August 2014 Headlines

Cousin Says US Jihadi Killed in Syria 'Lost His Way'

Douglas McAuthur McCain, an American man recruited by ISIS, has been killed in Syria. He is one of two Americans to reportedly die this week while fighting for the jihadist Army.

Australia to Use $60M to Combat Muslim Extremism

The Australian government plans to spend $60 million to fund measures to counter violent Muslim extremism and radicalization.

Nigeria's Boko Haram Claims Caliphate Expanding

Boko Haram is claiming control of another Nigerian town, saying it has added it to its own Islamic caliphate in the north.

Islamic State Kidnaps Iraqi Toddler, Robs Residents

Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists snatched a toddler from her mother's arms in the northern Iraqi city of Qaraqosh.

ISIS, Ukraine Spotlight 'Feckless' US Foreign Policy

Critics say President Barack Obama's foreign policy has become so confused and so weak he's making former President Jimmy Carter look good.

Ebola-Gripped Liberia: 'There's Just Mass Hysteria'

Ebola has killed more than 1,400 people across West Africa with no end in site to the epidemic and no proven cure.

For Yazidis, Christians: 'They Cut Us Like Sheep'

The war-weary faces of the Yazidis reflect a horrific past, a precarious present, and an uncertain future. "We wait for the mercy of God," one Yazidi refugee said.

How Britain Became a Global Exporter of Terrorism

British civilization has been a gift to the world. But the British elites don't care so much about their own civilization anymore. And it is into this vacuum that Islam is advancing.

Russia Deploys Another Convoy Near Ukraine Border

Another Russian convoy has crossed into Ukraine without permission, this time in an area away from the intense fighting.

American Hostage Held by al-Qaeda in Syria Now Safe

The U.S. government says an American held hostage for about two years in Syria has been released.

A Darker Iraq: Light of Christian Faith Going Out Fast

Tens of thousands of Iraqi Christians now live in tents, schools, and abandoned buildings. War weary and despondent, most now say they want to leave Iraq.

Tropical Storm Cristobal Forms Near Bahamas

Tropical Storm Cristobal grew in strength Sunday and lashed parts of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands with heavy rainfall and white-crested surf.

Iceland Lowers Aviation Alert Level from Volcano

Iceland lowered its aviation alert level to orange from red Sunday, saying there was no sign of an imminent eruption at the Bardarbunga volcano. And scientists at the Icelandic Meteorological Office said their announcement Saturday that the volcano had experienced a subglacial eruption was wrong.

ISIS Entering America through Porous Southern Border?

As the U.S. pledges to strike down ISIS, the terrorist army has not only been trying to fill Americans with fear by killing James Foley, they've been doing it from inside our borders.

Subglacial Volcanic Eruption Begins in Iceland

Iceland raised its aviation alert to red Saturday as a subglacial eruption began at the restless Bardarbunga volcano, which has been rattled by thousands of earthquakes in the past week, the country's Meteorological Office said.

'We Lost Our Own.' Typhoon Survivor Rebuilds Ministry

In the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan, one pastor and his wife mourned the deaths of their loved ones and find a new lease on life by bringing their ministry back to life.

British Beheader Raises Serious Concerns for the West

The ISIS terrorist shown beheading American journalist James Foley speaks English with a British accent. What does this mean for the United States and other Western countries?

Love or Hate, Guns a Deep Wedge for America

Many in government, the media and academia are fighting for stricter laws to separate Americans from their guns because of a belief that it will mean less crime and violence. 

Journalist's Beheading Stirs Cries to Destroy ISIS

Cries for the utter defeat of ISIS is growing around the world after the terrorists group released a video apparently beheading American journalist James Foley.

Security Expert: ISIS Is Nothing But 'Pure Evil'

Founder of the security contractor Blackwater Erik Prince said there's no way to call ISIS "anything but pure evil." He explains what needs to happen for ISIS to be defeated.

Yazidis 'Mark Time' By Genocide Attempts on Them

Iraq's Christian and Yazidi minorities have been running for their lives as the terrorists have swept across Iraq. How has the push to annihilate them affected their beliefs?

Warren Expands Plans for PEACE to East Africa

Pastor Rick Warren is planning to expand his ministry to East Africa, saying the church can play a role in building strong institutions in Africa.

Mob Attack Raises New Concerns of Ebola Spreading

Seventeen suspected Ebola carriers fled quarantine when an angry mob attacked and looted a health center in West Point, Liberia.

Pope Francis: US Action against ISIS a 'Just War'

Pope Francis is giving his blessing on efforts to stop ISIS terrorists from attacking religious minorities in Iraq.

Kurds: Our Battle with ISIS Is for the 'Free World'

Taking a break from vacation, President Barack Obama acknowledged the victory of Kurdish forces, the Peshmerga, which seized control of the strategic Mosul Dam on Monday.

Pope Calls for Korean 'Peace and Reconciliation'

Pope Francis wrapped up his five day visit to South Korea with a Mass for peace and reconciliation in Seoul's Myeongdong Cathedral.

Congressman Warns ISIS Could Spread to America

Lawmakers are voicing fresh concerns that jihadists fighting with ISIS in Iraq will bring terrorism back to the United States and other Western countries.

Kurds Reclaim Mosul Dam from ISIS Terrorists

When ISIS captured the Mosul Dam, Iraq's largest, less than two weeks ago, experts warned the consequences could have been catastophic.

China Pushes for ‘State-Approved’ Christian Theology

China is renewing and doubling efforts to nationalize Christianity, a move that has made some Christian leaders suspicious.

'Shedding of Christian Blood Is Beyond Human Imagination'

The Salvation Army has joined the World Evangelical Alliance in calling on Americans to pray for the Middle East.

Churches Open Doors to Refugees Fleeing ISIS

Throughout northern Iraq and Syria, the scourge of ISIS forced thousands and thousands into a life without homes, jobs and family. Where can you go when you've lost almost everything?

ISIS Swallowing Iraq: 'They're Killing Children'

Islamic terrorists in Iraq are killing children, burying people alive and it won't stop there. They have a message for America: We're coming for you.

Cuba to Build 1st Catholic Church Since Revolution

Cuba is building its first Roman Catholic church since the Communist Revolution 55 years ago, but the regime recently destroyed a house church.

Iran Pastor Facing Death for 'Crimes against God'

A pastor in Iran has been arrested and imprisoned after security forces raided his home and confiscated Christian paraphernalia.

Family of American Jailed in N. Korea Ask for Mercy

The family of Jeffrey Edward Fowle, an American Christian detained in North Korea, is pleading for his release.

Game of Chicken? Russian Aid Convoy Heads for Ukraine

A convoy of nearly 300 Russian vehicles is once again headed for Ukraine despite disagreements on allowing it to enter the country.

Obama on Iraq: Yazidi Rescue Op No Longer Necessary

A U.S. rescue operation for members of the Yazidi community that have been trapped on Iraq's Sinjar Mountain will no longer be necessary, President Obama said.

France, Britain to Supply Arms to Kurdish Military

The Kurdish army, called the Peshmerga, is working to keep the Islamic State fighters at bay as the heavily armed terrorists draw near the capital of Kurdistan.

ISIS Threatens to Murder US Pastor Saeed Abedini

Pastor Saeed Abedini is facing new death threats from ISIS terrorists who are in the same Iranian prison where he is being held.

Ukraine Leaders Skeptical of Russian 'Aid' Convoy

Ukraine says it will block a convoy from Russia that Moscow said contains humanitarian aid.

Muslim Cleric Condemns Bloody Islamic Rampage

Egypt's top Muslim cleric is condemning the Islamic State in Iraq for its bloody rampage across Iraq and Syria.

Syrian Kurds Rescue Yazidis from Iraq Mountain

Yazidi refugees been stranded on an Iraq mountain for more than a week after ISIS forced them from their homes. Now, Syrian Kurdish fighters have come to the rescue.

Mosul Dam a Ticking Bomb in Terrorists' Hands

When the Islamic State swallowed large swaths of territory in Iraq, they also captured what might be the biggest "weapon" of all: Iraq's largest dam.

Iraq Gov't Showdown Looms as Islamists Rampage

A power showdown is underway at the highest levels of the Iraqi government as the country struggles to confront the brutal threat from the Islamic State. 

Child Holding Severed Head 'Grotesque, Disturbing'

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says a photo of a 7-year-old boy proudly holding the head of a Syrian soldier shows why ISIS poses a threat to the world.

Nigerian Army Fights to Retake Town from Boko Haram

The Nigerian army is fighting to retake a town captured by Boko Haram forces in northeastern Borno State.

