Middle East

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ISIS and Islam’s irrationality

By Les Sillars
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Q&A | Robert Reilly, author of The Closing of the Muslim Mind , talks about how a ninth-century theological schism helps explain execution videos of Coptic Christians…

Aid shortfalls are driving desperate Syrians back home

By Julia A. Seymour
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Syria | Desperate conditions and cuts to humanitarian aid helped drive many Middle Eastern refugees into Europe in recent months. But a new scarcity of aid is now…

Yemen’s rebels accept UN resolution calling for ceasefire

By Anna K. Poole
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Yemen | As political violence reaches a crescendo in Yemen, even celebration is increasingly blood-soaked. In the second wedding attack in two weeks, two airstrikes…

Globe Trot: Doctors Without Borders accuses U.S. of war crimes

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: Doctors Without Borders (or MSF for Medicins sans Frontiers) is seeking an international inquiry into the U.S. airstrike in Kunduz that destroyed…

U.S. lawmakers file bills to help Iraqi, Syrian Christians

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | As the world watches an international refugee crisis driven by conflict in the Middle East and ISIS persecution, a group of U.S. lawmakers is trying to pass…

Globe Trot: Five U.S. service members dead in C-130 crash

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: A U.S. military plane has crashed near the Jalalabad airfield, killing 11. Five of the dead were U.S. service members. Despite Taliban claims to…

Refugee apps

By Michael Cochrane
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Technology | Fleeing Syrians find a friend in social media

Shame on us?

Shame on us?

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Refugees | The West should find ways to help refugees—but not from a need for atonement or restitution

Unprecedented meeting on religious freedom

By Emily Belz
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Religious Liberty | Lawmakers from around the world meet in New York to talk about persecution and the refugee crisis

Globe Trot: European leaders hold migrant meeting in New York

By Mindy Belz
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International | PERSECUTION: Today in New York, 100 parliamentarians from 50 countries gather to discuss religious persecution and Europe’s migrant crisis. Germans are…

Midday Roundup: U.S. to accept more refugees from Syria

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Refugee reshuffling. Thousands more Syrian refugees could soon be headed to the United States. The White House is looking to take in 10,000 refugees next…

The point of no return

By Cal Thomas
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Iran | In aviation it’s called the point of no return. That point in a flight when catastrophe strikes and the airplane, because of low fuel or mechanical…

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