Following a week-long advance on the city, militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) seized control of most of Mosul — a city in northern Iraq and the capital of the Nineveh Province. With a population of one and three-quarter million, Mosul is Iraq’s second-largest city.
Hundreds of Nigerians have been killed over the past two weeks in the Islamist Boko Haram's continuing efforts to rid the country of the Christian faith.
At a fundraiser to build a memorial in Ottawa honoring victims of communism, conservatively estimated at around 100 million dead in the last century, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper lashed out at what he called the “evil” and “poisonous ideology” that brought about “hell on earth.” On behalf of the government of Canada, the Conservative Party leader also spoke out for the hundreds of millions of men, women, and children who have struggled and continue to struggle “against the tyranny of communism” — both those who lived, and those who did not.
Speaking at a joint press conference with David Cameron at the G7 summit in Brussels on June 5, President Obama said the United States has “a deep interest in making sure that one of the closest allies that we will ever have remains strong, robust, united, and an effective partner.” (Emphasis added.)
As the new Ukrainian government endeavors to end Russian-sponsored terrorism, a new wave of anti-Ukrainian propaganda is flooding the Internet.