Iraq

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

Midday Roundup: ISIS kills U.S. service member in Iraq

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy |  Combat death. Pentagon officials confirmed this morning that Islamic State militants killed a U.S. service member assisting Peshmerga fighters in…

Globe Trot: Five years after Bin Laden’s death, U.S. has much to learn

By Mindy Belz
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International | PAKISTAN: Today is the fifth anniversary of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, and the CIA has been criticized—to the tune of thousands of comments…

Midday Roundup: Fire engulfs Manhattan church on Orthodox Easter Sunday

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Easter inferno. Fire destroyed a historic cathedral in Manhattan on Sunday evening, just hours after its Orthodox congregation celebrated Easter. The Serbian…

Conflict with Kurds in Turkey complicates fight against ISIS in Syria, Iraq

By Onize Ohikere
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ISIS | A Turkish parliamentary committee began debate Thursday on a proposal by the ruling party to revoke immunity for lawmakers. If eventually approved, the…

Congress moves to undercut ISIS’s black market for antiquities

By Evan Wilt
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ISIS | WASHINGTON— The House of Representatives passed legislation this week to snuff out the Islamic State’s (ISIS) black market of pillaged cultural…

Midday Roundup: Airstrikes in Syria hit hospital, civilians

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Humanitarian crisis. Airstrikes in Aleppo, Syria, have killed at least 61 people, including some at a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital. The Syrian…

Midday Roundup: Aid effort begins in quake-ravaged Ecuador

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Plea for help. The Spanish Red Cross estimates as many as 100,000 people may need help after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake devastated coastal Ecuador over the…

The final fall

By Mindy Belz
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Books | In an excerpt from her new book, senior editor Mindy Belz recounts the 2014 fall of Iraq’s Nineveh Plains, an ancient home for Christians and Jews, to…

Globe Trot: Lebanon uncovers sex-trafficking of Syrian refugees

By Mindy Belz
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International | LEBANON: The three-story Chez Maurice looked more like a jail than a hotel, with a whip lying on one of the guard tables. Here flourished a sex-trafficking…

ISIS retakes strategic Syrian city, shows disturbing resilience

By Anna K. Poole
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ISIS | Islamic State militants recaptured a major city on the Syria-Turkey border earlier this week, just days after losing it to rebel forces. The latest battle for…

Globe Trot: Kerry makes historic visit to Hiroshima

By Mindy Belz
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International | JAPAN: John Kerry became the first U.S. secretary of state to visit a memorial to victims of the U.S. atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima today. He called on the…

After months of gains, Iraqi forces stymied at ISIS-held city

By Anna K. Poole
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Iraq | Iraqi forces, slowed by roadside bombs and heavy mortar fire, are meeting unexpectedly high resistance as they lead an offensive to reclaim the city of Hit in…

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