As Parisians continue to grieve the lives of their people taken away by the Islamic State in a series of attacks last week, the terrorists are once again spreading terror as officials recently confirmed that chemical weapons may be used by the jihadists in other attacks.
Ever since the ISIS claimed large areas of Iraq and Syria last year, the authorities have not been able to track the activities going on inside many of the terror cells spread across the war-torn countries.
While the U.S.-led coalition continues to fight the terrorists and Kurdish Peshmerga forces have recently reclaimed Sinjar, it seems the extremists have only become stronger as Iraqi and U.S. intelligence officials confirmed that the most-gated terror group of this day is "aggressively pursuing the development of chemical weapons." more >>
As president of a country whose Christian population is quickly vanishing, Syria's Bashar al-Assad has said he sees Vladimir Putin as the only world leader defending Christianity.
"When I look at the present state of things in the world I realize that Vladimir Putin is the sole defender of Christian civilization one can rely on," declared Assad during an interview with the French magazine Valeurs Actuelles earlier this week.
According to World Vision, since the start of the Syrian Civil War in 2011, more than 240,000 people have lost their lives, many of them children. Much of the repression and the slaughter of civilians has been perpetuated by Assad and his Syrian Army and secret police during their brutal crackdown on dissent. more >>
The Islamic State terrorist organization announced Wednesday through its monthly online magazine that its militants have executed two foreign hostages from China and Norway.
In the newest edition of IS' online English-language magazine, Dabiq, the jihadi group published two photos of foreign hostages that it claims had been "executed after being abandoned by their kafir [infidel] nations and organizations."
The photos appeared on the second-to-last page of the magazine and featured 48-year-old Norwegian graduate student Ole Johan Grimsgaard-Ofstad and 50-year-old Beijing native Fan Jinghui, whom both appear to have been fatally shot in the head. more >>
Christian churches are growing in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), despite the threat of Christianity being eradicated in the Middle East.
Every Friday, the Mushrif neighborhood in the UAE teems with people rushing to attend church services. While Muslims make their way to the local mosque, Roman Catholic Christians hurry to attend mass at the adjacent St. Joseph's Cathedral and St. Andrew's church, according to The Star.
The situation in the UAE presents a sharp contrast to the recently reported threat to the Christian population in the Middle East. A new study conducted by the charity group Aid to the Church in Need says Christians could be totally eradicated from the Middle East in 10 years, unless something is done to curb the persecution in the continent, Fox News reports. more >>
The Islamic State has ruthlessly targeted Yazidi minorities in Iraq and the Obama administration has moved to label attacks against them "an act of genocide." But is the Administration counting Christians as being among the terror group's victims?
Yahoo News reports that President Barack Obama was prompted by a report released Thursday by the U.S. Holocaust Museum that chronicles the murders of Yazidis, calling it a genocide. Other Iraqi minority groups are also mentioned in the report.
Nina Shea, who is the director of the Hudson Institute's Center for Religious Freedom, is questioning why Christians are omitted as victims of genocide by the Administration. more >>
Lebanese security forces have arrested 11 people, most of them Syrians, in connection with the last week's double suicide bomb attack in Beirut, which killed at least 43 people and wounded more than 239 others, targeting Shiite Muslims.
Lebanon's Interior Minister Nuhad Mashnuq announced on national television Sunday that seven Syrians and two Lebanese had been arrested, according to Agence France Presse. Authorities later reported the arrest of two other Syrian and Lebanese suspects.
In what is being described as Lebanon's worst terrorist attack this year, the Islamic State terror group, also known as ISIS or ISIL, claimed responsibility for the two suicide bombings in the Shiite-majority district of Burj al-Barajneh Thursday. more >>