Middle East

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Sadder and wiser—but mostly sadder

Sadder and wiser—but mostly sadder

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Iraq | I have in my possession a special issue of WORLD magazine, dated April 19, 2003: “Free at last” is the title, speaking of Iraq. The double-size issue…

Iraq is on its own!

By Cal Thomas
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Iraq | “It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for…

Iraqi surprise vs. biblical wisdom

By Marvin Olasky
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Iraq | China, 1949. Cuba, 1958-59. Vietnam, 1975. Iraq, 2014? Sudden collapses are all surprises when they occur, yet in retrospect seem inevitable results of…

Midday Roundup: Snowden, super spy or super geek?

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Snowden, super spy. Edward Snowden is back in the news, making grandiose claims about his own importance. During an interview with Brian Williams for NBC…

Not your headline news

By Mindy Belz
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Middle East | What if God is building something new out of the destruction of His ancient churches?

Staying alive

By Mindy Belz
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Middle East | Syrian refugees and their hosts in tiny Lebanon battle a big humanitarian crisis with grassroots, church-based help

Web Reads: Become a Middle East expert

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | History in maps. Online now is a fantastic series of maps showing the history of the Middle East, the spread of various civilizations, and the borders…

Globe Trot: Russia’s weakness amid the sabre-rattling

By Mindy Belz
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International | RUSSIA: In Vladimir Putin’s Russia, nuclear arsenal and vast territories notwithstanding, the distinguishing feature of the country today is its striking…

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

Tony Blair: We need to take the threat of militant Islam seriously

By The Editors
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Middle East | The Middle East matters, says former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who argued recently that the threat of radicalized Islam continues to represent “the…

Globe Trot: Kerry’s Middle East peace ‘pipe dream’

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: Jerry Umanos, one of three Americans killed at a hospital in Kabul run by Christian NGO CURE International, made a 7,000-mile commute to serve…

Globe Trot: The president ‘pivots’ to Asia

By Mindy Belz
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International | JAPAN: President Barack Obama has ‘pivoted’ to Asia and begun a trip delayed 7 months after the government shutdown. The president will visit Japan, South…

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