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WORLD has published a list of aid agencies assisting displaced Christians in Iraq.

Germany, Austria to open borders to stranded refugees

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

International | Germany and Austria will let in hundreds of refugees who have been stranded in Hungary. Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann announced the decision today after…

The sound of silence

By Mindy Belz
Posted

ISIS | No safe haven will be granted in the United States for the Assyrian Christians

Globe Trot: Israeli Christian schools protest funding cuts

By Mindy Belz
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International | ISRAEL: Christians in Nazareth are protesting Israeli state funding cuts to church-run schools, delaying their opening. The dispute actually affects mostly…

Globe Trot: ISIS razes historic Palmyra piece by piece

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: At the ancient Palmyra site, Islamic State militants are attempting to destroy the Temple of Baal, a Roman-era structure, here seen from space. Oxford…

Globe Trot: Democracy in Nepal doesn’t extend to Christians

By Mindy Belz
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International | NEPAL: Once again we see that elections and a new constitution do not a democracy make. As Nepal’s draft constitution nears a completion deadline, one…

Midday Roundup: Kerry visits Havana for U.S. flag-raising

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Stars and stripes. Secretary of State John Kerry presided over a flag-raising ceremony at the U.S. Embassy in Havana today. The embassy reopened last month.

Midday Roundup: ISIS bombs Baghdad market on busy day

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Urban warfare. Islamic State (ISIS) militants bombed a crowded Baghdad market in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood this morning, killing at least 67 people.

Globe Trot: ISIS scrambles ahead of Iran nuclear deal

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | SYRIA: Qaryatain is midway between Palmyra and Damascus, a strategic town where about 230 persons were abducted by ISIS last week. They remain in captivity…

Globe Trot: New Russian aggression sparks historic fear in Finland

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | FINLAND: In Finland, the threat from Russia feels very real. MEXICO: A community activist who led the search for missing students in Mexico has been…

In the shadow of ISIS

By Mindy Belz
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Hope Award | International Winner: A classical Christian school does its work among the shattered families and displaced children in Iraqi Kurdistan

Iraqi troops wrest strategic Anbar base from ISIS

By Abby Reese
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ISIS | Iraqi forces recaptured Anbar University on Sunday, a key Islamic State (ISIS) base located on the outskirts of Ramadi. The operation to retake the university…

Midday Roundup: Drone strike kills top ISIS commander

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Losing ground. A U.S. drone strike in Mosul, Iraq, has killed a top Islamic State (ISIS) commander suspected of playing a major role in the 2012 attack on the…

 
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