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7 police dead in Colombia ambush


At least seven police officers were killed and seven wounded when gunmen from the FARC rebel group ambushed their convoy Tuesday in remote northwestern Colombia, officials said.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Australia commits 600 troops, planes to anti-IS campaign


Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Sunday Australia would deploy 600 troops to the United Arab Emirates to join the US-led international coalition gearing up for war against Islamic State jihadists.

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

US ‘at war’ with Islamic State radicals

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a press conference in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. Kerry is in the region to speak with leaders about strategies to address the threat from the Islamic State, a militant extremist group. John Kerry said that the US would provide an additional $500 million in humanitarian aid to victims of the war in Syria, bringing total American assistance to $2.9 billion since the start of the conflict in 2011. AP

The White House has declared that the United States was at war with Islamic State radicals, seeking to rub out another semantic flap over its Syria policy.

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

Obama prepared to OK air strikes in Syria—reports

President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

President Barack Obama is prepared to authorize air strikes in Syria as part of a strategy to battle the Islamic State, two major US newspapers reported late Tuesday.

Posted: September 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Sotloff family remembers gentle, compassionate soul


The family of murdered US journalist Steven Sotloff paid moving tribute to the reporter on Wednesday, remembering a gentle soul with a fondness for junk food and golf who was fiercely committed to giving “a voice to those who had none.”

Posted: September 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »