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Globe Trot: Saudi Arabia joins the fray in Yemen

By Mindy Belz
Posted

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…

Bergdahl charged with desertion, faces life in prison

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Military | Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the captive for whom President Barack Obama traded five Taliban operatives, faces misconduct charges that carry a maximum penalty of life…

Midday Roundup: Two Americans among dead in Germanwings crash

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Newsworthy | Crash investigation. Two Americans were among the 150 people killed aboard the Germanwings flight that crashed yesterday in the French Alps. The passenger…

Globe Trot: A story of forgiveness goes viral in the Arab world

Globe Trot: A story of forgiveness goes viral in the Arab world

By Mindy Belz
Posted

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…

Joy in India as Taliban frees Jesuit priest

By Julia A. Seymour
Posted

Persecution | A Jesuit priest and his family in India rejoiced over his release last week after eight months as a Taliban hostage. The Islamic militants in Afghanistan…

Globe Trot: ISIS attempts to rewrite history by pillaging Iraq’s museums

By Mindy Belz
Posted

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…

Midday Roundup: Former Marine gets life sentence for Chris Kyle’s murder

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Newsworthy | Guilty. A Texas jury has sentenced Eddie Ray Routh to life in prison without parole for killing former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield in…

Midday Roundup: Bergdahl faces desertion charges

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Newsworthy | Desertion. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl likely will be charged later this week with desertion, an Army official told NBC News. The official, who was not named, said the…

Globe Trot: Europe’s battle with totalitarian ideology

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | DENMARK: Pegida, the European anti-Islamic group, is staying on the march despite death threats from ISIS. Organizers for a demonstration this evening in…

Globe Trot: Syrian and Iraqi refugees celebrate Christmas in Lebanon

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | LEBANON: Christmas for Refugees, a program serving Syrians and Iraqis fleeing the war, continues—and watch these children sing. EUROPE: A Roman Catholic…

Globe Trot: Taliban declares victory in Afghanistan amid U.S. exit

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | AFGHANISTAN: Taliban insurgents today declared the "defeat" of the United States and its allies in the 13-year-old war, a day after the American-led coalition…

Globe Trot: Iraqi Christians celebrate hope in the time of despair

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | IRAQ: The displaced Christians in Iraq are bold with Christmas trees and other displays, despite the danger they face. “Don’t be surprised…

 
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