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Wholesale slaughter of Palmyra residents begins as Islamic State invades

Wholesale slaughter of Palmyra residents begins as Islamic State invades Watch

Middle East

Shocking images have emerged of decapitated bodies strewn across blood-filled streets in Palmyra While the world worries that the Islamic State ...

Foreign Legion: 17,000 men and women from more than 90 countries wage Muslim holy war for ISIS

Foreign Legion: 17,000 men and women from more than 90 countries wage Muslim holy war for ISIS Watch

Middle East

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The Islamic State continues to round up and recruit foreign fighters to join their "Muslim holy war." During the past three and a half years, ISIS ...

Stone tools dating back more than three million years old discovered in Kenya

Stone tools dating back more than three million years old discovered in Kenya Watch

Africa

Crude stone tools, recently discovered in Kenya, raise profound questions about prehistory. The tools date back 3.3 million years, making them ...

Catacombs becomes popular as graveyard space in Jerusalem grows scarce

Catacombs becomes popular as graveyard space in Jerusalem grows scarce Watch

Middle East

Many of the Jewish faith yearn to be interred in the Holy Land. Jerusalem, however, is running out of graveyard space. To meet this growing ...

Islamic State seizes control of Palmyra

Islamic State seizes control of Palmyra Watch

Middle East

Islamic State extremists have seized full control of the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra. Syrian Government defense lines collapsed there earlier ...

New labor law drastically sets backs children's rights in India

New labor law drastically sets backs children's rights in India Watch

Asia Pacific

Every country in the world has made strides in child labor - with the notable exception of India. Even latecomers who have made strides in ...

Extreme female terrorist 'White Widow' commands army of 200 female jihadist spies

Extreme female terrorist 'White Widow' commands army of 200 female jihadist spies Watch

Middle East

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The so-called "White Widow" is now reported as commanding an army of around 200 female jihadists who pose as normal citizens and workers, like shop ...

Islamic State captures World Heritage site despite Kurdish offensive

Islamic State captures World Heritage site despite Kurdish offensive Watch

Middle East

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

While the Islamic State's recent capture of Mosul in Iraq has been making the news, it's there current conquests in Syria that are more worrying ...

Saudi Arabia beheading rate increases, new executioners recruited

Saudi Arabia beheading rate increases, new executioners recruited Watch

Middle East

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

In Saudi Arabia, death sentences are usually performed by beheading. Now, Saudi Arabia is recruiting eight new executioners to carry out the rising ...

Pope canonizes first Arabic-speaking saints in church's history

Pope canonizes first Arabic-speaking saints in church's history Watch

Europe

It was seen as a gesture of goodwill to Christians living in the Middle East. Pope Francis described Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas as an ...

Killing of Abu Sayyaf by U.S. prompts cries of revenge by Islamic State supporters

Killing of Abu Sayyaf by U.S. prompts cries of revenge by Islamic State supporters Watch

Middle East

A U.S. military strike deep in Islamic State territory took out senior leader Abu Sayyaf, captured his wife and freed a Yazidi woman they had ...

Will archaeological marvel of Palmyra be destroyed by ISIS?

Will archaeological marvel of Palmyra be destroyed by ISIS? Watch

Middle East

The ancient city of Palmyra, which has stood for 2,000 years, now faces being reduced to rubble at the hands of the Islamic State. There are ...

Archbishop of Manila, Cardinal Luis Tagle becomes first Asian Caritas Internationalis president

Archbishop of Manila, Cardinal Luis Tagle becomes first Asian Caritas Internationalis president Watch

Asia Pacific

By Andrea Gagliarducci, CNA/EWTN News

Cardinal Luis Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, is the new president of Caritas Internationalis. The general assembly of the umbrella organization of ...

Islamic State distributes sinister e-book on how to build bombs, avoid detection in the U.S.

