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House divided

By Jamie Dean
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Middle East | An American couple faces Qatari imprisonment over a tragedy in their adoptive home 

Help for Middle East Christians

By Cal Thomas
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Persecution | American Christians have been slow to the point of near silence when it comes to speaking out about the atrocities committed against their fellow believers by…

Globe Trot: No freedom for Chibok’s captive schoolgirls

By Jamie Dean
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International | NIGERIA: More than a week after the Nigerian government announced the terrorist group Boko Haram had agreed to release more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped…

Globe Trot: Kim Jong-Un comes out of hiding

By Jamie Dean
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International | HONG KONG: Pro-democracy demonstrations entered a third week in Hong Kong, and the weekend brought clashes between the student-led protesters and police.

Point-counterpoint: Father Abraham’s children

By Andrée Seu Peterson & John Piper
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Religion | Should evangelicals support the state of Israel because it has a divine right to the land? Andrée Seu Peterson and John Piper have different perspectives

Filmmakers jailed as oppression of Christians worsens in Iran

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Iranian security officials arrested three Christian converts, including a filmmaker, in the province of Isfahan on Sept. 27. Shahram Ghaedi, an actor who was…

Rebuilding Gaza for the next attack

By Cal Thomas
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Middle East | After World War II, the Marshall Plan helped rebuild a devastated Europe. The key word in that sentence is “after.” Last weekend at a conference of donor…

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…

Christian worship in Arabic at a California church

By Jill Nelson
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Religion | Editor’s note: So often when churches are in the news it is because of something controversial—such as a scandal or a fight over doctrinal issues. That is

Obama’s spread-the-blame policy

By Cal Thomas
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ISIS | “No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday.” —Alexander…

Israel: ‘The pool into which the world spits’

By Marvin Olasky
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Israel | Last week I quoted former Associated Press reporter Matti Friedman’s terrific description of what’s wrong in American and European reporting about Israel.

Obama outlines his ISIS strategy

By J.C. Derrick
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ISIS | The president calls for the eradication of the terrorist group but without the use of combat troops

 
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