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Kerry calls for ‘coalition of nations’ in fighting IS

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry . AP

US Secretary of State John Kerry called Friday for a global coalition of nations to combat Islamic State jihadists’ “genocidal agenda” in Syria and Northern Iraq.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

AFP downplays 2 Moro groups’ pledge to support ISIS

Military spokesman Brig. Gen. Domingo Tutaan.  PHOTO/A2C Bryan Bautista/ AFP PAO

The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Sunday downplayed the claims of two Moro extremist groups that they had pledged support to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Jihadists closing in on Baghdad; Kurds join fray

Iraq Violence

Jihadists pushed toward Baghdad on Friday as US President Barack Obama said he was exploring all options to save Iraq’s security forces from collapse and US companies evacuated hundreds from a major air base.

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

Africa forces’ role in Mali faces diverse snags

A French soldier talks with young residents of San in central Mali, as French troops pass through en route to Sevare, Mali, Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. French forces encircled a key Malian town on Friday to stop radical Islamists from striking closer to the capital, a French official said. The move to surround Diabaly came as French and Malian authorities said they had retaken Konna, the central city whose capture prompted the French military intervention last week. AP Photo/Harouna Traore

DAKAR, Senegal — West African nations that promised to send troops to fight al-Qaida in Mali are finding it’s a lot trickier than they’d hoped to actually get boots on the ground.   Political debates, fears that fleeing militants might scatter abroad, and logistics — even feeding the troops— have stalled plans to deploy against [...]

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »