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Southern Baptists plan religious liberty office in Middle East

By Onize Ohikere
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Persecution | Christians in some parts of the Middle East have three options: move elsewhere, become Muslim, or pay the expensive Christian tax known as jizya. As Nina…

Should a pastor give his life for the wolves?

By Marvin Olasky
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Cuba | For more than a decade I concluded my University of Texas journalism courses by reading to students an essay by a poet who sided with Fidel Castro in 1959 to…

Record number of refugees driven from their homes in 2015

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Political, racial, and religious persecution are driving a record number of people from their native countries. In 2015, the number of displaced people rose…

Hong Kong rejects China’s offer of ‘fake democracy’

By Angela Lu
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China | Hong Kong’s legislature voted not to implement a China-backed election plan Thursday, a victory for democracy activists in the former British colony and the…

Vaccines & Viruses: Ebola makes a comeback

By Daniel James Devine
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Vaccines & Viruses | Ebola is back. Cases of Ebola are ticking up again in Guinea and Sierra Leone, after the virus was eradicated from Liberia in May and seemed to be on the…

China’s big hack attack

By Cal Thomas
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National Security | Upon hearing of the massive data breach of employee information from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM)—allegedly by hackers working for the Chinese…

UN report: Eritrea guilty of ‘gross’ human rights violations

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | The government of Eritrea rules its people by fear and control in a “totalitarian” state, according to a new United Nations report. Amid rampant human…

Globe Trot: Calling U.S. Christians to action on Iraq

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: One year after the ISIS capture of Mosul, it’s imperative to find a way to take care of the survivors, most of them Iraqi Christians, who…

Report: UN peacekeepers pay impoverished local women for sex

By Michael Cochrane
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United Nations | Sexual exploitation of local populations by members of United Nations peacekeeping forces is “quite common but underreported,”according to a draft report…

Looking for poverty solutions that actually work

By Julie Borg
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Research | In the 50 years since Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty and envisioned the Great Society, American taxpayers have spent a whopping $22 trillion dollars…

Spreading the words

By Angela Lu
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2015 Books Issue | A Taiwanese publishing group is on the lookout for Reformed books to translate into Chinese

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…

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