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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 »

Britain joins fight against Islamic State group

The Union flag flies above Parliament in London. AP

Britain, Belgium and Denmark on Friday joined the US-led coalition of nations that are launching airstrikes on Islamic State group militants in Iraq, committing warplanes to the struggle against the extremists.

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

Iraqi PM: Plot to attack US, Paris subways

Iraq's new Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, right, and French President Francois Hollande.  (AP Photo/Alain Jocard, Pool)

Iraq’s prime minister said Thursday that captured Islamic State militants have told Iraqi intelligence agents of an alleged plot to attack subways in the United States and Paris, but French and American officials said they had no such information.

Posted: September 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

ISIL executes Iraqi woman human rights activist

This combination of two photographs shows a 1932 image of Lady Surrma of the Assyrian community posing for a portrait in Mosul, northern Iraq, from the Library of Congress, left, and an Iraqi woman looking at a shop display in central Mosul after the Islamic State group ordered clothes shop owners to cover the faces of the mannequins on Monday, July 21, 2014.  AP

Militants with the Islamic State group tortured and then publicly killed a human rights lawyer in the Iraqi city of Mosul after their self-proclaimed religious court ruled that she had abandoned Islam, the U.N. mission in Iraq said Thursday.

Posted: September 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Australian laws to criminalize travel to terror hotspots


Tougher counter-terror laws to be introduced to Australia’s parliament Wednesday would make it a crime to travel to places considered terror hotspots, punishable by up to 10 years’ jail.

Posted: September 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »