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Midday Roundup: ISIS claims terror attack in Indonesia

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Newsworthy | Terror in Jakarta. Islamic State (ISIS) militants claimed responsibility for an attack in Jakarta, Indonesia, today that killed at least two civilians. Five…

Indonesia deploys 150,000 police to protect churches for Christmas

By Julia A. Seymour
Posted

Persecution | Concerned about the threat of Islamic terrorism, Indonesian authorities dispatched 150,000 police officers to protect churches in North Sumatra province…

Surviving the concrete jungle of Jakarta

By Sophia Lee
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Travel | WORLD reporter Sophia Lee is traveling through Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Burma, and other Southeast Asian countries. She’s sending us regular

Globe Trot: Boko Haram behind two bombings in northern Nigeria

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | NIGERIA: Twin bomb blasts have killed at least 17 in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state and headquarters of Boko Haram. Another blast is reported this hour…

Globe Trot: Story of Afghan hospital attack changes again

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | AFGHANISTAN: U.S. forces targeted the hospital in Kunduz staffed by Doctors Without Borders because they believed it was a staging ground for a key Pakistani…

Globe Trot: El Niño drought hits Papua New Guinea

By Mindy Belz
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International | INDONESIA: The El Niño weather pattern has hit Papua New Guinea with its worst drought in two decades, resulting already in 24 deaths and creating conditions…

Globe Trot: War in Yemen brings excess tragedy, scant headlines

By Mindy Belz
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International | YEMEN: The war in Yemen is taking a terrible—and underreported—toll in yet another proxy battle shaping up between Saudi Arabia and Iran. I’m following…

Christians call on Indonesia’s president to combat Islamic extremism

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | The president of Indonesia needs to do more to combat Islamic extremists’ persecution of Christian minorities, a new report states. The World Evangelical…

Midday Roundup: Greece slides toward debt default

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Dead beat. Greek Finance Minster Yanis Varoufakis said his country does not intend to make the debt payment it owes international and European creditors by…

Australia dodges allegations of bribing human traffickers

By Anna K. Poole
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Southeast Asia | The seas of Southeast Asia are still churning with migrants stranded on boats, and despite the regional crackdown on human trafficking, opportunists abound.

Gambia agrees to resettle Rohingya migrants stranded at sea

By Anna K. Poole
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Persecution | For Muslim Rohingyas, one of the most persecuted people groups in the world, today’s horizon has a flash of hope. Late Tuesday, Gambia’s government agreed…

Castaway human-trafficking victims denied refuge on Malaysian shores

By Anna K. Poole
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Human Trafficking | A spiraling humanitarian crisis grips Southeast Asia as Malaysia and Indonesia have refused refuge to boats packed with Bangladeshis and Muslim Rohingyas,

 
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