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The Middle East conundrum: No good news!

In the current world situation the US pledges nuclear protection against a nuclear Russian and Iranian assault (or other threatening nations). Not an all-out attack by American ground forces or US troops.

Russian jets pound militants, drive Islamic State out of Palmyra

Russian jets carried out 40 air sorties near Palmyra in a 24-hour period, hitting 158 targets and killing more than 100 militants, Russia’s defense minister said Saturday.

Slaughter of Christians by ISIS is genocide: European parliament

THE European Parliament has declared the wanton slaughter of Christians and other religious minorities by ISIS is tantamount to genocide.

Over 4 million have fled Syria, says UN

A surge in the number of people crossing into Turkey has increased the total by one million in just 10 months.

4,000 Assyrian Christians displaced in ISIS onslaught on Syria

MEANWHILE over 200 Assyrian Christians remain captured by terror group ISIS, taken from a raid on Assyrian villages back in February.

ISIS blows up historic church in Syria on Easter Sunday

The Church of the Virgin Mary was originally built in 1934 and is one of three main churches in the Assyrian village of Tal Nasri, which is located to the south of Tal Tamr town that was earlier overrun by ISIS.

ISIS turn churches in Iraq, Syria into torture chambers

THE Islamic State is turning Christian churches in Iraq and Syria into dungeons and torture chambers after stripping them of priceless artifacts to sell on the black market, according to reports.

Syrian rebels release Greek Orthodox nuns after 3 months

The release of the nuns and their helpers, 16 women in all, is a rare successful prisoner exchange deal between Syrian government authorities and the rebels seeking to overthrow the rule of President Bashar Assad.

Deadly explosion hits Lebanese capital

A powerful explosion in the southern suburbs of the Lebanese capital Beirut - stronghold of the Shia armed group Hezbollah - has killed at least six people and left another 66 wounded.

Rebel attack causes power outage across Syria

"A terrorist attack on a gas pipeline that feeds a power station in the south has led to a power outage in the provinces, and work to repair it is in progress," Emad Khamis said.
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