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: Story of Afghan hospital attack changes again

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: U.S. forces targeted the hospital in Kunduz staffed by Doctors Without Borders because they believed it was a staging ground for a key Pakistani…

Globe Trot: Iran ratifies nuclear agreement, boasts of missile base

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAN: Iran’s parliamentary panel has ratified the international nuclear pact that clears the way for its own atomic energy monitors to begin dismantling…

Globe Trot: El Niño drought hits Papua New Guinea

By Mindy Belz
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International | INDONESIA: The El Niño weather pattern has hit Papua New Guinea with its worst drought in two decades, resulting already in 24 deaths and creating conditions…

Globe Trot: Syrian Christian community suffers another devastating blow

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: “I am Assyrian Christian Ashur Abraham from the village of Tel Tamar, Jazira.” With that, Abraham and five other Christian captives were executed…

Globe Trot: Doctors Without Borders accuses U.S. of war crimes

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International | AFGHANISTAN: Doctors Without Borders (or MSF for Medicins sans Frontiers) is seeking an international inquiry into the U.S. airstrike in Kunduz that destroyed…

Globe Trot: Christians beheaded, hung on crosses in Syria

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International | SYRIA: A U.S.-based relief group is reporting 11 Christian workers from Syria were beheaded and hung on crosses last month near Aleppo after Islamic State…

Globe Trot: Five U.S. service members dead in C-130 crash

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International | AFGHANISTAN: A U.S. military plane has crashed near the Jalalabad airfield, killing 11. Five of the dead were U.S. service members. Despite Taliban claims to…

Globe Trot: Russia starts dropping bombs in Syria

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International | SYRIA: Hours after a “frank” and “productive” meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the UN, Russian…

Globe Trot: Russia forms anti-ISIS pact with Iraq, Iran

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International | RUSSIA: With U.S. President Barack Obama set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin this afternoon, Russia, Iraq, and Iran have reached an agreement to…

Globe Trot: War in Yemen brings excess tragedy, scant headlines

By Mindy Belz
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International | YEMEN: The war in Yemen is taking a terrible—and underreported—toll in yet another proxy battle shaping up between Saudi Arabia and Iran. I’m following…

Globe Trot: Lawmakers warn against naïve reaction to Syrian migrants

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International | SYRIA: Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., co-chairman of the Helsinki Commission, is in the “trust but verify” camp when it comes to Europe’s migrant crisis.

Globe Trot: European leaders hold migrant meeting in New York

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International | PERSECUTION: Today in New York, 100 parliamentarians from 50 countries gather to discuss religious persecution and Europe’s migrant crisis. Germans are…

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