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Terrorist group Khorasan feared to be bigger threat to U.S. than Islamic State

Terrorist group Khorasan feared to be bigger threat to U.S. than Islamic State Watch

Middle East

The United States along with a few of its allies are now taking direct military action against Islamic State, which currently controls wide ...

Flown to France, Iraqi Christians get new chance at life

Flown to France, Iraqi Christians get new chance at life Watch

Europe

Fleeing the death machinations of the Islamic State, 150 Iraqi Christians, of all ages boarded a plane headed to France for a chance at a new ...

Is it war? U.N. general assembly to meet on Islamic State

Is it war? U.N. general assembly to meet on Islamic State Watch

Middle East

President Obama will urge the United Nations Security Council to adopt a resolution that would ban individuals from flying if they are attempting ...

EBOLA WASTE: Without capable staff, Ebola clinics worthless

EBOLA WASTE: Without capable staff, Ebola clinics worthless Watch

Africa

By Stella Dawson, Thomson Reuters Foundation

A shortage of volunteers to staff the new Ebola clinics and hospitals the international community is building in West Africa threatens efforts to ...

Islamic State threatening French interests

Islamic State threatening French interests Watch

Europe

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

With the nation of France joining the fray against the march of the Islamic State have come calls for retaliation. With fresh military strikes on ...

Is this man an American? Chilling Islamic State executioner appears on slick 'Flames of War' execution video

Is this man an American? Chilling Islamic State executioner appears on slick 'Flames of War' execution video Watch

Middle East

American intelligence officials are alarmed by the appearance of an Islamic State jihadist who apparently speaks perfect English with an American ...

War against ISIS widens! Turkish and Syrian Kurds band together to fight terrorist group

War against ISIS widens! Turkish and Syrian Kurds band together to fight terrorist group Watch

Middle East

Kurdish fighters in Turkey have issued a call to arms to defend a border town in northern Syria from advancing forces from the Islamic State, ...

Algeria opposes a foreign intervention in Libya

Algeria opposes a foreign intervention in Libya Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Algeria cannot accept "foreign military intervention in Libya." Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ramtane Lamamra made that assertion while ...

Move by Bangladesh to LOWER legal age to marry raises international outrage

Move by Bangladesh to LOWER legal age to marry raises international outrage Watch

Asia Pacific

Bangladesh has an ongoing problem with child marriage: two out of three girls there marry before they reach adulthood. A proposal to lower the ...

Pope Francis and St Augustine Speak to Bishops

Pope Francis and St Augustine Speak to Bishops

Europe

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

This week, Pope Francis met with all of the Bishops who received their appointments in the past year. They are all participating in a training ...

A HEINOUS NEW LOW: Syrian rebels sabotage vaccinations, killing 50 babies

A HEINOUS NEW LOW: Syrian rebels sabotage vaccinations, killing 50 babies Watch

Middle East

As proof of their bravery, rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are suspected of sabotaging a batch of measles vaccinations, ...

Pope hailed as 'pontiff of the poor' by noted Greek atheist and leftist leader

Pope hailed as 'pontiff of the poor' by noted Greek atheist and leftist leader Watch

Europe

Alexis Tsipras, a radical leftists and self-described atheist-as well as Greece's opposition leader-has hailed Pope Francis as the "pontiff of ...

New apostolic constitution to overhaul Vatican drawn up by Council of Cardinals

New apostolic constitution to overhaul Vatican drawn up by Council of Cardinals Watch

Europe

Pope Francis' international Council of Cardinals have begun a first draft of a new apostolic constitution intended to reform Vatican bureaucracy. ...

Casualty of war; Syrian children fall behind in studies

Casualty of war; Syrian children fall behind in studies Watch

Middle East

By Katie Nguyen, Thomson Reuters Foundation

The 3-1/2-year-old conflict in Syria is preventing 2.8 million children from getting an education and has destroyed or damaged more than 3,400 ...

Health team butchered in Guinea as Ebola outbreak accelerates

Health team butchered in Guinea as Ebola outbreak accelerates Watch

Africa

Eight members of a medical team attempting to raise awareness about Ebola have been killed by villagers using machetes and clubs in Guinea.

Until death 'til they part - and then some! Skeletons hold hands for centuries

Until death 'til they part - and then some! Skeletons hold hands for centuries Watch

Europe

It was a remarkable find - and a reminder on how love can last past the grave. Two skeletons, holding hands centuries after their passing, were ...

Who was the mysterious third tribe that formed gene pool with primitive Europeans?

Who was the mysterious third tribe that formed gene pool with primitive Europeans? Watch

Europe

Researchers at Harvard medical School have definitely linked at least three tribes that combined to create Europeans of 7,000 years ago. ...

'Lend Me Your Ears' Hostage reporter appears in Islamic State sham news report

'Lend Me Your Ears' Hostage reporter appears in Islamic State sham news report Watch

Middle East

The Islamic State has released another video, perhaps attempting to persuade Americans and British forces from attacking them. This time, instead of ...

Islamic State planned beheadings in Australia

Islamic State planned beheadings in Australia Watch

Asia Pacific

Australian officials have prevented an Islamic State plot to carry out and film the beheading of a random person in Sydney, as part of a series ...

Half of Iraqi army incapable of fighting against ISIL, top U.S. general declares

Half of Iraqi army incapable of fighting against ISIL, top U.S. general declares Watch

Middle East

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, the U.S. military's top officer gave his assessment of Iraq's military ...

A new name for terror: Djounoud Al khalifa

A new name for terror: Djounoud Al khalifa Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

"Djounoud Al khalifa," or Soldiers of the Caliph is the given name of the new pivot of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, which ...

Death toll isn't the only toll: Ebola outbreak will cause untold economic damage

Death toll isn't the only toll: Ebola outbreak will cause untold economic damage Watch

Africa

A new report from the World Bank has revealed that the West African Ebola outbreak could cost affected nations billions of dollars and slash ...

Shakespearean villain Richard III died from battle wounds

Shakespearean villain Richard III died from battle wounds Watch

Europe

Classical Shakespearean villain and colorful historical figure King Richard III died from a particularly brutal blow to the skull he suffered in ...

PRAY FOR NIGERIA - Catholic Church reports as many as 20 priests hiding from Boko Haram in Nigeria

PRAY FOR NIGERIA - Catholic Church reports as many as 20 priests hiding from Boko Haram in Nigeria Watch

Africa

The Catholic Church is warning the world that 25 villages, all with large Catholic populations, remain under the firm control of Boko Haram, an ...

Stone structure in northern Israel was to worship moon god, scholar says

Stone structure in northern Israel was to worship moon god, scholar says Watch

Middle East

In the shape of the crescent moon in northern Israel, a 5,000-year-old stone structure is now being declared as an ancient monument. Predating ...

World bank loans $105 million to combat Ebola

World bank loans $105 million to combat Ebola Watch

Africa

By Stella Dawson, Thomson Reuters Foundation

The World Bank approved a $105 million grant on Tuesday to speed up delivery of emergency supplies and provide support for healthcare workers in ...

A plea from Christian churches around the world: Stop the genocide in Iraq and Syria

A plea from Christian churches around the world: Stop the genocide in Iraq and Syria Watch

Middle East

Christian leaders throughout the Middle East have called on Muslim governments and religious authorities to condemn the Islamic State for its ...

ISIS on the run! Kurdish forces on the move towards Mosul!

ISIS on the run! Kurdish forces on the move towards Mosul! Watch

Middle East

Kurdish Peshmerga forces have retaken a bridge and several villages around Irbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdish region, and pushed fighters from ...