Tuesday, December 17, 2013


Thousands of Foreigners Have Fought in Syria Between 3,300 and 11,000 fighters from more than 70 nations, including a rising number from Western Europe, have joined the struggle in Syria against President Bashar al-Assad.

Hamas and the Palestinian Authority in talks to form unity government Hamas and the Palestinian Authority were in talks to form a national unity government.

Japan to bolster military, boost Asia ties to counter China Japan will boost its military spending in coming years.

US warns Russia over deploying missiles in Kaliningrad Washington has warned Moscow not to destabilize the region after Russia announced the deployment of missiles on its western borders.

'Whole families murdered': Syrian rebels execute over 80 civilians outside Damascus Over 80 civilians in a town northwest of the Syrian capital of Damascus have been executed by Islamist rebels.

Americans' Belief in God Is Strong--But Declining A new Harris Poll finds that a strong majority (74 percent) of U.S. adults say they believe in God.

American Trust In Clergy Members Hits New Low A record number of people throughout the United States have expressed a lack of trust in clergy members.

GAY RIGHTS MAG NAMES POPE FRANCIS 'PERSON OF THE YEAR' DESPITE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE STANCE The December issue of The Advocate features Pope Francis with a "NO H8" message photoshopped on his right cheek.

From Hungarian Neo-Nazi to Orthodox Jew A film is being made on the life story of reformed neo-Nazi Csanad Szegedi.

EU-Turkey relations heading for new pause The EU and Turkey on Monday (16 December) feted a new pact on migrants.