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ISIS to Iraqi Christians in Mosul: Convert or Die

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria distributed leaflets to Christian leaders in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul this week, threatening violence if they don't convert. Jul 18, 2014 11:06 AM PT

Congress Shows Support for Egypt While White House Dawdles

On Wednesday, July 16th, six members of Congress launched the Friends of Egypt Caucus, emphasizing the importance of Egypt as an ally of the United States in the fight against terrorism. Caucus members stated that while the Obama administration promised a restoration of military aid to Egypt back in April, they still have not acted on the promise. Jul 17, 2014 8:25 PM PT

US: Israel Must Do More to Protect Gaza Civilians

The Obama administration criticized Israel on Thursday for failing to do all it can to prevent civilian casualties in Gaza during cross-border attacks as Israel and Hamas consider a cease-fire agreement. Jul 17, 2014 4:00 PM PT

Microsoft to Shutter Most of Its Hollywood Unit

The computer giant Microsoft announced this week it will be closing most of that Calif.-based production facility, Xbox Entertainment studios, as part of an expected 14,000 jobs reduction. Jul 17, 2014 2:14 PM PT

Israel Launches Ground Operation in Gaza

Israel launched a ground operation in Gaza late Thursday on the 10th day of an offensive to stamp out rocket attacks from the Palestinian enclave, the army said. Jul 17, 2014 12:54 PM PT

Official: Malaysian Plane Shot Down over Ukraine

A Ukrainian official said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday over a town in the east of the country, and Malaysian Airlines tweeted that it lost contact with one of its flights over Ukrainian airspace. Jul 17, 2014 9:13 AM PT

Al-Qaeda Plans Final Jihad for India

Al-Qaeda is at the gates, and there are enough jihadis within already. Intelligence agencies say the terror network is making inroads into India, sowing the seeds of a "final war" across the country. Information gathered on al-Qaeda's India plans points to a mobilisation of its resources for jihad. Jul 17, 2014 6:17 AM PT

Hamas Cornered in Egyptian Ceasefire Deal

It’s not yet completely clear how Hamas and Israel will respond to the Egyptian proposal for a ceasefire to to be announced on Tuesday morning. But one thing is certain: This is the darkest hour for the Hamas leadership in Gaza and abroad. Jul 15, 2014 8:44 AM PT

Long-Dead Al Qaeda Leader Predicted Current Iraq Chaos

This over-the-top brutality is a reflection of ISIS's founder: Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, once one of the world's most notorious terrorists. As the founder and leader of the ISIS precedessor al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), the Jordanian-born Zarqawi managed to take over vast swaths of the country during the U.S. military presence of the mid-2000s. He bombed Iraq's UN headquarters, and was head of an organization that killed thousands. He led one of the most violent jihadist campaigns in history against U.S. troops, their suspected collaborators, and Iraq's Shi'ite majority. Jul 14, 2014 2:43 PM PT


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