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Globe Trot: Ramadan ends but jihadist-led violence continues

By Mindy Belz
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International | EID AL-FITR: Today marks the end of Ramadan and the beginning of the three-day Eid al-Fitr celebration to end the season of fasting. President Barack Obama…

Steady destruction—and deafening silence

By Mindy Belz
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Iraq | The Islamic State destroys Jonah’s tomb and other Judeo-Christian sites in Mosul while President Obama remains mute

Through the looking glass

By Mindy Belz
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Iraq | At the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, war zone meets wonderland

Fear and flight

By Mindy Belz
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Iraq | Islamist takeover of Mosul is a ‘crime against humanity’ the world isn't watching

Globe Trot: UN calls for immediate cease-fire in Gaza

By Mindy Belz
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International | GAZA: The UN reports the death toll in Gaza has crossed 500, and the world body is calling for an immediate cease-fire. That’s what Israel, Egypt, the Arab…

Nothing left for Mosul Christians but the sword

By Mindy Belz
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Iraq | ISIS militants give Christians a final ultimatum, forcing them to flee or be killed

Globe Trot: Air war continues in Gaza and Israel after cease-fire’s failure to launch

By Mindy Belz
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International | ISRAEL: With yesterday’s collapse of a proposed cease-fire, Palestinian militants are resuming their barrage of rockets over Israel and Israeli airstrikes…

Globe Trot: France remembers the Great War

By Mindy Belz
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International | FRANCE: The “infantrymen” of World War I marched down the Champs Élysées in Paris today, as Bastille Day celebrations in France this year commemorate…

From penalty kicks to Scud missiles

By Ryan Hill
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Sports | Silence, tears, fistfights, riots—the 2014 World Cup has turned many hearts sour as Germany, Argentina, and other powerhouses eliminate their weaker…

Midday Roundup: ISIS gets its hands on nuclear material

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Loose nukes. The ISIS terror group in Iraq has seized about 88 pounds of uranium kept at Mosul University, Reuters reports. The uranium is not weapons-grade,

Globe Trot: Israel arrests suspects in Palestinian teen’s death

By Mindy Belz
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International | ISRAEL: Authorities shocked Israelis and Palestinians on Sunday when they arrested six Jewish suspects accused of burning to death an Arab teenager who was…

Midday Roundup: ISIS declares Islamic state in Iraq

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Consolidating power. The Sunni Muslim group ISIS declared an Islamic state in territories it has seized in Iraq and Syria. The group calls the new state a…

 
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