Syrian Government says it Will Participate in Russia-hosted Peace Talks in January

Syrian state-run TV said Saturday that the government is prepared to take part in peace talks hosted by Russia next month, but the unnamed...

North Korea Insults Obama, Blames U.S. for Internet Outages

North Korea hurled a racist insult at President Obama Saturday and accused the U.S. of engineering the country's recent Internet disruption, while continuing to...

Syrian Air Raids on ISIS-Held Towns Kill Over 50 People

Activists say Syrian air raids on two northern towns held by the militant Islamic State group have killed more than 50 people in two...

13-Year-Old Nigerian Girl Says Boko Haram Tried to Make Her Become a Suicide Bomber

A 13-year-old Nigerian girl told reporters that her father handed her over to Islamist militants to become a suicide bomber, but she fled as...

Despite Boasts, ISIS is Failing at Establishing State

The Islamic State’s vaunted exercise in state-building appears to be crumbling as living conditions deteriorate across the territories under its control, exposing the shortcomings...

N. Korea Blames U.S. for Internet Shutdown, Likens Obama to ‘Monkey’

North Korea called President Barack Obama "a monkey" and blamed the U.S. on Saturday for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over...

Security Forces Kill Taliban Commander Behind Pakistan School Attack

Pakistani security forces have killed a Taliban commander who allegedly facilitated the Peshawar school massacre, which left 150 people dead in the country's worst...

U.S. Christmas present to ISIS: 17 air strikes in Iraq and Syria

The US-led campaign against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq included 10 air strikes in Syria on Wednesday and seven in Iraq, the US...

Militants attack Libyan oil ports; 22 soldiers killed

Islamists killed at least 22 soldiers on Thursday after a surprise attack in which they used speedboats in a failed bid to seize some...

ISIS threatens Israel from the north and the south

The war against ISIS is taking a dangerous, perhaps inevitable turn. The terror organization has been keen to expand to southern Syria and the...

Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity Is Getting a Face Lift

The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem -- the traditional site of the birth of Jesus -- is one of the most revered places...

It’s a Requirement to Have a Bible Verse on Your Vehicle In One City...

One city in the Philippines requires that a scripture be painted on the main public transportation method -- a three-wheeled motorcycle. Any driver caught without...

Putin Nixes Ministers’ Vacations Due to Economic Woes

Vladimir Putin delivered a lump of coal in the Kremlin's stocking this year when he announced Thursday that he has canceled holiday vacations for...

U.S. Airstrikes Kill ISIS Governor of Mosul

The latest ISIS-appointed governor of Mosul was killed in coalition airstrikes on Thursday, according to Iraqi police. Hassan Hassan Saeed Al-Jabouri, also known as Abu...

Ten Years After Devastating Earthquake and Tsunami That Killed Over Quarter of a Million...

Ten years after one of the most devastating natural disasters in recorded history, the city of Banda Aceh bears few scars from the day...

Al-Shabaab Attacks African Union Base in Somalia; 14 Reportedly Killed

Somali Islamist militant group al-Shabaab attacked the main African Union (AU) peacekeeping base in the capital Mogadishu on Thursday, killing 14 people, a spokesman...

Christmas 2014: A Glimpse at How Some of the World’s Over 2 Billion Christians...

The number of Christians in the world has quadrupled in the past 100 years. And while the percentage of Europeans who are Christian has declined slightly,...

Man in Mauritania Condemned to Death for ‘Insulting’ the Prophet Muhammad

Mauritania on Thursday condemned a man to death for "insulting the prophet", a human rights group said, a day after the country opened the...

Four Cathedrals Around the World That Showcase Holiday Lights

One of the best things about Christmas is the brightly-lit holiday lights. And in classic Christmas fashion, churches and cathedrals display their own impressive...

Iran holds massive military exercises in Persian Gulf

Iran’s national army has begun a massive military drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the entrance to the Persian Gulf, state TV...