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Globe Trot: Marking Saeed Abedini’s two years in jail

By Jamie Dean
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International | SAEED ABEDINI: Today marks two years since Iranian authorities detained and imprisoned American pastor Saeed Abenini. Hundreds of people gathered in…

Midday Roundup: ‘One cannot win a war with a blanket’

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Lethal aid. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met with U.S. President Barack Obama and addressed a joint session of Congress on Thursday to ask for more…

Globe Trot: Iran uninterested in a coalition to fight ISIS

By Jamie Dean
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International | MIDDLE EAST: Sec. of State John Kerry says the United States is open to private communications with Iran about the devolving security crisis in Iraq, but…

Globe Trot: Can Putin be trusted to honor Ukrainian ceasefire?

By Jamie Dean
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International | UKRAINE: Heavy fighting erupted between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels ahead of an expected announcement of a ceasefire between the two sides on…

Midday Roundup: Deconstructing Putin’s scary statement on Kiev

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Look out, Kiev. Russian President Vladimir Putin is so misunderstood. A Kremlin spokesman said today that EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso took…

Globe Trot: UN calls for immediate cease-fire in Gaza

By Mindy Belz
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International | GAZA: The UN reports the death toll in Gaza has crossed 500, and the world body is calling for an immediate cease-fire. That’s what Israel, Egypt, the Arab…

Globe Trot: Terror attack in Kenya targeted non-Muslims

By Mindy Belz
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International |  KENYA: Al-Shabaab militants from Somalia claimed responsibility in a shooting rampage that killed at least 50 soccer fans watching a…

Bergdahl’s free, but what about other Americans held captive abroad?

By Ryan Hill
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Foreign Policy | The woman in a black headdress and the man in a blue smock shirt have had enough of their Asian vacation. They never planned to stay past her due date, or to…

Midday Roundup: Answering for American drone strike deaths

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Execution justification. The Obama administration announced late yesterday it will release a secret memo explaining the president’s legal justification for…

Saeed Abedini taken from hospital, returned to prison

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Persecution | After spending two months recovering in an Iranian hospital, Saeed Abedini has been returned to Rajai Shahr Prison, according to a report released today by…

Midday Roundup: Saeed Abedini’s Easter message of suffering and resurrection

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Called to suffer. Calling himself a “Prisoner in the Darkness in Iran, but free for the Kingdom and Light,” jailed pastor Saeed Abedini issued an Easter…

Globe Trot: Christians facing new wave of attacks in Nigeria

By Mindy Belz
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International | NIGERIA: Militants attacked villages in Katsina state killing 69. Katsina has a large Christian population and dozens of churches were burned there following…

 
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