Globe Trot

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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: Former Gitmo prisoner now heads al-Qaeda branch

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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…

Globe Trot: Saudi women prepare to vote for the first time

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International | SAUDI ARABIA: Women will vote for the first time this weekend as Saudis go to the polls. IRAQ: Yesterday, a privately chartered Airbus 321 carried 149…

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: After attacks, French conservatives win big in elections

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International | FRANCE: The far-right National Front party, led by Marine Le Pen, scored its best results ever in regional elections following the Paris terror attacks and…

Globe Trot: Defying logic in California shooting analysis

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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…

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

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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…

Globe Trot: ISIS vows attacks on 60 countries

By Mindy Belz
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International | ISIS: In a new video with the tagline “Remaining and Expanding,” Islamic State promises attacks on 60 countries. A new report details the efforts of ISIS…

Globe Trot: Brussels churches hold services despite terror threat

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International | BELGIUM: European counterterrorism efforts over the weekend centered on Brussels, where the city remains on lockdown for a third day after an extended manhunt…

Globe Trot: Europe mulls border controls amid terror threat

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International | EUROPE: EU ministers in an emergency meeting today in Brussels are moving toward reinstating border controls and passport checks among the 26 EU nations that…

Globe Trot: Boko Haram kills 32 with Nigerian marketplace blast

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International | NIGERIA: A blast at a street market in Yola has killed 32 and injured more than 80. “The bomber enticed children to gather around him for money and he then…

Globe Trot: Obama declared ISIS ‘contained’ hours before Paris attacks

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International | WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama’s national security team defended the president’s Friday statement before the Paris attacks that the Islamic State…

Globe Trot: Kurds launch bold effort to retake Sinjar from ISIS

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International | IRAQ: Kurdish forces have begun a concerted assault to retake Sinjar from the Islamic State, in what could be the start of a major military campaign to…

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