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ISIS Jihadists Vow to 'Liberate' Spain in Spanish Language Video

The jihadist terror group Islamic State, formerly the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), has made clear their intentions to create an Islamic caliphate that extends across most of Europe and Asia. They are now further emphasizing their intention of capturing Spain, "land of our forefathers," in a Spanish-language video. 11 Jul 2014, 6:43 PM PDT

Report: Lebanese Al Qaeda Wing Active in Gaza Alongside Hamas

Reports have surfaced that Hamas, the Palestinian terror organization, is not the only group behind the mass launching of rockets out of Gaza and into Israel in response to the Israeli military's Operation Protective Edge. An al-Qaeda-linked group from Lebanon has also been spotted in video and photos in the area. 11 Jul 2014, 1:31 PM PDT

Infighting Among Pro-Russian Forces in East Ukraine

Ukraine took over Slaviansk from pro-Russians and now there are fights between the rebels as they continue a downward spiral in the east. One man in a battalion told the Associated Press he would not listen to the leader of one of the rebel groups. 11 Jul 2014, 12:14 PM PDT

Egypt Opens Borders to Wounded Gaza Residents but Won't Mediate

Egypt, the country once leading mediation between Israel and Hamas during the 2012 Gaza conflict, is taking a passive approach to the current Operation Protective Edge. Rather than inserting itself as a peacemaker, the country is opening its borders to Gaza civilians caught in the crossfire who need medical care. 11 Jul 2014, 11:25 AM PDT

ISIS May Target Mecca for Destruction

As the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) leaves a path of destroyed churches and mosques in its wake, some wonder whether Mecca may also be in line for destruction.  11 Jul 2014, 10:06 AM PDT

War Escalation: Israel Rocketed from Lebanon

Tel Aviv, Israel-- Israelis living in the north of the country were awoken early this morning to the sound of three rockets from Lebanon crashing into their sovereign territory. Israel responded by firing artillery shells upon targets in Lebanon, according to an Israel Defense Forces spokesman. It remains unclear what group is responsible for firing the rockets into the Israel-Lebanon border towns of Metula and Kfar Shouba. 11 Jul 2014, 6:34 AM PDT

China's West Jails 32 People for Terror Content

BEIJING (AP) — Courts in the western Chinese region of Xinjiang sentenced 32 people to prison, three of them for life, for terror charges stemming from downloading and spreading violent Internet content that authorities have blamed for inspiring a recent string of deadly attacks, state media said Friday. Muslim Xinjiang Uighur terrorists are considered the eastern from of extremists' jihad in central Asia. 11 Jul 2014, 6:27 AM PDT

Iraq's Kurds Say Will Boycott Cabinet Meetings

BAGHDAD (AP) — Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's already testy relationship with Iraq's Kurdish minority further frayed Thursday, as the Kurds declared their politicians will boycott Cabinet meetings and authorities in Baghdad suspended all cargo flights to the largely autonomous northern Kurdish region. 11 Jul 2014, 6:18 AM PDT

Iraqi Kurds Take over 2 Northern Oil Fields

BAGHDAD (AP) — Kurdish security forces took over two major oil fields outside the disputed northern city of Kirkuk before dawn Friday, the Oil Ministry said, the latest move in a deepening a dispute with the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. 11 Jul 2014, 6:17 AM PDT

'Moderate' Fatah Also Firing Rockets; Abbas Won't Condemn Attacks on Israel

Palestinian Authority President and Fatah head Mahmoud Abbas has called for an "immediate cessation" of Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip. But Abbas, considered a moderate by most world leaders, stopped short of calling for an end to the hundreds of rocket attacks on Israel which triggered the current fighting. 11 Jul 2014, 6:14 AM PDT

Amazon Seeks FAA Permission to Test Drones Outdoors near Seattle

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is seeking permission from U.S. regulators to test its delivery drones near Seattle, as part of a rapid expansion of a program that has sparked widespread debate over the safety and privacy implications of drone technology. 11 Jul 2014, 6:11 AM PDT

World View: Australia Joins Japan, Vietnam, Philippines in Opposing China

Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines have been forming an alliance against China, as China has been moving to annex other countries' territories in the South and East China Seas. Relations between Vietnam and China have become particularly hostile since China deployed an oil rig in Vietnam's exclusive economic zone (EEZ). 11 Jul 2014, 5:56 AM PDT

Obama Causes Another War

President Obama is not responsible for every conflict on the planet; he has nothing to do with the ongoing battles in Sudan or Somalia, for example. But the Obama administration is almost solely responsible for the latest outbreak of violence between Israel and the Palestinians. 10 Jul 2014

