Middle East

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Midday Roundup: Israel plots revenge for murdered teens

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | In mourning. Thousands of Israelis took to the streets today to mourn three teenage seminary students kidnapped last month in the West Bank. Their bodies were…

Laying siege from the shadows

By Mindy Belz
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Iraq | Saddam’s deputy, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, may be key to understanding the lightning strikes and success of Sunni militants in Iraq

Globe Trot: Did the U.S. have a chance to contain ISIS last year?

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry turned up in Baghdad this morning to meet with key Iraqi leaders. The Obama administration is making not-so-subtle…

Too little, too late for Iraq?

By Mindy Belz
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Iraq | President Obama to send in a handful of troops as ISIS militants threaten Baghdad and clear the country of Christianity

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…

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…

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