By Dr. Chris Seiple
The new U.S. National Security Strategy document, released last month, was ironic at many levels. In the world today, religion is clearly part of the problem--and just as clearly it is a necessary part of any sustainable solution.
Beirut -- Prime Minister Tammam Salam discussed with a visiting U.N. official Wednesday an upcoming donor conference designed to ease the burden on countries hosting large numbers of Syrian refugees. Humanitarian chief Valerie Amos, who was accompanied by Ross Mountain, the U.N.
By Mitchell Prothero
IRBIL, IRAQ -- The Islamic State might be the best-funded radical Islamist group, perhaps in history, but the coalition air campaign that's targeting its oil-refining operations and military assets has begun to damage its ability to earn.
By Dasha Afanasieva
(Reuters) -- Syrian rebels dealt a blow to a U.N. envoy's proposal for a ceasefire in the northern city of Aleppo as his team headed there on Tuesday, saying the plan would only benefit the Syrian government at the expense of the opposition. U.N.
By Anne Barnard
BAGHDAD -- Tensions between Iraq and the United States over how to battle the Islamic State broke into the open on Tuesday, as Iraqi officials declared that they would fight on their own timetable with or without American help, and as United States warplanes conspicuously sat out the biggest Iraqi...
A Christian in Iran who received 80 lashes for drinking communion wine has been asked to leave the country, human right activists said. Agents from the Iranian intelligence service, known as VEVAK, on Feb.
By Samya Kullab
Beirut -- The actual number of Assyrian Christian refugees coming to Lebanon from embattled areas in northeast Syria was unclear Tuesday, as sources within the community claimed some families were stranded on the border despite an Interior Ministry decision to facilitate their entry.
By Lela Gilbert
I recently spent some time in New York City with Juliana Taimoorazy, a courageous and outspoken champion of the world's Assyrian Christian community. Juliana's lovely face frequently graces the TV for news interviews in which she usually finds herself describing yet another attack on her people.
Beirut -- More than a dozen Assyrian Christians fleeing an onslaught by ISIS in northeastern Syria have entered Lebanon since Monday night, a General Security official told The Daily Star. Gen.