Month: December 2018

Christians in Syria ‘at Risk of Extinction’: ‘If Turkey Invades, Our Churches and People Will be Gone’ reports: “The Christian unit within the multi-ethnic, multi-sectarian Syrian Democratic Forces put out an ‘urgent call’ to the coalition fighting ISIS that Christians in Syria are ‘at risk of extinction’ at the hands of […]

North Carolina State Students Launch Satanism Club reports: “A group of students at North Carolina State University launched a campus club centered on Satanism. According to a report from The College Fix, students at North Carolina State University recently launched a […]

Iran Holds Talks with Afghanistan, Taliban amid U.S. Peace Process reports: “Afghan President Ashraf Ghani revealed Thursday that he had received the Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, in his office, shortly after reports verified that Iranian government officials have been […]

German Supreme Court Rejects Anti-Child Marriage Law as Unconstitutional reports: “The German Federal Supreme Court has made a new ruling on a child marriage case which could have implications on the way child marriages conducted legally overseas are treated in the country. The […]

Chinese Christians Defy Crackdown on Christmas: ‘We Will Not Forfeit Our Faith’ reports: “2018 brought one of China’s worst crackdowns on religion, from the astonishing persecution of the Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang province to a series of raids against ‘underground’ Christian churches. Some Chinese cities banned […]

Report: Syria to be readmitted to Arab League

Israel National News reports: “Gulf nations are moving to readmit Syria into the Arab League, eight years after suspending the country over its brutal repression of peaceful protests against President Bashar Al-Assad, The Guardian reported […]

Russia accuses Israel of ‘gross violation’ of Syrian sovereignty

Israel National News reports: “Moscow on Wednesday said Israel had violated Syria’s sovereignty with airstrikes the day before, after Israel and Damascus blamed each other for the hostilities. ‘We are very concerned by the attacks […]

Putin hails ‘successful’ test of new hypersonic missile reports: “Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hailed final tests of a hypersonic missile, which he earlier said would render existing missile defence systems obsolete. ‘On my instructions, the Ministry of Defence prepared and […]

Abbas welcomes Pope’s call for talks with Israel

Israel National News reports: “Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday welcomed Pope Francis’ call for the resumption of dialogue between Israel and the PA, the WAFA news agency reported. In his Christmas message, […]

Syria military says Israel strikes hit Damascus weapons depot

BBC News reports: “Loud explosions have been heard close to Syria’s capital Damascus overnight, in what the Syrian military says were Israeli air strikes on a weapons depot. A Syrian military official told state media […]

Muslim Pakistan says outcry over China detention camps ‘sensationalised’ reports: “Pakistan on Thursday defended its close ally China against a growing outcry over Muslims who are being detained by Chinese authorities, saying the issue was being ‘sensationalised’ by foreign media. Numerous extrajudicial detention […]

Erdogan vows to clear Syria of Kurd militia, ISIS reports: “Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday vowed to drive out a US-backed Kurdish militia and jihadists from Syria as Kurdish forces there warned that any attack by Ankara could seriously undermine the […]