Category: Persecution

Kentucky clerk cites ‘God’s authority,’ won’t issue same-sex marriage licenses

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, foreground left, is greeted Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, as she arrives for work at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky.. Davis’ appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was turned down on Monday, and now she is under federal orders to begin issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples. Timothy D. Easley — The Associated Pressv

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Iran official: We will never end fight against Israel

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, right, welcomes British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond at the start of their meeting in his office, in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, right, welcomes British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond at the start of their meeting in his office, in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

In third successive denial of softened stance, Khamenei aide says fighting ‘illegal Zionist regime’ is ‘immutable policy’

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Israel strikes Hamas site after Gaza rocket attack

Israeli Air Force Apache helicopters, file (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Israeli Air Force Apache helicopters, file (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Air force targets weapons facility after projectile explodes in Eshkol region; no casualties reported on either side

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IDF strikes cell that shot Thursday’s rockets into Israel, kills five

A large fire raging near Kfar Sold, caused by missiles fired from the Syrian side of the Israeli-Syrian border and hitting open areas in the Golan Heights in northern Israel on August 20, 2015. (Photo by Basel Awidat/Flash90)

Military says it targeted Islamic Jihad men who fired projectiles from Syria; PM says ‘Iranian commander’ directed attack

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Border police officer stabbed in West Bank, attacker killed

Border policemen  at the scene where a Palestinian man attempted to stab an Israeli soldier and was shot dead, in Tapuach Junction,near Nablus, August 15, 2015. (Flash90)

Border policemen at the scene where a Palestinian man attempted to stab an Israeli soldier and was shot dead, in Tapuach Junction,near Nablus, August 15, 2015. (Flash90)

25-year-old Muhammad Bassam Abu-Amsha el Atrache pulls out knife after asking for water at Tapuah Junction, according to initial report; knifing is third such incident since Saturday

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