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: Obama strong-arms Congress over Iran deal

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International | IRAN: Inside the clandestine White House campaign to thwart a debate on the Iran deal, Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., got drafted to deliver. So there will be no…

Globe Trot: Obama shamed for not helping Syrian refugees

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International | MIGRANT CRISIS: This we know already—the Obama administration makes foreign “policy” by pressure, not by principle. And now it's feeling pressure to…

Globe Trot: Germany’s Muslim migrants converting to Christianity ‘in droves’

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International | GERMANY: Mohammed is now Martin—no longer Muslim, but Christian—as migrant asylum-seekers in some parts of Europe are converting from Islam to…

Globe Trot: Israeli Christian schools protest funding cuts

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International | ISRAEL: Christians in Nazareth are protesting Israeli state funding cuts to church-run schools, delaying their opening. The dispute actually affects mostly…

Globe Trot: ISIS razes historic Palmyra piece by piece

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International | SYRIA: At the ancient Palmyra site, Islamic State militants are attempting to destroy the Temple of Baal, a Roman-era structure, here seen from space. Oxford…

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…

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