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Obama admits US underestimated IS threat


President Barack Obama admitted Sunday that the United States had underestimated the opportunity that a collapsing Syria would provide for jihadist militants to regroup and stage a sudden comeback.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Gov’t taking ISIS threat seriously, says Aquino aide

Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The government is not taking lightly the threat posed by the Islamic State to the country, Malacañang said Saturday.

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aussie PM warns vs ‘lone wolf’ terror attacks


Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Friday he was deeply worried about the potential for lone wolf terror attacks, days after an 18-year-old suspected militant was shot dead while attacking police.

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 »