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Islamists Occupy Churches in Nigeria: ISIL and Boko Haram Hate Christians, Must be Confronted

Islamists Occupy Churches in Nigeria: ISIL and Boko Haram Hate Christians, Must be Confronted Watch

Middle East

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

While news reports give us the gruesome details of the Islamic State beheading one more American journalist in the land which was once a part of ...

CATHOLIC ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Islamic State infiltrating North Africa

CATHOLIC ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Islamic State infiltrating North Africa Watch

Middle East

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, known as ISIL or IS was created last year in the wake of the multinational war against Syria. They ...

Paul Bhatti, Brother of Martyr Shabhaz Bhatti, Urges Pope Francis to Visit Persecuted Christians in Pakistan

Paul Bhatti, Brother of Martyr Shabhaz Bhatti, Urges Pope Francis to Visit Persecuted Christians in Pakistan Watch

Middle East

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

The world should pause once again to consider the Christian heroism shown by Shabhaz Bhatti in 2011. At the time, Shahbaz Bhatti was the only ...

It's the little things: Toilets seen as tool against rape in India

It's the little things: Toilets seen as tool against rape in India Watch

Asia Pacific

When it comes to civilization, it's the little things. In the drive to get more indoor toilets throughout India in order to combat open ...

'We are facing a terrorist monster:' U.N. to investigate IS' crimes against humanity

'We are facing a terrorist monster:' U.N. to investigate IS' crimes against humanity Watch

Middle East

The United Nations will be sending investigators to Iraq to examine crimes being committed by Islamic State fighters committed on "an ...

These 14th century artifacts are headed back to their proper home

These 14th century artifacts are headed back to their proper home Watch

Americas

Spain has returned 691 indigenous artifacts to Colombia, which were seized during a police operation 11 years ago

Pope Francis thanks Gaza's sole Catholic priest; tells him to 'have courage'

Pope Francis thanks Gaza's sole Catholic priest; tells him to 'have courage' Watch

Middle East

Father Jorge Hernandez, the Gaza Strip's sole Catholic parish met with Pope Francis at the Vatican, thanking him for his support of those ...

Steven Sotloff beheading video, uncensored (WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Steven Sotloff beheading video, uncensored (WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Middle East

The Islamic State has executed another hostage, this time beheading American journalist Steven Sotloff. A video has been released of the incident, ...

Forget Oxford and Cambridge, India starts classes at 1,000 year old University

Forget Oxford and Cambridge, India starts classes at 1,000 year old University Watch

Asia Pacific

India's ancient Nalanda University (NU) opened for classes for the first time in more than 800 years, at its newly established campus at Rajgir ...

Islamic puritans threaten dissent in Saudi kingdom, asking King Abdullah to DESTROY the tomb of MOHAMED!

Islamic puritans threaten dissent in Saudi kingdom, asking King Abdullah to DESTROY the tomb of MOHAMED! Watch

Middle East

A recommendation from Saudi clerics to Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah is creating controversy in the powerful Middle-Eastern kingdom. The proposal, set ...

Is the Islamic State - In Mexico? Officials deny 'car bombing' rumors

Is the Islamic State - In Mexico? Officials deny 'car bombing' rumors Watch

Americas

While it's nightmarishly plausible - and there have been warnings from the international community to the United States as such, the Department ...

Senegal becomes fifth African nation to be ravaged by Ebola

Senegal becomes fifth African nation to be ravaged by Ebola Watch

Africa

Senegal became the fifth West African nation hit by the world's worst Ebola outbreak. That nation's first Ebola patient was a visiting student ...

Deadly silence: 92,000 Columbians remain missing

Deadly silence: 92,000 Columbians remain missing Watch

Americas

By Anastasia Moloney, Thomson Reuters Foundation

More than 92,000 Colombians have disappeared during 50 years of war and at the hands of drug gangs, and the government needs to step up efforts ...

EBOLA BREAKTHROUGH: New drug 'Zmapp' has remarkable success on test subjects

EBOLA BREAKTHROUGH: New drug 'Zmapp' has remarkable success on test subjects Watch

Africa

In the midst of widespread horror, hope: A treatment for the deadly Ebola virus may have finally been found. Scientists are reporting a 100 ...

