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  • by Beyond Today Editor
Recently The Wall Street Journal reported that Russia’s involvement in the Syrian conflict—helping President Bashar al-Assad in fighting against Islamist forces seeking his ouster—has given some insight into Russian military capabilities.
  • by Beyond Today Editor
Despite daily U.S. and allied forces’ airstrikes, the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continues to seek the destruction of the Syrian state and the entirety of the current Middle East order. The focus on media attention is on ISIS’ military campaigns and the intense violence that is their calling card.
  • by Jerold Aust, John Ross Schroeder
A report by the United Nations Nuclear Agency says that Iran has increased its number of centrifuges enriching uranium [to almost 5,000] and that inspectors have discovered traces of manmade uranium at a second site in Syria, heightening concern about possible undeclared atomic activity there" ("Atomic Agency Singles Out Iran and Syria," International Herald Tribune, June 6-7, 2009).
  • by Cecil Maranville
Why should we be concerned with this small Middle Eastern nation? A prophecy in the small biblical book of Amos answers that question!
  • by Cecil Maranville
With the world's financial markets in meltdown, you might wonder, why should we care about what happens in Syria? It's a poor country with a small military and is not a crucial factor in the world market or a significant oil producer.
  • by Rex Sexton
A wise man named Solomon wrote these words many years ago: "The borrower is servant to the lender" (Proverbs 22:7). If his words are still true, are we as a nation gradually becoming the servant of foreign governments?