War

After Islamic State's defeat, a massive bill to rebuild Iraq

(Worthy News) – The Iraqi government estimates $100 billion is needed nationwide to rebuild cities and towns left in ruins by more than three years of war against the Islamic State group. Local leaders in Mosul, the biggest city held by IS, say that amount is needed to rehabilitate their city alone. But so far,…

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Brrr! After Record Snow, Bitter Cold Ahead for Northern US

(Worthy News) – Freezing temperatures and below-zero wind chills socked much of the northern United States on Wednesday, even setting a record in a Minnesota city so cold it’s called the Icebox of the Nation, and will stay put for days to come as snow-hardened Erie digs out from a record snowfall. Forecasters warned of…

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Hezbollah, Syrian forces advance on rebels 7 miles from Israel

(Worthy News) – Hezbollah and Syrian army forces have reportedly launched an assault on a besieged Syrian rebels’ stronghold some 11 kilometers (6.8 miles) from Israel’s border, even as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that Israel will not accept Iranian proxies on its frontier. Rebels groups have reported heavy bombardments and artillery fire on their…

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Federal agents found fetuses in body broker's warehouse

(Worthy News) – Federal agents discovered four preserved fetuses in the Detroit warehouse of a man who sold human body parts, confidential photographs reviewed by Reuters show. The fetuses were found during a December 2013 raid of businessman Arthur Rathburn’s warehouse. The fetuses, which appear to have been in their second trimester, were submerged in…

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IDF warns Gaza tensions could erupt into new conflict — report

(Worthy News) – The Israel Defense Forces has reportedly warned senior government ministers the situation in the Gaza Strip is incendiary and could lead to a new round of violence with Hamas. Senior defense officials told ministers at Sunday’s briefing for the high-level security cabinet that the Gaza-based terrorist group has no interest in starting…

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Syrian, Iranian backed forces advance in border area near northern Israel

(Worthy News) – Syrian army forces backed by Iranian-backed militias pushed deeper into the last rebel-held enclave near a strategic border area with Israel and Lebanon in a new expansion of Tehran’s influence in the war-torn country. The army and the Shi’ite forces advanced east and south of the Sunni-rebel held bastion of Beit Jin…

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North Korea declares new UN sanctions 'an act of war'

(Worthy News) – North Korea on Sunday called the latest U.N. sanctions to target the country “an act of war” that violates its sovereignty, and said it is a “pipe dream” for the United States to think it will give up its nuclear weapons. The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved tough new sanctions against North…

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Russian warships in UK waters keep Royal Navy busy over Christmas

(Worthy News) – The Royal Navy monitored a series of Russian warships around Britain over Christmas, as the Defence Secretary said Britain would not be intimidated. HMS St Albans escorted the frigate Admiral Gorshkov off the north coast of Scotland, while HMS Tyne shadowed a spy ship through the North Sea. The Ministry of Defence…

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