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49 Turks kidnapped by IS militants freed

rkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, center right, stands with freed hostages at the airport in Ankara, Turkey, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by Islamic militants in Iraq three months ago were freed and safely returned to Turkey on Saturday ending Turkey’s most serious hostage crisis. The 49 hostages were captured from the Turkish Consulate in Mosul, Iraq on June 11, when the Islamic State group overran the city in its surge to seize large swaths of Iraq and Syria. AP

Forty-nine Turks held hostage for months by Islamic State jihadists in northern Iraq were freed and returned to Turkey on Saturday, to emotional family reunions and a triumphant Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

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

There are no abusive cops in Davao City

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Filipino Catholics are being urged to pray for the persecuted Christians in Syria and Iraq.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in On Target | Read More »

Video shows slaying of British aid worker

3rd ISIS execution

Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron late Saturday condemned his slaying as “an act of pure evil.”

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

France preparing for action, president visits Iraq

French President Francois Hollande. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

French President Francois Hollande is visiting Iraq as his country prepares possible airstrikes with a U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State extremists who have seized territory around the region.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Jordanian prince: US has ally against extremists

Lt. General Prince Feisal bin Al-Hussein of Jordan, left, stands with Colo. National Guard Commander Maj. General H. Michael Edwards, as he listens to questions from members of the media during a news conference at the Governor's Mansion, in Denver, Thursday Sept. 11, 2014. The event marked ten years of military cooperation in the Colorado-Jordan State Partnership Program. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Prince Feisal Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan said Thursday that the United States has a strong and capable ally in facing Islamic State militants who have swept across the Middle East, and his country will do its best to deal with the expected increase in refugees should the U.S. carry out airstrikes in neighboring Syria.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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