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Tens of thousands dead in South Sudan conflict–UN

South Sudan One Year

Tens of thousands of people have died in South Sudan during one year of warfare and the country’s leaders are putting their “personal ambitions” ahead of the young nation’s future, the U.N. secretary-general said Monday.

Posted: December 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Russia threatens response if US sets new sanctions over Ukraine

FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 23 2014, file photo Russian President Vladimir Putin walks as he attends a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow, Russia. As the diplomatic chill over Ukraine grows, the Kremlin seems keener than ever on enlisting Europe’s anti-EU parties in its campaign for influence in the West. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Russia responded angrily on Saturday to news that US senators had passed a bill calling for fresh sanctions against Moscow and the supply of lethal military aid to Ukraine.

Posted: December 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Islamic State group shoots down Iraqi helicopter

Undated image made available by the US Air Force Tuesday Jan. 7, 2014, of a USAF HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter of the same type as one that crashed at about 6 p.m. local time Tuesday near Salthouse on the Norfolk coast of eastern England .  AP / US AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH

Islamic State group militants shot down an Iraqi military helicopter, officials said Saturday, killing the two pilots onboard and raising fresh concerns about the extremists’ ability to attack aircraft amid ongoing US-led coalition airstrikes.

Posted: December 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Alarming rise in IS support among Indonesians

In this Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 photo, a man shows an IS flag at an Islamic bookstore in the Fatih district ofIstanbul. A Sept. 26 clash, described to The Associated Press by Korkut and a half a dozen other university students, was the first in a series of fights at Istanbul University’s Beyazit campus. There has been repeated violence since, and Turkish media have reported scores of arrests. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Indonesian National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT) has warned that a lack of concerted efforts in fighting the proliferation of Islamic State (IS) ideology has resulted in an unprecedented rise in the number of Indonesians slipping away to Syria and Iraq to fight for the group. 

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

5 military battalions sent to Basilan vs Abu Sayyaf


The military has deployed five battalions from various military units as part of its all-out law enforcement operations against the Abu Sayyaf in Basilan.

Posted: November 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »