Iraq

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

Globe Trot: Europe mulls border controls amid terror threat

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | EUROPE: EU ministers in an emergency meeting today in Brussels are moving toward reinstating border controls and passport checks among the 26 EU nations that…

House overwhelmingly approves new checks for Syrian refugees

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Congress | House Republicans and Democrats banded together today for a rare veto-proof vote, approving a bill that adds extra layers of scrutiny for Syrian refugees…

Proposed Iraqi law would force some children to become Muslim

By Julia A. Seymour
Posted

Persecution | Religious minority groups in Iraq are protesting a new law that would force some children to become Muslim. Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako of Baghdad urged…

Globe Trot: Obama declared ISIS ‘contained’ hours before Paris attacks

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama’s national security team defended the president’s Friday statement before the Paris attacks that the Islamic State…

Globe Trot: Kurds launch bold effort to retake Sinjar from ISIS

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | IRAQ: Kurdish forces have begun a concerted assault to retake Sinjar from the Islamic State, in what could be the start of a major military campaign to…

Past is prologue

By Mindy Belz
Posted

Middle East | Doing war on the cheap has its price

Globe Trot: Burma puts democracy to the test in Sunday elections

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | BURMA: On Sunday, Burma, also called Myanmar, is set to hold its first contested election in 25 years. Even before votes were cast, democracy icon Aung San…

Globe Trot: U.K., Ireland suspend flights to Sinai over terror fears

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | SINAI: As the experts probe, the Brits are suspending all flights to Sharm al-Sheikh, saying the Russian plane that crashed on takeoff there “may well have…

Midday Roundup: Company pulls plug on Keystone XL approval process

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Newsworthy | Pipeline pause. TransCanada Corp, the company behind the Keystone XL oil pipeline, has asked the U.S. government to postpone consideration of its application…

Globe Trot: The economics behind China’s new two-child policy

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | CHINA: The rationale behind ending the one-child policy is purely economic. China will lose 67 million workers over the next 20 years, according to UN…

Who is my neighbor?

By Jamie Dean
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Refugees | The world’s worst refugee crisis since World War II raises challenges about balancing security concerns and spiritual care for strangers in need

Globe Trot: Southern Baptists to scale down international missions

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | SOUTHERN BAPTISTS: The International Mission Board of Southern Baptists has announced a 15 percent reduction in its workforce, cutting 600 to 800 missionaries…

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