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: Muslims toss Christians into sea during migration attempt

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International | ITALY: Muslim migrants threw overboard 12 Christians during a recent crossing from Libya to Italy. The survivors, mostly migrant workers from Africa, kept…

Globe Trot: Kenyan officials demand UN close refugee camp for Somalis

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International | KENYA: Officials are demanding the UN close Dadaab refugee camp, the world’s largest at 350,000 residents, in the wake of the Garissa University College…

Globe Trot: What does Obama really want from a deal with Iran?

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International | IRAN: While U.S. President Barack Obama has hinted at his vision of U.S. relations with Iran, his real objective in the wake of a nuclear arms agreement…

Globe Trot: ISIS ready to recruit Palestinians in Syrian refugee camp

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International | SYRIA: Islamic State militants say they have entered Yarmouk, the Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus. Yarmouk is old enough its homeless inhabitants have…

Globe Trot: Saudi Arabia joins the fray in Yemen

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International | YEMEN: Overnight, Saudi forces began airstrikes against Houthi rebel positions in Yemen. The Iran-backed rebels have in recent weeks driven U.S. special…

Globe Trot: White House fight with Netanyahu not over yet

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International | ISRAEL: Did State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf without irony really call Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s rhetoric “confused” today?

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…

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