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Christmas is different things to different people it seems, and that's no surprise. For most, if recent surveys are correct, it's just a wonderful time to reconnect with family and friends, exchange presents, and, perhaps, consume too many calories. This week, the District-based Public Religion Research Institute reported "more than one-quarter (26 percent) of Americans celebrating Christmas this year will do so largely as a non-religious holiday."
The U.S. made two key terrorism designations Wednesday, casting a spotlight on the al Qaeda affiliate organizations in the Middle East and North Africa that increasingly have replaced the Afghanistan and Pakistan-based network built by Osama bin Laden as the focus of global security concerns.
The State Department named a key leader of a Lebanon-based militant group with ties to al Qaeda factions in Syria as a "Specially Designated Global Terrorist" on Tuesday, shedding fresh light on evidence that Islamic extremists operating in Syria may be eager to expand their operations regionally.
Prince Charles said Christianity is disappearing from the Middle East — the very region of its birth — due primarily to a campaign of persecution by extremist Muslims and fundamentalist Islamists.
The number of journalists kidnapped while working in various corners of the globe more than doubled over the past year — with 87 occurring during 2013, compared to 38 in 2012 — according to an annual assessment released Wednesday by Reporters Without Borders.
A Saudi prince sent a harsh message to President Obama and his administration, saying White House waffling and indecision has compromised the ability of the United States to nail down a peace pact between Israel and the Palestinians.
The State Department downplayed the appearance of mounting geopolitical friction between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia on Monday — a day after the former head of Saudi intelligence assailed the Obama administration's shifting policies in the Middle East and accused Washington of waffling on Syria and Iran.
At least 22 people, including 14 children, were killed in Syrian regime air strikes on rebel districts in Aleppo on Sunday, a human rights group reported.
Just five years ago, President Obama was one of the most popular figures in Europe, with favorability ratings hovering in the 80 percent to 90 percent range. He's not so cool in Europe anymore, though, as polls have shown an average slip in the double digits throughout the Continent.