Iraq

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Globe Trot: Militants continue their march to Baghdad

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: After days of bombing and unrest, al-Qaeda linked militants successfully took over Mosul—Iraq’s second largest city—forcing about a half million…

Christians flee Mosul’s terrorist takeover

By Mindy Belz
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Iraq | One Iraqi pastor says this could be the last exodus from what was once a Christian stronghold

Globe Trot: Obama administration abandons U.S. toddler in Sudanese jail

By Mindy Belz
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International | SUDAN: The pregnant Sudanese woman sentenced to death and 100 lashes for her refusal to recant her Christian faith, awaits in a Khartoum prison as an…

Fighting for the world’s original Christians

By J.C. Derrick
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Persecution | Religious leaders band together to support believers in Egypt, Iraq, and Syria

Globe Trot: Boko Haram ratchets up the violence in Nigeria

By Mindy Belz
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International | NIGERIA: Boko Haram attacks are too hard to keep up with. An official says “many, many” people have been killed by militants who attacked a town on the…

Globe Trot: Ukraine’s pro-Russian protests turn violent

By Mindy Belz
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International | UKRAINE: In Odessa, a mob stormed a police station to free pro-Russian militants after a weekend of street violence left dozens dead. Reverse-flow deliveries…

The edge of extinction

By Mindy Belz
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Iraq | The numbers say Christians may soon be no more in the Middle East, but the beleaguered churches in Baghdad are fighting risk with resilience

Globe Trot: Iraq goes to the polls

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: Baghdad is under lockdown, with cars banned from city streets and Iraqis today at the polls in the first election since the U.S. withdrawal in 2011. One…

Globe Trot: Prime minister resigns over ferry disaster

By Mindy Belz
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International | SOUTH KOREA: Prime Minister Chung Hong-Won resigned on Sunday over South Korea’s ferry-sinking disaster. With more than 200 people dead and…

What liberation?

By Mindy Belz
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Iraq | Baghdad may have left the headlines, but the war the United States began for most Iraqis hasn’t ended

Globe Trot: Militant threats halt aid deliveries in Iraq

By Mindy Belz
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International | IN IRAQ: Iraqi security forces today halted even charity deliveries of food supplies in the impoverished Baghdad Al-Jidida district, also known as New…

Letters from the exiles

By Emily Belz
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Iraq | Iraqi Jews and Iraq tussle over the remnant of artifacts from one of the world’s oldest, and now almost extinct, Jewish communities

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