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Pope Francis Gives Direction to Charismatic Renewal and New Movements

Pope Francis Gives Direction to Charismatic Renewal and New Movements Watch

Europe

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

On November 22, 2014, Pope Francis addressed a Congress sponsored by the Pontifical Council for the Laity. It brought together new movements and ...

Hundreds rescued as Kurdish forces punch through Islamic State siege

Hundreds rescued as Kurdish forces punch through Islamic State siege Watch

Middle East

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

In the ongoing war with the Islamic State, Kurdish Peshmerga forces have reported a victory in northern Iraq.

Islam is the religion of peace? You'll reconsider when you read the laws of true Islam

Islam is the religion of peace? You'll reconsider when you read the laws of true Islam Watch

Middle East

By Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch

How refreshing it would be if some of the people, Muslim or non-Muslim, who insist that the Islamic State is not Islamic would show how this penal ...

In the wake of the Taliban's brutal attack in Pakistan, Christians come together in show of support and solidarity

In the wake of the Taliban's brutal attack in Pakistan, Christians come together in show of support and solidarity Watch

Middle East

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Following the abominable and devastating attack on a Pakistani school by Islamic gunmen, the National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP) of ...

She was just five years old -- Taliban kill their youngest victim without batting an eye during school attack

She was just five years old -- Taliban kill their youngest victim without batting an eye during school attack Watch

Asia Pacific

They were told not to kill the littlest children, but they did it anyway, firm in their belief they would see heaven that day. Khola Altaf was just ...

Will the truth die? Fatwa launched against journalist Kamel Daoud

Will the truth die? Fatwa launched against journalist Kamel Daoud Watch

Africa

Is the pen mightier than the sword? Those who wield the pen risk being felled by the sword. There has been a call to murder columnist and ...

U.S. GROUND FORCES ENGAGE ISIS - No U.S. casualties reported

U.S. GROUND FORCES ENGAGE ISIS - No U.S. casualties reported Watch

Middle East

U.S. ground forces have finally clashed with the Islamic State in Iraq and defeated them handily, aided by F-18 fighter jets. The clash took place ...

Kidnapping of 100 Nigerian women and children believed to be dreaded Boko Haram

Kidnapping of 100 Nigerian women and children believed to be dreaded Boko Haram Watch

Africa

Although no one has yet claimed responsibility, the kidnapping of 100 Nigerian women and children - in addition to the ruthless slaughter of 35 ...

The great thaw: President Obama aims to destroy the last bastion of Cold War politics, easing relations between the U.S. and Cuba

The great thaw: President Obama aims to destroy the last bastion of Cold War politics, easing relations between the U.S. and Cuba Watch

Americas

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

On the heels of the White House announcement that they will be normalizing relations with Cuba-with whom the United States has had a cold ...

No solutions: Dakar Peace and Security Summit declared a failure

No solutions: Dakar Peace and Security Summit declared a failure Watch

Africa

Only three heads of state attended the Dakar Peace and Security Summit. At the closing of the forum, entitled "Forum on Peace and Security in ...

Horrific school massacre may backfire against Afghanistan Taliban

Horrific school massacre may backfire against Afghanistan Taliban Watch

Asia Pacific

As members of Afghanistan's Taliban swept through an army-run school in Peshawar, the results were horrifying. Unarmed children cowered under ...

If backed into a corner will Putin come out swinging? On the eve of Russia's great depression Europe braces for violent repercussions

If backed into a corner will Putin come out swinging? On the eve of Russia's great depression Europe braces for violent repercussions Watch

Europe

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The sharply declining price of a barrel of oil and the harsh sanctions imposed by the U.S. and Europe have created a perfect storm for Russia's ...

'Chop-up houses' fill night air with cries of the slaughtered along Colombian riverbanks

'Chop-up houses' fill night air with cries of the slaughtered along Colombian riverbanks Watch

Americas

By Anastasia Moloney, Thomson Reuters Foundation

At night along the riverbanks of the Colombian port city of Buenaventura, residents say they can hear people scream and plea for mercy as they ...

Making good on Mao: China begins massive water transfer project, worlds largest

Making good on Mao: China begins massive water transfer project, worlds largest Watch

Asia Pacific

China has made good on one of the late Chairman Mao's visions with the world's largest transfer project. Those living in the dry, Northern ...

