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WORLD has published a list of aid agencies assisting displaced Christians in Iraq.

Conflict with Kurds in Turkey complicates fight against ISIS in Syria, Iraq

By Onize Ohikere
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ISIS | A Turkish parliamentary committee began debate Thursday on a proposal by the ruling party to revoke immunity for lawmakers. If eventually approved, the…

Congress moves to undercut ISIS’s black market for antiquities

By Evan Wilt
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ISIS | WASHINGTON— The House of Representatives passed legislation this week to snuff out the Islamic State’s (ISIS) black market of pillaged cultural…

Midday Roundup: Airstrikes in Syria hit hospital, civilians

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Humanitarian crisis. Airstrikes in Aleppo, Syria, have killed at least 61 people, including some at a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital. The Syrian…

Midday Roundup: Aid effort begins in quake-ravaged Ecuador

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Plea for help. The Spanish Red Cross estimates as many as 100,000 people may need help after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake devastated coastal Ecuador over the…

The final fall

By Mindy Belz
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Books | In an excerpt from her new book, senior editor Mindy Belz recounts the 2014 fall of Iraq’s Nineveh Plains, an ancient home for Christians and Jews, to…

Globe Trot: Lebanon uncovers sex-trafficking of Syrian refugees

By Mindy Belz
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International | LEBANON: The three-story Chez Maurice looked more like a jail than a hotel, with a whip lying on one of the guard tables. Here flourished a sex-trafficking…

ISIS retakes strategic Syrian city, shows disturbing resilience

By Anna K. Poole
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ISIS | Islamic State militants recaptured a major city on the Syria-Turkey border earlier this week, just days after losing it to rebel forces. The latest battle for…

Globe Trot: Kerry makes historic visit to Hiroshima

By Mindy Belz
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International | JAPAN: John Kerry became the first U.S. secretary of state to visit a memorial to victims of the U.S. atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima today. He called on the…

After months of gains, Iraqi forces stymied at ISIS-held city

By Anna K. Poole
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Iraq | Iraqi forces, slowed by roadside bombs and heavy mortar fire, are meeting unexpectedly high resistance as they lead an offensive to reclaim the city of Hit in…

Globe Trot: U.S. obsession with the trappings of Cuba’s oppression

By Mindy Belz
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International | CUBA is not your photo op, writes Cuban-American actress, writer, and filmmaker Natalie Morales. “The old cars are not kitschy; they are not a choice.

Midday Roundup: U.S. announces take down of senior ISIS leader

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Target acquired. A U.S. special operations team conducting a pre-dawn raid in Syria on Friday killed senior Islamic State (ISIS) leader Abd…

Globe Trot: Cuba cracks down on dissidents ahead of Obama visit

By Mindy Belz
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International | CUBA: Authorities arrested more than 50 demonstrators and dissidents in Havana ahead of President Barack Obama’s arrival yesterday. The wives and other…

 
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