A new UN report states that in addition to the widely publicized chemical weapons attack on August 21 near Damascus, such weapons were probably used in four other locations in Syria between March and late August.
The Daily Beast recently ran an opinion piece on Muslim persecution of Christians in the Middle East. The column, written by Diarmaid MacCulloch asked, 'Why Won’t the West Defend Middle Eastern Christians?'
The US House passed the first bipartisan federal budget in four years, which would ease $63 billion in automatic spending cuts and avert another government shutdown. The legislation now heads to the Senate.
In breach of the most basic CIA rules, a team of analysts, with no authority to run spy operations, paid Robert Levinson to gather intelligence from some of the world’s darkest corners. He vanished while investigating the Iranian government.