Islamic State distributes sinister e-book on how to build bombs, avoid detection in the U.S. Watch

Middle East

The Islamic State is distributing a sinister new e-book online, entitled  "How to Survive in the West." The e-book, widely available wherever ...

Can ISIS defeat the United States? Key Iraqi city of Ramadi falls to Islamic State

Can ISIS defeat the United States? Key Iraqi city of Ramadi falls to Islamic State Watch

Middle East

Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province in Iraq fell to Islamic State militants. Hundreds of police personnel, soldiers and tribal fighters have ...

ISIS uses horrific torture punishment on mothers caught breastfeeding in public

ISIS uses horrific torture punishment on mothers caught breastfeeding in public Watch

Middle East

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

ISIS enlisted females to patrol the streets; they are known as the Al-Khansa brigade. These notorious females  walk around towns, in Syria and ...

Islamic State gives new brides permission to carry out bombings without husband's permission

Islamic State gives new brides permission to carry out bombings without husband's permission Watch

Middle East

A horrific Islamic State wedding certificate now allows jihadi brides to carry out suicide mission without the husband's permission. This ...

Israel incensed as the Vatican recognizes the state of Palestine

Israel incensed as the Vatican recognizes the state of Palestine Watch

Europe

The decision is an extremely unpopular one for Israel - the Vatican has recognized the State of Palestine in a new treaty. The treaty concerns ...

Grandfather transforms three-bedroom home into stunning replica of Sistine Chapel

Grandfather transforms three-bedroom home into stunning replica of Sistine Chapel Watch

Europe

It took 12 long years, but Robert Burns of Brighton, England has finally completed his dream project of turning his three-bedroom home into a ...

Is the Holy See taking action against Medjugorje?

Is the Holy See taking action against Medjugorje?

Europe

By Matt C. Abbott

Catholic Christians who are familiar with the alleged Marian apparitions in Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, might be interested in the following ...

Venus de Milo - a prostitute? New evidence offers intriguing new theories

Venus de Milo - a prostitute? New evidence offers intriguing new theories Watch

Europe

Sometimes what is missing fills in an otherwise incomplete story. There is new evidence suggesting that the model for the famous Venus de Milo ...

Thousands of migrants flee Libyan conflict through Mediterranean Sea

Thousands of migrants flee Libyan conflict through Mediterranean Sea Watch

Africa

African migrants on the Libyan territory are plagued with several dangers; cruelty and violence against them are among the main causes that push them ...

Thousands of boys 'soldiers' aged 13 to 16 years of age joining Houthi rebels fighting in Yemen

Thousands of boys 'soldiers' aged 13 to 16 years of age joining Houthi rebels fighting in Yemen Watch

Middle East

Hundreds, possibly thousands of young teenage boys - from 13 to 16 years of age have begun fighting in Yemen's conflict. Increasing poverty in ...

Freed journalist sues Al Jazeera news agency for $100 million, alleging negligence

Freed journalist sues Al Jazeera news agency for $100 million, alleging negligence Watch

Africa

Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fahmy was held with two other Al Jazeera journalists for more than 400 days in Egypt. They were charged with belonging ...

The mystery behind 'the Devil's Bible': Europe's largest surviving manuscript

The mystery behind 'the Devil's Bible': Europe's largest surviving manuscript Watch

Europe

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Europe's largest surviving manuscript, the Codex Gigas, is commonly referred to as "the Devil's Bible' by many who are left baffled by the mysterious ...

Nepal hit with SECOND large earthquake - panic spreads rapidly

Nepal hit with SECOND large earthquake - panic spreads rapidly Watch

Asia Pacific

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Nepal was hit with a second powerful earthquake, less than three weeks after the massive one that devastated many and left more than 8,000 people dead.

Saudi King SNUBS Camp David Summit

Saudi King SNUBS Camp David Summit Watch

Middle East

In a surprise announcement, Saudi Arabia's King Salman has announced he will not attend a Camp David summit of U.S. and allied Arab leaders. ...