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Globe Trot: Obama visits mosque with extremist ties

By Mindy Belz
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International | UNITED STATES: Today when President Barack Obama stepped shoeless into a mosque at the Islamic Society of Baltimore, he embarked on the first such visit of…

Midday Roundup: Britain gives green light to gene editing experiment

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Rewriting the code. Britain has approved a scientist’s request to edit the human genetic code in an effort to better understand how embryos develop, but…

Staying power

By Mindy Belz
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ISIS | Yes, the ISIS threat is existential

Globe Trot: New York Times gives Iranian official a U.S. soapbox

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAN: The New York Times, in what seems to me a controversial step, published a lengthy op-ed by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif criticizing Saudi…

Globe Trot: Iraq begins to rebuild Ramadi after retaking it from ISIS

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | IRAQ: Iraqi forces retook Ramadi from ISIS last week and now face the monumental task of rebuilding both the city and its devastated population. Iraq’s…

Globe Trot: More migrants drown while leaders debate Syria’s future

By Mindy Belz
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International | AEGEAN SEA: Migrants continue to perish making the crossing from Turkey to Greece. Six children were among those who died when two separate boatloads capsized…

Globe Trot: Former Gitmo prisoner now heads al-Qaeda branch

By Mindy Belz
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International | SUDAN: One of the freed Guantanamo Bay detainees has turned up in a new video claiming to be the new leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Ibrahim Qosi…

Chilly reception

By Mindy Belz
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Refugees | Grandstanding over refugees won’t help security or war victims

Globe Trot: Why won’t U.S. admit ISIS genocide against Christians?

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: The U.S. State Department is poised to declare ISIS actions in Nineveh Plains and other areas of Iraq a genocide—but against Yazidis only . The finding…

Globe Trot: Defying logic in California shooting analysis

By Mindy Belz
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International | UNITED STATES: Law enforcement and some in the media seem to be going out of their way not to “demonize Islam” or call Wednesday’s mass shooting in San…

Midday Roundup: Britain finally joins fight against ISIS in Syria

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Keep calm and bomb on. Britain’s parliament voted Wednesday night to join its allies fighting Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) in Syria. Prime Minister…

Globe Trot: ISIS intel didn’t fit Obama’s 2012 ‘narrative’

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: Former defense intelligence chief Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said the White House ignored intelligence in 2012 defining the rise of ISIS because it…

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