The spiraling refugee crisis from Syria’s civil war could pose a serious threat to Lebanon’s security and destabilize the entire region unless donors quickly provide the unfunded 70 percent of the $3.74 billion needed for emergency needs, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres said Thursday. The estimate of how much money will be needed […]
The Middle East peace talks have been suspended. Russia has annexed Crimea. Civil war is boiling in the Ukraine. Iraq is engulfed in a full-fledged conflict between Sunni and Shia Islamists. Fifty thousand children and young people have poured across the southern border of the US so far this year. And did I mention that […]
A U.N. commission on Syrian war crimes is sounding the alarm that the entire region is on the brink of war. In its latest report Tuesday to the U.N. Human Rights Council, the commission said “a regional war in the Middle East draws ever closer” as Sunni insurgents advance across Iraq to control areas bridging the […]
Chemical weapons inspectors who came under attack while investigating claims of chlorine gas attacks in Syria last month found information suggesting that similar chemicals had indeed been used, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said Tuesday. According to Reuters, the OPCW, which is overseeing the destruction of Syria’s chemical stockpile, said inspectors […]
The Syrian civil war has once more taken a dire turn for the worse. Turkey has altered its strategy against its opponents, the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Instead of simply aiding the Syrian rebels, Turkey is now also killing them with dehydration. The problem is, this brutal act threatens the lives of millions […]
Israel’s ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor spoke at the 94th plenary meeting of the UN General Assembly on Thursday afternoon, and touted his country’s accomplishments in fighting insurgency and terrorism. He also called out Iran, as he had in many previous speeches, for fulling the Syrian conflict and for being “the world’s primary sponsor […]
“We plan to establish an Islamic emirate in the Levant,” ISIL commander Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi said. On June 9, around 50 people were killed in fighting between ISIL and rival Islamist militias in the eastern Syrian province of Dir Al Zour. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the fighting centered on ISIL and its Al Qaida rival, […]
Will the Euphrates War Be Triggered by the Current Turmoil?
Question: Tony called to ask Irvin if he believes that all of the preparation for war can be a catalyst for the Euphrates War.
He is “that man of sin…the son of perdition; who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.” (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4) Who is the Antichrist? By Linda Sargent With all of […]
War in Syria alerts us to the presence of growing global governance Recent activities involving the Syrian conflict confirm that international law is already upon us. It is formed by treaties, diplomatic accords, conventions, and institutions that govern most aspects of interstate relations, extending even to the rights and responsibilities of individual citizens. It is […]