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Obama signs massive defense spending bill amid IS threats

US President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a massive US defense policy bill that endorses his plan to fight Islamic State militants, including air strikes and training Iraqis and moderate Syrian rebels.

Posted: December 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Defense fumbles on Revilla’s signatures

Senator Bong Revilla. INQUIRER file photo

Sen. Bong Revilla Jr.’s defense appeared to fumble on Thursday during his team’s presentation of a handwriting expert to show that whistle-blower Benhur Luy had forged the documents that resulted in congressional pork barrel funds being funneled to fake nongovernment organizations.

Posted: November 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Canadian warplanes launch first airstrike in Iraq


Canadian warplanes involved in the U.S.-led bombing campaign against militants in Iraq have launched their first airstrikes since deploying to the region.

Posted: November 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Gov’t to retain control of Bangsamoro defense

Muntinlupa Representative Rodolfo Biazon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The defense and security of the proposed Bangsamoro territory will remain with the national government, officials assured lawmakers on Tuesday.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

US drops arms, ammunition to Kurds battling IS in Kobane

Turkey Syria

The American military airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies Sunday to Kurds fighting the Islamic State group in the flashpoint Syrian town of Kobane, in a move that could anger ally Turkey.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »