ISIS “caliph” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi told followers of his terror group that destroying Egypt’s national monuments, such as the pyramids and the sphinx, is a “religious duty” that must be carried out by those who worship Islam, as idolatry is strictly banned in the religion, according to reports.
ATHENS, July 5 (Reuters) – Greeks voted on Sunday in a referendum that could determine their future in Europe’s common currency, with banks shuttered, the treasury empty and a population desperate, angry and so deeply split that the outcome was
US Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has accused China of stealing commercial secrets and government information. She accused China of “trying to hack into everything that doesn’t move in America”, and urged vigilance.
Dressed in army fatigues with a tag name “President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi,” the Egyptian President visited North Sinai on Saturday, boosting Egyptian troops morale. It was a surprise and discreet visit by President Sisi, two days after Islamic State affiliate Sinai Province killed 17 Egyptian military members in simultaneous attacks at 5 military checkpoints in Northern Sinai.
In a televised address given Saturday, President Beji Caid Essebsi announced that Tunisia has declared a state of emergency, just over a week after 38 tourists, 30 of them British, were killed in an Islamist attack in the resort city of Sousse.
Contents: Greeks are deeply divided over Sunday’s referendum; Greece’s referendum revives memories of a bloody civil war; Tunisia declares a ‘state of war’ as Mideast meltdown continues
From Reuters: Four great crises around Europe’s fringes threaten to engulf the European Union, potentially setting the ambitious post-war unification project back by decades. The EU’s unity, solidarity and international standing are at risk from Greece’s debt, Russia’s role in
India’s intelligence agencies believe the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) might spread its caliphate and horror into India as they inch closer to Afghanistan/Pakistan held territories.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that Western powers had “collapsed” to nearly every single Iranian demand so far in the nuclear talks.
Greek voters headed to the polls Sunday to decide their country’s cooperation with the terms of an international bailout. The truth is that Greece has actually been in default of its debt obligations for more than half of the last two centuries.
VIENNA (AP) — World powers and Iran have drawn up a draft document on the pace and timing of sanctions relief for the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on Iran’s nuclear program, advancing on one of the most contentious issues at their negotiations, diplomats told The Associated Press on Saturday.
A new video released by the jihadi terror group, the Islamic State, depicts children abducted and trained to kill by ISIS executing 25 men identified as soldiers for the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad. The massacre occurs in the historic amphitheater at Palmyra, an ancient Roman city cited as a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has recently been overrun by ISIS terrorists.
As the ruling Coalition of the Radical Left (Syriza) vocally demands the Greek people vote “no” on a referendum regarding European Union debt repayment terms on Sunday, an unlikely voice has emerged representing the opposition “yes” vote, interpreted as a vote in favor of keeping the Euro as currency and remaining in the Euro: electro-pop megastar Sakis Rouvas.
Islamic State militants indulged in new public displays of artifact destruction this week, sledgehammering a half-dozen statues said to have been stolen from the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra.
The Islamic State militant group released a video on Saturday claiming to show the mass execution of Syrian government soldiers in the historic amphitheater of Syria’s Palmyra.
Thom Feeney, a 29-year-old London shoe shop worker, has raised almost a million dollars in an effort to help Greece pay off its debt to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). As of the time of this writing, Feeney had raised nearly $970,000 through an IndieGoGo campaign.
China’s Shanghai stock market suffered another -6 percent crash on Friday to cap its worst three-week decline since 1992. With Chinese stock down by a third since its June peak, the “Red Dragon” may be facing a weekend similar to
(REUTERS) – Millions of Americans readied on Saturday for Independence Day parades and firework shows amid worries over possible security threats, a spike in shark attacks on East Coast beaches and the danger of wildfires in the West.
Pope Francis reignited speculation about papal retirement policy Friday when he suggested that all leadership roles in the Church need a finite term.
As Greece stands on the brink of economic collapse, we bring you the latest images from the crisis-hit country. Read more here.
Contents: Greece heads for further chaos with referendum on Sunday; IMF report on Greece raising concerns about IMF’s credibility; China hunts for ‘stock manipulators’ as market crashes