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  • Sudanese mother sentenced to death for being Christian speaks out on faith, persecution

    A Sudanese mother of two, once sentenced to hang for supposedly leaving Islam, has spoken out on why her Christian faith is so important to her.

  • Islamic State group name raises objection

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Propaganda has been one of the core strategies of the Sunni militant group in Syria and Iraq that today calls itself the Islamic State — and its name is very much a part of that. In July, the group's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, announced its rebranding. He declared that the...

  • Cruz hecklers slammed as 'useful idiots' by pro-Israel Christian group

    At an event hosted by In Defense of Christians, a group dedicated to the protection of Christian communities in the Middle East, the Sen. Ted Cruz abruptly ended his speech when a small but vocal group of attendees booed him after he praised Israel.

  • Republicans skeptical of arming Syrian rebels

    Several House Republicans said they need more details about the plan to give more weapons to Syrian rebels, which they feared could result in U.S. weapons ending up in the hands of terrorists.

  • Fear of ISIS reinvigorates support for NSA

    Voter jitters about the threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria are breathing new life into support for the embattled National Security Agency, Republican hawks argue.

  • Tom Coburn calls ISIS threat 'spilled milk'

    Sen. Tom Coburn said the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is a situation the U.S. created and now it's "time for us to clean it up."

  • Under militia power, Libya closer to failed state

    CAIRO (AP) — After three years of chaos since Moammar Gadhafi's fall, Libya is further crumbling into a failed state after Islamist-allied militias took over the capital Tripoli and other cities and set up their own government, driving out a parliament that was elected over the summer. The...

  • Rand Paul argues U.S. actions led to rise of ISIS

    Sen. Rand Paul argued Wednesday that the U.S. is partly responsible for the rise of ISIS, an argument that is sure to roil the Republican Party's ongoing debate over foreign policy ahead of the 2016 presidential elections.

  • What will U.S. do if ISIS attacks again?

    If ISIS attacks one or more U.S. cities, as it has threatened to do, what then? We can't bomb ourselves. How would we counter a nose dive in the stock market or the ensuing chaos and fear?

  • Norwegian Muslims rally against Islamic militants

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Norway's prime minister and other politicians have joined Muslim leaders and thousands of other people for a demonstration in Oslo against radical Islamists. Monday's rally was an initiative by young Norwegian Muslims who wanted to show a united front against Islamic State...

  • Nigeria: Boko Haram claims it is Islamic Caliphate

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram, Nigeria's Islamic extremist rebel group, said it controls the northeastern city of Gwoza and has added it to an Islamic state that it claims it has established in Nigeria. Gwoza, in Borno state, is now part of its "Islamic Caliphate" asserted Boko Haram's...

  • Islamic authority: Extremists no 'Islamic State'

    CAIRO (AP) — The top Islamic authority in Egypt, revered by many Muslims worldwide, launched an Internet-based campaign Sunday challenging an extremist group in Syria and Iraq by saying it should not be called an "Islamic State." The campaign by the Dar el-Ifta, the top authority that advises...

  • Top Saudi cleric: Islamic State is Islam's enemy

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's top cleric said Tuesday that extremism and the ideologies of groups like the Islamic State and al-Qaida are Islam's No. 1 enemy and that Muslims have been their first victims. Grand Mufti Sheik Abdul-Aziz Al-Sheik also said in his public statement that...

  • Many Muslim leaders have denounced the Islamic State

    On Sunday, Pope Francis expressed "dismay and disbelief" over the Islamic State militia's atrocities and genocide in Syria and Iraq.

  • Everything Obama says about Iraq is wrong

    President Obama on Monday squeezed another statement on Iraq into his Martha's Vineyard vacation schedule. This time it was to congratulate Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi and urge him to form a more inclusive cabinet.



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