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Globe Trot: Saudi king to visit Washington as Iran vote looms

By Mindy Belz
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International | SAUDI ARABIA: King Salman of Saudi Arabia will come to Washington next week in his first visit as head of the House of Saud and will meet with President…

Globe Trot: Democracy in Nepal doesn’t extend to Christians

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | NEPAL: Once again we see that elections and a new constitution do not a democracy make. As Nepal’s draft constitution nears a completion deadline, one…

Thai police reject U.S. offer of help with stalled bomb investigation

By Anna K. Poole
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Thailand | One week after a bombing in Bangkok left 20 dead and 120 wounded, the Royal Thai Police appear to be working in slow motion to solve what local authorities…

Religious groups: Don’t dismantle USCIRF

By J.C. Derrick
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Religious Liberty | International advocates back Sen. Marco Rubio’s reauthorization bill and insist the United States needs a strong, independent voice for religious liberty

Midday Roundup: China’s slumping economy drags Wall Street down

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Wall Street’s wild ride. Stock market trading yesterday started with a sell-off: The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 1,000 points. A slowdown…

ISIS destroys ancient Palmyra temple

By Daniel James Devine
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ISIS | Islamist militants occupying the Syrian town of Palmyra have destroyed a 2,000-year-old temple there, according to reports. The Syrian Observatory for Human…

Globe Trot: Three Americans killed by Kabul car bomb

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | AFGHANISTAN:At least 12 people were killed when a car bomber attacked a NATO convoy in Kabul on Saturday. The dead included three Americans who worked for…

Migrants fleeing Islamic regimes flood Europe

By Rob Holmes
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Immigration | Migrants are seeking refuge in Europe in record numbers. This year, more than 360,000 have come to Germany—far from the southern borders of the European…

Globe Trot: Turkey tries to eradicate growing Kurdish influence

By Mindy Belz
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International | TURKEY: Turkey’s prime minister has called for snap elections after failing to form a coalition government. The ruling Islamic parties took a hit when…

Off the grid

By June Cheng
Posted

China | The Chinese Christian school movement doesn’t officially exist, and parents make great sacrifices to join it—but it’s growing quickly

Kenya moves forward with strict new church regulations

By Moses Wasamu
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Kenya | NAIROBI, Kenya—The Kenyan government is cracking down on churches in the country, using two high-profile incidents of misconduct to help justify the new…

ISIS militants behead Syrian antiquities scholar in Palmyra

By Daniel James Devine
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ISIS | Islamic State militants killed a leading Syrian antiquities scholar on Tuesday, beheading him in front of dozens of onlookers and hanging his body from a pole…

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