Haftar's forces gain control of new territory between Libya, Tunisia

Haftar's forces gain control of new territory between Libya, Tunisia Watch

Africa

Forces loyal to the retired general Khalifa Haftar have successfully conquered Rass Jedir in the borders between Libya and Tunisia. That battle ...

Eleven illegal migrants from Niger die in traffic accident in Ghardaia

Eleven illegal migrants from Niger die in traffic accident in Ghardaia Watch

Africa

Terrible luck remains a given for illegal migrants traveling in the Sahel region. After enduring much pain and hardship in their flight to a better ...

This is the new face of terrorism! Two dead after gun battle in Sydney Australia

This is the new face of terrorism! Two dead after gun battle in Sydney Australia Watch

Asia Pacific

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

In Australia, security forces stormed a cafe where a gunman was holding several hostages, ending a 16 hour siege.

SOLD! In a unprecedented move of barbarity, the Islamic State authorizes rape of underage girls

SOLD! In a unprecedented move of barbarity, the Islamic State authorizes rape of underage girls Watch

Middle East

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The Islamic State has released a new pamphlet that gives instructions on the taking of sex slaves, selling or giving them, and having sex with ...

More priests and male clergy encouraged to join fight against human trafficking

More priests and male clergy encouraged to join fight against human trafficking Watch

Asia Pacific

Disguised along with local police officers, nuns in India have assisted local law enforcement in raids against brothels. Many women and young girls - ...

'Twitter' used as a weapon of warfare: Indian man found tweeting pro-Islamist State messages

'Twitter' used as a weapon of warfare: Indian man found tweeting pro-Islamist State messages Watch

Asia Pacific

It has long been said that the next war would be an information war. An Indian man, since arrested, has been caught posting pro-Islamist State ...

Chinese freight train makes world record trip through '21st Century Silk Railway'

Chinese freight train makes world record trip through '21st Century Silk Railway' Watch

Asia Pacific

A Chinese freight train hauling Christmas cheer set a new record after finishing a three-week journey, the longest in the world, from Yiwu in ...

Release of French hostages reason for deep concern in North Africa - WHY?

Release of French hostages reason for deep concern in North Africa - WHY? Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

It would appear that the release of any hostage held by terrorist forces would be a reason for celebration. However, the release of French ...

Islamist State releases video that shows drone's eye-view of Kobane

Islamist State releases video that shows drone's eye-view of Kobane Watch

Middle East

Islamist State jihadists are keeping the propaganda war fresh and stylized: They've just released a video, easily available on YouTube which ...

Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria: STOP CHEMICAL WARFARE ON POOR WOMEN!

Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria: STOP CHEMICAL WARFARE ON POOR WOMEN!

Africa

By Catholic Bishops of Nigeria

This easy-to-administer form of an old drug by Pfizer Incorporated is being hailed by many as the magic wand to reduce poverty and emancipate ...

Our Lady of Guadalupe: The Woman Who Casts a Shadow

Our Lady of Guadalupe: The Woman Who Casts a Shadow Watch

Americas

By Deal W. Hudson

Having never been to a major Marian shrine, I didn't quite know what to expect. Some years ago, in the summer of 2004, I made a pilgrimage to the ...

Stepping up to the plate: Algeria continues to work with refugees from Niger

Stepping up to the plate: Algeria continues to work with refugees from Niger Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Winter arrives at an extremely inopportune time for Niger migrants taking shelter in Algeria. High winds and freezing weather is having its ...

A world at war: Islamic State, al-Qaeda, Taliban, Boko Haram, united how much destruction could they cause?

A world at war: Islamic State, al-Qaeda, Taliban, Boko Haram, united how much destruction could they cause? Watch

Middle East

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A study from the BBC and the London-based International Center for the Study of Radicalization (ICSR) has revealed that in November alone, over ...

Crazed Greenpeace activists destroy ancient Nazca lines - Peru outraged over Greenpeace publicity stunt

Crazed Greenpeace activists destroy ancient Nazca lines - Peru outraged over Greenpeace publicity stunt Watch

Americas

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Peru has announced that they are going to file a lawsuit against Greenpeace, whose activists damaged a national monument during a publicity stunt.