed oil installations and other facilities in territory controlled by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, taking aim for a second consecutive day at a key source of financing that has swelled the extremist group's coffers, activists said. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, Matthew Bruch)

US aircraft were flying “near continuous” bombing raids against Islamic State militants in Syria, officials said late Friday, after Britain and two more EU nations agreed to join the US-led air armada.

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bomber hits Iraq Sunni tribal gathering, kills 16

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Iraqi officials say a suicide bomber targeted a meeting between security forces and Sunni militiamen in a small town north of Baghdad, killing at least 16 people.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Brains behind frustrated Naia bombers still unknown

DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR  Three members of an ultra-rightist group called “Usaffe” are presented on Tuesday by the National Bureau of Investigation during inquest proceedings at the Department of Justice in Manila. Several incendiary bombs were recovered from the suspects who were arrested at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3. NBI Director Virgilio Mendez identified the suspects as Grandeur Pepito Gacutan Guerrero (right), Emmanuel Valencia San Pedro and Sonny Albes Yohanon.  JOAN BONDOC

A foiled plot to bomb the country’s main airport and a huge mall in Metro Manila was to have been the “opening salvo” of a group supposedly opposed to China’s occupation of disputed isles in the South China Sea claimed by China.

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

De Lima: Naia 3 was one of four bomb targets

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Justice Secretary Leila De Lima disclosed on Tuesday that the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 was one of four targets by a group that was also planning to attack business establishments allegedly owned or operated by the Chinese in the Philippines.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Group behind Naia bomb try bitter at gov’t tack vs China – NBI

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The group behind the attempt to blast a car inside the Ninoy Aquino Internal Airport (NAIA) is dismayed at the government’s moves against China conflict in the Spratly Islands, sources from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said Monday.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »