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

Taliban kills 130, mostly children, in Pakistani school attack

By Lynde Langdon
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Terrorism | The Taliban attacked a school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar earlier today, killing about 130 people, most of them children. At least half a…

Globe Trot: Violence spikes in Afghanistan ahead of U.S. withdrawal

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | AFGHANISTAN: Taliban insurgency is on the upswing—no surprise—as U.S. forces prepare for a departure at the end of this month. At least 19 people were…

November death toll for Muslim militants: 5,042

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Terrorism | Muslim militants around the world killed 5,042 people in the month of November alone. That’s nearly twice the number that died when the World Trade Center…

Globe Trot: Pope and patriarch unite against persecution

By Mindy Belz
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International | POPE FRANCIS: The pontiff ended a visit to Turkey with a pointed call for Muslim leaders—political, religious, and academic—to condemn Islamic…

 
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