The North Korean government claimed on Wednesday that it has carried out successfully its first-ever hydrogen bomb test, sparking concern from leaders worldwide.
"If there's no invasion on our sovereignty we will not use nuclear weapon," the North Korean state news agency declared. "This H-bomb test brings us to a higher level of nuclear power."
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has released an official statement denouncing the recent takeover of a federal facility in Oregon.
Earlier this month a group of militia calling themselves the Citizens for Constitutional Freedom took over some government property as part of a protest.
While the Mormon Church said that the dispute between the CCF and the federal government was "not a Church matter," they took issue with the protestors invoking "scriptural principles." more >>
The Christian Post invited all the presidential candidates of both major parties to answer the same set of 12 questions. Here are Carly Fiorina's answers.
1. Why do you want to be president and what does your personal faith have to do with your decision?
Fiorina: I think our nation is at a pivotal point. Too many people fear that we are losing the sense of limitless possibility that has always defined this nation. Margaret Thatcher — a woman I greatly admire — once said that she was not content to manage the decline of a great nation. Neither am I. I am prepared to lead the resurgence of a great nation. more >>
Although the Islamic State has its eyes set on becoming a global caliphate that spreads into Europe, a journalist who spent 10 days with the terrorists says there's just one country the militants are afraid of — Israel.
German reporter Jürgen Todenhӧfer, a former member of the German parliament who spent 10 days last winter in IS-controlled Iraq and Syria interviewing a number of militants and made it out alive, told the British news site Jewish News that although IS militants are not afraid of the western military power of the United States or European countries, the group's fighters fear military capabilities of Israel.
"The only country ISIS fears is Israel," Todenhӧfer explained. "They told me they know the Israeli army is too strong for them." more >>
GOP Presidential candidate Ben Carson suggested a seven-point plan to safeguard America as it faces continued security challenges in the coming year, proposing a declaration of war against the Islamic State and putting soldiers on borders.
"We must act boldly and decisively to protect American citizens from terrorists at home and abroad. We can no longer dawdle while ISIS continues to persecute Christians, enslave young girls, oppress civil societies and perpetrate terrorist attacks against the free world," Carson said in his statement on Facebook on Monday.
"We must destroy their caliphate and prevent their terrorists from infiltrating our homeland. We must also secure our borders, identify radical Islamic extremism by name and root out its agents and collaborators in our own country," he added. more >>
A new Quinnipiac University National poll released on Wednesday has found that while the majority of Americans believe Islam is a peaceful religion and are against banning Muslims from the U.S., more than half are also opposed to accepting more Syrian refugees.
"American voters are making a distinction between Syrian refugees and Muslims in general. A bare majority says keep the Syrians out, but an overwhelming majority rejects proposals to ban all Muslims from our shores," offered Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.
"Concern about a terror attack is widespread, but it is more likely lurking around the corner than imported from a distant land an ocean away, voters say." more >>