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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 »

US, others vow to strengthen UN peacekeeping

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden chairs a summit on international peacekeeping operations on the sidelines of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. AP Photo/Jason DeCrow

The United States and dozens of other countries vowed Friday to speed up and strengthen the U.N.’s overstretched peacekeeping response to crises around the world.

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 »

[VIDEO] Obama: ‘World is united’ in fighting IS


US President Barack Obama says that air strikes the United States and its Arab allies unleashed against the Islamic State group in Syria send a clear message that the world is united in confronting the jihadists.

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

Aquino happy with gov’t response to ‘Mario’–Secretary Roxas

A man dives in the background as rescuers use a rubber dinghy to rescue trapped residents after continues heavy monsoon rains spawned by tropical storm Fung-Wong flooded Marikina city, east of Manila, Philippines and most parts of the metropolis Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. AP

President Benigno Aquino III was satisfied with the government’s response to Tropical Storm “Mario” in Metro Manila and nearby provinces, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas said on Saturday.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »