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Vladimir Putin, Russians Celebrate His 62nd Birthday

Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin, one of the most popular political figures the nation has ever had, celebrated his 62nd birthday Tuesday, and his nation celebrated with him. Taking a rare day off, Putin flew to Siberia where he spent his birthday in the wilderness he loves. The Russian people celebrated the day with tributes and… Read more »

ISIS Crimes in Iraq Are ‘Staggering’ According To U.N. Report

U.N. releases report on"staggering" crimes committed by ISIS against  civilians

The United Nations released a 29-page report Thursday stating that ISIS has committed “staggering” systematic war crimes that demand prosecution. According to Reuters, at least 9,347 civilians have been killed and 17,386 wounded so far this year, over half of them since ISIS began seizing parts of northern Iraq in June. U.N. High Commissioner for… Read more »

Frenchman Beheaded By Algerian Militants

Herve Gourdel

A Frenchman was reportedly beheaded by Algerian militants. On Sunday, Herve Gourdel, 55, was kidnapped while hiking through the Tizi-Ouzou region of Algeria. Within hours, Jund al-Khilafa claimed responsibility for the abduction. The Islamic militant group, also called the Soldiers of the Caliphate, has known ties to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant… Read more »