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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…

Globe Trot: Ukraine churns with Russian machinations

By Mindy Belz
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International | UKRAINE: With an OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) military observer mission en route to Crimea, Ukrainian military leaders are…

Globe Trot: Will Ukraine’s shaky peace deal hold?

By Mindy Belz
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International | UKRAINE: Following the bloodiest day in Ukraine’s post-Soviet history, President Viktor Yanukovych today signed an agreement with opposition leaders and…

Globe Trot: India celebrates Microsoft’s new CEO

By Mindy Belz
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International | INDIA:Yesterday’s naming of Satya Nadella, born in Hyderabad, as Microsoft’s new chief executive led above the fold in nearly every major newspaper…

Globe Trot: Hope for peace in Syria begins to sink

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: The showboat the United States has made of Syrian peace talks in Geneva began to sink before it ever sailed. Direct talks with the Syrian…

Saeed Abedini moved to new prison ward as health deteriorates

By Tiffany Owens
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Religious Liberty | Nagmeh Abedini, the wife of imprisoned American pastor Saeed Abedini has cancelled plans to pray in front of the White House during a March protest of her…

Globe Trot: Explosive start threatens to derail fragile Syrian peace talks

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: Delegates have gathered outside Geneva for strategic talks on ending Syria’s civil war, but sharp differences—particularly between the…

Globe Trot: Iran wiggles out of sanctions and into Syrian peace talks

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAN: The EU voted today to suspend sanctions against Iran for six months. Europe is the largest importer of Iranian crude, and the suspension…

Arrests, attacks mar Christmas celebrations for persecuted church

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | While Christians in many countries celebrated the birth of Jesus with family vacations and gifts, believers in nations known for persecution faced bombings,

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