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Pope to visit Turkey as region's Christians flee Islamic State persecution

Pope to visit Turkey as region's Christians flee Islamic State persecution

ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis will travel to Turkey next month, the Vatican said on Tuesday, his first visit to the predominantly Muslim country which has become a refuge for Christians fleeing persecution by Islamic State militants in neighboring Syria and in Iraq....

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No plan for Egyptian military action against Islamic State in Iraq, Syria

No plan for Egyptian military action against Islamic State in Iraq, Syria

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt has no plans to provide the United States with direct military assistance in its war against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria even though American aerial bombardment may not be enough to defeat the group, the country's prime minister said....

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Vatican warns of 'new genocide' by IS

Vatican warns of 'new genocide' by IS

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has demanded that world governments do more to prevent a possible "new genocide" in northern Iraq and Syria, and for Muslim leaders in particular to repudiate the Islamic State militants who are killing and exiling the region's Christians....

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Another Soldier Announces Defection to al-Nusra Front

Another Soldier Announces Defection to al-Nusra Front

( Nahar Net )- The Qaida-linked al-Nusra Front released Monday a video in which Lebanese soldier Omar Khaled Shamtiyeh announces his defection from the army. Shamtiyeh accused the military of being “subordinate to” Hizbullah and of “killing the Sunni youths” in the...

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