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IS world’s wealthiest terror group

Thick smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rises in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. AP

The Islamic State has become the world’s wealthiest terror group, earning tens of millions of dollars a month from illegal oil sales and ransoms, officials said on Thursday.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Catapang apologizes over ‘misunderstanding’ in Sulu

Armed Forces chief General Gregorio Catapang. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Gregorio Catapang Jr. has apologized to the Sulu government over a “misunderstanding” after they supposedly concealed details of the release of the two Germans abducted by the Abu Sayyaf.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Canada’s PM says shooting rampage was terrorism

Canada Parliament Shooting

A masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada’s war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that was stopped cold when he was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms. Canada’s prime minister called it the country’s second terrorist attack in three days.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Terrorism blamed in slaying of Canadian soldier in Quebec

Canadian Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney and Quebec Public Security Minister Lise Theriault address reporters at a news conference in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, on Tuesday Oct. 21, 2014. One of two soldiers hit by a car on Monday in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebe, died of his injuries early Tuesday, according to Quebec provincial police. An official familiar with the case said the suspect, Martin Couture Rouleau, 25, of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, was influenced by radical Islamists. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

A young convert to Islam who killed a Canadian soldier in a hit-and-run had been on the radar of federal investigators, who feared he had jihadist ambitions and had seized his passport, authorities said Tuesday.

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

AFP seizes two Abu Sayyaf camps in Sulu


The Philippine military on Sunday claimed to have seized two freshly abandoned Abu Sayyaf camps in Sulu days after the release of its German captives.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »