Armed U.S. drones fly over Baghdad

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Al-Jazeera) The U.S. has armed drones flying over Baghdad to protect US troops that have recently arrived to assess Iraq's deteriorating security, the Pentagon said on Friday. The more…

Iraq army launches offensive to retake Tikrit

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Al-Jazeera) The Iraqi army says it has launched a major offensive to retake Tikrit from Sunni rebels, amid conflicting claims over who controls the city's university. The main more…

ISIS plans to smash borders of Mideast map

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Claiming its goal is to smash the "partitioning of Muslim lands by crusader powers," the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS, has set out more…

Scars of WWI linger in Europe on eve of centennial

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Wall Street Journal) SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina—Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary gazes regally from a banner on one side of a museum here. From the other stares a haunted Gavrilo more…

China refusing to feed political prisoners

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Breitbart) For Chinese political dissidents fortunate enough to have a high profile, the Chinese government has manufactured a new way to keep them from causing communist officials any more…