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Syrian Journalist and activist critical of 'Islamic State' assassinated in Turkey

A Syrian journalist-activist and documentary filmmaker opposed to the "Islamic State" has been assassinated in the southern Turkish city of …

Middle East

German Parliament Member Sahra Wagenknecht Criticizes Country's Role In Syrian War

The chairman of Germany’s The Left party and member of the Bundestag, Sahra Wagenknecht, blamed Western policy in the Middle East for the emergence …

Rouhani: Syria's destruction pleases only Israel

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday said that a weak Syria “pleases” Israel, and accused Iran’s longtime rival Saudi Arabia of promoting …

Middle East

UH OH: Captured ISIS fighter says he was trained in TURKEY

A captured ISIS jihadi provides more evidence of the the collusion between Turkey and ISIS, telling his captors that he was trained inside Turkey to …

Middle East

UN can’t confirm Amnesty’s ‘remote investigation’ of Russia’s strikes in Syria

The UN “cannot independently confirm” information presented in Amnesty International’s report on alleged civilian casualties of Russian airstrikes in …

U.S. Nuclear Weapons Target List From The Cold War Declassified For The First Time

The <i>National Security Archive</i> has published what is said to be the most comprehensive and detailed list of nuclear weapons targets and applied weapons …

Former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky may seek asylum in Britain

Russian has funded political opposition to Vladimir Putin, and has been a fierce critic of the Kremlin<p>Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a fierce critic of Russian president Vladimir Putin, is considering applying for political asylum in the UK.<p>The former oil tycoon, who was charged earlier this month with …

Russia

Ephesians 3:14 HCSB; For this reason I kneel before the Father

AMP Amplified Bible<p>AMPC Amplified Bible, Classic Edition<p>ASV American Standard Version<p>BOOKS The Books of the Bible NT<p>CEB Common English Bible<p>CEV …

Terrorism
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Amid brazen, deadly attacks, gay Syrians tell of fear of ISIS persecution

<b>(CNN) —</b> The photographs released by ISIS in its stronghold of Raqqa are dated March 2015. The first ones show a large crowd, mostly men, but also among them a handful of women and children, all looking up.<p>Three men on top of a building, faces covered in black balaclavas, stand on either side of …

Islam

Raw: Iraqi Troops Engage IS Forces Near Tikrit

Islam
North Africa

ISIS is torching oil fields to slow the Iraqi military's advance

The witness and a military source said Islamic State fighters ignited the fire at the Ajil oil field to shield themselves from attack by Iraqi military helicopters.<p>The offensive is the biggest Iraqi forces have yet mounted against IS, which has declared an Islamic caliphate on captured territory in …

Islam

Iraq: pro-government forces struggle to topple Isis in Tikrit

The three-pronged offensive, led by Shia militia, to retake Saddam Hussein’s hometown appears to have slowed but fighters remain confident<p>An offensive to retake Saddam Hussein’s home town of Tikrit appears to have slowed, with fighters struggling to uproot Islamic State militants battling to retain …

Middle East

Jihadi John: first video of Mohammed Emwazi unmasked

New footage shows a 15-year-old Emwazi having a kick-around with fellow pupils in the school playground<p>Footage has emerged of Mohammed Emwazi, the Isil fighter known as Jihadi John, in the school playground 11 years ago.<p>The video, obtained by Channel 4 News, shows the teenager at a lunch time …

Islam

Virginia High School Student Accused of Helping Man Join ISIS in Syria

The arrest of a suburban Washington, D.C., teenager allegedly willing to help ISIS appears to be an all too familiar scenario — a young person radicalized by Internet propaganda.<p>The Osbourn Park High School student from Woodbridge, Virginia, is in custody, NBC Washington reported, and is accused …

High School

Australia to send more troops to train Iraqi forces

<b>Australia is to significantly increase its contingent of troops training local forces in Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced.</b><p>An additional 300 troops will be sent to the country in a joint mission with New Zealand, Mr Abbott said.<p>They will join the 200 special forces already in the …

Middle East
Mitch McConnell

King V. Burwell: The Supreme Court Case That Could Destroy Obamacare

Right now, the Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act cooked up by radical libertarians. If the …

On this day, government begins under our Constitution

It was 229 years ago today that the federal government started to operate under the terms of the U.S. Constitution, as the Confederation Congress …

New York City

State Department says Netanyahu twisted Kerry's words in speech to Congress

The State Department accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of taking congressional testimony by Secretary of State John Kerry out of context in Netanyahu's address to a joint meeting of Congress Tuesday.<p>In a statement released early Wednesday, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki …

South Asia

Israel asks Congress for missile defense aid despite public row

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Publicly the U.S. and Israel have been clashing over Iran's nuclear program, but quietly Israelis have been making another appeal: getting more U.S. funds for missile defense systems to defend against Iran's growing ballistic missile program.<p>A Republican congressional source told …

Israel

US government makes the case for executing Boston Marathon bombing suspect

The terrorism trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev begins today a few miles from the scene of the attack<p>US government prosecutors will today begin making their case for why <b>Dzhokhar Tsarnaev</b>, the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect, should be put to death for his role in the April 2013 attack.<p><b>Nearly two</b> …

Justice