Turkey looking to muscle out Saudi Arabia

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Turkey intends to spread its more moderate form of Sunni Islam in the wake of the Arab Spring as opposed to the more conservative Sunni Wahhabi more…

'Government became their god'

by Jim Fletcher -- [caption id="attachment_792721" align="aligncenter" width="620" caption="Anita Dittman addressing audience at "Understanding the Times" conference"][/caption] Anita Dittman learned about fear and courage early, during a momentous period in history. "I more…

Drug-defying superbugs now a global threat

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NBCNEWS) — Germs that defy antibiotics are now a major global health threat, causing near-untreatable cases of diarrhea, sepsis, pneumonia and gonorrhea, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. more…

WWII airmen receive long-overdue POW medals

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (FOX NEWS) It's recognition more than 70 years in the making. Eight U.S. service members shot down and captured while fighting Hitler’s Nazi regime finally received long overdue more…

Scorpions drummer jailed for insulting Islam

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR) — Newspapers in the United Arab Emirates are reporting that the American drummer for the rock band Scorpions was sentenced to one month in jail more…

Jihadists crucifying enemies in Syria

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (DAILY BEAST) Public crucifixions are mostly ceremonial these days, staged rituals that some Christian communities enact as part of their Easter observance. But the real thing may be more…

Poll: 47% say U.S. shouldn't police world

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NBC NEWS) A near-majority of Americans say the United States should become less active in world affairs, a dramatic change from the post-9/11 national environment and one that more…

Kerry keeps at it: Attempts to revive 'peace talks'

by Aaron Klein -- [caption id="attachment_797811" align="aligncenter" width="596" caption="John Kerry"][/caption] TEL AVIV – The U.S. is working behind the scenes to open a secret channel to revive long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, a senior more…

Cyber-attacks feared response to sanctions on Russia

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – As the United States ratchets up sanctions against Russia over the Ukrainian crisis, U.S. security officials are concerned that Moscow could retaliate with cyber-attacks on computer more…