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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...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
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Syria polio outbreak spread: Iraq reports first case since 2000

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported Friday, that as of 20 March 2014, in the Syrian Arab Republic, a total of 37 wild polio virus type 1 (WPV1) cases have been reported:  25 cases by the Syrian Arab Republic More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, March 20th, 2014
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Israel responds to Syrian attack on Israel Defense Forces with focused assault, US cuts ties to Assad diplomats

Early Wednesday morning, Israel Defense Forces targeted several Syrian army positions that attacked Israeli soldiers Tuesday. The targets included a Syrian army training facility, military headquarters, and artillery More...

By Herman Cummings On Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
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The Truth of Genesis: Who Is the Greater Fool, The Atheist, Or The Muslim?

What measure of inanity does it take to be an atheist?  If twenty atheists are socializing in a house, and a twenty-first person ran in and said “there is a bomb about to go off in the basement”, how many atheists More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
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More gibberish from Jennifer Rubin about Rand Paul

As part of neoconservative blogger, Jennifer Rubin’s daily Washington Post column, The Right Turn, Rubin has made a living from the traffic that comes in everytime she puts Rand Paul in the title, prompting More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, March 10th, 2014
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Nuns from Syrian monastery released after three months in al-Nusra captivity

Thirteen nuns and three attendants were released by Syrian insurgents after disappearing from their monastery in Maaloula, reported Lebanese and Syrian officials early Monday. The rebels claim they were protecting More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, March 9th, 2014
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Nigeria reports first polio case of 2014

The African country of Nigeria, one of the three remaining polio endemic countries left on the globe, reported their first case of wild poliovirus 1 (WPV-1) in Kano State, according to the Global Polio Eradication More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, March 7th, 2014
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California Polio-like paralysis, Leishmaniasis are the topics to be covered on the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show

This Saturday, March 8 at 12 pm, two great expert guests will appear on the Tampa Bay-based talk radio program, Outbreak News This Week with host, Robert Herriman to discuss some big issues in infectious diseases. Slated More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, March 6th, 2014
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Israel’s navy captures ship carrying rockets from Iran, made in Syria

On Wednesday the Israeli navy captured a ship in the Red Sea which was carrying dozens of rockets made in Syria, supplied by Iran, reports SRN News . The ship was headed to the Gaza Strip, which is controlled by More...

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