World 'cannot keep silent about the existence of the so-called ISIS,' patriarchs declare

World 'cannot keep silent about the existence of the so-called ISIS,' patriarchs declare Watch

Middle East

Meeting at the Maronite Catholic patriarchate at Bkerke, north of Beirut, Catholic and Orthodox patriarchs convened for a special summit to ...

GOING DIGITAL: Ecuador plans digital currency

GOING DIGITAL: Ecuador plans digital currency Watch

Americas

In a bold move into the 21st Century, the South American nation of Ecuador is now planning digital currency. Some believe this will eventually ...

U.S., Europe next on Islamic State's list to attack, Saudi king warns

U.S., Europe next on Islamic State's list to attack, Saudi king warns Watch

Middle East

As the world grows more appalled by the day about the inhumanities conducted by the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, Saudi Arabia's King ...

Fleeing imminent death, three million Syrians now registered in other countries.  That's half the population of Syria.

Fleeing imminent death, three million Syrians now registered in other countries. That's half the population of Syria. Watch

Middle East

"The Syrian crisis has become the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era, yet the world is failing to meet the needs of refugees and the ...

Yazidi women held prisoners by IS sold as sex slaves, jihadist brides

Yazidi women held prisoners by IS sold as sex slaves, jihadist brides Watch

Middle East

In just the latest devaluation of humanity in the ongoing war in Iraq and Syria, hundreds of Yazidi women being held prisoner by Islamic State ...

Second American confirmed killed fighting for ISIS in Syria

Second American confirmed killed fighting for ISIS in Syria Watch

Middle East

A father-of-nine from Minneapolis has become the second confirmed American jihadi to die fighting for ISIS in Syria. Twenty-nine-year-old ...

Ebola outbreak 'continues to accelerate' in West Africa; 1,552 people killed

Ebola outbreak 'continues to accelerate' in West Africa; 1,552 people killed Watch

Africa

Ebola in West Africa has killed 1,552 people, with no end in sight. According to the World Health Organization, the outbreak "continues to ...

Children forced by IS to watch shootings, beheadings

Children forced by IS to watch shootings, beheadings Watch

Middle East

Children in both Iraq and Syria are being forced to watch as IS beheads or shoots its victims at close range. According to a United Nations ...

Is the current Ebola strain mutating twice as fast as previous strains?

Is the current Ebola strain mutating twice as fast as previous strains? Watch

Africa

Studies done on some of the early Ebola cases in Sierra Leone reveal the frightening fact that the virus had over 300 genetic mutations as it ...

What they are doing in the Philippines will make you sick!

What they are doing in the Philippines will make you sick! Watch

Asia Pacific

The passage of Typhoon Haiyan through the Philippines has caused devastation and humanitarian disaster on a scale not previously seen, forcing ...

Video shows rows of bodies as 250 Syrian soldiers DEATH MARCHED, forced to chant praises to their executioners before being killed (Warning: PHOTOS)

Video shows rows of bodies as 250 Syrian soldiers DEATH MARCHED, forced to chant praises to their executioners before being killed (Warning: PHOTOS)

Middle East

The Islamic State has committed another atrocity, this time murdering as many as 250 Syrian soldiers following a half-naked death-march across the ...

Islamic State invasion 'pure and simple religious cleansing and attempted genocide'

Islamic State invasion 'pure and simple religious cleansing and attempted genocide' Watch

Middle East

Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan has returned from the Kurdish region of Iraq, and what he has seen has been harrowing indeed. ...

Archaeologists find a very different type of 'treasure' - a 2,000-year-old toilet seat

Archaeologists find a very different type of 'treasure' - a 2,000-year-old toilet seat Watch

Europe

Accustomed to finding priceless coins, artwork and historical artifacts, archaeologists in Great Britain have found an altogether different type ...

Over 1,400 girls raped and abused by Muslims in English town

Over 1,400 girls raped and abused by Muslims in English town Watch

Europe

Over a 12 year period, hundreds of children were systematically raped, beaten and sex trafficked in a northern English town, and the government ...