Nikki Haley Joins Growing List of Governors Against Admitting Syrian Refugees

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has joined a growing chorus of executives who are asking federal authorities to not resettle Syrian refugees in their states. Haley, like many others, is citing concerns over refugees’potential ties to terrorist organizations. “There remain…

Angelina Jolie Praised by Aid Workers; Other Celebs Not So Much

Angelina Jolie knows her stuff, but some other Hollywood names may not. In a recent Guardian article, an unnamed aid worker relates horror stories of celebrities rushing to war-torn or disaster-torn areas of the world, bent on using their name…

Jasmina Milovanov: Sydney Mother Abandons Kids to Fight for ISIS

Jasmina Milovanov abandoned her seven-year-old son and five-year-old daughter so she could flee to Syria to fight for ISIS. The Sydney, Australia mother, who is 26, told her babysitter she was leaving to pick up a new car, but she…

Angelina Jolie Rips U.N. a New One

Angelina Jolie recently addressed the United Nations, and her remarks were stinging. One of the big concerns that Angelina Jolie has is the situation in Syria. She involves herself in that heavily. “Since the Syria conflict began in 2011, I…

Nazi War Criminal Alois Brunner Declared Dead

Nazi war criminal Alois Brunner has been officially declared dead, though he is thought to have passed some time in 2010. Brunner, an Austrian Schutzstaffel (SS) officer, and the “best man” to Nazi SS-Obersturmbannführer (lieutenant colonel) Adolf Eichmann, is responsible…

ISIS Leader’s Aide Killed During Airstrike

The Iraq Defense Ministry on Thursday confirmed that a top aid to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), has died. According to an Al Arabiya report, the aide is believed to…

Cannes Film Festival: Nicole Kidman Defends Grace of Monaco

Actress Nicole Kidman gently addressed criticism of her new film Grace of Monaco on the opening day of the Cannes Film Festival. “I feel sad because I think that the film has no malice toward the family or particularly towards…

George Clooney Engaged to International Lawyer Amal Alamuddin

Actor and human rights activist George Clooney is reportedly engaged to international lawyer Amal Alamuddin. Rumors started swirling Saturday when Clooney and Alamuddin were spotted having dinner at a Malibu, CA restaurant with Clooney’s longtime friends Cindy Crawford and Rande…

Syrian Nuns Freed By Kidnappers After Three Months

Syrian insurgents have finally released the 13 nuns and three attendants who were kidnapped from a Greek Orthodox monastery in November. The release of the Syrian nuns was part of a hostage swap. In return for the nuns’ release, rebel…

Israeli Airstrikes Target Hezbollah Weapon Shipments

In 2006, Israel and Hezbollah fought a 34 day battle which ultimately resulted in nothing gained but many lives lost. This conflict, known as the 2006 Lebanon War or 2006 Israel-Hezbollah War, was just part of the much larger Israeli-Iranian…

Israeli Airstrikes Reportedly Hit Hezbollah Target

Israeli aircraft reportedly carried out an airstrike near the Syria-Lebanon border late Monday. Israel has declined to comment on the situation and there has been no confirmation from Lebanon, according to the AP. However, Lebanon’s National News Agency has taken…

CNN’s Twitter, Facebook Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

Late Thursday night, CNN had a bunch of social media accounts hacked. The group responsible, the Syrian Electronic Army, announced their intent to “retaliate against CNN’s viciously lying reporting aimed at prolonging the suffering in Syria.” According to CNN, “the…

Syria Weapons Stockpile to be Destroyed by US

John Kerry could have never predicted the consequence of his sarcastic answer to the question of how the US could avoid war with Syria following Syria’s use of chemical weapons against its own citizens. Despite the seriousness of Kerry’s initial…

Prince Alwaleed Says Obama Lacks Coherent Policy

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the Saudi royal and self-made billionaire investor, said President Barack Obama lacks a “comprehensive and coherent foreign policy” toward the Arab world. Alwaleed made the comment at “The Year Ahead: 2014,” a two-day conference in Chicago,…

Israeli Airstrikes: Three Attacks in Two Days

Israel appears to be responsible for a series of bombings over the last two days, according to separate reports by the New York Times and USA Today. The NYT article, published today, has Israeli military strikes killing four Hamas militants…

OPCW: Syria’s Chemical Weapons Factories Destroyed

According to a press release from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the joint OPCW-UN mission to render Syrian chemical weapons production sites inoperable was highly successful. “The government of the Syrian Arab Republic has completed the functional…

Saudi Arabia Rejects U.N. Security Council Seat

CBS News reported that Saudi Arabia rejected its seat on the U.N. Security Council just mere hours after the five new members were announced. Saudi Arabian discontent seems directed at the United States over some of D.C.’s decisions in the…

Syrian Chemical Weapons: Soon to be Dismantled

On Monday, a team of 20 engineers, chemists and paramedics will make their way from the Netherlands to Syria to begin the most hazardous mission of disarmement in history, dismantling the one of the world’s largest chemical weapons arsenals. Due…

Syria Chemical Weapons: UN Votes To Eliminate

Syria’s chemical weapons have been stirring up quite the controversy in recent weeks, leading up to an eventual vote from the United Nations. Syria’s use of chemical weapons gained the attention of President Obama and became a very serious issue…

Syrian Antiquities at Risk, Says UN

Earlier this month, UNESCO announced that Egypt’s Malawi National Museum had been ransacked, with most of its collections looted during last month’s military crackdown on supporters of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi. An expedition of experts sent by the organization…