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  • American Jihadist Mohamad Saeed Kodaimati
    Syrian American arrested for activities linked to ISIS
    A Syrian Americanfrom San Diego, California,was arrested on Thursdayfor allegedly lying to federal law enforcement agents about his activities on behalf of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) a Muslimterrorist groupfightingin Syria, Iraq,...
  • UNRWA brings aid to refugees
    Yarmouk: an update on the hunger emergency
    The UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) said today it's still desperately trying to gain access to the Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria. The camp, home to Palestinian refugees, has been caught in the crossfire of the Syrian Civil War. Earlier this...
  • Jihadists slaughter of Christians continues - no response from Obama
    Jihadists slaughter of Christians continues - no response from Obama
    Many religious believers following the turmoil in the Middle East and Africa have witnessed overt hatred and killing of Christians with dismay while the White House remains relatively quiet.Earlier this year at the yearly National Prayer Breakfast...
  • CRS provides meals for Syrian refugee children
    CRS, Good Shepherd Sisters help Syrian refugees in Lebanon
    The Bekaa Valley in Lebanon lies near the border with Syria. It was once a part of the Roman Empire. Today, this valley is one of the escape routes for Syrians fleeing the brutal civil war in their country.Over one million Syrians have fled into...
  • FBI charged 6 Minnesotans with conspiracy
    We need to say, “The Party’s Over” for terrorists on U.S. soil
    Imagine a country where people are not allowed to leave. This is a country where the government spends inordinate amounts of time, money and energy to conduct surveillance on these people, watching their every move with baited breath. For this...
  • Kurdish and foreign volunteers repel ISIS forces
    Kurdish and foreign volunteers repel ISIS forces
    It took 140 of continuous fighting in the ruins of the once sprawling city, Kobani, Rojava Kurdistan (a de facto autonomous region of northern and north-eastern Syria), the town has been liberated from the cruel grip of ISIS terrorists. This turn...
  • Airstrikes in War on ISIS
    U.S. airstrikes have hit nearly 6,000 ISIS targets
    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Defense recently released the latest information on the number of targets hit by the United States in the ongoing war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). According to the report, since the...
  • Civilians starving in war-torn Yarmouk
    UNRWA demands access to starving civilians in Yarmouk
    The UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) is demanding that armed groups in Syria allow humanitarian access to civilians. In Yarmouk, which is near Damascus, thousands are facing starvation unless supplies can reach them soon.Yarmouk has, for decades...
  • Syria and the issue of refugees
    Syria and the issue of refugees
    The conflict in Syria has resulted in an unforeseen quandary of what to do about the nearly 4 million refugees that have fled the devastation in Syria. It seems the majority have settled in five neighboring countries that do not have the resources...
  • Flames of terrorism
    A Philadelphia woman has been charged with plans to join ISIL
    There have been a series of reports of Americans and British nationals who have planned to join ISIL or who have actually joined this heavily armed terrorist group. Most recently a Philadelphia woman has been charged with trying to join ISIL...
  • Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Treatment
    ISIS threatened by disease outbreak in capital of caliphate
    A disease caused by a parasite and transmitted by the bite of the sand fly is spreading rapidly in the city of Raqqa, Syria. Raqqa is the putative capital of the caliphate proclaimed by ISIS in the territory it controls in Syria and Iraq. The...
  • Palestinian refugee camp taken over by ISIS
    Palestinian refugee camp taken over by ISIS
    Today members of ISIS overran a Palestinian refugee camp a few miles away from Damascus, the capital of Syria. It wasreportedthat Yamouk camp was attacked in the early morning, where 18,000 Palestinian refugees live. Among the refugees are...
  • The Near East Relief Foundation
    Charity continues life-saving tradition
    In my History New Network feature on the Syrian crisis, I wrote about the Near East Relief Charity of the World War I era. Their original name was the The American Committee for Syrian and Armenian Relief.They got started in 1915 in response to...
  • WFP director makes appeal for Syria
    WFP director appeals to donors to save Syria
    The director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, is attending a donor conference in Kuwait with one objective: to save the starving people of Syria. WFP is leading hunger relief in the war-torn country, but depends on voluntary...
  • Children in Syria need food aid
    Future being made now for Syria's children
    On Tuesday a conference will be held in Kuwait to raise funds to feed the starving people of Syria. This crucial donor meeting can draw a little inspiration from history.For it was almost seventy years ago to the day when nations rallied to bring...
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