"We appeal to the whole world to stop arms from being sent to Syria". So said a statement made by the Greek Catholic Melkite Patriarch Gregory III Laham following a spate of explosions in a district of Damascus on February 23.
Syria: Melkite patriarch calls for end to arms shipments
Patriarch Gregory III of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church asked for the US and Russia to bring about effective dialogue in war-torn Syria.
Spc Hasan Edmonds of Illinois, and cousin Jonas Edmonds, were arrested on plans to join Islamic State terrorists in Libya. The FBI worries that more Americans will follow as IS spreads.
Nearly 500 priests in England and Wales signed an open letter demanding their bishops' adherence to Catholic doctrine on traditional marriage, in advance of october 2015 Vatican synod on family.
Thomas Cook, Virgin Air, EasyJet and Norwegian declared that they are switching procedures to require two persons at all times in jetliner cockpits. This follows post-911 procedure for U.S. airlines.