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By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
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Islamic State, terorrist gear available online: t-shirts, hoodies, figures

The Sunni Muslim terrorist group, Islamic State,  now has merchandise including t-shirts, hoodies and hats. The items went on sale through Facebook as an Indonesia company offers a wide array of items, also promoting More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
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Islamic State executes James Foley in video, Steve Sotloff next as they threaten US

James Foley was murdered by the Sunni extremists, Islamic State in a new video The conflict in the Middle East continues to worsen with a Tuesday video depicting an IS member beheading journalist James Foley as More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, August 15th, 2014
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New Islamic State, ISIS, video depicts boy threatening America, more on Khaled Sharrouf

 Islamic extremists speak for themselves in new videos from VICE Media where a pre-teen boy threatens America, promises car bombings and other attacks to divide the U.S. “I swear to Allah we will divide America More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
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Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah says Hezbollah ready for battle with Israel

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah has said his party’s involvement in Syria will not affect their readiness to confront Israel in a new conflict. “We will defend our country and borders with Syria just More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
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Vatican officials call on Muslim leaders to denounce ‘barbarity’ of ISIS against Christians

Vatican officials are urging Muslim leaders to denounce the “barbarity” of the Islamic State’s attacks against Christians and other minorities in Iraq, saying their credibility is on the line. Pope Francis More...

By Butter Bracco On Saturday, August 9th, 2014
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US airstrikes on ISIS in Iraq begin, airdrops of food and water also continue

The U.S. conducted a second airdrop of food and water for thousands of refugees trapped in Iraq’s Sinjar mountains early Saturday after launching airstrikes in northern Iraq against Islamic militants which More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, July 31st, 2014
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State Department on Christianity in Middle East: ‘shadow of its former self’

The State Department issued a shocking report on the state of religious freedom around the world this week, noting that Christianity in the Middle East, especially Syria, is becoming a “shadow of its former More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
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John McCain targeted by ISIL, calls it a ‘true badge of honor’

U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) today released the following statement on being targeted by the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) as “the enemy” and “crusader” in its new propaganda More...

By Laura Jones On Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
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Muslim extremists, ISIS claim they have destroyed Jonah’s tomb in Ninevah

The famous Old Testament prophet Jonah’s resting place has been under attack by Muslim extremists who say they’ve destroyed his tomb in the Iraqi province of Ninevah. ISIS terrorists continue to demolish More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, July 14th, 2014
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Eric Holder on terrorist bomb making in Yemen, Syria, ‘extreme concern’

New intelligence reports indicate that Yemeni bomb-makers are partnering with terrorists in Syria to build new types of virtually undetectable bombs, says Attorney General Eric Holder. Appearing Sunday on ABC’s More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, July 7th, 2014
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ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appears in video calling for jihad and Caliphate

The reported leader of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is allegedly the man appearing at a mosque in Mosul, calling on those gathered to wage a holy war, CNN reported, citing witnesses and a video More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, July 4th, 2014
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Colorado teen, Shannon Conley, arrested for aiding ISIS terrorists in Syria

A Denver woman has been arrested while attempting to go to Syria to engage in violent jihad, according to court documents made public late Wednesday. Shannon Maureen Conley, 19, was arrested in April at Denver More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 23rd, 2014
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Israel counters Syria killing of teen with attack on military targets

The Israeli military confirmed Monday that the country executed air strikes against military targets in Syria in response to  a cross-border attack that left an Israeli teenager dead. In the June 23 statement, More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
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New report says Mohammad Abdul-Nasser Khayat killed by family, not World Cup gunfire

The Syrian national who died Monday was killed by a relative, not celebratory World Cup gunfire, a security source told The Daily Star on Wednesday. photo Joel Bombardier via Flickr Mohammad Abdul-Nasser Khayat, More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, June 6th, 2014
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Bashar al-Assad wins re-election victory, 3 dead on riots that followed

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will maintain his position as president, according to the results of a landslide vote. Assad won the election with 88.7 percent of votes; however, opponents criticize the circumstances More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, May 9th, 2014
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War in Syria debate erupts as Jordanian journalists topple table

With all their political differences, I don’t remember if liberal Michael Kinsley and conservative Pat Buchanan ever flipped over tables during the heyday of CNN’s “Crossfire” in the 1980′s, More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, May 5th, 2014
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WHO committee: Polio spread an ‘extraordinary event’ and a public health risk to other States

World Health Organization Director, Dr. Margaret Chan, upon the advice from an Emergency Committee of independent experts, declared recent international spread of wild poliovirus a “public health emergency of More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, April 19th, 2014
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Priest Francis Van Der Lugt assassinated in Syria, rebels and government blame each other

The Syrian government and rebel groups are blaming one another in the assassination of Dutch Jesuit Priest Francis Van Der Lugt in his garden in Homs. No group has taken responsibility for the April 7 killing, More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
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Syria reports first polio case of 2014

The polio outbreak in the Middle East continues with two new cases of wild poliovirus-1 (WPV-1) reported, one from late 2013 and the first case of 2014, according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
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New laws in Saudi Arabia label atheism as a form of terrorism

New laws and regulations in Saudi Arabia link atheism to terrorism, Human Rights Watch reported in an April 2 article. Anti-terrorism regulations issued by the Saudi interior ministry are called “sweeping” More...

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