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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,

Globe Trot: Aid trickles into Nepal’s remote areas

By Mindy Belz
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International | NEPAL: As the death toll climbs above 5,000 in last Saturday’s earthquake, relief workers are getting in to assess both the human crisis and the…

Globe Trot: Turkish Christians apologize for Armenian genocide

By Mindy Belz
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International | ARMENIA: Today marks the start of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, where up to 1.5 million Armenians (plus 250,000 or more Assyrian Christians)

Midday Roundup: Millions of chickens killed to stop bird flu outbreak

By Leigh Jones
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Food | Killer virus. After an outbreak of bird flu at several poultry farms in Iowa, federal authorities have ordered 5.3 million hens euthanized to prevent the…

Egyptian church honoring slain Copts attacked by Muslim extremists

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Groups of Muslims attacked a Coptic Christian community in Egypt multiple times last week to protest a new church being built to honor several Christians…

The Church’s reply

The Church’s reply

By Mindy Belz
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Persecution | May prayer for the persecuted and for those who persecute increase

The ISIS war against ‘the people of the cross’

By Jamie Dean
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ISIS | The Egyptians beheaded by Islamic State militants were family men who died for their Christian faith

ISIS beheads 21 Christians, Egypt strikes back

By Mindy Belz
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ISIS | Brutal group execution of kidnapped Coptic Christians draws Egypt into a conflict with Islamic militants

Globe Trot: Greek elections give new life to Spain’s radical left

By Mindy Belz
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International | SPAIN: Thousands of supporters of the radical left Podemos party marched in Madrid over the weekend, in a bid to emulate the success of leftists in Greece and…

‘By our own hands’

By Jamie Dean
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Islam | Egypt’s president makes a historic call for Islamic leaders to launch a ‘religious revolution’ aimed at ending radical jihadism in their midst

 
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