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Congo voters battle against presidential power lust

By Onize Ohikere
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Congo | As the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) prepares for its upcoming elections, the battle against the incumbent president’s run for a third term rages on.

Myanmar claims Rohingya are seeking better jobs, not fleeing persecution

By Anna K. Poole
Posted

Persecution | Myanmar is sick of the Rohingya crisis. In recent weeks, members of the nation’s Muslim minority have captured international attention—including from the…

Mexican elections reveal frustration with mainstream political parties

By Katlyn Babyak
Posted

Mexico | After weeks of violence and protests, Mexico successfully held elections for political officials yesterday, with thousands of soldiers and police on guard.

Pakistan to consider blasphemy law reforms amid worsening violence

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Lawmakers in Pakistan are considering reforms to the country’s blasphemy laws that could help curb persecution against Christians and other minorities. The…

Globe Trot: Islamist party loses majority in Turkish parliament

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | TURKEY: Islamist President Reccep Tayyip Erdogan lost with his party a majority in Parliament in a historic election on Sunday, halting his efforts to rewrite…

Argentines protest violence against women

By Katlyn Babyak
Posted

International | Protesters—including 200,000 in Buenos Aires—held marches in over 80 Argentine cities Wednesday to protest violence against women. Argentina’s Supreme…

Globe Trot: Devastating explosion in Turkey ahead of elections

By Mindy Belz
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International | TURKEY: An explosion has further rattled Diyarbakir, a city in eastern Turkey that’s largely Kurdish and was once in the heartland of the region’s…

The sun rises on the evil and the good

The sun rises on the evil and the good

By La Shawn Barber
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Persecution | “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake” (Matthew 24:9, NKJV). Christians in…

U.S. journalism courses empower Cubans to fight censorship

By Katlyn Babyak
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Media | Thirty Cubans are taking journalism courses taught by U.S. professors, despite risking arrest and harassment. The U.S. Interests Section in Havana, which…

Globe Trot: One man’s impossible escape from North Korea

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | NORTH KOREA: In middle school, Ji Seong-Ho watched classroom seats empty, as his classmates died of hunger. And it gets worse from there. The young North…

India’s torrid temperatures cause thousands of deaths

By Anna K. Poole
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India | Blistering winds continue to sweep across New Delhi and most parts of north and central India, as temperatures soar to116 degrees Fahrenheit in some regions.

Nigerian bankers arrested in corruption crack-down

Nigerian bankers arrested in corruption crack-down

By Onize Ohikere
Posted

Nigeria | The Nigerian Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) arrested 21 bankers for stealing defaced currency worth more than six billion naira, more than $33…

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