Jihadists move toward Baghdad

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish forces took control of the northern oil city of Kirkuk on Thursday, after government troops abandoned their posts in the face of a triumphant more…

Iraq's Maliki asked U.S. to bomb militants

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki secretly asked U.S. President Barack Obama's administration to consider airstrikes against militant staging areas as the threat from Sunni insurgents mounted last more…

Iraqi pastor: This could be last exodus

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (World Magazine) "Ninety-nine percent of the Christians have left Mosul," pastor Haitham Jazrawi said today following the takeover of Iraq’s second largest city—and its ancient Christian homeland—by al-Qaeda-linked more…

Benghazi attackers used State Department phones

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Fox News) The terrorists who attacked the U.S. consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 used cell phones, seized from State Department personnel during the more…

Brooklyn-born soldier still MIA after 32 years

by Aaron Klein -- [caption id="attachment_950961" align="aligncenter" width="596" caption="Yoni and Miri Baumel in 2003 with a picture of their son Zachary"][/caption] TEL AVIV – While the national conversation has been focused on more…

Congressmen cry foul over Mideast 'lies'

by Alana Cook -- [caption id="attachment_792801" align="aligncenter" width="596" caption="Secretary of State John Kerry with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas"][/caption] WASHINGTON – As the Obama administration moves to work with and fund the more…

Sheik issues 'fatwa' against ... soccer

by Bob Unruh -- [caption id="attachment_949491" align="aligncenter" width="596" caption="Saudi supporters at World Cup Asian qualifying playoff soccer match"][/caption] The anticipation is building among fans of the world's most popular sport as the more…

On fire for God or just on fire?

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_945321" align="aligncenter" width="553" caption=""Martyrs" at St. Paul's Cathedral London by Bill Viola"][/caption] Martyrs are finally getting a little press with new art at London's storied St Paul's more…