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Gaza war death toll now exceeds 2000

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The death toll from the Israeli attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip has exceeded 2,000, medical authorities in the blockaded area say. According to the authorities on Sunday, at least 2016 Palestinian people have lost their lives and as many as 10,193 others have suffered injuries since the Israeli military unleashed merciless attacks on the densely-inhabited... 

ISIS want to impregnate Yazidi women and smash blond bloodline

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Fears are growing for the 300 Yazidi women reportedly kidnapped by Islamic State fighters last week amid claims they would be used to bear children to break up the ancient sect’s bloodline. The minority group is originally Aryan and has retained a fairer complexion, blonde hair and blue eyes by only marrying within the community. But in a furious bid... 

ISIS militants massacre 80 Yazidis, kidnap women in Iraqi village

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Some 80 members of Iraq’s Yazidi minority have been massacred by Islamic State militants in a village in Iraq’s north, Kurdish officials said. “They arrived in vehicles and they started their killing this afternoon,” senior Kurdish official Hoshiyar Zebari told Reuters. “We believe it’s because of their creed: convert or be killed.” In... 

Thousands of Israelis rally in support of Gaza offensive

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Thousands of people in Tel Aviv rallied to show support for the IDF’s military campaign in Gaza, urging the government forces to stop Hamas rocket attacks on Israel once and for all. An estimated 10,000 Israelis gathered in Rabin Square for first major demonstration since Operation Protective Edge began on July 8, officially to protect Israeli civilians... 

The necessity of a conscious struggle against the virus of terrorism

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Terrorism has been spreading for a while, moving from Syria to the territory of Iraq, a country where elections were held recently. If not prevented, it will surpass boundaries, because there are no limits to the terrorist. He does not respect people or political orders, be it a sovereign monarchy or democracy. Seyed Majid Foroughi* This phenomenon has no relation... 

IS threatens to attack Turkey if Euphrates water supply not restored

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The Haditha Dam Islamic State militants have directly threatened Turkey with violence as they swore to “liberate” Istanbul in order to reopen a dam on the Euphrates River. Water flow to parts of Syria and Iraq is at a record low. The apparent closure is especially unfavorable to the terrorist group, as its new ‘capital’ Raqqa, in northern Syria, is in... 

IS kills 500 Yazidis, buries women and children alive in Iraq

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Extremists from the Islamic State have killed at least 500 people, including women and children, Iraqi officials said. Some of the victims were buried alive. The killings reported by Iraqi Human Rights Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani to Reuters add to a long list of atrocities reportedly committed by the radical group in Iraq and neighboring Syria, where it... 

US fighter jets strike ISIS artillery in Iraq’s Kurdistan

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US military aircraft have conducted an airstrike on artillery used by the forces of the Islamic State (formerly ISIS). Rear Admiral John Kirby said the attack took place to help defend Kurdish forces near Erbil, Iraq. Two F/A-18 aircraft dropped 500-pound laser-guided bombs on a mobile artillery piece near the city of Erbil. US personnel are based in the city. “The... 

IS plans to ‘raise flag of Allah in White House’

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As the Islamic State tears through minority communities in northern Iraq, the extremist terror group, that owes its ascendance to funding from US allies in the Middle East, sent a message to the White House: We’re coming for you. “I say to America that the Islamic Caliphate has been established,” Abu Mosa, a spokesman for the Islamic State (IS), formerly... 

World Ignores Christian Exodus from Islamic World

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While the world fixates on the conflict between Israel and Hamas and while most mainstream media demonize Israel for trying to survive amid a sea of Arab-Islamic hostility similar or worse tragedies continue to go virtually ignored. One of the most ancient Christian communities in the world, that of Iraq, which already had been decimated over the last decade,... 

Israeli Knesset’s deputy speaker calls for the annihilation of Gaza

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Israeli Knesset’s deputy speaker Moshe Feiglin has called for the “annihilation” of the Palestinian territory of the Gaza Strip. Feiglin, who is also a member of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling Likud Party, wrote about the plans in a post on his Facebook page at the weekend, the British Daily Mail reported on Monday. The Israeli official... 

Death toll in Gaza Strip reaches 1865

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A Palestinian girl cries as her father, wounded in an Israeli air strike on the al-Shati refugee camp, is treated at the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, on August 4, 2014. Death toll from nearly one month of Israel’s relentless attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip has hit 1,865. According to medical sources in the coastal enclave, Israel’s airstrikes and ground... 

US condemns Israel’s ‘disgraceful’ strike on UN school in Gaza

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A Palestinian man carries an injured child following an Israeli airstrike on a UN school in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip on August 3, 2014. The United States has strongly condemned a deadly Israeli airstrike on a United Nations school sheltering about 3,000 displaced Palestinians in southern Gaza, saying it is “appalled” by the “disgraceful” attack. On... 

Israel ends 3 day ceasefire as sides slip back into fighting

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Masses of people are fleeing renewed Israeli bombardment in Gaza. At least 40 Palestinians have been killed in the Gaza strip on Friday, with Israel also alleging that Hamas had fired early morning rockets. This latest, 72-hour UN-brokered ceasefire, has now officially collapsed. Soon after the ceasefire started at 8am local time (05:00 GMT), an Israeli tank... 

Israel and Hamas agree on unconditional 3 day ceasefire

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Israel and Hamas have agreed to unconditionally begin a 72-hour ceasefire in the embattled Gaza Strip on Friday, the United States and United Nations said Thursday. The ceasefire will begin at 8 a.m. local time (0500 GMT) on Friday, Aug. 1, US Secretary of State John Kerry and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said in a joint statement. During the three-day... 
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