Month: May 2017

Pentagon successfully tests ICBM defense system for first time

Reuters reports: “The U.S. military on Tuesday cheered a successful, first-ever missile defense test involving a simulated attack by an intercontinental ballistic missile, in a major milestone for a program meant to defend against a […]

Huge bomb in sewage tanker kills at least 80, wounds hundreds in Afghan capital

Reuters reports: “A powerful bomb hidden in a sewage tanker exploded in the morning rush hour in the centre of the Afghan capital on Wednesday, police said, killing at least 80 people, wounding hundreds and […]

Russia fires cruise missiles at IS targets in Syria

BBC News reports: “A Russian warship and submarine in the Mediterranean have fired four cruise missiles at so-called Islamic State (IS) positions in central Syria. The strike – the first of its kind since November […]

Philippines warns Islamist militants to surrender or die reports: “Philippine authorities on Tuesday warned Islamist militants occupying parts of a southern city to surrender or die, as attack helicopters pounded the gunmen’s strongholds where up to 2,000 residents were feared trapped. More […]

Afghan Taliban Increasingly Killing Islamic Scholars to Silence Criticism reports: “Taliban jihadists in Afghanistan are increasingly targeting Islamic scholars, known as ulema, to silence dissent and criticism as the terrorist group continues to capture territory and expand its influence across the country. ‘The […]

Iraq conflict: Baghdad ice cream parlour hit by suicide attack

BBC News reports: “A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb outside an ice cream parlour in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing at least 10 people and injuring many more. The attack happened in the mainly […]

North Korea promises ‘gifts’ to the Americans

Israel National News reports: “North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is promising ‘bigger gifts’ to the U.S. following his country’s latest ballistic missile test. Kim personally supervised the test of a ballistic missile controlled by a […]

Iran agrees to renew funding to Hamas

The Times of Israel reports: “Iran has agreed in principle to renew its funding for the Hamas terror group, according to a report published in a London-based Arabic daily Tuesday. Palestinian officials told Asharq al-Awsat […]

Egypt, Libya Attack Militants who Murdered Egyptian Christians Last Week

Voice of America News reports: “Egyptian and Libyan warplanes reportedly launched more airstrikes against Islamic militants who murdered 29 Egyptian Christians last week. Witnesses say Monday’s attacks targeted the Libyan city of Derna, where Egypt […]

Weekly Newsletter – May 29, 2017

  • Daniel’s Response
  • Peace in a Troubled World
  • Letters we Love
  • The Prophetic Voice of Dr. Jack Van Impe
  • Eternity: Who? Where? When? Why?

Islamic State Supporters Following Coptic Bus Attack: ‘Christians Will Not Have Security’ reports: “Writing in an encrypted chat room, Islamic State sympathizers and militants celebrated the deadly terrorist attack against a bus of Coptic Christian pilgrims in Egypt on Friday, and warned that Christians in the […]

Russian Lawmaker: We Would Use Nukes if US or NATO Enters Crimea reports: “Russia would be forced to use nuclear weapons in any conflict in which U.S. or NATO forces entered eastern Ukraine, a member of Russia’s parliament told an international gathering of government security officials […]