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.
North Korea said Jang Song Thaek, the uncle of leader Kim Jong Un and previously considered the second most powerful man in the secretive state, has been executed after a special military tribunal found him guilty of treason.
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.