Pope Benedict gives final blessing

by -NO AUTHOR- -- VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Benedict XVI bestowed his final Sunday blessing of his pontificate on a cheering crowd in St. Peter's Square, explaining that his waning years more…

Mali radicals recruited child soldiers at schools

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) The radical Islamic fighters showed up at Mohamed Salia's Quranic school, armed with weapons and demanding to address his students. The leader, named Hamadi, entered one more…

Christians face threat from radical Hindus

by Michael Carl -- DELHI, India – Indian Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde says his nation faces an increasing terrorism threat from self-proclaimed "right-wing" Hindu groups, and that's bad news for Christians here. more…

War rages in Europe over rights of the unborn

by -NO AUTHOR- -- By Alex Newman STOCKHOLM, Sweden – While abortion is legal throughout much of Europe, the public and elected officials in several countries – Ireland, Malta and Poland primarily more…

Congress demands technology-leaks probe

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – A new allegation has cropped up about technology leaks, this time involving high-level personnel at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Officials allegedly were providing militarily more…

'Psychological warfare' reported by jailed pastor

by -NO AUTHOR- -- An American pastor jailed in Iran's notorious Evin prison for preaching the Christian faith says prison authorities have subjected him to "horrific pressures" and "psychological warfare," which includes more…

'This is a match made in hell'

by Greg Corombos -- [ooyala code="N3czlrOTqI9RlqUAVuxtiS6mdzuo1ZHd"] Earlier this month, North Korea conducted what appears to be its largest and most sophisticated nuclear test to date, but what may also be emerging from more…

Iran's nuke-plant explosion cover-up

by Reza Kahlili -- The International Atomic Energy Agency's latest report on Iran's nuclear program, released two days ago, reveals the organization made its last physical inspection of the Fordow nuclear facility more…