A prominent Orthodox Church leader in Ukraine has stated that Russian President Vladimir Putin is being guided by Satan.
Patriarch Filaret of Kiev and All Rus-Ukraine, released a statement Friday titled the "New Cain," which is based off of the Genesis 4 account of Cain and Abel.
Filaret did not mention Putin by name, but he did refer in his statement to a "governor" who "is cynically lying" about his country's "sending killers mercenaries to our country." more >>
Upset with how the Obama administration has handled recent global conflicts such as the rising threat from the Islamic State, Tea Party Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, appeared to suggest he has an increased interest in seeking a 2016 presidential bid.
Cruz said in an interview on Sunday with ABC News that aired on "This Week" where he heavily criticized President Barack Obama's leadership and his lack of urgency in dealing with the terrorist group ISIS, also known as ISIL or the Islamic State, that the situation has caused him to more deeply consider a presidential run.
Cruz, who is in his first term, argued that the United States needs a leader that will not only lead within the American borders, but also must be capable of maintaining power and presence on the global front. more >>
As ISIS continues to pose a menace to religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, Christians from the region have spoken with horror about what the terrorist group is doing to their communities.
Auday P. Arabo, lay spokesman for the St. Thomas Chaldean Catholic Diocese, told The New York Times that Iraqi Christians are calling it "a slow-motion genocide."
Pope Francis has said that war is never the right way to stop the injustices of the world and warned that it always leads to further problems, seemingly distancing himself from supporting U.S. airstrikes against terror group ISIS.
"War is never a satisfactory way to right injustices," the Roman Catholic Church leader said during an inter-faith colloqium hosted in Belgium by the St. Egido community, AFP reported on Sunday.
"War leads people into a spiral of violence which becomes difficult to control. It destroys what it has taken generations to establish and leads the way to even worse conflicts and injustices." more >>
Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced in an interview on Sunday that he will not be running for the 2016 presidential elections. He also criticized President Barack Obama's foreign policy and strategy on terror group ISIS.
"I'm not running and not planning on running," Romney categorically stated in a Fox News Sunday interview. The former Massachusetts governor, who lost the 2012 election against Obama in a 51.1 to 47.2 percent vote, insisted that he would have run a more effective administration at the White House than his Democratic rival.
The Republican accused Obama in the interview of being "out of touch with reality." more >>
The U.S. military's first series of airstrikes in Western Iraq targeting ISIS early Sunday to protect a major dam points to the expansion of the Obama administration's strategy in Iraq, which until recently was limited to protecting U.S. offices and humanitarian responses.
"If that dam would fall into ISIL's hands or if that dam would be destroyed, the damage that that would cause would be very significant and it would put an additional and big risk into the mix in Iraq," U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters during a trip to Georgia's capital Tbilisi, according to Reuters.
Hagel, who was referring to the Haditha Dam in Iraq's Anbar Province, added that the airstrikes were launched at the request of the Iraqi government. more >>