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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…

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

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?

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…

Globe Trot: Will Afghanistan’s election be decided in a back-room deal?

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: Perhaps one of the best living photojournalists remembers one who recently died—David Guttenfelder discusses the work of colleague Anja…

Will Turkey force NATO’s hand in Syria?

By Mindy Belz
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Syria | Turkey’s role in attacks in northern Syria could force NATO intervention

Globe Trot: Militants target tourists in Egypt

By Mindy Belz
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International | EGYPT: The bombing of a bus carrying South Korean tourists in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, which killed at least four, could signal a return to targeting…

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