Not only was Tuesday Election Day, but it was also the 35th anniversary of the first day of the Iran hostage crisis.
All week, the CIA has been tweeting historical factoids about the 1979 crisis, the Washington Post reports. Then Friday, the spy agency’s social media team spent the better part of the day correcting the record on some Hollywoodized parts of the 2012 Academy Award-winning movie “Argo,” the Ben Affleck film about the CIA’s risky, yet successful rescue of six diplomats during the crisis.
A team of Tulsa doctors from In His Image Family Medicine Residency returned Monday from a 10-day medical missions trip to Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq, where they helped people displaced by the Islamic State, Tulsa World reports.
The team partnered with World Compassion, a Tulsa-based ministry that has had a long history of providing humanitarian relief in Kurdistan, according to the Tulsa World.
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron late Saturday condemned his slaying as "an act of pure evil."
Cameron confirmed Haines' death in a statement after the British Foreign Office had said earlier that it was "working urgently to verify the video." Haines is the third Westerner beheaded in recent weeks by the Islamic State group, which has seized vast swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq.
By MAHMOOD KHICHI, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014
From the Tulsa World: As a Muslim, I am saddened by the brutal murders of two American journalists by ISIS. I am also heartbroken at the terrible loss of thousands of other civilian lives and property by their fanatic criminal acts.