Month: August 2017

Evangelicals Assailed for Affirming Biblical Morality on Sex in ‘Nashville Statement’ reports: “A new manifesto by leading Evangelical Christians has drawn fire for its embrace of traditional sexual morality based on biblical norms. The declaration, billed as the ‘Nashville Statement’ and signed by more than […]

U.S. Commission Finds Blasphemy Laws ‘Astonishingly Widespread’ Around the World reports: “The perilous condition of free speech around the world is highlighted by a new report from the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, which found blasphemy laws have become ‘astoundingly widespread’ across the […]

Erdogan: Israel ‘undermining’ peace efforts

Israel National News reports: “Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday accused Israel of undermining the efforts to reach a two-state solution, calling on the Jewish state to end such actions. ‘To find a solution […]

As bombers drill, Russia warns U.S. against new North Korea sanctions

The Times of Israel reports: “Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that potential new sanctions against North Korea would be ‘dangerous.’ Lavrov and Tillerson spoke by phone late Wednesday, […]

Floodwaters Pose Lingering Threats as Parts of Texas Start Storm Recovery

Voice of America News reports: “The remnants of what was once Hurricane Harvey brought heavy rain to Louisiana on Thursday, leaving flooded east Texas to start drying out but still facing danger from the large […]

North Korea Vows to ‘Sharpen’ Its ‘Just Nuclear Treasured Sword’ After Japan Attack reports: “North Korea’s state propaganda outlets have not tempered their rhetoric in the hours following a shocking missile launch over northern Japan early Tuesday morning, instead threatening the United States and its allies with […]

Iran: Our military sites are off limits

Israel National News reports: “Iran on Tuesday dismissed a U.S. demand for United Nations nuclear inspectors to visit its military bases as ‘merely a dream’, Reuters reports. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki […]

North Korea: ‘Japan missile was first step in Pacific operation’

BBC News reports: “North Korea says its firing of a missile over Japan was ‘the first step’ of military operations in the Pacific, signalling plans for more launches. State media also repeated threats to the […]

Activity at North Korean Test Site May Signal Imminent Nuclear Test reports: “South Korea’s National Intelligence Service told a closed-door session of Parliament on Monday that signs of activity have been detected at North Korea’s Punggye-ri underground nuclear test site, possibly signaling that a new […]

North Korea fires missile over Japan, sharply escalating tensions

Asia Times Online reports: “North Korea fired a missile that flew over Japan and landed in waters off the northern region of Hokkaido early on Tuesday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, marking a sharp […]

Hamas: Iran ties restored

Israel National News reports: “The Gaza head of the Islamist terrorist organization Hamas said on Monday it had increased its military capabilities thanks to newly improved relations with Iran. In a rare meeting with a […]

Terror group promises to continue fight for ‘liberation’

Israel National News reports: “The National Resistance Brigades, the military-terrorist wing of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), on Sunday published a video entitled ‘The Struggle Continues’ on the occasion of the […]