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  • Dozens of ISIS jihadis killed by SDF fire east Raqqa

    03/24/2017 6:25:50 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 23 replies
    ARA News ^ | March 25, 2017 | Hozan Mamo
    Dozens of Islamic State’s (ISIS) jihadist fighters were killed in a renewed offensive by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near Raqqa, in northeastern Syria, military sources reported on Friday.The US-backed SDF troops hit ISIS headquarters in the Jadidat Makhit town in the eastern countryside of Raqqa. “The SDF shelled ISIS security centres in the town with heavy artillery and mortar fire,” SDF officer Habun Osman told ARA News.Over 45 ISIS militants were killed in the attack.“The terror group was forced to withdraw from the town after suffering heavy losses in manpower and equipment,” the official confirmed.The Syrian Democratic Forces seized...
  • Vatican Liturgy Chief Urges Priests to Celebrate Mass Facing East [ad orientam]

    05/26/2016 4:38:49 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 5/26/16 | Staff Reporter
    Cardinal Robert Sarah made the comments in an exclusive interview with Famille ChrétienneThe Vatican’s liturgy chief has called on priests to celebrate Mass facing east. In an interview with the French Catholic magazine Famille Chrétienne, Cardinal Robert Sarah said that the Second Vatican Council did not require priests to celebrate Mass facing the people. This way of celebrating Mass, he said, was “a possibility, but not an obligation”. Readers and listeners should face each other during the Liturgy of the Word, he said. “But as soon as we reach the moment when one addresses God – from the Offertory onwards...
  • Study finds more sharks than ever swimming in waters along the East Coast [Belichick Implicated]

    09/11/2015 7:34:06 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/11/2015 | Greg Norman
    More sharks than ever are swimming along the East Coast, federal researchers announced this week, amid a busy summer in which a record number of the fish have attacked North Carolina beachgoers. Scientists with the National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) captured and tagged 2,835 sharks in waters from Florida to North Carolina in 2015, up from 1,831 in 2012 -- the last year the survey was completed. Scientists recorded the length, sex, age and location of each of the sharks caught. The survey has been ongoing for 29 years. Lisa Natanson, a scientist at the Narragansett Laboratory of NOAA Fisheries’...
  • Israel, China in Talks to Become Major Financial Allies

    07/07/2015 6:57:33 AM PDT · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | July 7, 2015 | Ari yashar
    Israel has been rapidly expanding ties with leading Asian nations even as threats of boycotts continue to emanate from Europe, and a major breakthrough regarding Israel's presence in Asia appears to be imminent as the state moves towards a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China. Chinese media began discussing the prospect of a FTA with Israel last December, and on Monday Economics Minister Aryeh Deri (Shas) met in Jerusalem with Chinese Ambassador to Israel Zhan Yongxin for the first time to discuss establishing a free trade zone. In the meeting Deri expressed Israel's strong desire to establish a free trade...
  • Turning to the East in the Diocese of Lincoln – UPDATED

    11/26/2014 9:21:34 AM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | November 26, 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    UPDATED: see belowORIGINALLY POSTED on: Nov 21, 2014The late-great liturgist Klaus Gamber, who also influenced Joseph Ratzinger (also known by another name), said that turning around the altars was the single most damaging change that happened in the name of the Council, and it wasn’t even mandated by the Council.  There is no document that required tables be set up.But I digress.Great news from the Diocese of Lincoln!His Excellency Most Reverend James Conley has determined that Holy Mass in the Cathedral of Lincoln will be ad orientem. Bishop’s Column Looking to the east Friday, 21 November 2014 Jesus Christ will return in...
  • Things In The Middle East Are About To Get Much Worse

    07/24/2014 5:30:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 108 replies
    Sky News and twitter via zero hedge ^ | 7/24/14 | Tyler Durden
    There are major clashes occurring currently in The West Bank tonight as claims of 10s of thousands and Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers. Sadly, as the photos below reveal taken moments ago show, things appear set to get very much worse. Rami de Ramallah @Ramideramallah Follow Qalandia now. 7 injured 1 serious. Israelis soldiers use life bullets #48Kmarch #GazaUnderAttack #BDS فلسطين i @iFalasteen Follow RIGHT NOW: thousands of people are clashing in Qalandya with live amo used and kids using rocks... #PalestineResists 1:09 PM - 24 Jul 2014 RIGHT NOW: thousands of people are clashing with Israeli soldiers in...
  • Podcast: Obama's Middle East Peace Push Has Backfired

