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Gaza children return to school after war

In this July 22, 2014 file photo, smoke and fire from an Israeli airstrike rise over Gaza City as Israel pummels a wide range of locations along the Gaza coast.  AP

Some half million Gaza children are making a delayed return to school after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings.

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

US ‘at war’ with Islamic State radicals

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a press conference in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. Kerry is in the region to speak with leaders about strategies to address the threat from the Islamic State, a militant extremist group. John Kerry said that the US would provide an additional $500 million in humanitarian aid to victims of the war in Syria, bringing total American assistance to $2.9 billion since the start of the conflict in 2011. AP

The White House has declared that the United States was at war with Islamic State radicals, seeking to rub out another semantic flap over its Syria policy.

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama ‘confident’ of Islamic State group’s defeat

President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

President Barack Obama cast the worldwide campaign he’s leading to destroy the Islamic State group on Friday as part of a broader effort to root out extremism within the Muslim world, telling Jewish donors the U.S. “is on the right side of history.”

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Zamboanga fighting may have stopped but evacuees’ struggles continue—ICRC

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Zamboanga Siege

Fighting may have stopped, but the struggle of the evacuees of the 2013 siege in Zamboanga continues.

Posted: September 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Bishop asks gov’t to check reports ISIS recruited Filipino fighters

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rodrigo duterte

A Catholic prelate has expressed concern over reports that several Filipinos from Davao City were recruited by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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