Middle East

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Preferring those who hate us

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Israel | There is a Ph.D. dissertation in it for whoever can figure out why we always prefer those who hate us. The spectacle of a few weeks ago of students at the…

Kayla Mueller to family: Give your pain to God

By Lynde Langdon
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ISIS | UPDATE: After confirming news of her death, Kayla Jean Mueller’s family released the following letter she sent them last year while still being held captive

Number of foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria doubles

By Daniel James Devine
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Terrorism | The number of foreigners flocking to the cause of militant Islam in Iraq and Syria is the largest such influx since 1945, according to a new estimate. More…

Midday Roundup: Nagmeh Abedini ‘hopeful’ after meeting with Obama

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Renewed hope. President Barack Obama assured Nagmeh Abedini in person Wednesday that returning her imprisoned husband to the United States from Iran was a top…

Open Doors: Worst persecution yet to come

By J.C. Derrick
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Persecution | Militant Islam poses the biggest threat to Christians in Africa and the Middle East

Al-Qaeda kills American and South African hostages in Yemen

By Mickey McLean
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Yemen | Militants from Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed American photojournalist Luke Somers and South African teacher Pierre Korkie Saturday in Yemen during…

Matthew and Grace Huang leave Qatar

By Jamie Dean
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Middle East | The American Christian couple's release comes four days after they were acquitted of wrongdoing in their adopted daughter's death

Forgotten survivors

By Mindy Belz
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Syria | The ISIS sweep into Iraq hasn’t halted Syria’s three-year nightmare

God’s elephant in the room

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Iran | Earlier this month  The Economist  ran a special report on Iran, a nation classified by the U.S. State Department as the world’s leading sponsor of…

Unholy glee

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | It is one thing to kill your enemy; it is another thing to be gleeful about it. We know that even when presiding over the death of evil men, God has no glee…

Teaching hate

By Cal Thomas
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Terrorism | “You’ve got to be taught to hate …” —Oscar Hammerstein, South Pacific The murder on Tuesday of five people and the serious wounding of several others…

Fast friends

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Ah, reconciliation. Isn’t it grand? There is good evidence that on Nov. 2, in a town called Atareb, west of Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, two hitherto…

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