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Israeli Forces Raid Home of Palestinian Attacker Who Killed 3 Israelis

Israeli security forces on Saturday raided the home of the Palestinian attacker who stabbed to death three Israelis and restricted movement for Palestinians from his West Bank village, the military said. (more…)

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U.S. Airstrike Kills 16 Afghan Police Members

Afghan officials say 16 members of the Afghan National Security Forces died in a U.S. airstrike Friday, during operations against Taliban fighters in southern Helmand province. The U.S. says it is investigating the circumstances that led to the mistake. (more…)

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President Trump Loses Saturday Morning Cool, Fires Off Multiple Tweets In Rant On Several Issues

Over a period of two hours early Saturday morning, President Donald Trump fired off a flurry of angry tweets touching on everything from controversy over his son's meeting with a Russian lawyer to reports that his new hire, Anthony Scaramucci, once backed Jeb Bush. In a tweet about a recent Washington

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U.S. State Department to Ban Americans From Traveling to North Korea

The U.S. government on Friday said it will bar Americans from traveling to North Korea due to the risk of "long-term detention" in the country, where a U.S. student was jailed while on a tour last year and later died. (more…)

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Indonesian President Tells Police to Shoot Drug Traffickers

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has ordered police officers to shoot drug traffickers amid the country’s “narcotics emergency.” In a speech delivered late Friday, Widodo urged the law enforcement community to “be firm, especially to foreign drug dealers who enter the country and resist arrest.” “Shoot them because we indeed are

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Philippine Congress Votes to Extend Martial Law in Mindanao

The Philippine Congress voted on Saturday to extend martial law in the southern part of the country, giving the military five more months to crush a rebellion there by Islamic State-inspired militants. (more…)

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John Heard, Veteran Actor and ‘Home Alone’ Dad, Dead at 72

Actor John Heard was found dead Friday in a hotel in Palo Alto, TMZ reported Saturday, citing family sources. Heard, most well-known for his role as Kevin McAllister’s dad in the Home Alone movies, was 72. The cause of death was not immediately known, but Heard was reportedly recovering from “minor back

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Pentagon Withholds $50 Million in Military Aid to Pakistan

The Pentagon has withheld tens of millions of dollars remaining in military aid to Pakistan after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis decided that Islamabad was not taking enough action to counter the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network. (more…)

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Top U.S. General Confirms End to Secret Program Aiding Rebel Groups in Syria

U.S. Special Operations Commander Tony Thomas confirmed Friday that the U.S. had ended its covert program aiding rebel groups fighting against Syrian President Bashar Assad, saying the decision was made after assessing the years-long operation’s capabilities and by no means an effort to curry favor with Assad’s chief backer, Moscow.

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Residents, Tourists Forced to Sleep Outside After Earthquake in Greece, Turkey

Hundreds of people on the eastern Greek island of Kos have spent the night sleeping outdoors after a powerful earthquake killed two tourists and injured nearly 500 others across the Aegean Sea region in Greece and Turkey. (more…)

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Grammy-Nominated Sensations The Walls Group Release Much Anticipated New Single “My Life”

GRAMMY®-nominated and double Stellar Award-winning sensations The Walls Group continues to shatter expectations as one of the most imaginative breakout artists in inspirational music today, as the hitmaking four siblings (Darrel Walls, Rhea Walls, Paco Walls, Ahjah Walls) release their new single “My Life” (Fo Yo Soul/RCA), available now at all digital providers and going out

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Half of All Female Murder Victims Are Killed by Intimate Partners

More than half of female homicide victims were killed in connection to intimate partner violence — and in 10 percent of those cases, violence shortly before the killing might have provided an opportunity for intervention. (more…)

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3 Israelis, 3 Palestinians Killed in Outbreak of Violence Over Jerusalem Holy Site

Six people were killed on Friday in an outbreak of violence that erupted over Israel’s placement of metal detectors at entrances to the sacred Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem and spread to the West Bank. (more…)

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Christian Clinic Saving Children’s Lives in Niger Despite Efforts by Muslim Animists to Frighten Parents Away

An indigenous Christian clinic in Niger is saving children's lives despite local Muslim animists' attempts to frighten parents away from seeking life-saving medical treatment by threatening them with warnings that angry spirits are after them. (more…)

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Abbas to Freeze All Contact With Israel Until Metal Detectors Are Removed

After a long, hot day of violent protests that saw three Arab Muslims fatally shot during clashes, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced Friday night that his government would “freeze contact on all levels” with Israel until newly installed metal detectors are removed from the entrances to al-Aqsa Mosque. (more…)

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Eddie Hilburn, Woodlands First Baptist Church Pastor, Resigns From Position After Prostitution Arrest

Eddie Hilburn, a married associate pastor and father of three at The Woodlands First Baptist Church in Texas, resigned from his position Friday, a day after he was arrested by a Harris County Sheriff's deputy who he allegedly paid for sex. (more…)

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