Public stoning for adulterers in Afghanistan

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LONDON GUARDIAN) Afghan government officials have proposed reintroducing public stoning as a punishment for adultery, Human Rights Watch said, even though the practice has been denounced both inside and outside more…

Pope: 'Authentic' Islam opposes violence

by Bob Unruh -- Pope Francis' insistence in his new apostolic exhortation that "authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Quran are opposed to every form of violence" is drawing negative more…

Volcanic rocks rain down on Sicily

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="N4dzFyaDoc19Obq303MmnsPNL3pX8QrV" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d" autoplay="t"] (MIRROR) — This video shows thousands of fragments of volcanic rock raining down on Sicily after Mount Etna erupted. A dark cloud of tiny rock more…

'Like Jimmy Carter all over again'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NEW YORK POST) McLEAN, Va. — A nuclear deal between the US, Iran and other world powers has been described as a trust-building step after decades of animosity that hopefully more…

Spies fret over 'doomsday' cache

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="5qeDdxaDpL7uOcVat3l43UQ1DLFILunN" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d" autoplay="t"] (Reuters) - British and U.S. intelligence officials say they are worried about a "doomsday" cache of highly classified, heavily encrypted material they believe former National more…

Detained American pastor not part of Iran deal

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="NhdTdxaDr9YDRNQGxtzqS1GTH_LD-lIy" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d" autoplay="t"] (CNN) -- Two words are nowhere to be found in the pages of textthat spell out a new interim nuclear deal with Iran: Saeed Abedini. Now some supporters more…

Trust Iran? What are we ... stupid?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="50ZHFwaDqxSdG5GWjRZSSDwDaTB9-_IL" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] The Obama administration is trumpeting a weekend deal with Iran and five other nations that will freeze certain parts of the Iranian nuclear program and more…

Israeli PM 'spanks Obama' in phone call

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (JERUSALEM POST) — A lawmaker from Netanyahu's Likud faction told an Israeli television station earlier on Monday that the premier rebuked US President Barack Obama over the interim more…