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Globe Trot: Iran wiggles out of sanctions and into Syrian peace talks

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAN: The EU voted today to suspend sanctions against Iran for six months. Europe is the largest importer of Iranian crude, and the suspension…

Midday Roundup: Captive U.S. soldier appears in ‘proof of life’ video

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Captive. The family of a U.S. soldier taken captive in Afghanistan in 2009 is rejoicing after the military announced it had obtained a new video showing him…

Globe Trot: Gates unleashes his fury

By Mindy Belz
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International | U.S. FOREIGN POLICY: Colleagues describe former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates as “calm and courtly”—and he did serve two parties and two presidents…

Globe Trot: Violence in Iraq linked to civil war in Syria

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: Bombings in Baghdad today have killed at least 37, and gunmen killed the top security guard for President Jalal Talabani on Tuesday night in Sulaymania,

Globe Trot: Defiant Morsi rejects Egyptian court’s jurisdiction

By Mindy Belz
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International | EGYPT: The trial of former President Mohamed Morsi opened this morning with Morsi’s defiant rejection of the court’s jurisdiction. The deposed leader…

What will happen to Afghan women when the Taliban returns?

By Cal Thomas
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Afghanistan | When the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan is completed next year what will happen to Afghan women? Will a resurgent Taliban return them to…

Globe Trot: Throwing money at America’s popularity problem

By Mindy Belz
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International | PAKISTAN: Where in the world do people dislike America most? Pakistan, according to Pew surveys. Now the United States plans to…

Globe Trot: Cyclone Phailin kills few but displaces thousands

By Mindy Belz
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International | NDIA: U.S. headlines proclaim Cyclone Phailin a “disaster averted” due to its low death toll. But Gospel for Asia has completed a…

Obama: Medal of honor recipient shows America at its best

By Samantha Gilman
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Military | Early one morning in September 2009, a routine mission through a valley in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, became a deadly battle against the Taliban. It might…

Globe Trot: Shutdown reverberates around the world

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: Global fallout from the partial government shutdown may continue. But families of U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan—denied government…

Globe Trot: From terrorist to president?

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: Abdul Rassoul Sayyaf has registered to run for president in Afghanistan. Sayyaf in 1996 helped Osama bin Laden return to Afghanistan, and the…

Globe Trot: U.S. embassies reopen but drone strikes continue

By Mindy Belz
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International | Shuttered U.S. diplomatic posts around the world reopened on Sunday, except for the U.S. embassy in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen. Heightened alerts—and a…

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