ISIS poised to attack Christian towns

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Some 3,000 Sunni jihadist fighters have gathered in the Syrian Qalamoun mountains bordering eastern Lebanon, poised to attack a series of Christian towns in northern and more…

ISIS abducts 21 Coptic Egyptians in Libya

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (EgyptianStreets) Egypt's Foreign Ministry is investigating the authenticity of pictures purportedly showing the Egyptian abductees in Libya, the Ministry Spokesman Badr Abdel Atty said on Thursday. Twenty-one Coptic more…

Korean Air heiress gets prison for nut-rage

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (National Post) The inflight tantrum dubbed "nut rage" culminated Thursday in a one-year prison sentence for Korean Air heiress Cho Hyun-ah, a humiliating rebuke that only partially quelled more…

China's rising military not ready to win wars

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Bloomberg) China's military isn't ready to win wars despite spending heavily to modernize, according to a report commissioned by a U.S. congressional committee. The People's Liberation Army suffers more…

Mighty waterfall may have formed in days

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LiveScience) The canyon that holds Europe's most powerful waterfall may have been formed in a flash by just a few monster floods, new research suggests. "The Geology Book" more…

ISIS on the doorstep?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Fox News) Islamic State fighters reportedly seized most of a western Iraqi town on Thursday, in fighting taking place mere miles from an air base where hundreds of more…

Obama omits Jews as ISIS targets in war proposal

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Washington (CNN) Bipartisan criticism of President Barack Obama's proposed authorization of force against ISIS mostly has to do with the use of U.S. troops and limits on the more…