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Globe Trot: Iraq recalls turmoil on 25th anniversary of the First Gulf War

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International | IRAQ: Sunday marked the 25th anniversary of a ceasefire in the 1991 Gulf War. Even as President George H. W. Bush announced to the American people,

Globe Trot: Will Iranians elect the moderates Washington wants?

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International | IRAN: With high turnout, voting has been extended in Iran’s parliamentary elections. But Iranian dissidents remind us the government can announce any number…

Globe Trot: Assyrians divided over ransom paid to ISIS

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International | SYRIA: Islamic State militants have released the last group of Assyrian Christians captured from villages along the Khabur River last February. Assyrian…

Globe Trot: Turkey sends armed jihadists into Syria

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International | TURKEY: Over the weekend, Turkey armed and sent a reported 850 jihadists into northern Syria to recapture Azaz from the Kurds and their allies, rebel groups…

Globe Trot: Uganda’s 30-year president set for another term

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International | UGANDA: Opposition leader Kizza Besigye was arrested for a third time in a week as voting in the country’s presidential election got underway. Initial…

Desperate times

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ISIS | Beneath the bad news headlines, good news is at work

Cities under siege

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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…

Hymn writer Keith Getty’s finished task

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Music | Latest offering from popular Christian artist revives old mission hymn via modern crowd-sourcing

Globe Trot: ISIS now using chemical weapons in Iraq

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International | IRAQ: Islamic State used chemical weapons in an attack on Kurdish forces near Sinjar—the city once the center of Yazidi life—on Feb. 11, firing 30 mortar…

Globe Trot: One year since ISIS killed 21 Christians on Libyan beach

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International | ISIS: Monday will mark the anniversary of the martyrdom of 21 Coptic Christians executed a year ago in Libya. The Greek Orthodox chancellor of Chicago is…

Globe Trot: Iranian-backed militias taking Christian property in Iraq

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International | IRAQ: Reports surfaced this week of Iranian-backed militias in Baghdad—not ISIS affiliates but those supporting the Iraqi government—seizing Christian…

Globe Trot: Thousands gather throughout Europe to protest migration

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International | EUROPE: Thousands took to the streets across Europe over the weekend to protest the influx of Middle East migrants. Here’s what I don’t understand: About…

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