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Is Islamic State an Independent Country, Now?

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Is Islamic State an Independent Country, Now?

Currently, ISIS holds a state which is at least equivalent to the geographical area of the U.K. But it has already planned to move beyond Iraq and Syria in order to expand its regime. By Rakesh Raman If you are ready to believe the words of John Cantlie – a hostage-turned-spokesman of ISIS (Islamic State [...]

Yemen Violence: Over 540 Killed in 2 Weeks

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Yemen Violence: Over 540 Killed in 2 Weeks

The violence in Yemen continues to wreak havoc upon the country’s civilian population and restrict humanitarian access to those most in need amid a spate of aerial attacks and ground incursions, the United Nations (UN) reported Monday. In the last 24 hours alone, says the UN, air strikes aimed at halting rebel activities have hit [...]

UN Condemns Terrorist Attack in Kenya

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UN Condemns Terrorist Attack in Kenya

The United Nations (UN) has condemned the terrorist attack carried out by Al Shabaab in Garissa, Kenya, with the Security Council members stressing their “outrage” at what the President of the General Assembly called a “heinous” attack. On Thursday, Al Shabaab – a jihadist terrorist group based in Somalia – had killed about 150 students [...]

Civilians Killed in the Yemen Fighting

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Civilians Killed in the Yemen Fighting

United Nations (UN) officials expressed their deep concern on Tuesday about the fast deteriorating situation in Yemen, where dozens of civilians have been killed in fighting in recent days. “The situation in Yemen is extremely alarming, with dozens of civilians killed over the past four days,” said Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner [...]

ISIS Child Soldiers: Lion Cubs of Khilāfah

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ISIS Child Soldiers: Lion Cubs of Khilāfah

The terrorist organization ISIS is creating a next-generation force to participate in jihād by training the young kids. By Rakesh Raman The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has embarked upon a unique exercise to train the children who will participate in militant activities. The kid fighters of ISIS are called “Lion Cubs of [...]

Taj Group Announces Opening of Taj Dubai

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Taj Group Announces Opening of Taj Dubai

Taj Group announced Sunday the opening of its luxury hotel Taj Dubai, located in the Burj Khalifa downtown area. “We are delighted to enhance the nobility of Indian heritage and hospitality in one of the world’s most vibrant cities,” said Rakhee Lalvani, director – Public Relations, Taj Group. Accommodation at Taj Dubai includes a total [...]

10 Boys Rescued from Slavery in Ghana

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10 Boys Rescued from Slavery in Ghana

The 10 children–as young as 5 years old– received immediate medical attention, food and water after the operation and are currently being cared for in a safe location. Ten boys are now free from a brutal life as slaves on fishing boats in Ghana’s Lake Volta region. On Friday, March 20, International Justice Mission (IJM) [...]

Coalition Forces Begin Operations Against ISIS in Tikrit

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Coalition Forces Begin Operations Against ISIS in Tikrit

The U.S. and coalition military forces have begun operations in support of Iraqi security forces in Tikrit after a request from the Iraqi government, officials from Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve announced Wednesday. According to a task force news release, the coalition is now providing direct support to Iraqi security forces conducting operations [...]

Coalition Airstrikes Killed 2000 People in Syria

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Coalition Airstrikes Killed 2000 People in Syria

By Rakesh Raman About 2,000 people including men, women, and children have been killed and many others wounded in the past six months of airstrikes carried out by the U.S.-led coalition forces. Currently, America’s armed forces are working with over 60 nations to destroy the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or ISIL), a [...]

UN Report Indicates ISIS Committed Genocide in Iraq

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UN Report Indicates ISIS Committed Genocide in Iraq

A report released Thursday by the United Nations human rights office says that the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) may have committed genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity in its attacks against ethnic and religious groups in Iraq. Compiled by investigators sent to the region last year by the [...]

Syria Crisis Claimed 220,000 Lives in 5 Years

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Syria Crisis Claimed 220,000 Lives in 5 Years

World leaders must put their differences aside and work to bring about meaningful change in Syria, where the country’s ongoing brutal conflict is preparing to enter its fifth year, senior United Nations (UN) officials have urged. “We have expressed our horror, our outrage, our frustration as we have watched the tragedy unfold,” the UN’s senior [...]

Existential Threat to Christians in the Middle East

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Existential Threat to Christians in the Middle East

Amine Gemayel, former President of Lebanon, will deliver a speech entitled “Religious Pluralism in the Middle East: A Challenge to the International Community” at McGuinn Hall, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, March 25. Gemayel, who served as Lebanon’s President from 1982 to 1988, issued an early warning of possible “genocide” [...]