Ancient Syrian treasures shipped to US

(The New Arab) Since the start of Syria's war in 2011, $26 million worth of antiquities have been imported to the United States from the war-torn country, according to Live Science. The news website gathered its information from US Census Bureau documents, which listed many unidentified and undated items, marked only as "over 100 years old." The documents did not reveal, however, whether... Continue Reading →

Alleged Islamic State militants stab to death Christian in Bangladesh’s Kurigram

[More barbarism from the Islamic State. -NP] (http://www.janes.com/) A CHRISTIAN man - identified as 68-year-old Hussein Ali Sarkar - was stabbed to death by Islamic State militants in Bangladesh's Kurigram district on 22 March, Reuters reported. Three suspects were reportedly detained by security forces. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, stating that Sarkar... Continue Reading →

Iranians are no longer allowed to make the pilgrimage to Mecca.

Iranians are no longer allowed to make the pilgrimage to Mecca. by Elaine Teng (https://newrepublic.com/) In a further escalation in tensions with Saudi Arabia, the Iranian government today banned its citizens from making the annual trip to Islam’s holiest city, a journey required at least once in a lifetime for all Muslims financially and physically capable of doing so. The ban comes near the end of... Continue Reading →

US-Led ISIS Coalition Hits a Syrian Army Camp in Deir Ezzor: 1 Soldier Killed

[US imperialism has avoided bombing ISIS directly on many occasions, but has no problem bombing the Syrian army. This attack on the Syrian army represents an escalation of direct United States military intervention against Assad. - NP] US-Led ISIS Coalition Hits a Syrian Army Camp in Deir Ezzor: 1 Soldier Killed BY LEITH FADEL ON DECEMBER 6, 2015 (http://www.almasdarnews.com/) For the first time since the U.S. President Barack Obama announced an aerial campaign against... Continue Reading →

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