A 7.5-magnitude earthquake on Monday has left over 300 people dead and at least 2,000 injured in remote areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan, with the Taliban terror group reportedly asking aid agencies for help.
BBC News reported on Tuesday that that rescue teams are still trying to get to remote mountainous areas in the region and assess its impact, dealing with blocked roads and cut off communication. Many people have also chosen to sleep outside in near freezing temperatures because of fears of a second quake.
The Taliban, which is active in regions across Pakistan and Afghanistan, called on international aid agencies to help the victims, and asked its soldiers to offer assistance as well. more >>
In the time leading up to the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, U.S. officials at the facility had to acquire physical security items from other nations, such as the U.K., that were pulling out of the area.
During a hearing of the House Select Committee on Benghazi Thursday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was questioned about security at the compound and her actions leading up to and in reaction to the attack in which four Americans were killed by Islamic militats, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.
Questioning Clinton about security, Rep. Susan Brooks, R-Indiana, noted that there are "certain levels of security" for consulates and embassies that vary depending on their importance. more >>
Human rights groups have criticized the U.K. government for "selling out" to China on human rights issues by welcoming President Xi Jinping and clinching a $30 billion economic deal, without bringing up China's crackdown on ethnic and religions minorities, including Christians.
"If the U.K. is going to totally ignore the ever-worsening rights situation that we have at the moment in China, then that will cause a fundamental conflict with its principles as a democratic country," U.S.-based Chinese legal scholar Teng Biao said, according to Radio Free Asia.
Xi held public meetings with British Prime Minister David Cameron, as well as with members of the royal family, during his visit to the U.K. this week. The Chinese president pushed through the multi-billion nuclear power investment deal, and praised economic relations between China and Western powers, such as the U.S. and U.K. more >>
PLANO, Texas — Six Republican presidential candidates vying for the Evangelical vote to become the party's nominee for the 2016 general election spoke about the challenges facing the nation and why they're the most qualified person to lead the country during the four-hour North Texas Presidential Forum on Sunday.
While candidates from both the Democratic and Republican parties were invited to speak at the forum, which was hosted by the Faith & Freedom Coalition and Prestonwood Baptist Church, it was Carly Fiorina, Sen. Ted Cruz, former Sen. Rick Santorum, former Govs. Mick Huckabee and Jeb Bush, and Dr. Ben Carson who accepted the challenge.
Religious freedom, Islamic State terrorism, abortion, education and the economy were among the top issues discussed by the candidates, who were given around 10 minutes for opening remarks followed by 15 minutes of Q&A with Prestonwood Baptist Church Pastor Jack Graham before an audience of 7,000 people. more >>
Six Republican presidential candidates addressed 7,000 evangelical voters Sunday at a Texas megachurch.
The church's pastor criticized GOP frontrunner Donald Trump's statement that 9/11 occurred under the watch of former President George W. Bush, calling it "ridiculous."
The North Texas Presidential Forum at the Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano featured Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Sen. Rick Santorum and former business CEO Carly Fiorina. more >>
On Saturday evening, my wife and I had a blast with another couple at a "Beatles" concert. Hundreds of people from all ages gathered to sing along to the classic hits by the Fab Four.
The outdoor event took place one day after John Lennon's 75th birthday — can you imagine? Picture him as a senior citizen! John's most memorable song "Imagine" is still listed by Rolling Stone magazine as the third most important pop song of all time.
John Lennon was assassinated by Mark David Chapman who is now a born-again Christian in prison. His book "The Man Who Shot John Lennon" tells his incredible story as he proclaims, "My life is all about Jesus now!" more >>