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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: Saudi king to visit Washington as Iran vote looms

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International | SAUDI ARABIA: King Salman of Saudi Arabia will come to Washington next week in his first visit as head of the House of Saud and will meet with President…

Globe Trot: Three Americans killed by Kabul car bomb

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International | AFGHANISTAN:At least 12 people were killed when a car bomber attacked a NATO convoy in Kabul on Saturday. The dead included three Americans who worked for…

Globe Trot: ISIS abuse victims include Christians and Yazidis

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International | ISIS: The graphic detail of yesterday’s must-read story in The New York Times , “ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape,” is a disturbing look…

Globe Trot: ISIS scrambles ahead of Iran nuclear deal

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International | SYRIA: Qaryatain is midway between Palmyra and Damascus, a strategic town where about 230 persons were abducted by ISIS last week. They remain in captivity…

Globe Trot: New Russian aggression sparks historic fear in Finland

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International | FINLAND: In Finland, the threat from Russia feels very real. MEXICO: A community activist who led the search for missing students in Mexico has been…

Globe Trot: Calling U.S. Christians to action on Iraq

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International | IRAQ: One year after the ISIS capture of Mosul, it’s imperative to find a way to take care of the survivors, most of them Iraqi Christians, who…

Globe Trot: Obama to send more troops to help Iraq fight ISIS

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International | IRAQ: The Obama administration will send “up to 450” more troops to Iraq’s Anbar Province to boost training of local forces against ISIS. Inside…

Globe Trot: Islamist party loses majority in Turkish parliament

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International | TURKEY: Islamist President Reccep Tayyip Erdogan lost with his party a majority in Parliament in a historic election on Sunday, halting his efforts to rewrite…

Globe Trot: Devastating explosion in Turkey ahead of elections

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International | TURKEY: An explosion has further rattled Diyarbakir, a city in eastern Turkey that’s largely Kurdish and was once in the heartland of the region’s…

Globe Trot: One man’s impossible escape from North Korea

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International | NORTH KOREA: In middle school, Ji Seong-Ho watched classroom seats empty, as his classmates died of hunger. And it gets worse from there. The young North…

Globe Trot: White House plans LGBT hiring requirement for aid groups

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International | LGBT: C-Fam reports the White House plans to move forward with a policy change requiring humanitarian organizations to accept LGBT applicants in order to…

Globe Trot: FIFA corruption scandal could snare the Clinton Foundation

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International | FIFA: When the United States lost its bid for the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, Bill Clinton was reportedly so upset he shattered a mirror. Clinton’s global…

 
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