Category: International

In Venezuela, money has stopped working

A friend recently sent me a photograph that tells a powerful story about the situation Venezuelans find themselves in now. It’s not a very good picture, really, just a blurry cellphone shot of trash: some wrapping material, an old CD — the detritus left behind after a store was looted last week in San Felix, […]

Chinese authorities blow up Christian megachurch with dynamite

Chinese authorities have demolished a well-known Christian megachurch, inflaming long-standing tensions between religious groups and the Communist Party. Witnesses and overseas activists said the paramilitary People’s Armed Police used dynamite and excavators to destroy the Golden Lampstand Church, which has a congregation of more than 50,000, in the city of Linfen in Shaanxi province. ChinaAid, […]

Coptic diocese says hundreds attack church in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of Muslim demonstrators attacked an unlicensed church south of Cairo wounding three people, an Egyptian Coptic Christian diocese said on Saturday, in the latest assault on members of the country’s Christian minority. The incident took place after Friday prayers when dozens of demonstrators gathered outside the building and stormed it. The […]

Secrets of the Roman Empire’s ancient and ‘luxurious’ harbour of Corinth are revealed in new underwater excavations

The secrets of the Roman Empire’s ancient and ‘luxurious’ harbour of Corinth have been revealed in a series of new underwater excavations. Archaeologists have uncovered evidence of ‘large-scale engineering’ at the port of Lechaion, which was mostly destroyed in the 6th or early 7th century AD by a massive earthquake. Wooden foundations preserved so well […]

Furious Palestinians burn American flags and promise more ‘days of rage’ after Trump says Jerusalem IS Israel’s capital and claims his move will HELP bring peace to the Middle East – despite worldwide condemnation

President Donald Trump set off protests throughout the Middle East on Wednesday as he announced that America formally recognizes Jerusalem as Israel‘s capital city. He changed decades of U.S. policy in a brief afternoon speech and cast the move as a bid to preserve, not derail, aspirations for regional peace. Appearing in the White House’s Diplomatic Reception Room […]

Report: New Palestinian Curriculum Praises ‘Martyrdom,’ Significantly ‘More Radical’ Than Before

Palestinian Authority textbooks issued for the new academic year are “significantly more radical” than their predecessors, routinely erasing Israel and glorifying “martyrdom,” a watchdog group has warned. In its review of the grades 1-11 curriculum — which underwent a full reform starting last year — the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education (IMPACT-se) […]

African migrants being sold as slaves by Libyan human traffickers ‘have their organs harvested, bodies mutilated and roasted like kebabs’ claims Nigerian ex-minister 

A former Nigerian government minister has claimed that migrants from his country are having their organs harvested after being sold into slavery in Libya. Femi Fani-Kayode, a onetime aviation minister in Nigeria, claimed that 75 per cent of slaves who have their organs harvested in North Africa are from his country. The Cambridge University-educated lawyer added that […]