Obama's 'Cease-Fire' Offer Is a Betrayal of Israel

President Barack Obama offered Thursday to broker a cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinians--actually, the Hamas terror organization. That is one of the worst ideas, among many contenders, ever proffered by the Obama administration. The effect of the cease-fire would be to stop Israel from defending its citizens from Hamas, and to preserve the terrorist group's arsenal and infrastructure for future use in another round of war. 10 Jul 2014

French Police Foil Plot to Bomb Louvre, Eiffel Tower

French police announced today that an extensive investigation into an Algerian butcher in southern France revealed a plot involving Al Qaeda to bomb notable landmarks in the French capital, including the Eiffel Tower and the Lourve, as well as nuclear power plants. 10 Jul 2014

Benghazi Timeline: From 'We're Under Attack' to Evacuation

WASHINGTON (AP) — From Tripoli to Washington, military leaders struggled to learn what was happening in Libya and find a way to help when a diplomatic post and CIA compound in Benghazi came under attack the night of Sept. 11, 2012, and the next morning. 10 Jul 2014

ISIS Parody on Palestinian TV Depicts Jihadists as Allies of Israel

The rifts between jihadists fighting Israel in Palestine and the surging jihadist group The Islamic State (formerly the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham: ISIS), appear to be growing. In a comedy sketch for Palestine's Al-Filistiniya TV, ISIS jihadists are depicted as incompetent, slightly gay, and welcoming of English-speaking Jews. 10 Jul 2014

World View: Israel and Hamas Accuse Each Other of War Crimes

The rhetoric appears to be heating up to the extent that neither side is giving itself a way to back down. Tensions are rising and events are moving quickly in the Mideast. It's still possible that things will settle down and return to the usual status quo, but it's also possible that we'll be seeing a major war within a week or two. 10 Jul 2014

The Iron Dome: Israel's Life-Saver

The Iron Dome missile defense system, co-developed by the United States’ Raytheon and Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, has achieved an impressive 90 percent success rate in shooting down rockets launched by Hamas from the Gaza Strip. 10 Jul 2014

India's New Government Unveils Growth Budget

MUMBAI, India (AP) — India's new government introduced a reform-minded budget Thursday, telegraphing a contentious overhaul of populist subsidies and vowing to lift economic growth to rates of 7-8 percent by spending billions of dollars on infrastructure. 10 Jul 2014

Report: Chinese Hackers Hit US Personnel Networks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese hackers broke into the computer networks of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management earlier this year with the intention of accessing the files of tens of thousands of federal employees who had applied for top-secret security clearances, according to The New York Times. 10 Jul 2014

North Korea Again Fires Missiles into Sea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles Wednesday morning into the sea off its east coast, a South Korean defense official said, in a continuation of a recent series of missile and rocket test launches. 10 Jul 2014

'Nuclear Terrorism': Hamas Targeting of Dimona Reactor Meets UN Definition

The terrorist group Hamas claimed late Wednesday that it attempted to target Israel's nuclear reactor in the desert town of Dimona by firing three long-range M-75 rockets at the facility. One of the rockets was destroyed in mid-flight by Israel's Iron Dome system, and two fell harmlessly in the rocky Negev. However, merely by targeting the nuclear facility, Hamas has committed nuclear terrorism, according to United Nations treaties. 10 Jul 2014

Kidnapped Israelis Shot 10 Times with Silenced Gun

(Reuters) - Three Israeli teenagers who were abducted by Palestinians in the occupied West Bank last month were shot at least 10 times with a silenced gun in what appeared to be premeditated killings, a U.S. official involved in the investigation said. 9 Jul 2014

Report: US Spies on Prominent Muslim-Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — An online magazine reported Wednesday that the National Security Agency and the FBI covertly scanned the emails of five prominent Muslim-Americans under the government's secret surveillance program aimed at foreign terrorists and other national security threats. 9 Jul 2014

Israel Steps up Offensive as Diplomacy Kicks off

JERUSALEM (AP) — With rockets raining deep inside Israel, the military pummeled Palestinian targets Wednesday across the Gaza Strip and threatened a broad ground offensive, while the first diplomatic efforts to end two days of heavy fighting got underway. 9 Jul 2014

West in Push to Stop Flow of Jihadists

(AFP) Europe and the United States are drawing up a new wave of anti-terror measures to try to stop the growing number of would-be jihadists from going to fight in Syria and Iraq. 9 Jul 2014

