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Islamist Agenda Enforced in Nigerian States
Although nine of Nigeria's 37 states are now under Islamic law, its penalties are enforced to different degrees of strictness, according to BarnabasAid.
Iran: 80 Lashes for Communion Wine
This month an Iranian court in Rasht sentenced four members from the Church of Iran to 80 lashes each.
Today's Breaking News
Around the World
Iran Announces 34 New Nuke Sites - Washington Free Beacon
Iran plans to build many new nuclear plants with atomic reactors along its coastlines with the Persian Gulf and Caspian Sea, Iran's top nuclear official announced on Thursday.
Adelson: US should drop atomic bomb on Iran - Jerusalem Post
During a panel at Yeshiva University on Tuesday evening, Sheldon Adelson, noted businessman and owner of the newspaper Israel Hayom, suggested that the US should use nuclear weapons on Iran to impose its demands from a position of strength.
Iran continues to enrich uranium to 20% - Ynet News
Chairman of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of Iran's Parliament, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, said Saturday in an interview to the ISNA news agency that Iran continues to enrich uranium to 20%.
Car bombs kill scores in Baghdad, in sign of crisis in Iraq - Washington Post
Nearly two years after the U.S. troop withdrawal, Iraq is in the midst of a deepening security crisis as an al-Qaeda affiliate wages a relentless campaign of attacks, sending the death toll soaring to its highest level since 2008.
Dick Cheney: Military action against Iran may be inevitable - Washington Times
The Obama administration is optimistic that Iran's new leadership could offer an opportunity to repair diplomatic relations with the United States and to permanently halt Iran's nuclear ambitions.
World currency turbulence hits company earnings - AFP
Emerging markets have helped rake in a corporate earnings bonanza in recent years, but a sudden plunge in their currencies in mid-2013 due to an expected cut in US stimulus has sorely hit sales and profit.
Putin seeking to resume Russia-Egypt military ties amid US vacuum - Jerusalem Post
Russian President Vladimir Putin is planning a possible state visit to Egypt in order to take advantage of frayed ties between Washington and Cairo and possibly gain access to Egypt's Mediterranean ports, The Sunday Times reported.
7.1-magnitude earthquake rocks Japan, triggers small tsunamis - CBS News
An earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck early Saturday off Japan's east coast, the U.S. Geological Survey said, triggering small tsunamis but causing no apparent damage.
Syria submits plan to destroy its chemical weapons - Reuters
Syria has submitted a declaration of its chemical weapons program and a plan to eliminate them to the world's chemical weapons watchdog, the organization said on Sunday, meeting the first major deadline of the destruction plan.
Iran, powers to have expert-level nuclear talks in Vienna October 30-31 - Reuters
Experts from Iran and six world powers will meet in Vienna on October 30-31 to prepare the next round of high-level talks on the contested Iranian nuclear program with hopes of a breakthrough rising thanks to a diplomatic opening from Tehran.
Hamas Orders: Shoot Protesters 'In the Head' - Arutz Sheva
Hamas has reportedly issued orders to shoot any opposition protesters in the head.
Israel capable of setting back Iran's nuclear program, ex-air force chief indicates - Times of Israel
Sanctions alone are not sufficient to pressure Iran to abandon its nuclear program, former Israeli Air Force commander Ido Nehushtan said on Saturday morning, and he indicated that the Israel Air Force was capable of setting back the Iranian nuclear program if ordered to do so.
Former IAF chief warns: Don't underestimate Israel's Iran strike capability - Israel Hayom
In a thinly veiled message to Iran, former Israel Air Force commander Maj. Gen. (res.) Ido Nechushtan on Saturday warned that Israel's attack capabilities must not be "underestimated."
Israel names 26 Palestinian prisoners to be freed in 48 hours - Times of Israel
The Israel Prison Service published the names late Sunday night of 26 Palestinian prisoners set to be released over the next 48 hours as part of a deal to keep the US-brokered Israeli-Palestinian peace talks on course. All are convicted murderers.
Steinitz to US: Israel's 'minimum' on Iran is no enrichment - Jerusalem Post
Strategic Affairs and Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz told his American counterparts in the Israel-US strategic dialogue that Israel's "minimum" in any deal with Iran was no uranium enrichment.
Israel issues warning to Iran over nuclear bomb report - Fox News
An Israeli defense official says a new report claiming Iran could produce enough weapons-grade uranium to build a nuclear bomb in less than a month is further justification for why Israel will take military action before that happens.
Inside the United States
White House tries to rally congressional Democrats in support of Obamacare - Washington Post
By the time President Obama acknowledged on Monday that his signature health-care program had serious problems, it was clear that the political stakes had escalated for the White House.
"We're here to kill Americans": Witness on Benghazi attack - CBS News
We're hearing for the first time from a security officer who witnessed the terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year.
Manchin Calls Again for Delay of Obamacare Individual Mandate - Washington Free Beacon
Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.V.) reiterated Sunday calls to delay the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate.
Some health insurance gets pricier as Obamacare rolls out - LA Times
Thousands of Californians are discovering what Obamacare will cost them -- and many don't like what they see.
Federal Prosecutors, in a Policy Shift, Cite Warrantless Wiretaps as Evidence - NY Times
The Justice Department for the first time has notified a criminal defendant that evidence being used against him came from a warrantless wiretap, a move that is expected to set up a Supreme Court test of whether such eavesdropping is constitutional.
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