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Coptic Christian teens face blasphemy trial in Egypt over anti-ISIS video

By Naomi Inman
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Egypt | Three Egyptian Coptic high school boys will appear in a Cairo court tomorrow to face charges of “insulting Islam,” according to their lawyer, Maher…

Globe Trot: Egypt poised to end blasphemy laws

By Mindy Belz
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International | EGYPT: Rights advocates believe the political atmosphere has never been better to actually reform—or end—Egypt’s blasphemy laws. Under President Abdel…

Midday Roundup: Russia prescribes a curious cure for Syrian conflict

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Taking the lead. Russia is circulating a plan at the United Nations aimed at ending the Syrian civil war. It calls for drafting a new Syrian constitution that…

Globe Trot: Afghans protest militant violence against minorities

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: Thousands of Afghan men and women took to the streets of Kabul today to protest the beheadings of seven captured Hazaras accused…

Midday Roundup: Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline application

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Keystone K-Oed. President Barack Obama is expected to announce today he is denying a Canadian company’s request to build the Keystone XL pipeline from…

Globe Trot: U.K., Ireland suspend flights to Sinai over terror fears

By Mindy Belz
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International | SINAI: As the experts probe, the Brits are suspending all flights to Sharm al-Sheikh, saying the Russian plane that crashed on takeoff there “may well have…

Globe Trot: Iran ratifies nuclear agreement, boasts of missile base

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAN: Iran’s parliamentary panel has ratified the international nuclear pact that clears the way for its own atomic energy monitors to begin dismantling…

Midday Roundup: Washington rolls out the red carpet for Pope Francis

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Popemania. Pope Francis traveled through Washington, D.C., this morning in a slow-moving motorcade past throngs of excited well-wishers on his way to meet…

Globe Trot: Mexico demands answers for tourist deaths in Egypt

By Mindy Belz
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International | EGYPT: Mexican authorities are demanding a full investigation after Egyptian troops mistakenly opened fire on Mexican tourists in Egypt’s western desert,

Midday Roundup: Kurdish forces win major battle against ISIS in Syria

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | ISIS rout. Kurdish forces in Syria celebrated a major victory over Islamic State (ISIS) militants, reclaiming the strategic town of Tal Abyad on the Turkish…

Globe Trot: Obama to send more troops to help Iraq fight ISIS

By Mindy Belz
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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…

Coptic teens, teacher await charges in Egypt over anti-ISIS video

By Julia A. Seymour
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Free Speech | Egyptian authorities continue to detain a Coptic Christian teacher and four teenagers in Al-Nasriyah, for “insulting Islam.” During a May 7 hearing,

 
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