A Who's Who of the Good Guys and Bad Guys in the New Jihad

Wars are never simple. With the incredible success of the terrorist group ISIS, now called the Islamic State, and the recent news that Egypt and UAE have engaged in air strikes against the jihadists in Syria, Breitbart News has decided to cut away some of the fog of war and explain who stands where in this latest Holy War for the future of the Middle East and North Africa.
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Exclusive: Hamas Challenges PA with 'Victory' Rally in Bethlehem

In a sign that the terrorist organization Hamas believes its own propaganda about a recent “victory” in Gaza, its Bethlehem wing has announced that it will be holding a car rally after Friday evening prayers on August 29 proceeding through the Palestinian Authority-controlled city of Bethlehem. 27 Aug 2014, 7:48 AM PDT

African Development Bank Pledges $150 Million to Fight Ebola

The African Development Bank (ADB) announced Tuesday that it is set to bundle $150 million dollars in funds to combat the Ebola virus. The news comes as the World Health Organization (WHO) has tried to solicit funds and resources to fight the spread of the deadly virus, Bloomberg reports. 27 Aug 2014, 6:36 AM PDT

When a Hometown Boy Became a Hero

The grief I feel is immediate, for I know Jim, I know his family. I went to Nursery school (they didn’t call it preschool back then) with Jim’s brother Michael. We were in nearly every class together until we graduated from high school. Though I haven’t seen much of him since then, you never forget the kids you grew up with. Especially when you come from a small town as we did. 26 Aug 2014

Syrian Foreign Minister: We Will Join with U.S., U.K. to Fight IS

The BBC reports that Syria’s foreign minister, Walid Muallem, asserting that Syria is "the centre of the international coalition to fight Islamic State,” stated that Syria would “cooperate and coordinate” its efforts with the United States and Great Britain in fighting the Islamic State (IS). 26 Aug 2014

A Who's Who of the Good Guys and Bad Guys in the New Jihad

Wars are never simple. With the incredible success of the terrorist group ISIS, now called the Islamic State, and the recent news that Egypt and UAE have engaged in air strikes against the jihadists in Syria, Breitbart News has decided to cut away some of the fog of war and explain who stands where in this latest Holy War for the future of the Middle East and North Africa. 26 Aug 2014

Israel Wins the War but Loses the Peace

The long-term ceasefire that took effect Tuesday, after a surprise Egyptian-brokered agreement between Israel and Hamas, is being hailed by the terror group as a "victory." In this case, the claim is more than propaganda. According to the details of the agreement, the Gaza border crossings are to be opened, the fishing zone is to be widened, and talks are to commence soon about air and sea ports. No wonder half Israel's Cabinet is opposed. 26 Aug 2014

Australia to Spend $60 Million Curbing Radicalism

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - The Australian government said Tuesday it will spend 64 million Australian dollars ($60 million) on measures to counter violent extremism and radicalization as Islamic State continues to recruit foreign fighters to its ranks in Iraq and Syria. 26 Aug 2014

26-Year-Old American Woman Held Hostage by Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said Tuesday. The 26-year-old woman is the third American known to have been kidnapped by the militant group. 26 Aug 2014

Kirsten Powers Asks Followers to Help Iraqi Christians

Kirsten Powers, the great moderate liberal commentator to who actually has the courage and honesty to practice the tolerance and compassion she preaches, has asked her Twitter followers to contribute to Catholic Knights of Columbus fund to assist Iraqi Christians and Yezidis. On August 15, Powers Tweeted the following: “Knights of Columbus has started a fund for Iraqi Christians & Yezidis. 100% goes to help in Iraq. http://www.kofc.org/un/en/news/releases/detail/kofc-fund-help-christians-iraq.html @KofC” 26 Aug 2014

Exclusive: Dr. Robert P. George, Part 2: Christian Persecution, Anti-Semitism Worsening

On August 22, Breitbart News published Part I of an exclusive interview with Dr. Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, about the importance of destroying the Islamic State terror group. In Part 2 of the interview, Dr. George further discusses the persecution of Christians, anti-Semitism, conservatives on college campuses, and great "thinkers" who have influenced his own thinking. 26 Aug 2014

Obama’s Reign of Error: How America Lost its Way and is Losing the War Against Jihad (part 3)

