Sydney terror: 'The flag is the message'

by Greg Corombos -- [caption id="attachment_1513245" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Dozens in a Sydney, Australia, cafe were held hostage by a terrorist who forced women to hold a black jihadi flag in the window[/caption] more…

Russia raises key interest rate to 17%

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BLOOMBERG) — Russia’s central bank raised its benchmark interest rate the most since the nation’s 1998 default, making the announcement in the middle of the night in Moscow more…

Terrorist hurls acid at Israeli family

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BREAKINGISRAELNEWS) — Seven people, including young children, were injured in a terror attack before the start of the Sabbath on Friday afternoon. The attack occurred southwest of Jerusalem more…

Chinese extremists join ISIS in Middle East

by -NO AUTHOR- -- BEIJING (Reuters) – About 300 Chinese people are fighting alongside the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, a Chinese state-run newspaper said on Monday, a rare tally that more…

Single Ebola outbreak gives virus new life

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NBC NEWS) An especially deadly outbreak of Ebola burned unseen in a remote part of Sierra Leone for several weeks, giving public health experts a reality check. It's more…

Aussies show solidarity with Muslims

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (ABC.net.au) A hashtag showing support for Muslim Australians has taken off on social media following a siege at the Lindt cafe in Sydney today. #illridewithyou is trending worldwide more…

Islamic extremism on rise in Australia

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NBC NEWS) Hostages being held in a Sydney cafe and chocolate shop were being rotated and forced to stand in its window for up to two hours at more…

Turkey arrests 27 in newspaper, TV raid

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Istanbul (AFP) - Turkish police on Sunday arrested the editor of Turkey's biggest-selling newspaper and 26 others in lightning raids on supporters of a US-based cleric who has more…

Gunman among 3 dead in Sydney siege

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="V3ZnBhcjpIF8oslpHYJWuXeCxagGfAzO" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] (Reuters) - Heavily armed Australian police stormed a Sydney cafe on Tuesday and freed a number of hostages being held there at gunpoint, in a more…