President Obama wants Congress to have a "buy in" to the plan for combating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant he will present to the nation in a prime-time address Wednesday, Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters Monday.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said on September 8 that the committee’s long-awaited report detailing the CIA’s use of harsh interrogation techniques that some critics have described as “torture” will not be released this week.
The killers of Steven Sotloff were tipped off about the journalist's location by "so-called moderate" rebels in Syria for a cash reward, a spokesman for the family of the slain American journalist said Monday.
During a meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican last week, former Israeli President Shimon Peres urged the Catholic pontiff to help build a United Nations-like organization for different faiths dubbed the “Organization of United Religions.” Peres also referred to his proposed entity for “interfaith dialogue” as a “UN of religions.” While the pope was reportedly open to the idea, his spokesman suggested that no commitment was made to necessarily pursue it. Numerous prophecy watchers and analysts, meanwhile, highlighted news of the proposal as an important development with potentially deep prophetic implications.