Iran

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Globe Trot: New York Times gives Iranian official a U.S. soapbox

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | IRAN: The New York Times, in what seems to me a controversial step, published a lengthy op-ed by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif criticizing Saudi…

Globe Trot: Britain comes closer to cutting EU ties over migrant crisis

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | EUROPE: The possibility of the United Kingdom quitting the European Union has gone up, as Europe struggles with an influx of migrants and Prime Minister David…

Globe Trot: Iraq begins to rebuild Ramadi after retaking it from ISIS

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: Iraqi forces retook Ramadi from ISIS last week and now face the monumental task of rebuilding both the city and its devastated population. Iraq’s…

Midday Roundup: Saudi Arabia, Iran begin new year with war of words

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Isolating Iran. The New Year is off to a rocky start in the Middle East after the Saudi Arabian government executed Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr on…

Midday Roundup: Turkish police foil New Year’s terror attack

By Mickey McLean
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News | Terror plot. A Turkish prosecutor says police in Ankara detained two suspected Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists who planned suicide attacks during New Year’s…

Globe Trot: Iran releases Pastor Farshid Fathi in time for Christmas

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAN: Pastor Farshid Fathi has been released after five years in an Iranian jail. The Christian convert was detained as part of Supreme Leader Seyyed Ali…

Midday Roundup: U.S. airlines cleared for takeoff to Cuba

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Now boarding. The United States has reached an agreement with Cuba to restart commercial air service between the two countries. The announcement comes exactly…

Globe Trot: ISIS intel didn’t fit Obama’s 2012 ‘narrative’

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: Former defense intelligence chief Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said the White House ignored intelligence in 2012 defining the rise of ISIS because it…

Midday Roundup: Three men arrested in rape, murder of pastor’s wife

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | In custody. Police have arrested three men, one a teenager, in the murder of an Indianapolis pastor’s wife. They are: Larry Taylor, 18; Jalen Watson, 21;

Globe Trot: Kurds launch bold effort to retake Sinjar from ISIS

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: Kurdish forces have begun a concerted assault to retake Sinjar from the Islamic State, in what could be the start of a major military campaign to…

Naghmeh Abedini regrets emails alleging abuse

By Mindy Belz
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Persecution | Wife of Iranian-American pastor Saeed Abedini shocked supporters with claims her jailed husband mistreated her

Another meeting of unlike minds

By Cal Thomas
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Iran | When President Obama meets in Washington Nov. 9 with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, I would imagine Netanyahu’s main concern will be to find out…

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