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Globe Trot: Christian districts in Aleppo bear brunt of latest shelling

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: Barnabas Fund, with contacts among churches in Syria, particularly Aleppo, reports Christian districts in the city bearing the brunt of a week’s…

Christianity thrives in Iran despite severe persecution

By Julia A. Seymour
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Iran | Although Iran is one of the most difficult places in the world to be a Christian, the underground house church movement there is exploding. “Thousands upon…

Midday Roundup: Police search for another Brussels terror suspect

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Most wanted. Police in Belgium are looking for another terror suspect who possibly fled the scene of a subway bombing in Brussels on Monday. In total,

Iran’s missiles and the nuclear deal

By Cal Thomas
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Iran | It seems like only yesterday—and in diplomatic terms it was—that the Obama administration and Democrats in Congress were assuring us the nuclear deal with…

Iranian mogul gets death penalty for embezzling billions in oil money

By Anna K. Poole
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Iran | One of Iran’s wealthiest businessmen owes the national government $2.7 billion in oil profits covertly collected during the nation’s economic…

Midday Roundup: Suspect in pastor’s shooting arrested at White House

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Conspiracy theory. The suspect in a shooting attack on an Idaho pastor was arrested Tuesday outside the White House, where he went to deliver a bizarre…

Globe Trot: A German rebuke for the ‘politics of fear’

By Mindy Belz
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International | UNITED STATES: German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in a speech in Washington rebuked the “politics of fear” in the United States and Europe…

Midday Roundup: Pastor’s brother under arrest in Sunday morning shooting

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Church tragedy. Police have arrested the brother of an Ohio pastor gunned down in his office Sunday morning as services were winding down. The Rev. William B.

Globe Trot: Will Iranians elect the moderates Washington wants?

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAN: With high turnout, voting has been extended in Iran’s parliamentary elections. But Iranian dissidents remind us the government can announce any number…

Saeed Abedini: Please pray for my marriage

By Evan Wilt
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Persecution | Pastor who spent three years in an Iranian prison visited Washington to thank lawmakers who advocated for his release

Midday Roundup: Kalamazoo shooter’s family clueless during spree

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Still no answers. The family of Uber driver Jason Dalton is providing details about the days and hours leading up to last weekend’s shooting spree,

Prisoner release puts Iran’s human rights abuses, persecution in spotlight

By Julia A. Seymour
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Iran | Although Iran freed Pastor Saeed Abedini and three other Americans in a recent prisoner swap, Christians and religious minorities in the Islamic republic…

 
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