Middle East

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Cities under siege

By Mindy Belz
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Cities | For the Middle East’s urban war zones, caught now for years under bombardments and deprivation, survival amid the ruins often means living in the hell…

Midday Roundup: Hospital paid $17,000 ransom to hackers

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | E-siege. After being locked out of patient files and other computer-based systems for about a week, a Los Angeles-area hospital paid hackers $17,000 for a…

EU declares ISIS actions genocide

By Mindy Belz
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ISIS | European resolution highlights Washington’s inaction

Midday Roundup: Saudi Arabia, Iran begin new year with war of words

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Isolating Iran. The New Year is off to a rocky start in the Middle East after the Saudi Arabian government executed Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr on…

Fire engulfs Dubai high-rise

By Mickey McLean
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Dubai | A towering inferno broke out in Dubai about two hours before midnight Thursday at The Address Downtown, a 63-story luxury hotel and residential building…

Iraqi Christians evacuated to Eastern Europe

By Mindy Belz
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Persecution | First planeload of refugees arrives in Slovakia to begin new lives in safety

Prosperous but uneasy living in Israel

By Cal Thomas
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Israel | JERUSALEM—More than a decade after my 19th trip to Israel and the Middle East, this 20th visit shows how some things have changed, but the important ones…

Wise men avoid sneezing camels

By Julie Borg
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Health | If the Magi made their famous trip today, they would be wise to avoid sneezing camels. Scientists already knew the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)

The refugee crisis conundrum

By D.C. Innes
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Refugees | The refugee crisis in Europe and the proper American response to it is a conundrum. And anyone who suggests what we should do without recognizing the…

Christian agencies rebuke anti-refugee stance

By Emily Belz
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Refugees | U.S. resettlement groups respond to governors’ call to halt arrival of Syrians fleeing ISIS terror

Past is prologue

By Mindy Belz
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Middle East | Doing war on the cheap has its price

ISIS and Islam’s irrationality

By Les Sillars
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Q&A | Robert Reilly, author of The Closing of the Muslim Mind , talks about how a ninth-century theological schism helps explain execution videos of Coptic Christians…

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