Category: World

How Will Iraq Contain Iran’s Proxies?

In June 2014, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, one of the leading Shiite clergyman in the world, called on all able-bodied Iraqis to defend their country against the Islamic State. Iraq’s U.S.-trained armed forces had collapsed, fleeing the advance of ISIS as it seized Mosul and much of northern Iraq. Sistani’s fatwa mobilized a 100,000-strong fighting force known as the Hashd…

Shooting town hall: Rubio on the defensive on gun control

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio was put on the defensive Wednesday by angry students, teachers and parents who are demanding stronger gun-control measures after the shooting rampage that claimed 17 lives at a Florida high school. One of those confronting the Florida senator at a CNN’s “Stand Up” town hall Wednesday night was Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old…

Billy Graham

BILLY GRAHAM, who died on February 21st at the age of 99, was the most important American evangelical of the past century. He followed in a path that had been walked by a long line of preachers such as George Whitefield, Dwight Moody and Billy Sunday before him. But in some ways he was even more successful. He was close…

Photos: High School Students Stage Walkouts, Rally For Gun Control in Florida and Washington, D.C.

Mark Wallheiser / AP A week after 17 people were murdered in a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, teenagers across South Florida, in areas near Washington, D.C., and in other parts of the United States, walked out of their classrooms to stage protests against the horror of school shootings and to advocate for gun…

PHOTOS: Today in history — February 21

Click here if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device A selection of photos from around the world of events that happened on February 21. Editor’s note: Ad blockers can cause photos and captions to appear out of order or show information unrelated to the photo displayed. …read more Source:: The Mercury News – Nation,…