Outgunned by ISIS: Kurds Plead for Better Weaponry

Despite some recent setbacks, the Kurdish military, known as the Peshmerga, is still the best fighting force facing the terror group Islamic State, also known as ISIS.

Update and Prayer for Persecuted Iraqi Christians

The atrocities in Iraq have horrified the world, yet there's been little intervention until recently. Join us in prayer with Pat Robertson for our persecuted brothers in Christ.

Egypt Court Dissolves Muslim Brotherhood Party

Egypt's administrative court has dissolved the Freedom and Justice Party, the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood, and ordered its assets liquidated.

Kosovo Police Arrest 40 Suspected ISIS Fighters

As the U.S. continues its recent military campaign against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, some jihadist fighters are returning home to Europe.

Obama's Iraq Aim: Contain, not Destroy Extremists

President Barack Obama's new military strategy in Iraq amounts to trying to contain, not destroy, the Islamic militant group that now controls much of the country's northern region.

US Begins Carrying Out Airstrikes against Islamic State

The jihadist army Islamic State captured hundreds of Yazidi women Friday even as the U.S. begins an airstrike campaign against the terrorist group.

Donetsk Rebels Surrounded, Commander Says

A top commander of the pro-Russia insurgency in eastern Ukraine said Saturday that Ukrainian forces have seized a key town, leaving the rebel region's largest city of Donetsk surrounded.

Kurdish Pleas for Weapons may Finally be Heard

For years, Kurdish officials have beseeched the Obama administration to let them buy U.S. weapons. And for just as long, the administration has rebuffed the Kurds, America's closest allies in Iraq.

China Accuses Canadian Missionaries of Spying

Chinese authorities are accusing a Canadian missionary couple of spying.

Pastor Saeed's Kids Beg Obama 'Bring Daddy Home'

The young children of imprisoned Pastor Saeed Abedini sent President Obama an emotional video, asking him to help bring their father home.

Moscow Allows Snowden Stay Three More Years

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been given permission to stay in Russia for three more years.

Obama Tackles Security, Economy at African Summit

President Barack Obama is wrapping up a three-day Africa Summit at the White House on Wednesday.

US Turns Deaf Ear to Iraqi Kurds' Plea for Help

The Kurds in northern Iraq, America's strongest ally in the Middle East, are being threatened by the jihadist army the Islamic State, which has taken over large parts of the country.

Slain US General Will Be Flown to Delaware

The body of Maj. Gen. Harold Greene is being prepared to be flown to the United States via Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, NATO officials said.

Bishops Urge UK to Grant Asylum to Iraqi Christians

The Church of England is calling on Britain's government to open its doors to Christians fleeing persecution in Iraq.

Ebola-Stricken American Arrives at Atlanta Hospital

Nancy Writebol, the second American missionary to contract Ebola, arrived Tuesday at an Atlanta hospital, where doctors will monitor her closely.

Stronghold Falling? Spiritual Cracks in Islam's House

Something extraordinary is happening that's challenging Islam's hold on its adherents. Author David Garrison explains what he's discovered by asking Muslims one simple question.

Can Hamas-Type Tunnels Infiltrate American Soil?

The Gaza War has revealed to the world the sophisticated network of tunnels Hamas militants used to infiltrate Israel.

Obama Hosts African Summit, Seeks to Build Legacy

The Ebola virus is expected to be on President Barack Obama's agenda when he meets with 50 African leaders on Monday.

Weather Complicates China Quake Rescue Efforts

China says a strong earthquake killed at least 367 people, injured more than 1,800, and destroyed 12,000 homes.

American Jailed in N. Korea Feels 'Abandoned' by US

Kenneth Bae, an American Christian held in North Korea, has been imprisoned in the communist country for nearly two years.

African Ebola Outbreak Worsens, Americans Warned

It's the worst Ebola outbreak in history. The virus is now being blamed for more than 700 deaths in four West African countries, and it shows no sign of coming under control.

Neglected Islands See Prayers Being Answered after Haiyan

Ten-year-old Rodrigo looks forward to school everyday because at school he not only studies, but he gets a break from baby-sitting his younger siblings.

CBN Provides Aid to 1 Million Syrian Refugees

Some 1 million Syrian refugees who fled the country for neighboring Lebanon are continuing to receive relief thanks to CBN.