Monday, June 19, 2017


In first, US Military shoots down Syrian Warplane The US military said it downed the Syrian jet over Raqqa in a rare incident that marks a flareup in the war-wrought country.

Washington Ignores Saudi "Involvement in Supporting Terrorism and Terrorist Groups" Saudi Arabia is the second largest source of ISIS fighters from Muslim-majority countries, with an estimated 2,500, according to a working paper produced by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Iraq's al-Abadi to visit S.Arabia, Kuwait, Iran soon TEHRAN - Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will soon visit Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and then Iran as a reconciliatory effort as the Saudi-led political and economic boycott of Qatar is escalating, according to Iraqi media outlets.

Missile strike on ISIS turning Iran into a world power Analysis: By firing surface-to-surface missiles with a range of up to 700 kilometers into Syria, Iran is both avenging the terror attacks in Tehran and claiming the status and prestige of a military, regional and maybe even global power.

Escalation in S. Syria with Iranian-led gains A joint Syrian army-Hizballah force was unable in two weeks of vicious warfare to break the resistance of the Syrian rebels holding out in Daraa and capture the southern Syrian town.

This Secret Catholic Exorcist Cult in Brazil Is Making a Deal With the Devil The Vatican is looking into a group of exorcists who apparently made a pact with Satan on climate change and the death of Pope Francis.

Bennett submits bill to make it 'impossible' to divide Jerusalem Jewish Home leader wants to change Basic Law to require two-thirds Knesset approval before handing over parts of capital under any peace deal.

Brexit talks begin amid uncertainty The UK will begin historic talks to leave the European Union on Monday (19 June), one year after voters opted to quit the bloc in a referendum.

Hasmonean Fortress of Machaerus Unearthed - on "Wrong" Side of Border [PHOTOS] A Hungarian archaeological mission digging in the ruins of Machaerus, a fortress built by King Herod on the eastern shore of the Dead Sea located in modern Jordan, has discovered a large ritual bath which were likely constructed for the royal family's use.

Soft Sharia in Turkey The bad news about the Turkish justice system is that it is increasingly religiously ideological, reminiscent of the Ottoman justice system where non-Muslims were legally inferior to the Muslims and were constantly reminded of their inferiority to the dominant community through restrictions and markers.