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Globe Trot: ISIS razes historic Palmyra piece by piece

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | SYRIA: At the ancient Palmyra site, Islamic State militants are attempting to destroy the Temple of Baal, a Roman-era structure, here seen from space. Oxford…

Collateral damage: The Sudanese in Syria

By Mindy Belz
Posted

Persecution | In 2002, WORLD went to Damascus and witnessed how Sudan’s Islamic regime created a flood of Christian refugees, with terrorism perpetuating their plight

ISIS destroys ancient Palmyra temple

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

ISIS | Islamist militants occupying the Syrian town of Palmyra have destroyed a 2,000-year-old temple there, according to reports. The Syrian Observatory for Human…

Globe Trot: Three Americans killed by Kabul car bomb

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | AFGHANISTAN:At least 12 people were killed when a car bomber attacked a NATO convoy in Kabul on Saturday. The dead included three Americans who worked for…

ISIS militants behead Syrian antiquities scholar in Palmyra

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

ISIS | Islamic State militants killed a leading Syrian antiquities scholar on Tuesday, beheading him in front of dozens of onlookers and hanging his body from a pole…

Kayla Mueller’s family told of repeated rapes

By Mickey McLean
Posted

ISIS | U.S. intelligence officials told the family of American hostage Kayla Mueller that she was repeatedly forced to have sex with Islamic State (ISIS) leader Abu…

Globe Trot: ISIS scrambles ahead of Iran nuclear deal

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | SYRIA: Qaryatain is midway between Palmyra and Damascus, a strategic town where about 230 persons were abducted by ISIS last week. They remain in captivity…

ISIS kidnaps dozens of Christians on ‘most wanted’ list

By Leigh Jones
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ISIS | Islamic State (ISIS) militants have kidnapped dozens of Christians as part of a new offensive in a town near the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, according to…

Iraqi troops wrest strategic Anbar base from ISIS

By Abby Reese
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ISIS | Iraqi forces recaptured Anbar University on Sunday, a key Islamic State (ISIS) base located on the outskirts of Ramadi. The operation to retake the university…

ISIS suicide bomber attacks youth trying to rebuild Kobani

By Abby Reese
Posted

ISIS | An explosion rattled the border town of Suruc, Turkey, on Monday, killing about two dozen and wounding nearly 100 others.  About 200 young people were…

Attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait part of ISIS call for Ramadan jihad

By Julia A. Seymour
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ISIS | Just days after ISIS extremists called for a month of jihad to coincide with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, bombers claiming to be affiliated with the…

Should the U.S. offer new homes to Syrian refugees?

By Onize Ohikere
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Syria | WASHINGTON—U.S. lawmakers continue to debate taking in some of the 4 million Syrian refugees from the civil war that began March 2011. Those against a…

 
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