Australia is planning to take in more Christian refugees from Syria and Iraq who are fleeing the Islamic State.
President Vladimir Putin has condemned the Turkish government for shooting down a Russian Su-24 warplane Tuesday, saying the pilots never violated Turkish airspace as claimed.
Atheist professor and author Richard Dawkins has spoken out against the U.K.'s leading cinema chains refusing to screen a Church of England ad about the Lord's Prayer.
As tens of thousands of refugees flee war-torn Syria to seek asylum in Europe, world leaders are deliberating on what actions to take against President Bashar al-Assad whose government has killed hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians in barrel bomb and chemical weapons attacks as the country fights a civil war and ISIS.
Turkey's military has reportedly shot down a Russian Su-24 jet that it claimed was violating Turkish airspace, causing a major political row with Russia, which says its aircraft was over Syrian territory.
The city of Raqqa in Syria, deemed the main base of the Islamic State terror group, is reportedly set to be assaulted by French, Russian, and Kurdistan forces in a major operation.
The Church of England has warned of a "chilling" effect on free speech, after leading U.K. cinemas refused to show an ad for the Lord's Prayer, citing it could offend people of other faiths or no faith.
Brussels remained on highest terror alert for a third day Monday as a prime suspect in the deadly Paris attacks was still on the run in the Belgian capital.
Thousands of residents of Sadad have fled as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) closes in on the Syrian Christian town.
Belgium's capital Brussels has been put on the country's highest alert due to "a serious and imminent threat" after reports that an Islamic State, or ISIS, terrorist, suspected to be part of the attacks on Paris a week ago, was in the city, apparently armed with a suicide belt and trying to get to Syria.
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