The Islamic State terrorist organization has released yet another chilling propaganda beheading video, this time showing three men accused of espionage being led to their place of execution with leashes around their necks while their executioners ride horseback.
The militant group published a five-minute cinematic video (graphic) over the weekend to its affiliated media outlets that not only features a montage of the group's past videoed executions but also features a never-before-seen execution of three men accused of being spies in the group's Al-Furat province.
According to the Daily Mail, the video's narrator accused the men of collaborating with the United States-led coalition against IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) in Arabic and also blames them for airstrikes that have been carried out against the militant group in the last few weeks. more >>
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has reportedly ordered a nuclear warhead test only days after threatening to destroy New York City and kill all of its residents with an H-bomb.
AFP reported that North Korea's nuclear and multiple ballistic missile tests continue despite increased United Nations sanctions against it.
KCNA news agency, North Korea's state-run media, claimed on Tuesday that Kim's government has carried out a successful simulated test of the warhead re-entry technology that would be needed to launch a long-range attack on America. more >>
The United States House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution Monday evening that labels the Islamic State's atrocities against Christians, Yazidis and other religious minorities a "genocide," putting more pressure on the State Department to do the same.
The resolution, which is titled H.Con.Res.75, was authored by Reps. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., and Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., and was introduced by Fortenberry last September. The resolution was co-sponsored by over 200 members of the House.
"ISIL is murdering and enslaving religious and ethnic minorities everywhere they gain power and we know it," House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said on the House floor following the vote. "We know what they are doing and if we don't say it, we should be ashamed. ISIL is committing genocide. They are targeting non-Muslims, Christians, Yazidis and more and pushing them to extinction." more >>
Two courageous women in the Islamic State's stronghold of Raqqa risked their lives in order to record undercover footage that documents the heinous and oppressive realities of life under IS' rule.
As it has been nearly two years since IS took control of Raqqa, the group's de-facto capital, much is known about the horrific human rights abuses that the group commits against residents in the town, but little is known about what day-to-day life is like for the people who live in Raqqa and have to abide by the terror group's strict brand of Shariah law.
On behalf of CNN's Swedish affiliate, Expressen TV, two female Raqqa residents using the pseudonyms Oum Mohammed and Om Omran, who both had well-paying jobs before IS arrived, recorded candid footage of life on the Raqqa streets to capture many of the injustices that women and others face under IS' rule. more >>
Local church officials in South Sudan have confirmed a recently released United Nations report describing the horrors of the country's civil war, including mass rapes, children and the disabled being burned alive, hanged, or cut to pieces.
"The U.N. report is definitely reliable," the church sources, who weren't named, told Fides News Agency.
"We saw members of the inquiry committee do a thorough job on the ground until the end of January, meeting and interviewing local witnesses. The systematic use of mass rape to humiliate the opponent is terribly real and widespread," they added. more >>
Islamic State militants have been raping girls as young as 8 and 9-years-old in packed halls full of victims, details from an anti-extremist report reveals.
The revelations came from a detailed 100-page report by the Quilliam Foundation, based on six months of research into the practices and abuses being carried out by IS.
"One woman described how she was raped in Mosul and that she heard the screams of girls who had been taken from the main hall where she and other women were being kept, to a small adjacent room. She recounted how she saw an IS man point a gun at a young girl who had been resisting," the report states in part. more >>