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Globe Trot: Mental illness spreads in Syria after trauma of long war

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: It’s no surprise Syrians are suffering an epidemic of mental illness following four years of civil war and terrorism. In Iraq, too, I met desperate…

Final vote tally gives big victory to Netanyahu's Likud Party

By Leigh Jones
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Israel | UPDATE: After all the votes were counted, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party emerged from Tuesday’s election with a decisive victory. The…

Pakistani Christians protest after Taliban church bombings

By Anna K. Poole
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Pakistan | Attacks and counterattacks are roiling the streets of Lahore, Pakistan. Suicide bombers attacked two churches in the Christian neighborhood of Youhanabad on…

Pakistan reinstates death penalty, Christians fear blasphemy charges

By Julia A. Seymour
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Pakistan | Pakistan recently reinstated the death penalty for all eligible offenses after a seven-year moratorium on capital punishment. A government official said the…

Globe Trot: A story of forgiveness goes viral in the Arab world

Globe Trot: A story of forgiveness goes viral in the Arab world

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: I’ve been three weeks on the road, including time in Iraq among those displaced by ISIS and those fighting ISIS, or Islamic State. Reports to come in…

‘Scientists say’

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Climate Change | The blessing and curse of writing well is that in college you can produce term papers full of nonsense and get an “A.” A discerning professor will flag it…

Massive cyclone hits Vanuatu

By Mickey McLean
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Disaster | Cyclone Pam, with winds up to 168 miles per hour, struck the tiny South Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu early Saturday, leaving a trail of destruction and…

The fall of Nimrud. Again

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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ISIS | ISIS militants have been chopping off heads like other people go to the mall, but now they have gone too far: They are vandalizing. Men in black masks are…

A broader definition of religious freedom

By J.C. Derrick
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Religious Liberty | Ambassador David Saperstein believes religious liberty protections should go far beyond freedom of worship

George Friedman on a China under stress

By Marvin Olasky
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Q&A | Two days ago we shared George Friedman’s unsentimental views of the Middle East. In the March 21 issue of WORLD Magazine the founder and head of the…

India bans documentary on New Delhi gang rape

By Anna K. Poole
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India | International buzz surrounds India’s Daughter , a BBC documentary on the 2012 gang rape and murder of Jyoti Singh, a promising young medical student in Delhi,

U.S. lawmakers urge new Saudi king to embrace human rights reforms

By Julia A. Seymour
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Religious Liberty | Saudi Arabia has a new king, and a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers took the opportunity during his transition to power to petition him to expand freedom…

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