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The "Russian Facebook" VKontakte has started cracking down on the Islamic State, shutting down some of the militants' main accounts.

Russia's 'Facebook' Cracking Down on ISIS Accounts

mashable.com

Who are the Yazidis and why is Isis hunting them? The Iraqi ethnic and religious minority descends from some of the region’s most ancient roots and face executions for a reputation as ‘devil worshippers’.

Who are the Yazidis and why is Isis hunting them?

theguardian.com

Iraq Crisis: Yazidi Women 'Forced to Marry' Islamic State Fighters

BBC published a not so flattering article regarding ancient Greek legends. The article’s author, Armand d’Angour, associate professor of classics at the University of Oxford, raises a series of questions and attempts to clarify if all of the ancient Greek legends are actually true or if they are myths, a figment of Greeks’ colorful imagination. See more at: eu.greekreporter....

For many centuries, France was the official language of culture, and erudition. It was the language of diplomacy and arts. Aristocrats in Imperial Russia spoke French, even amongst themselves, as Tolstoy and many others documented. In short, if you wanted to be educated, you had to speak French.

Why Are Christians the World’s Most Persecuted Group? | FrontPage Magazine

Η Τουρκία ανοίγει ξανά τις πόρτες της στους Ελληνες | TURKISH GREEK NEWS-Τουρκικά Νέα,Τουρκία,Τουρκικές ειδήσεις,Ελληνοτουρκικές ειδήσεις

It is a terrible story but it throws a grim light on the terrors of the Syrian war. It is told at first in a calm, precise voice by Nusair Mahla, a middle-aged government employee, until he finally has to choke back tears as he speaks of the last moments of his sister Maysoun Hala and her husband Nizar along with their two children, Karim and Bishr. He says that many other Syrians have suffered similar tragedies, but in few cases is it known so precisely what the victims themselves thought abou…