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Iran's Qasem Soleimani Is Guiding Iraqi Forces in Fight Against ISIS

As Iraqi forces attempt to root ISIS out of Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, a general known for his military might and political prowess has stepped out of the shadows to shepherd the fight.<p>But the man known as the "Shadow Commander" and "Dark Knight" in Western media is not Iraqi — he's a …

We Asked a Military Expert What Would Happen if the US Stopped Giving Money to Israel

Despite growing tensions with Prime Minister Netanyahu, the Obama administration requested more than £2 billion in military aid for Israel this year. But what would happen if that were all gone?<p>On Tuesday Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint session of Congress, and what he …

Galaxy in Front of Supernova Creates Cosmic Mirage: Einstein Cross

A galaxy's alignment lets astronomers watch a strange, distant supernova explode. And then watch it again. And again. And again and again.<p>Far, far away, a galaxy is acting as a cosmic split-screen. Parked in front of an exploding star, the galaxy's gravity is projecting magnified images of the …

Quds force leader, commanding Iraqi forces against ISIS, alarms Washington

Twice designated a terrorist by the United States government, considered responsible for up to 20 percent of American casualties in the Iraq war, Major General Qasem Suleimani, the legendary Iranian spymaster and leader of the Quds Force – the elite special operations wing of the hardline …

Iraq says Islamic State militants 'bulldozed' ancient site

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State militants "bulldozed" the renowned archaeological site of the ancient city of Nimrud in northern Iraq on Thursday using …

Coptic Christian Bishop Angaelos Forgives ISIS For Libya Massacre

A Coptic bishop says he is willing to forgive the Islamic State affiliates who boasted of brutally killing 21 of his fellow Egyptian Christians in Libya.<p>Bishop Angaelos, leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom, admits that offering forgiveness after such a horrific crime may …

ISIS Captures Christians: Piece by piece, Middle Eastern Christianity is being shattered

Still reeling from last week’s news of the Islamist beheading of 21 Coptic Christian migrant workers in Libya, Middle Eastern Christians were again targeted by a large scale Islamist terror attack with thousands of victims Monday, in Syria. Islamic State jihadists laid siege to a string of …

15,000 Egyptians Flee Libya Post Brutal Beheading of 21 Coptic Christians by Isis

Around 15,000 Egyptians have fled from war-torn Libya.<p>In the wake of the Islamic State's brutal beheading of 21 Coptic Christians, around 15,000 …

Coptic Christian bishop: I forgive ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> Even by ISIS' brutal standards, the video is horrific. Twenty-one Coptic Christians beheaded on a beach in Libya.<p>Christians across the world expressed horror and outrage at the mass killing, with Pope Francis calling the victims "martyrs" whose violent deaths should unite the fractured …

The cruel strategy behind ISIL's attacks on Christians | Human Rights

In a succession of heinous and murderous acts, now culminating in the abduction of 90 Christians in Syria, ISIL manages to keep itself afloat on top of world media.<p>"The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights," according to an Al Jazeera report, announced that the "abductions took place after ISIL …

'Christian Martyrs Change the World': We Meet the Families of the Egyptian Christians Beheaded by the Islamic State | VICE News

The residents of Al Aour, a dusty village in the Egypt's Minya Governorate, are struggling to come to terms with their loss. Thirteen of their relatives were among the 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians beheaded by the Islamic State on a beach in Libya, and featured in a recent video released by the …

Prayers in Syria as fears grow for 200 Christians held captive by ISIL

As fears grow for an estimated 200 Assyrian Christians still in the hands of ISIL after mass abductions in northeast Syria last week, worshippers near Damascus have been praying for their safe release.<p>Their mass on Sunday at the Ibrahim al-Khalil church in Jaraman came as activists reported that 19 …

ISIL fighters bulldoze ancient Assyrian palace in Iraq

<b>Baghdad -</b> Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters have used a bulldozer to start destroying a 3,000-year-old Assyrian city near Mosul in Iraq, archaeologists and other sources have told Al Jazeera.<p>The demolition at Nimrud on Thursday comes less than a week after video was released …

Dozens of Christians abducted by Islamic militants in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State militants struck before dawn, staging house-to-house raids in a cluster of villages nestled along the Khabur River in …

Abducted Syrian Christians moved to militant stronghold

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants have moved a large group of Christians they abducted to one of their strongholds as fighting raged on Wednesday …

20 British teenage girls have gone to Syria to join Isil

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Helen Ball says 60 women have travelled to Syria to join Isil including 18 teenage girls<p>Nearly 20 teenage girls have travelled to Syria to join Isil in the past year after being "carefully prepared" for travel to ensure they don't stand out, one of Britain's most …

Iraq Launches Offensive on ISIS North of Baghdad

Iraq's army and Shi'ite militia have launched a long-awaited offensive against ISIS in Salahuddin province, a stronghold of the radical Islamist fighters north of Baghdad, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Sunday.<p>The ultra-radical fighters control several strongholds in the mainly Sunni Muslim …

ISIS releases some Christian hostages -- but why?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Igniting a live man in a cage; severing the heads of dozens; kidnapping, raping and selling women and children -- ISIS' shocking maltreatment of its captives has become regrettably predictable.<p>But that has made their latest decision on the fate of 19 Christian prisoners all the more …

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The U.S. Anti-ISIS Strategy’s True Cost

Can the U.S. do anything to stop Iran’s influence from expanding in Iraq while it counts on the country as a quiet partner against ISIS?<p>Monday the …

Syrian army and Kurdish forces fight ISIL on two fronts

Syrian government forces and Kurdish forces have fought separate battles with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in a strategic area near the Iraqi and Turkish borders, according to a monitoring group.<p>Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and fighters from the Kurdish …

Fighting Words: Inside the Social Media War Against ISIS

It has been four months since the formation of a U.S.-led global coalition to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Hundreds of airstrikes purporting to hit …

Iranian role in fighting IS in Iraq: Where will it lead?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran's growing influence in Iraq is setting off alarm bells, and nowhere is the problem starker than in the high-stakes battle for …

Syria says it killed military leader of al-Qaida group

BEIRUT (AP) — The military commander of al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate was killed Thursday in an explosion targeting a meeting of senior militants in …

Rome on alert after ISIS threats; Italians poke fun at radicals

ROME (Christian Examiner) – After spared any real threat by terrorists since the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States, "the nation signed with the …

The ISIS Threat to the Vatican and Pope Francis is Very Real, Security Chief Says

ISIS is posing a very real and tangible threat to Pope Francis, a Vatican security official has said.<p>The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, ISIS, …

25 Of The Best Photos From The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist

The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards gathered some of the best amateur and professional photos around the world and showcased them in an epic …

Are you emotionally intelligent? Here’s how to know for sure

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70 per cent of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into the broadly held assumption that IQ was the sole source …