Imprisoned pastor pens Christmas letter from Iran

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Huffington Post) This Christmas marks the third year Idaho pastor Saeed Abedini has been separated from his family. Abedini, an American citizen, is currentlyserving an eight-year sentence after more…

After Sony hack, is U.S. grid next?

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Now that U.S. intelligence has blamed North Korea for the Nov. 24 cyber attack on Sony Pictures, there is growing concern that the Hermit Kingdom has more…

Raul Castro gives 'Cuban 5' convicts hero's welcome

by Jerome R. Corsi -- [caption id="attachment_1524465" align="aligncenter" width="596"] Raul Castro greets Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero on their return to Cuba Dec. 17 (Source: El Nuevo Herald, Havana, Cuba)[/caption] NEW YORK more…

U.S. forces could expand fight against ISIS

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – The commitment of U.S. forces to fighting ISIS could increase, not diminish, as a rising number of Sunni jihadist groups that control vast areas of territory more…

Carter: 'Proud' of Obama on Cuba

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="11M3ZjcjqWf6lMsNElprN7HGw49ffQzg" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] (POLITICO) Former President Jimmy Carter on Thursday praised President Barack Obama’s “political courage” in reestablishing relations with Cuba. “This is the kind of thing that more…

ISIS fights U.S. troops in Iraq

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="ZkdXRjcjq2zpyyIk49HPpUAvaK1JOAW5" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] (DAILY MAIL) A number of militants have been killed in Islamic State's very first battle with U.S. ground troops after the extremists attempted to overrun more…