Pope Francis flexes political muscle

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (REUTERS) — ROME - Pope Francis' hard-hitting criticisms of globalization and inequality long ago set him out as a leader unafraid of mixing theology and politics. He is more…

Arab tribal forces promise to battle ISIS

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [caption id="attachment_2004045" align="aligncenter" width="605"] Sheikh Musa Aldlh[/caption] A new force reportedly is joining in the battle against ISIS, with "thousands" of desert nomads announcing their own private army more…

Epic tale of the 'original Indiana Jones'

by Anthony C. LoBaido -- [caption id="attachment_2007935" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Harrison Ford as "Indiana Jones"[/caption] Editor's Note: Alternating between the broiling landscape of Saudi Arabia and the splendor of the gorgeous campus at Stanford more…

ISIS takes ancient city of Palmyra

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Washington Examiner) Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants, known for their obliteration and wanton destruction of historical sites, have seized parts of the ancient city of Palmyra, more…

Trade agreement could limit access to medicines

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Chemistry World) A leaked draft of a trade agreement under negotiation among 12 Pacific rim countries, including the US and Japan, contains language that could delay the entrance more…