    07/09/2014 10:15:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 7/9/14 | staff
    The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with senior editor Lee Smith on his recent Tablet column "America Is the Arsonist of the Middle East." 
  • East Ukraine’s Donetsk republic plans to hold sovereignty referendum jointly with Luhansk

    04/23/2014 10:26:15 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 2 replies
    Itar-Tass ^ | 04/24/2014 | Itar-Tass
    DONETSK, April 24. /ITAR-TASS/. The leadership of the recently self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic plans to hold a referendum simultaneously with east Ukraine’s Luhansk region, co-chairman of the Donetsk People’s Republic presidium Denis Pushilin told ITAR-TASS. “A referendum will be held no later than on May 11 and it is highly probable that Luhansk will also hold it with us no later than on May 11. Ludansk just has to confirm similar wording of the question. Our question is as follows, “Do you support the independence of Donetsk people’s republic?” Pushilin said. In his words, sovereignty gives the right and opportunity...
  • Faith Rising in East, Setting in West? Europe and Christianity

    02/09/2014 5:48:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/08/2014 | Eric Metaxas
    If I asked you to describe the state of Christianity in Europe, you'd probably answer "not good." And there'd be ample reason to do so. Most of us are familiar with the depressing statistics regarding church attendance in Western Europe and Scandinavia. But there is more to Europe than Britain, France, and Sweden. And in Central and Eastern Europe, a different story is being written. This story was the subject of a recent First Things article by Filip Mazurczak. In it, Mazurczak reveals to readers what is going on in former communist societies such as Hungary and Croatia. For instance,...
  • Zombie Bees Invade Eastern U.S.

    01/31/2014 2:54:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Sci-Tech Today ^ | January 29, 2014 1:10PM | Beth Garbitelli
    Amid other environmental scourges, such as cold weather and viruses, Vermont beekeepers are seeing an influx of zombie bees. A fly called Apocephalus borealis attaches itself to the bee and injects its eggs, which grow inside the bee, causing neurological damage and erratic, jerky movement and night activity, "like a zombie."Vermont beekeepers face mite infestations, extreme temperature swings and the possibility of colony collapse. Last fall, a new threat Relevant Products/Services emerged: zombie bees. Beekeeper Anthony Cantrell of Burlington discovered zombie bees in his hive in October, the first time they'd been found in the eastern United States.
  • From Magi to Wise Men – A Homily For Epiphany

    01/05/2014 1:50:54 AM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 1/4/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    There are so many wonderful details in the Epiphany story: the call of the Gentiles, the nations, and their enthusiastic response, the significance of the star they see, and the gifts they bring, the dramatic interaction with Herod and their ultimate rejection of him in favor Christ.In this meditation I would like especially to follow these Magi, in their journey of faith to become wise men. As Magi, they followed the faint stars, distant points of light; as Wise Men they follow Jesus who is the ever Glorious Light from Light, true God from true God.We can observe how they...
  • The Russian Veto Against Francis and Bartholomew

    01/09/2014 6:05:31 AM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Chiesa Online ^ | 1/8/14 | Sandro Magister
    The embrace between Rome and Constantinople is renewed. But a document from the patriarchate of Moscow freezes the discussion between Catholics and Orthodox on the powers of the pope over the universal ChurchROME, January 8, 2014 – Exactly half a century since the embrace in Jerusalem between Paul VI and the patriarch of Constantinople, Athenagoras, Pope Francis has announced that he too will go to the Holy Land, next May 24-26, to repeat that ecumenical gesture with the successor of Athenagoras, Bartholomew. On Saturday, January 4, the eve of the anniversary, “L'Osservatore Romano" republished the complete text of the conversation...
  • US troops on Syria border as Obama arms rebels

    06/14/2013 4:31:30 PM PDT · by mykroar · 137 replies
    The Times Middle East ^ | 6/14/2013 | The Times Middle East
    Three hundred US Marines have been deployed to northern Jordan to pave the way for the West to arm Syrian rebels. A Patriot anti-aircraft missile system, designed to protect Jordanian territory from attack by Assad missiles, has also been moved into the area.
  • ‘Obama policy will lead region to war,’ warns ex-Iraqi MP who’s paid heavy price for dissent

