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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
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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
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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…

Weekend attack targets Christians in Kabul

By Mindy Belz
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Afghanistan | Taliban boasts about attack that strikes at the heart of Afghanistan’s fragile Christian community

Midday Roundup: Secret Service admits bungling White House intrusion

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Not-so-secret grilling. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson faced some tough questions from Congress this morning after the media discovered the intruder…

Globe Trot: Kurdish and Iraqi forces push back ISIS fighters

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: Iraqi forces and Kurdish peshmerga today recaptured Mosul Dam, a crucial hydroelectric facility that’s been under ISIS control since earlier this…

An expert weighs in on where the war on terror went wrong

By Warren Cole Smith
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Q&A | Angelo Codevilla is not a household name, unless you’re a student of international affairs and military history. In that world, he's a certified rock star.

Globe Trot: U.S. general killed in Afghanistan remembered as a family man

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: Major Gen. Harold Greene became the first two-star U.S. general killed in action since the Vietnam War yesterday. He is also the first U.S.

Midday Roundup: Afghan shooter kills U.S. major general in insider attack

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Insider attack. An Afghan soldier opened fire at a military training facility today, killing a U.S. Army major general, the highest-ranking officer to die in…

Globe Trot: Taliban gains ground in Afghanistan

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: World events are moving Western focus elsewhere, and a Taliban advance is going unreported with U.S. forces in decline and an election crisis…

 
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