Articles By Esther Tanquintic-Misa

An oil field is seen at sunrise near Bakersfield, California October 14, 2014. Brent crude hit a new four-year low on Wednesday before recovering to just under $85 a barrel, as faltering global growth curbed demand for fuel at a time of heavy oversupply.

From Politics & Policy Oct 24

U.S. Targets Buyers of ISIS Oil, Threatens Sanctions

Authorities are considering bombing the pipelines that the ISIS had seized in Syria.

A Kurdish fighters position is seen in the outskirts of the Syrian town of Kobani, near the Mursitpinar border crossing, on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province October 23, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

From Politics & Policy Oct 24

ISIS Syria Airstrike Bombing Has Killed 550 People, Civilians Included

The U.S. military said it does meticulous planning to avoid civilian casualties.

A woman reads a pamphlet as New York Healthcare workers attend an Ebola educational session at the Jacob Javits Convention center in New York, October 21, 2014. Thousands of healthcare workers representing dozens of clinical and non-clinical positions att

From Economy Oct 24

Fears Of Infection Spread Prompt Some US Hospitals To Refuse Ebola Patients

Medical historian Dr. Howard Markel of the University of Michigan said this won't be the first time health practitioners will refuse patients afflicted with a deadly virus as like that of the Ebola.

A member of the New York City Department of Health (R) speaks to neighbors of Dr. Craig Spencer in the Hamilton Heights area of Harlem in New York, October 23, 2014. Spencer, who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients, tested positive for Ebola and was

From Science Oct 24

Ebola Expands in U.S., Now in New York; Dallas Nurse Amber Joy Vinson Declared Virus-Free

The two Dallas nurses diagnosed with Ebola are both responding well to medications.

First responders check the wounded and the dead at the site of a suicide attack in Sanaa October 9, 2014. A suicide bomber killed at least 42 people on Thursday when he detonated an explosives-laden belt in a district of the Yemeni capital where the power

From Economy Oct 24

Young Teen Fighter Says ISIS Uses Drugs On Suicide Bombers To Get Them Perform The Act

Individuals designated as suicide bombers by the ISIS are first drugged so they can perform the supposed act of martyrdom.

Eureka Sound on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic is seen in a NASA Operation IceBridge survey picture taken March 25, 2014. IceBridge is a six-year NASA airborne mission which will provide a yearly, multi-instrument look at the behavior of the Gree

From Politics & Policy Oct 23

Russia is Creating Underwater Combat Robots to Protect its Arctic Territories

Russia's developing undersea weapons to ensure its grip over the Arctic region.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (L) is briefed by Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) commissioner Bob Paulson following a shooting incident on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in this October 22, 2014 handout photo. A gunman shot and fatally wounded a s

From Politics & Policy Oct 23

‘Lone Wolf’ Attack on Canada Parliament Hill Could be ISIS-Related

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the lone gunman who stormed Canada's Parliament Hill on Wednesday, could have been an ISIS sympathiser.

Participants arrive at the opening of a consultation of international experts on potential Ebola therapies and vaccines in Geneva September 4, 2014. On September 4 and 5, the World Health Organization (WHO) will bring together 200 key experts to discuss e

From Economy Oct 23

WHO Races to Release Ebola Serum in 2 Weeks, Vaccines in January

The WHO targets to release an Ebola blood serum within two weeks.

Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation's head office is pictured in Burnaby, British Columbia August 5, 2014. Tekmira, based in Canada, was one of a few companies to have developed Ebola treatments advanced enough to be tested on people. Shares of Tekmi

From Economy Oct 23

Canadian Ebola Drug: Tekmira Firm Starts Limited Manufacturing of Vaccine, Available By December; Shares Up

Canadian biopharmaceuticals firm Tekmira has started manufacturing in small numbers its TKM-Ebola drug.

The mosquitoes that carry the Chikungunya virus are seen through a magnifying glass at a laboratory in Santo Domingo, May 23, 2014. The painful mosquito-borne virus called Chikungunya is spreading quickly through the Caribbean, causing alarm in Haiti and

From Economy Oct 23

Travel Alert: Over 200 Canadians Infected with Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus

Canadians are warned to take necessary precautions when travelling to the Caribbean region.