Pope calls Palestinian leader ‘angel of peace’ during visit
Francis made the compliment during the traditional exchange of gifts.
by Associated Press
ISIS gains control of major Iraqi city
City not far from Baghdad.
by Hugh Naylor & Mustafa Salim

Obama vows to 'stand by' Gulf allies amid concern over Iran threat
“Iron-clad commitment to the security of our Gulf partners.”
by Reuters
How the Media Spins Story of Russian Soldiers In Ukraine
It is clear that facts matter little to some people.
by Alexander Mercouris

UN: France Must Do More to Stop Racism, Refugee Abuse
The agency criticized “territorial ghettos” in poor suburbs.
by ABC News
In Stunning U-Turn, NBC Retracts Story That Obama Lied About bin Laden
Did the most transparent administration in history just transparently strong-arm the press?
by Zero Hedge

6 arrested over suspected IRA plot to kill Prince Charles
Men all have links with the Continuity and Real IRA.
by RT
72 killed in fire at footwear factory in Philippines
Many of the dead were found on the second floor of the factory.
by Jethro Mullen

Rulers of most Gulf nations to miss Camp David summit hosted by Obama
Could present an awkward situation for the administration…
by Fox News
Houthis claim fighter jet in Yemen shot down
Downing of the plane would be the first.
by Ed Adamczyk

Colombia ending use of Monsanto's Glyphosate to combat cocaine production
“The recommendations and studies reviewed by the Ministry of Health show clearly that yes, this risk exists.”
by Andrew V. Pestano
Chinese Province Authorities Say Church Crosses Have to Go
“This means no more prominent manifestation of Christianity in the public sphere.”
by Associated Press

Egyptian court sentences Mubarak and sons to three years in jail for corruption
“The ruling of the court is three years in prison without parole…”
by Michael Georgy
Corruption scandal ousts Guatemalan vice president
First Guatemalan vice president to step down due to a corruption case.
by Sonia Perez D

Iraq Prison Break: At Least 6 Police Officers, 30 Prisoners Killed As 40 Inmates Escape
Dozens injured on both sides during massive riot.
by Suman Varandani
Obama to confer with Saudi king over Mideast troubles
2 leaders most responsible for current unrest to meet.
by Asociated Press