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Was attack on Indian air base designed to sabotage peace talks with Pakistan?

By Anna K. Poole
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India | In recent days, the historically icy relationship between India and Pakistan looked to be thawing, with Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi’s surprise…

Globe Trot: Iran releases Pastor Farshid Fathi in time for Christmas

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAN: Pastor Farshid Fathi has been released after five years in an Iranian jail. The Christian convert was detained as part of Supreme Leader Seyyed Ali…

Globe Trot: Slovenia votes against same-sex marriage

By Mindy Belz
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International | SLOVENIA: Two-thirds of voters rejected a referendum to legalize gay marriage. SPAIN: The incumbent People’s Party took a beating in yesterday’s…

Christianity growing in northern India despite Hindu hostility

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Missionaries in northern India say Hindu extremists are increasingly trying to entrap them with trumped-up accusations of forced conversions. But the rise in…

Globe Trot: Why won’t U.S. admit ISIS genocide against Christians?

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: The U.S. State Department is poised to declare ISIS actions in Nineveh Plains and other areas of Iraq a genocide—but against Yazidis only . The finding…

India moves to ban surrogacy for foreign couples

By Courtney Crandell
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Family | The Indian government released an official letter to fertility clinics last week that bans them from contracting surrogates to foreigners. Though the Bombay…

India no longer requires two-parent homes for adopted children

By Anna K. Poole
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India | India’s domestic adoption policy is getting an update, but not everyone is happy about it. Contention swirls around the amendment, passed this summer, which…

Globe Trot: Syrian Christian community suffers another devastating blow

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: “I am Assyrian Christian Ashur Abraham from the village of Tel Tamar, Jazira.” With that, Abraham and five other Christian captives were executed…

Globe Trot: Christians beheaded, hung on crosses in Syria

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: A U.S.-based relief group is reporting 11 Christian workers from Syria were beheaded and hung on crosses last month near Aleppo after Islamic State…

India hunts for fugitive contractor blamed for deadly weekend explosion

By Anna K. Poole
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India | Police in central India are on the hunt for a runaway contractor blamed for an explosion that left nearly 200 people wounded or dead.  Early Saturday…

Vaccines & Viruses: Vaccine-derived polio breaks out in Ukraine and Mali

By Daniel James Devine
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Vaccines & Viruses | Polio problems. Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced polio had paralyzed a 4-year-old and 10-month-old in Ukraine, marking Europe’s…

Indian Hindu group claims murder of idol worship critic

By Anna K. Poole
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India | India boasts national tolerance for a panoply of religious allegiances—Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Sikhism, Jainism, and a smattering…

 
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