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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: ISIS is knocking on Baghdad’s door

By Jamie Dean
Posted

International | BAGHDAD: Canon Andrew White—chaplain of the only Anglican church in Baghdad—posted an SOS on his Facebook page late Monday: “ISIS are now just 5 miles…

Globe Trot: Students lead Hong Kong protests against Beijing

By Jamie Dean
Posted

International | HONG KONG: Pro-democracy demonstrations are swelling in Hong Kong, as thousands fill the streets in the city’s most serious confrontation with Beijing in a…

Globe Trot: Marking Saeed Abedini’s two years in jail

By Jamie Dean
Posted

International | SAEED ABEDINI: Today marks two years since Iranian authorities detained and imprisoned American pastor Saeed Abenini. Hundreds of people gathered in…

Globe Trot: Who is Khorasan?

By Jamie Dean
Posted

International | New terror threat. As U.S. officials began airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria this week, they also announced another target: Khorasan—a…

Globe Trot: U.S. intel limited in fight against ISIS

By Jamie Dean
Posted

International | ISIS: When it comes to the U.S. battle against ISIS militants in Iraq and Syria, a basic question arises: How do we know where to strike? In a piece in the

Globe Trot: ‘Training an army of people that hates us’

By Jamie Dean
Posted

International | SYRIA: News about a foiled ISIS plot in Australia came hours before the U.S. Congress voted to approve President Barack Obama’s plan to train and arm Syrian…

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
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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
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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
Posted

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…

 
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