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Turning Iran into a boa constrictor

By J.C. Derrick
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Iran | Lawmakers debate the effect of sanctions relief on Iran's ability to fund Middle East terror networks

Former Holocaust refugee starts fund to rescue Christians from ISIS

By Katlyn Babyak
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Persecution | Jewish Holocaust survivor Lord George Weidenfeld plans to evacuate and resettle up to 2,000 Syrian and Iraqi Christians threatened by the so-called Islamic…

Iran deal finds few fans in Congress

By J.C. Derrick
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Iran | 
WASHINGTON—Members of both parties on Tuesday blasted preliminary details of a nuclear agreement between Iran and the United States, Great Britain,

ISIS threatens Jerusalem’s Christians, stirs up extremism in Gaza

By Julia A. Seymour
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ISIS | Islamic State (ISIS) militants allegedly have threatened to “purify” Jerusalem by slaughtering Christians if they don’t leave before the end of Ramadan…

Attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait part of ISIS call for Ramadan jihad

By Julia A. Seymour
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ISIS | Just days after ISIS extremists called for a month of jihad to coincide with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, bombers claiming to be affiliated with the…

UN report: Israel and Hamas guilty of human rights violations

By Katlyn Babyak
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United Nations | An independent United Nations commission of inquiry released its report Monday on human rights violations committed during last summer’s 50-day conflict in…

Southern Baptists plan religious liberty office in Middle East

By Onize Ohikere
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Persecution | Christians in some parts of the Middle East have three options: move elsewhere, become Muslim, or pay the expensive Christian tax known as jizya. As Nina…

Midday Roundup: U.S. highway funding critically low

By Katlyn Babyak, Evan Wilt & Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Nearly broke. The U.S. Highway Trust Fund, which uses federal fuel taxes to maintain interstate highways and public transportation systems, is due to run out…

Bipartisan skeptics blast administration’s Middle East strategy

By Evan Wilt
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Foreign Policy | WASHINGTON—Lawmakers from both parties called out Secretary of Defense Ash Carter at the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday for not having a clear…

The young and the jobless in post-Arab Spring nations face tough odds

By Laura Edghill
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Middle East | Millions of young people in the Middle East and North Africa are competing for jobs that are increasingly scarce. In the aftermath of the Arab Spring,

Taliban Five free to return to terror after travel ban ends next week

By Thomas Miller
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Terrorism | Five Taliban leaders will be free to travel the world again next week after serving a one-year travel ban. American leaders fear the men will rejoin their old…

In extremity, opportunity

In extremity, opportunity

By Mindy Belz
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ISIS | Yes, there are ways to help defeat ISIS

 
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