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Terror by the minute

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Islam | Across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East terrorist attacks unfolded seemingly simultaneously in January, a product of bigger, better-financed Islamic…

Globe Trot: Terrorists arrested in Belgium planned Paris-like attack

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | BELGIUM:Islamist fighters killed and arrested in the town of Verviers today intended a major terrorist attack, according to authorities: “You could say a…

Globe Trot: With all eyes on Paris, Islamic militants unchecked in Nigeria

By Mindy Belz
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International | NIGERIA: We have been unable to confirm casualties from a Boko Haram attack on Baga late last week that reportedly killed as many as 2,000 Nigerians. The…

Globe Trot: French unity march masks divisions over terror response

By Mindy Belz
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International | FRANCE: More than 1.5 million people marched in Paris yesterday, including at least four heads of state—President François Hollande of France, Chancellor…

Nigeria attack: Too many bodies to count

By Jamie Dean
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Nigeria | Boko Haram’s terror rampage may be one of the deadliest in the Islamist group’s history

Globe Trot: Syrian and Iraqi refugees celebrate Christmas in Lebanon

By Mindy Belz
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International | LEBANON: Christmas for Refugees, a program serving Syrians and Iraqis fleeing the war, continues—and watch these children sing. EUROPE: A Roman Catholic…

Globe Trot: Castro regime cracks down on Cuban dissidents

By Mindy Belz
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International | HAPPY NEW YEAR. I look forward to your input on how to make Globe Trot better and more useful to you in 2015. At WORLD we begin our 30th volume of the…

Globe Trot: Iraqi Christians celebrate hope in the time of despair

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: The displaced Christians in Iraq are bold with Christmas trees and other displays, despite the danger they face. “Don’t be surprised…

Boko Haram kidnaps another 185 women and children

By Leigh Jones
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Nigeria | The Nigerian militant group Boko Haram kidnapped another 185 women and children from a village in the country’s north earlier this week. Before driving off…

November death toll for Muslim militants: 5,042

By Daniel James Devine
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Terrorism | Muslim militants around the world killed 5,042 people in the month of November alone. That’s nearly twice the number that died when the World Trade Center…

Islamic extremism fuels increase in religiously motivated terrorism

By Julia A. Seymour
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Terrorism | Four extreme Islamist groups were responsible for two-thirds of deaths in claimed terrorist attacks in 2013. Those groups were the Islamic State of Iraq and…

Globe Trot: Did Peter Kassig resist his ISIS executioner?

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA:Video footage confirmed the fifth beheading of a Westerner by Islamic State. Peter Kassig, a 26-year-old humanitarian aid worker from Indiana (and an…

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