Australia’s foreign minister says ISIS is recruiting chemical weapon makers

The Islamic State has been flexing its muscles in recent weeks making big gains in Iraq and Syria. As pressure escalates with air strikes, Iraqi’s regrouping military, and Iran-backed militia, they are pushing the boundaries by recruiting foreigners able to make chemical weapons, according to Australia’s foreign minister. Continue reading Australia’s foreign minister says ISIS is recruiting chemical weapon makers

Still no deal for Greece as radical Prime Minister stays firm

For a country in such a dire financial mess, they are positioning themselves very strongly against the demands of the IMF and eurozone creditors. That’s the stance that got Alexis Tsipras elected and it’s the same stance that will either save Greece or send them into the worst economic turmoil a country of its size has seen in decades. Continue reading Still no deal for Greece as radical Prime Minister stays firm

Iran sentences 18 Christians to prison because they’re Christians

Evangelism is not welcome in Iran and house churches are strictly outlawed. That might stop most, but there is a growing number of Christians in Iran keeping their faith hidden and spreading the Gospel quietly. Eighteen of them have been captured and sentenced to jail time. Continue reading Iran sentences 18 Christians to prison because they’re Christians

Putin’s exclusion from G-7 is a meaningless snub

Call it PR. Call it a slap on the wrist. Call it a deal that’s not that big and nobody is saying that it really means anything. Russian President Vladimir Putin is not invited to next week’s G-7 meeting in Germany and no repercussions will take place as a result. Continue reading Putin’s exclusion from G-7 is a meaningless snub