    05/13/2013 12:05:56 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 18 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 5/10/13 | Elhanan Miller
    Mithal Al-Alusi, whose two sons were killed in a Baghdad ambush soon after he visited Israel, tells The Times of Israel he feels betrayed by the superpower which allowed him to return to his homeland Mithal Al-Alusi is angry. He is angry with Iran for supporting global terrorism. He is angry with Syrian President Bashar Assad for oppressing and killing his own people. He is angry with his own prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki of Iraq, for colluding with the two. But most of all, he is angry with US President Barack Obama for allowing this all to happen. “Obama has...
  • North Korea seen moving mid-range missile to east coast: reports

    04/03/2013 7:21:22 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 120 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2013/04/03
    North Korea seen moving mid-range missile to east coast: reports SEOUL | Wed Apr 3, 2013 9:13pm EDT (Reuters) - North Korea has moved what appears to be a mid-range Musudan missile to its east coast, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said on Thursday, quoting multiple government sources privy to intelligence from U.S. and South Korean authorities. It was not clear if the missile was mounted with a warhead or whether the North was planning to fire it or was just putting it on display as a show of force, one South Korean government source was quoted as saying.
  • Christianity 'close to extinction' in Middle East

    12/23/2012 7:38:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 12/23/12 | Pamela Geller
    Why? It's a question the media never asks because they know the answer and they work furiously to obfuscate and cover up the why and the who. Everywhere Islam goes, everything and everyone must submit or .... die. Dhimmitude may be percevied as a third choice, but it is merely a slow and painful death. And all these churches and synagogues twinning with mosques. Why aren't these Pastors and Rabbis addressing with with Islamic clergy. Because these quislings are afraid to speak the truth. "Christianity 'close to extinction' in Middle East" Telegraph Christianity faces being wiped out of the “biblical...
  • MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Residents Put Onus on Government to Help the Poor

    11/29/2012 8:08:33 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 3 replies
    Gallup ^ | November 27, 2012 | Joana Silva, Victoria Levin, Matteo Morgandi, and Cynthia English
    This article is the first in a two-part series on social assistance in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region based on data collected for the forthcoming World Bank MENA flagship report, "Inclusion and Resilience: The Way Forward for Social Safety Nets in the Middle East and North Africa." WASHINGTON, D.C. -- At least eight in 10 adults in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Tunisia say their respective governments should bear the primary responsibility for helping the poor in their countries, according to a forthcoming World Bank MENA flagship report. Far fewer residents identified other social actors, such as religious...
  • Obama’s Nightmare

    11/15/2012 12:55:07 PM PST · by upbeat5 · 41 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 13, 2012 | Thomas L. Friedman
    The scandal engulfing two of our top military and intelligence officers could not be coming at a worse time: the Middle East has never been more unstable and closer to multiple, interconnected explosions. Virtually every American president since Dwight Eisenhower has had a Middle Eastern country that brought him grief. For Ike, it was Lebanon’s civil war and Israel’s Sinai invasion. For Lyndon Johnson, it was the 1967 Six-Day War. For Nixon, it was the 1973 war. For Carter, it was the Iranian Revolution. For Ronald Reagan, it was Lebanon. For George H.W. Bush, it was Iraq. For Bill Clinton,...
  • Magnitude-2.0 quake shakes New Jersey

    11/05/2012 7:27:44 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 32 replies
    Cnn.com ^ | November 5 2012 | Cnn wire staff
    (CNN) -- As if they haven't had enough headaches in New Jersey in the past week, on Monday morning they added earthquake to the list. The magnitude-2.0 temblor struck at 1:19 a.m. and was centered two miles south-southeast of Ringwood, New Jersey, not far from the border with New York. The depth was 3.1 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
  • Michelle Obama Solicited Campaign Contributions As Sandy Pummeled East Coast

    10/30/2012 8:41:38 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 18 replies
    While Sandy pummeled the East Coast Monday night, Michelle Obama was soliciting campaign contributions from folks affected by the storm. The following was sent at 7:44 PM via email to voters in North Carolina and Virginia just around the time Sandy made landfall: From: Michelle Obama > Subject: I know we've asked a lot of you, but we're almost there To: Date: Monday, October 29, 2012, 7:44 PM Friend -- There's still time to meet Barack and get two of the best seats in the house on Election Night. If you make a donation today, you'll be automatically entered to...