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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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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, ...

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 ...

'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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Refusing responsibility, Hamas admits to using schools, hospitals as 'human shields' in rocket attacks

Refusing responsibility, Hamas admits to using schools, hospitals as 'human shields' in rocket attacks Watch

Middle East

Two weeks after the ceasefire, a Hamas official admits that his organization DID use schools and hospitals in Gaza Strip as "human shields" to ...

Stemming tide of ISIS recruits: Nations work to prevent citizens from joining jihadists

Stemming tide of ISIS recruits: Nations work to prevent citizens from joining jihadists Watch

Middle East

Countries across the globe are disturbed by the high recruitment rates by the Islamic State, who are gathering fighters from all over the world. ...

WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO - Jihadi John beheads David Haines (FULL VIDEO)

WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO - Jihadi John beheads David Haines (FULL VIDEO)

Middle East

The Islamic State has beheaded David Haines, and threatened to kill another Briton if the British government continues to ally with the United States ...

WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO - New video surfaces of Islamic State mass execution of 220 Syrian soldiers

WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO - New video surfaces of Islamic State mass execution of 220 Syrian soldiers Watch

Middle East

A new video of Islamic State atrocities has surfaced. In this graphic video, Islamic State fighters execute 220 Syrian soldiers en masse.

U.S. step up pressure on Islamic State's illicit oil sales

U.S. step up pressure on Islamic State's illicit oil sales Watch

Middle East

The U.S. Treasury Department says that it plans to step up pressure on the extremist group's illicit oil sales. An integral part of U.S. ...

Beheadings? Par for the course in Saudi Arabian courts

Beheadings? Par for the course in Saudi Arabian courts Watch

Middle East

While the on-camera beheadings James Foley and Steven Sotloff by Islamic State jihadists provoked global outrage, the practice remains a routine ...

Islamic State can muster 'between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters across Iraq and Syria'

Islamic State can muster 'between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters across Iraq and Syria' Watch

Middle East

The figures are alarming. At onetime presupposed to only number at 10,000, latest CIA estimates now say that the militant jihadist group Islamic ...

COME PLAY WITH US? Islamic State teaching their kids how to behead yours

COME PLAY WITH US? Islamic State teaching their kids how to behead yours Watch

Middle East

There are a lot of tragedies in Islamic State held territory because tens of thousands of people have been brutally killed. There have been other ...

Islamic State Jihadist put SWORD to her throat, she refused to renounce Christian faith

Islamic State Jihadist put SWORD to her throat, she refused to renounce Christian faith Watch

Middle East

Blade at her neck, 54-year-old Iraqi Christian Khiria Al-Kas Isaac told her attacker that she would rather die than give up her Christian faith. ...

Teenage Yazidi girl tells of horrific ordeal as Islamic State sex slave

Teenage Yazidi girl tells of horrific ordeal as Islamic State sex slave Watch

Middle East

A teenage Iraqi girl, a member of the Yazidi minority has described in horrific detail her life as an Islamic State sex slave. Abused on a ...

SEND IN THE DRONES: Predator drones flown over IS headquarters in Syria

SEND IN THE DRONES: Predator drones flown over IS headquarters in Syria Watch

Middle East

The United States has begun to ratchet up the tension against Islamic State. Predator drones are currently being flown over the IS' Syrian ...

Democrats and Republicans agree that the Islamic State must be stopped!

Democrats and Republicans agree that the Islamic State must be stopped! Watch

Middle East

The Pentagon has revealed that as of September 8 it has conducted 148 airstrikes against Islamic State militants who are rampaging across Iraq ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

NEW DISTURBING ISIS FOOTAGE: Young child in full terror garb seen shooting an AK47

NEW DISTURBING ISIS FOOTAGE: Young child in full terror garb seen shooting an AK47 Watch

Middle East

A masked child shown firing an AK47 assault rifle while shouting Islamic slogans in Syria is just the latest in a long stream of shocking and ...

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 ...