Tuesday, October 14, 2014


ISIL gets set: 'Up to 10,000 terrorists are ready to attack Baghdad' Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is believed to be preparing a massive assault on Baghdad.

Iraq: Shia militias 'killing Sunnis in reprisal attacks' Shia militias in Iraq have kidnapped and killed scores of Sunni civilians in recent months, a report by campaign group Amnesty International has said.

Dozens hurt and arrested after Ukrainian nationalists attack parliament (VIDEO) A mass nationalist protest near the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev has turned violent, with 15 policemen wounded and at least 50 rioters arrested.

China Military Buildup Shifts Balance of Power in Asia in Beijing's Favor China's decades-long buildup of strategic and conventional military forces is shifting the balance of power in Asia in Beijing's favor and increasing the risk of a conflict, according to a forthcoming report by a congressional China commission.

Catholic synod: Vatican family review signals shift on homosexuality Senior clerics taking part in a review of Catholic teachings on the family have called on the Church to adopt a more positive stance on homosexuality.

ISIS threatens to conquer the Vatican, 'break the crosses of the infidels' Online propaganda magazine calls on aspiring jihadists to target the Catholic Church and followers of the Christian faith.

Islamic State crisis: Kurds 'recapture key Kobane hill' Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State (IS) say they have recaptured a strategically important hilltop west of Kobane on Syria's border with Turkey.

Turkish jets bomb Kurdish PKK rebels near Iraq Turkish F-16 and F-4 warplanes have bombed Kurdish PKK rebel targets near the Iraqi border, as their ceasefire comes under increasing strain.

MPs' Palestinian vote sends troubling message, says Israel Israel has warned against sending a "troubling message", after UK MPs voted to recognise Palestinian statehood.

WHO: 10,000 NEW EBOLA CASES PER WEEK COULD BE SEEN West Africa could face up to 10,000 new Ebola cases a week within two months, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday, adding that the death rate in the current outbreak has risen to 70 percent.