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China calls on both sides to end Syria violence

China on Sunday called on the Syrian government and other “parties concerned” to cease all acts of violence and seek a peaceful resolution to the crisis, Xinhua reported, citing the Chinese foreign ministry. The state news agency said the ministry had released a statement, attributed to an unnamed official, calling for dialogue between the regime and those expressing “political…

Christian group castigates Obama for urging tolerance toward gays

A right-leaning Christian group is outraged that that an Obama administration joint statement with the United Nations opposes the criminalization of homosexuality. The Family Rights Council (FRC) has taken to calling the resolution “Operation International Tolerance.” “While American forces bomb away at Libya, the Obama administration is launching another global…

337 Iraqi civilians killed in May

The number of Iraqi civilians killed in acts of violence in May was the highest monthly tally so far this year, figures released on Tuesday showed. Overall, 337 people – 275 civilians, 45 police and 17 soldiers – died as a result of attacks in May, according to data compiled…

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