A few minutes of calm have yet to pass before a multitude of guns serve as a reminder that you have entered a war zone.
"Welcome to Benghazi," James Badge Dale ("World War Z," "Iron Man 3") says in the gripping opening scene of "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi."
Aside from the explosions, witty banter and non-stop action that can be expected from a Michael Bay ("Pearl Harbor," "Bad Boys," "Transformers") project, the director's latest film evokes a range of emotions absent from many action movies. But this is not your typical action movie. more >>
Despite the continued rise of the Islamic State terror group and Islamic extremism across the world, persecution watchdog group Open Doors has again listed North Korea as the greatest oppressor of Christians worldwide.
The North Korean government, now led by Kim Jong Un, was placed at the No. 1 position for the 14th consecutive year when Open Doors released it's 2016 World Watch List on Wednesday.
Open Doors CEO David Curry told The Christian Post in an interview on Thursday that even though Islamic extremism generally stole news headlines throughout 2015, there are very good reasons why North Korea still has not moved from the top spot on persecution. more >>
WASHINGTON — The U.S. State Department's Ambassador at-Large for International Religious Freedom David Saperstein argued Wednesday that calling the Islamic State's atrocities against Christians "genocide" would make no difference in how the Obama administration is responding to the human rights crisis.
While a number of human rights groups have pressured the administration to label IS' persecution of Christians and other religious minorities as "genocide," Saperstein appeared at an Open Doors ministry press conference introducing the 2016 World Watch List and was asked if he thinks it is "important" for the government to recognize the plight of Christians in Iraq and Syria as "genocide."
As the Obama administration has already recognized IS' persecution of Yazidis as genocide and failed to do the same for Christians, Shiite Muslims and others who oppose IS' radical theology, Saperstein providing a long-winded reasoning why labeling the plight of Christians as genocide would not have any effect on the government's current response to IS. more >>
The Islamic State terrorist organization in Iraq has burned alive some its fighters after the militants were defeated and pushed out of the key Iraqi town of Ramadi by security forces.
In order to send a message to its rank-and-file fighters, unnamed sources told Fox News that IS burned alive its own fighters in the town square of Mosul after they arrived from their 250-mile journey from Ramadi, which is the capital of Iraq's mostly Sunni Anbar province and was recaptured by Iraqi forces over two weeks ago after IS seized the town in 2014.
"They were grouped together and made to stand in a circle and set on fire to die," one former resident of Northern Iraq who is now living in the United States but still remains in contact his family in Iraq explained. more >>
The Indonesian capital Jakarta experienced a mass "Paris-like" attack with explosions and shootings being carried out across the city, police have said, with at least seven people reported dead so far.
Two civilians were killed and 19 were wounded during the terror attack. Five of the suspected terrorists are also dead and police are now searching for others who were involved in planning the attack, CNN has reported.
BBC News reported on Thursday that the attacks began at about 10:40 a.m. local time after a series of bomb blasts shook the area near Sarinah shopping mall. Authorities said that at least two men carried out a suicide bomb attack on a police box near the intersection of the mall with a Starbucks coffee shop. more >>
A large-scale poll of Arab Muslims has found that the majority of Arab youths believe the Islamic State terror group is a perversion of Islam, and have blamed corruption and regressive governments for the rise of extremism.
"At least three-quarters of millennial respondents in all countries surveyed" said movements like IS and al-Qaeda "are either a complete perversion of Islam's teachings or mostly wrong," revealed The Zogby Research Services poll.
The survey was carried out on 5,374 young Muslim men and women across several Middle Eastern and North African countries, including Morocco, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan, and the Palestinian territories. more >>