International

August 20, 2014
LONDON (AP) — Islamic militants are using a beheading video to send a chilling message — not just through the gruesome act, but also by the choice of messenger.
CNSNews
August 19, 2014
Iraqi Christian and Yazidi representatives will gather in Geneva on Tuesday to urge the U.N.’s top human rights body to hold an urgent meeting to discuss the plight of their imperiled communities. The Human Rights Council has largely ignored the issue up until now.
CNSNews
August 19, 2014
“I think I’m probably going to avoid welcoming that,” State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said Monday, when asked about the Syrian offensive.
AP
August 18, 2014
Reverend Franklin Graham, head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the international Christian aid group Samaritan’s Purse, said Islamic State jihadists are crucifying and beheading Christians in Iraq and Syria – “people are dying for their faith” – and added that he has heard of “incidences where entire families have been buried alive because they refused to convert to Islam.”
August 21, 2014
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Islamic militant group Hamas says three of its senior military leaders have been killed in an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip.
By ADAM SCHRECK
August 21, 2014
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The explosions rocking the Gaza Strip may seem far removed from the flashy cars and skyscrapers of ultra-rich Qatar, but efforts to end fighting between Hamas and Israel could hinge on how the tiny Gulf Arab state wields its influence over a Palestinian militant group with few friends left.
August 21, 2014
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian police say at least six people have been killed when an overnight Israeli airstrike hit a densely populated neighborhood in the Gaza Strip.