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: Kim Jong-Un comes out of hiding

By Jamie Dean
Posted

International | HONG KONG: Pro-democracy demonstrations entered a third week in Hong Kong, and the weekend brought clashes between the student-led protesters and police.

Globe Trot: Nigeria claims Chibok schoolgirls will be released Monday

By Jamie Dean
Posted

International | FREEDOM FOR CHIBOK GIRLS?: The Nigerian government claims it has reached a ceasefire agreement with the terrorist group Boko Haram and says the militants have…

Globe Trot: ISIS ground truth versus the Obama narrative

By Jamie Dean
Posted

International | ‘SIX-SIDED WAR’: Among some military experts, worries are deepening about the U.S. strategy in the battle against the Islamic State. One military official…

Globe Trot: Cyclone batters Indian coast

By Jamie Dean
Posted

International | INDIA: Hundreds of thousands of Indians fled the country’s eastern seaboard over the weekend as Cyclone Hudhud swept into the Bay of Bengal. Authorities…

Globe Trot: Ebola death toll tops 4,000

By Jamie Dean
Posted

International | EBOLA’S VICTIMS: Thousands of Ebola victims continue to die in West Africa, and the CDC warns the virus could infect as many as 1.4 million people in…

Globe Trot: Kobani faces impending disaster

By Jamie Dean
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International | SYRIA: Islamic State militants stand poised to take Kobani, a Kurdish town in Syria near the Turkish border. The militants planted their black flag on a hill…

Globe Trot: ISIS is knocking on Baghdad’s door

By Jamie Dean
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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…

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