Ralph Peters, the iconoclastic author and military strategist has been very vocal of late regarding US national security policy and the growth of the global jihadist movement. A former US Army intelligence officer and enlisted man, he is a prolific and very successful author of over thirty works of both fiction and non-fiction, including the essay anthology Lines of Fire: A Renegade Writes on Strategy, Intelligence and Security. Breitbart’s national security editor Sebastian Gorka spoke to the author about the current threats to the Republic and what should be done about them. Here is the second part of the three-part interview. 26 Aug 2014

Israel Finds Hamas Training Manual in Gaza

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) released a page from a seized Hamas training manual that supports its case that Palestinian militants deliberately use the cover of residential areas for combat operations, reports Rueters. 26 Aug 2014

Vatican Strips Priest of Immunity

The Vatican said Monday that its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, accused of sexually abusing young boys in the Caribbean country, had lost his diplomatic immunity and could be tried by Dominican or other courts. 26 Aug 2014

Dogs Feast On Ebola Victim Carcasses in Liberia

Packs of Liberian dogs have been eating the remains of dead Ebola victims in Monrovia, according to multiple witnesses. Many have contacted the government health ministry, but no measures were taken to stop the packs of dogs pulling dead bodies from their graves, The New Dawn reported. 26 Aug 2014

Israelis Grow Impatient with Netanyahu, Demand Victory

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is suffering a massive drop in his poll numbers as the war with Hamas rages on--and as impatience grows among the Israeli public for the military to bring quiet to the country by removing Hamas as a threat. A poll conducted Aug. 25 showed Netanyahu's approval ratings at only 38%--after hitting a peak of 82% in late July, at the outset of the war--with his disapproval rating reaching 50%. 26 Aug 2014

Chinese Military Claims to Design First Supersonic Submarine

China’s Harbin Institute of Technology's Complex Flow and Heat Transfer Lab announced it has the ability to apply supercavitation technology, which already allows some torpedoes to travel at up to 370 mph, to submarines that could theoretically travel up to 3,600 mph while underwater, according to the South China Morning Post. 25 Aug 2014

Is Pope Francis at War with the Vatican Itself?

Catholics are often told to be in the world but not of the world, meaning that while they carry on ordinary lives, they should never forget their faith and what it demands of them. In a similar way, Pope Francis seems to be urging the Vatican to be in Italy (or at least, entirely surrounded by it) but not of Italy. 25 Aug 2014

World View: AQAP Announces Support for Islamic State

A union between Islamic State and AQAP has been feared by analysts, because it would make the highly sophisticated bomb-making capabilities of AQAP available to Islamic State and to the thousands of young European and American men with clean passports who have gone to Syria and Iraq to fight with Islamic State. 25 Aug 2014

Analysis: End of the Line for Hamas?

Hamas is in trouble. Eventually, barring some cataclysmic event or full-scale Israeli invasion, one of these serial cease-fires will more or less hold and the 2014 Gaza War will sputter to an end. And, sometime thereafter, Hamas will fall from power. 25 Aug 2014

Reward for Missing Gnomes

There are 400 missing garden gnomes in Vorarlberg. These are not regular garden gnomes, though. The Social Democrat Party used these garden gnomes in a political campaign for an election on September 21. 25 Aug 2014

Gaza Fighting Rages on as New Truce Talks Rumored

Fighting between Israel and Gaza militants raged on Monday despite claims of new cease-fire efforts as hundreds of Israelis living in communities near the coastal strip were fleeing their homes following a deadly mortar attack over the weekend. 25 Aug 2014

UK 'Close' to Identifying James Foley Beheading Suspect

LONDON (AP) — Police and spy agencies are close to identifying the English-accented militant depicted on video showing the killing of U.S. journalist James Foley, Britain's ambassador to the United States said Sunday. 25 Aug 2014

Islamic State Fighters Capture Syrian Air Base

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State fighters captured a major military air base in northeastern Syria on Sunday, eliminating the last government-held outpost in a province otherwise dominated by the jihadi group, activists and state media said. 25 Aug 2014

Egyptian Feminist Poops, Menstruates on Islamic State Flag

Egyptian feminist Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, 23, challenges the strict nature of Islam on her blog and Facebook pages. She went a step further in her protest against the Islamic State (IS) with a photo of Elmahdy and a veiled woman pooping and menstruating on the black IS flag. 25 Aug 2014

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