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UNESCO says IS museum attack "appalling"
Reuters UK - 2/27/2015
With a sledgehammer ..... Islamic State smashes thousands of years of Iraqi history. Archeologists say these priceless antiquities appear to be from a museum in the northern city of Mosul,
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Islamic State attack on Iraq museum condemned by Getty
Los Angeles Times - 2/27/2015
The Islamic State's recent video showing its forces destroying what appear to be priceless antiquities in an Iraq museum has provoked harsh words from the head of the J. Paul Getty Trust, who condemned
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UPDATE 8-Oil up sharply, posts first monthly gain since June
CNBC - 2/27/2015
* Brent premium over U.S. crude widens to $13 * Brent, US crude, ULSD, RBOB post first monthly gains since June * Baker Hughes data shows pace of rig count drop slows (Rewrites
Oil up sharply, posts first monthly gain since June Firstpost.com
UPDATE 9-Oil up sharply, posts first monthly gain since June Reuters UK
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Islamic State: Amid hostage crisis, Assyrians and Kurds join forces
Christian Science Monitor - 2/27/2015
Activists decry Islamic State's eradication of thousands of years of Assyrian history even as Christian and Kurdish fighters seek to regain territory taken by the jihadists in Syria. Fighters of the Kurdish
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Can Christianity survive in the Middle East?
CNN - 2/27/2015
Story highlights Christianity has long roots in the Middle East, starting with the birth of Jesus Expert: Their numbers have fallen in recent decades and should continue to fall There are exceptions,
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UN laments IS statue 'war crimes'
BBC - 2/27/2015
The destruction of historic artefacts in Iraq by Islamic State (IS) militants is a war crime, the head of the UN agency for culture, Unesco, has said. Irina Bokova said she was appalled by an act of
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More art treasures 'face destruction by ISIS'
CNN - 2/27/2015
Story highlights Antiquities experts fear thousands more art treasures could be destroyed in Iraq and Syria after ISIS militants destroy artifacts Video shows men taking sledgehammers to statues, and
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Monkey Cage: Redefining the Kurdish nation
Washington Post - 2/27/2015
By February 27 at 1:32 PM In early February, Kurdish lawmakers gathered in a special parliamentary session to put the final touches on plans to designate Halabja the fourth official province in the
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Iraqi-Born Cleric Faces Custody for Praising Paris Attack
ABC News - 2/27/2015
An Iraqi-born cleric recently released from prison in Norway was jailed Friday for four weeks after praising the slaying of cartoonists at the satirical Charlie Hebdo paper in Paris that had lampooned
Iraqi-born cleric in Norway faces custody for praising Paris attack Canadian Jewish News
In Norway, controversial Iraqi cleric faces custody again after praising Paris terror FOXNews.com
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‘The November War’ relives Fallujah with one squad of Marines
Washington Post - 2/27/2015
This screen grab from “The November War” shows Marines in Fallujah, Iraq, in 2004. (YouTube screen grab) In the new documentary “The November War,” one of the main characters is missing. Marine Cpl.
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UNESCO condemns attack on Iraq museum shown in alleged Islamic State video
Los Angeles Times - 2/27/2015
A shocking online video released Thursday, purportedly showing Islamic State forces destroying priceless antiquities in a museum in Iraq, has drawn condemnation from the head of UNESCO, the United Nations
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The art of cultural destruction spreads in Iraq
Your Middle East - 2/26/2015
Any potential ray of sunshine, as far as Iraq's historical heritage is concerned, appears to have been eclipsed by the latest plundering of the country's cultural riches. The targeted site, unsurprisingly,
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Replicas and at Least One Treasure Destroyed by ISIS in Museum
MSNBC Newsweek - 2/26/2015
World Many of the artifacts depicted in the videos were reproductions. ISIS Media Organization Screenshot On Thursday, the Islamic State (ISIS) released a video purporting to show members
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This is the longest period without a U.S. military combat casualty since 9/11
Washington Post - 2/26/2015
At the end of an hour-long panel discussion in Washington on Wednesday, a middle-aged man raised his hand. Fred J. Boenig, the father of a U.S. airman who died in Afghanistan, had a question for Rep.
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This is the longest period since 9/11 without a military combat casualty
Washington Post - 2/26/2015
At the end of an hour-long panel discussion in Washington on Wednesday, a middle-aged man raised his hand. Fred J. Boenig, the father of a U.S. airman who died in Afghanistan, had a question for Rep.
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Mideast Lebanon Syria Islamic State
ABC News - 2/26/2015
An Iraqi Assyrian woman who fled from Mosul to Lebanon holds a placard depicting the map of Iraq and Syria, during a sit-in for abducted Christians in Syria and Iraq, at a church in Sabtiyesh area east
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Opinion: What terrorists are really angry about
CNN - 2/26/2015
The ISIS terror threat 47 photos A woman looks at her destroyed home after returning to the village of Al-Mansuriya, Iraq, on Saturday, February 14. Hide Caption 1 of 47 The ISIS terror threat
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ISIS video shows militants smashing ancient Iraq artifacts
CBS News - 2/26/2015
This screenshot from a video posted on a social media account affiliated with ISIS on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, shows militants taking sledgehammers to an ancient artifact in the Ninevah Museum in Mosul,
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Activists: ISIS Now Holding More than 250 Christians Hostage in Syria
ABC News - 2/26/2015
Christians have been kidnapped from several villages over the past 3 days. World News Videos | US News Videos Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}} Coming up next: {{nextVideo.title}}
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Medal of Honor sought for 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle
USA Today - 2/26/2015
A Texas congressman is lobbying to award the Congressional Medal of Honor to Chris Kyle, whose life and military career were the subject of the book and blockbuster film American Sniper. Congressman
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ISIS Smashes Thousands of Years of History at Museum
MSNBC Newsweek - 2/26/2015
ARBIL/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Ultra-radical Islamist militants in northern Iraq have destroyed a priceless collection of statues and sculptures from the ancient Assyrian era, inflicting what an archaeologist
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Jeb goes on talk radio
Washington Post - 2/26/2015
Wednesday night former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush gave his first conservative talk radio interview. Choosing Hugh Hewitt for the debut was smart not only because Hewitt will be a future moderator, but because
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Insight - Jordan takes no chances in confronting homegrown Jihadis
Reuters India - 2/26/2015
AMMAN (Reuters) - At Jordan’s State Security court, Islamic State militants, clad in green military fatigues with long, unkempt beards, stood impassively, awaiting sentence inside a black iron cage.
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Islamic State 'smashes Iraq statues'
BBC - 2/26/2015
Militants used sledgehammers and drills to smash the statues The Islamic State (IS) group has released a video showing the destruction of statues in Iraq. The video shows statues being smashed using
Islamic State destroys ancient Iraq statues Radio New Zealand
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Ex-ISIS captive: 'Brits were harshest'
CNN - 2/26/2015
Story highlights Didier Francois says his ISIS captors "didn't want even to give us a Quran" He was held captive by ISIS for 10 months in Syria The British jihadis were "harsher in their violence" James
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