Greenwald Takes the Bait on Pointless Snowden 'Scoop'

The Investigative Project on Terrorism reports on the latest revelation made by Edward Snowden through Glenn Greenwald, one he touted for weeks as "the most important" in the NSA archives given to him and one which, IPT reports, has reached the light of day and fallen flat on its face. 9 Jul 2014

Ending 'Cycle of Mideast Violence' Requires Admitting There Is No 'Cycle of Mideast Violence'

As Israel prepares to mount yet another offensive operation to defend its civilian populations from renewed terrorist rocket and mortar fire from the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, the world’s media trots out its predictable language of moral equivalence to describe what it can only define as a tit-for-tat cycle of violence requiring the stronger party, i.e. Israel, to demonstrate both restraint and proportionality. 9 Jul 2014

American Governor of Iraqi Holy City on Obama Response to ISIS: 'Bulls***'

The Iraqi region of Najaf is home to some of the holiest sites in Shia Islam--in particular, the Imam Ali shrine, a prime target for the Sunni terrorist members of the Islamic State (formerly Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham: ISIS). It is also home to a governor with roots in Michigan who is disappointed in America's role in stabilizing Iraq. 9 Jul 2014

Are Christians Forgotten in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?

When Pope Francis visited the Holy Land in May, he wasn't there as an emissary to the Muslims or to the Jews in the area. He visited political and religious leaders of both groups, but he was there to minister to the Christians in the region who are caught between Muslim groups like Hamas and Israeli leaders -- neither of whom have the welfare of Christians at the top of their respective agendas. 9 Jul 2014

Hamas Uses More False Images against Israel on Social Media

As Breitbart News has reported, the majority of the pictures on social media using the hashtags #GazaUnderAttack and #GazaUnderFire are from previous events. The pro-Palestine people have continued in this practice of attaching images of dead children and women, mostly from the Syrian civil war, and asserting that the pictures were taken in Gaza this week. 9 Jul 2014

ISIS Continues to Win, Continues to Grow

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has succeeded in conquering enough land on both sides of the Iraqi/Syrian border to open "floodgates for weapons and fighters between Syria and Iraq." 9 Jul 2014

Palestinians Use Photos from Syria to Smear Israel Online

Hashtags concerning Gaza and Palestine for Twitter such as #GazaUnderAttack are very active with pictures of dead children, crumbled buildings, women crying, and people without limbs. But a quick Google search of said images find these people are using old images as propaganda. 9 Jul 2014

Israel Considers Ground War in Gaza

After Israeli Defense Forces carried out 150 airstrikes on July 8 and intercepted "56 of the 255 rockets fired" into Israel in recent days, Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz said a "ground operation" into Gaza "might become necessary." 9 Jul 2014

1914 Without a Safety Net

Less than a month after the 100th anniversary of the single shot that set the world on fire, many scholars are comparing then and now. One of the most cogent assessments comes from Walter Russell Mead. 9 Jul 2014

Both Rivals Claim Victory in Indonesian Election

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The rival candidates in Indonesia's presidential election each claimed victory Wednesday, raising uncertainty about the political and legal landscape in a nation that made the transition from dictatorship to democracy less than two decades ago. 9 Jul 2014

50 Bodies Found in Iraq, Raising Sectarian Worries

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials discovered 50 bodies, many of them blindfolded and with their hands bound, in an agricultural area outside a city south of Baghdad on Wednesday, raising concerns over a possible sectarian killing amid the battle against a Sunni insurgency. 9 Jul 2014

Syrian Opposition Elects Hadi el-Bahra as New Leader

The Syrian National Coalition, the main exiled opposition group seeking the overthrow of Bashar al-Assad, on Wednesday elected Saudi-based Syrian opposition figure Hadi al-Bahra as its new president at a meeting near Istanbul. 9 Jul 2014

Islamist Terrorists Attack Somali Presidential Palace

Somalia's Islamist Shebab rebels launched a major bomb attack and armed assault against the country's presidential palace late Tuesday, penetrating the heavily-fortified complex and fighting a major gunbattle with security guards. 9 Jul 2014

Hamas's Last Stand? 5 Reasons This Israel-Gaza War is Different

Operation Protective Edge may look like its predecessors--Operation Cast Lead in 2008-9 and Operation Pillar of Defense in 2012--in that it is a response to Palestinian terrorism launched from Gaza against Israeli civilians. The previous two rounds of the conflict ended with Hamas still in power in the Gaza Strip, weakened but able to re-arm over time and to project a strategic threat. There are five reasons, however, this time may be different. 9 Jul 2014

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