North Africa

 
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Christians cautiously optimistic over Tunisia’s new constitution

By Julia A. Seymour
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North Africa | Tunisia, the birthplace of the Arab Spring uprisings, voted last week to approve a new constitution that rejects Sharia law and includes some protection for…

Globe Trot: Explosive start threatens to derail fragile Syrian peace talks

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: Delegates have gathered outside Geneva for strategic talks on ending Syria’s civil war, but sharp differences—particularly between the…

A life laid down

By Jamie Dean
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Libya | An American teacher killed in Benghazi strived to ‘treasure Christ above all things’

Give me your tired

By Mindy Belz
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Middle East | Left untended, the refugee crisis from Middle East revolutions is washing up in the West

Migrants arrive in Europe in body bags

By Rob Holmes
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International | Hundreds of illegal migrants lost their lives at sea this month crossing the Mediterranean from Africa to Europe, including 339 from Eritrea alone.

Eleven lawyers plead for jailed Moroccan Christian

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | The family of a Moroccan Christian on trial was shocked and touched to see 11 human rights lawyers at his appeal hearing on Oct. 10 in Fez, Morocco. The…

Questions abound one year after Benghazi attack

By J.C. Derrick
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Benghazi Attack | WASHINGTON—Numerous Republican lawmakers vowed on Wednesday to find out the truth about the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans…

Midday Roundup: Wisconsin AG says Catholic hospitals can’t discriminate against abortionists

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Forced to accept abortions. Wisconsin’s attorney general is trying to force three Catholic hospitals in the state to grant admitting privileges to…

Globe Trot: Voting in Kenya, fighting in Mali, geology in Africa, and AIDS cured in Mississippi

By Mindy Belz
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International | High voter turnout in Kenya today marks one of the most complex—and controversial—presidential elections in the key East African nation and strong…

North Africa's criminal Christians

By Whitney Williams
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Libya | Libyan officials arrested four Christian foreigners over the weekend, accusing them of distributing books about Christianity and sharing their faith. Police…

New name, old face behind Masked Brigade attack

By Whitney Williams
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Algeria | A four-day siege at a natural gas plant in Algeria has left 37 foreign hostages dead, according to figures released by the Algerian government Monday. The…

Globe Trot: Algeria, North Korea, Syria, Paris protests, mapping North Africa

By Mindy Belz
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International | “Terrorists should be on notice,” said Defense Secretary Leon Panetta today in London, following the Algerian army’s raid to release an unknown number…

 
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