Iraqi Christians brace for ISIS jihadists after army flees

Just 10 miles away from the center of Iraq's second largest city, Mosul, which was overrun by jihadist militants last week, is Bartella, a Christian town living in fear. On the road to Mosul, CBS News' Holly Williams stopped at the last checkpoint before territory now controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and...

Taliban releases dramatic video of Bergdahl handover

AP Kabul, Afghanistan, June 04, 2014The Taliban on Wednesday released a video showing the handover of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to US forces in eastern Afghanistan, touting the swap of the American soldier for five Taliban detainees from Guantanamo as a significant achievement for the insurgents. The 17-minute video, emailed to media, shows the moment...

After viewing the film Noah, pastor calls for a boycott

A San Diego pastor is calling for a boycott of Hollywood films after recently viewing the film, Noah. He saw the film when it was released last month. Pastor Adlai Mack of the Christian United in the Word of God Church in San Diego, CA, reported that the film begins by “pretending to give an overview of the Biblical account...

Boko Haram Kills at Least 29 Christians in Nigeria

JOS, Nigeria, May 31, 2014 (Morning Star News) – While international media sights have been justifiably fixed on 276 girls kidnapped from Chibok, Borno state, Islamic extremists last week killed Christians in the state’s Gwoza area nearly unnoticed, as they have for more than two years. On Borno state’s eastern border with Cameroon, as...

Minorities in Pakistan Fear ‘Forced Conversion’ to Islam

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, May 19 2014 (IPS) - Minority communities in Pakistan have long had a raw deal. Accounting for just 10 percent of this country’s population of 180 million, they are no strangers to marginalisation, discrimination or even violence. But persistent reports that Christian and Hindu girls are being forcibly converted to Islam might just take...

One arrested in connection with Indian priest Alexis Prem Kumar’s abduction in Afghanistan

One person has been arrested in connection with the abduction of Indian aid worker Alexis Prem Kumar from Herat in Afghanistan. He was abducted on Monday from Herat in Afghanistan by unidentified gunmen. On Wednesday, Family members of Father Alexis Prem Kumar had sought immediate intervention by the Centre and Tamil...

Former inmate: many ministers won’t talk about the realities of Hell

Harry Jerome Arnold served time in prison in during the 1970s in Louisiana. In written correspondence to this writer, Arnold affirmed that he had problems with alcoholism during the early stages of his life. However in 1979, while in prison, Harry saw the (58 minute film) “The Burning Hell.” Viewing the film had a...

Why Congress should seriously consider impeaching Barrack Obama

Just like many Americans, I am deeply concerned about the direction our country has taken recently. Over the course of America’s 248 year history there has been three attempts to impeach the President of the United States, yet none of these Presidents have been successfully removed from office through this process. Nevertheless, I believe that this President...

Mr. President – I ask you – Who really are the extremists?

Commentary by author James L. Lambert Mr. President, I am tired, like many fiscal conservatives in this country, of being labeled by you as “an extremist”. These words come from a Chief Executive who has systematically (over the last 4 ¾ years) throw the county into a debt cycle that, if not stopped, will...

Hero of South Africa Nelson Mandela dies at 95

Nelson Mandela, the iconic South African anti-apartheid icon who spent 27 years in prison, died Thursday. He was 95. Mandela was battling health issues in the last few months, including a recurring lung infection that led to numerous hospitalisations. Mandela's public appearances had become increasingly rare as he dealt with his declining health. Becoming...