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: The political realities of Netanyahu’s one-state pledge

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International | ISRAEL: Thomas Friedman, someone I often disagree with but whose credentials in the Middle East can’t be denied, writes that newly reelected Prime Minister…

Globe Trot: Mental illness spreads in Syria after trauma of long war

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International | SYRIA: It’s no surprise Syrians are suffering an epidemic of mental illness following four years of civil war and terrorism. In Iraq, too, I met desperate…

Globe Trot: A story of forgiveness goes viral in the Arab world

Globe Trot: A story of forgiveness goes viral in the Arab world

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International | IRAQ: I’ve been three weeks on the road, including time in Iraq among those displaced by ISIS and those fighting ISIS, or Islamic State. Reports to come in…

Globe Trot: ISIS attempts to rewrite history by pillaging Iraq’s museums

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International | ISIS has released a video showing its fighters smashing ancient artifacts in Mosul Museum. Now we may be thankful collections of similar artifacts from…

Globe Trot: The ISIS propaganda video franchise

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International | IRAQ: ISIS is making a franchise of atrocious (and edited) propaganda videos, and the latest shows 21 captured Kurdish peshmerga soldiers paraded, alive,

Globe Trot: Ann Voskamp launches prayer campaign for persecuted Christians

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International | PERSECUTED: Author and speaker Ann Voskamp has turned her #Pray703 campaign, launched at this month’s IF: Gathering in Austin, Texas, to focus on the Copts…

Globe Trot: Leaders of India, Pakistan bond over cricket

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International | INDIA:Frosty relations between India and Pakistan apparently thawed this morning over cricket. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi phoned Pakistani leader…

Globe Trot: Yemeni rebels raid U.S. embassy after ambassador leaves

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International | YEMEN: The Iranian-backed Houthi rebels seized American embassy vehicles after the U.S. ambassador and diplomats closed the facility yesterday and left.

Globe Trot: Merkel urges Obama not to arm Ukrainian forces

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International | UKRAINE: Today German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington. She hopes to persuade the United States not to arm Ukrainian…

Globe Trot: Germany, France make another bid for peace in Ukraine

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International | UKRAINE: Germany and France announced a surprise bid to negotiate an end to the conflict in Ukraine, with heads of state Angela Merkel and François Hollande…

Globe Trot: Did Argentina’s president conspire with Iran in Jewish center attack?

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International | ARGENTINA: Shortly before his death, Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman drafted an affidavit seeking President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s arrest,

Globe Trot: Greek elections give new life to Spain’s radical left

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International | SPAIN: Thousands of supporters of the radical left Podemos party marched in Madrid over the weekend, in a bid to emulate the success of leftists in Greece and…

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