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A summary of international news posted every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday—compiled and summarized by WORLD Magazine editor Mindy Belz. It’s intended to be a swift read, a distillation of significant events—some in the headlines, some not. For nearly 20 years these topics have been Mindy’s daily bread, first as WORLD’s international editor and now as editor.

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Globe Trot: Do we need ground troops in Iraq or not?

By Jamie Dean
Posted

International | WAR ROOM: The top military adviser to the president says he won’t rule out ground troops in the U.S. effort to combat ISIS. Gen. Martin Dempsey told the…

Globe Trot: Iran uninterested in a coalition to fight ISIS

By Jamie Dean
Posted

International | MIDDLE EAST: Sec. of State John Kerry says the United States is open to private communications with Iran about the devolving security crisis in Iraq, but…

Globe Trot: Will the president order anti-ISIS airstrikes in Syria?

By Jamie Dean
Posted

International | ISIS: President Barack Obama plans to address the nation tonight in a rare primetime speech, outlining his strategy for confronting the terror group…

Globe Trot: Obama to unveil anti-ISIS strategy

By Jamie Dean
Posted

International | IRAQ: During a week marking the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, President Barack Obama plans to outline a plan for expanding the U.S. military…

Globe Trot: Can Putin be trusted to honor Ukrainian ceasefire?

By Jamie Dean
Posted

International | UKRAINE: Heavy fighting erupted between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels ahead of an expected announcement of a ceasefire between the two sides on…

Globe Trot: ISIS and the ‘poisonous ideology of Islamic extremism’

By Jamie Dean
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International | ENGLAND: A day after President Barack Obama announced the United States doesn’t have a strategy to deal with ISIS, British Prime Minister David Cameron…

Globe Trot: Calling Russia’s invasion of Ukraine what it is

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | UKRAINE: Newspaper front pages this morning downplayed news from Ukraine. But The Wall Street Journal calls it what it is: “Ukraine says Russia has invaded.”

Globe Trot: Nigeria plagued by Ebola and Boko Haram

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | NIGERIA has ordered all schools to remain closed until mid-October to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. With major airlines halting flights to…

Globe Trot: Russia sends more tanks, armored vehicles to Ukraine

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | UKRAINE: Russian tanks and armored vehicles entered southeastern Ukraine today, away from where most of the intense fighting has been taking place and…

Globe Trot: Calls for military intervention in Iraq are becoming a chorus

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ:Why is the world silent while Christians are being slaughtered in the Middle East and Africa? Ronald S. Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress,

Globe Trot: Kurdish and Iraqi forces push back ISIS fighters

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | IRAQ: Iraqi forces and Kurdish peshmerga today recaptured Mosul Dam, a crucial hydroelectric facility that’s been under ISIS control since earlier this…

Globe Trot: ISIS destruction rages on

By Mindy Belz
Posted

Iraq | IRAQ: ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) is wreaking havoc wherever it goes—and has been for months, without intervention, preceding its June…

 
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