Iraq

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

Globe Trot: Countries respond to hundreds of migrant deaths at sea

By Mindy Belz
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International | ITALY: Officials may mount targeted interventions with Libyan-based smugglers after the weekend’s devastating shipwreck killing…

Archeologists denounce ISIS attempt to erase history at Nimrud

By Julia A. Seymour
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ISIS | ISIS continued its destruction of archaeological treasures and historic sites last week by obliterating a city that dates back to Genesis. A propaganda video…

Globe Trot: Muslims toss Christians into sea during migration attempt

By Mindy Belz
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International | ITALY: Muslim migrants threw overboard 12 Christians during a recent crossing from Libya to Italy. The survivors, mostly migrant workers from Africa, kept…

Globe Trot: Kenyan officials demand UN close refugee camp for Somalis

By Mindy Belz
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International | KENYA: Officials are demanding the UN close Dadaab refugee camp, the world’s largest at 350,000 residents, in the wake of the Garissa University College…

Midday Roundup: U.S. officials say airstrikes damaging ISIS

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Making headway? U.S. officials say Islamic State (ISIS) militants have lost control of about one-quarter of the territory taken in Iraq, insisting…

Midday Roundup: ISIS frees Yazidi captives amid Iraqi offensive

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Freed. Islamic State (ISIS) militants released 216 Yazidi prisoners today after holding them for about eight months. The captives, mostly children and…

Globe Trot: Iraqis uncover mass graves of ISIS victims in Tikrit

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: Iraqi forensic teams have begun exhuming mass graves in Tikrit, the city recaptured from Islamic State this month. The graves contain the…

Starting over

Starting over

By Mindy Belz
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Iraq | In their suffering Iraq’s Christians are learning God always has a better plan

Battle ready

By Mindy Belz
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ISIS | Assyrian Christians and Kurds in Iraq’s north have been holding a 640-mile front against ISIS since last year. With a humanitarian crisis at their doorstep,

Midday Roundup: Arkansas, Indiana governors want religious liberty law changes

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Backing down? Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said this morning he wants to see changes to a religious liberty law legislators passed yesterday, after previously…

Globe Trot: The political realities of Netanyahu’s one-state pledge

By Mindy Belz
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International | ISRAEL: Thomas Friedman, someone I often disagree with but whose credentials in the Middle East can’t be denied, writes that newly reelected Prime Minister…

The fall of Nimrud. Again

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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ISIS | ISIS militants have been chopping off heads like other people go to the mall, but now they have gone too far: They are vandalizing. Men in black masks are…

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