Iraq

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

Yes, the ISIS conflict is a religious war

By Mindy Belz
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Religious Liberty | The fight against the Islamic State is a fight for religious freedom

Sam Harris vs. Ben Affleck

By Marvin Olasky
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Islam | Last month I gave one cheer for Sam Harris, the atheist author who wrongly excoriates Christianity but defends Israel and realistically criticizes Islam. This…

Globe Trot: ISIS is knocking on Baghdad’s door

By Jamie Dean
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International | BAGHDAD: Canon Andrew White—chaplain of the only Anglican church in Baghdad—posted an SOS on his Facebook page late Monday: “ISIS are now just 5 miles…

U.S. officials downplay alleged subway terror plot

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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ISIS | The Iraqi prime minister said on Thursday that captured ISIS militants told Iraqi agents about a plot to attack subway systems in the United States and…

Globe Trot: Marking Saeed Abedini’s two years in jail

By Jamie Dean
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International | SAEED ABEDINI: Today marks two years since Iranian authorities detained and imprisoned American pastor Saeed Abenini. Hundreds of people gathered in…

Use mercenaries to fight ISIS?

By Cal Thomas
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ISIS | On his Fox News show Monday night, Bill O’Reilly suggested using mercenaries to fight the Islamic State (ISIS) instead of U.S. ground forces, which…

Globe Trot: Who is Khorasan?

By Jamie Dean
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International | New terror threat. As U.S. officials began airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria this week, they also announced another target: Khorasan—a…

Syria reacts to airstrikes in its territory

By Lynde Langdon
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ISIS | The Damascus government appears supportive of the international coalition targeting ISIS in its homeland

Holding together

By Jamie Dean
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Ukraine | In a world falling apart, ordinary citizens do the hard work of pursuing a center that holds

Globe Trot: Do we need ground troops in Iraq or not?

By Jamie Dean
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International | WAR ROOM: The top military adviser to the president says he won’t rule out ground troops in the U.S. effort to combat ISIS. Gen. Martin Dempsey told the…

Globe Trot: Iran uninterested in a coalition to fight ISIS

By Jamie Dean
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International | MIDDLE EAST: Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States is open to private communications with Iran about the devolving security crisis in Iraq, but…

The American way of war

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Foreign Policy | I’m not sure we can do it anymore—wage comprehensive war from vigorous beginning to unambiguous conclusion. Our last successful conflict (not counting…

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