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Globe Trot: Volcanos, earthquakes, and running to God

By Mindy Belz
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International | CHILE: In the wake of an earthquake it’s easy to forget a volcano, but the Calbuco eruption continues, with residents trying to save their homes from a rain…

Debate over Islamic courts fuels religious tension in Tanzania

By Julia A. Seymour
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North Africa | Tanzania’s outgoing president has warned rising religious tension in his country could derail an upcoming constitutional referendum on April 30 and…

Midday Roundup: ISIS claims responsibility for Tunisia museum attack

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | No mercy. Islamic State militants have claimed responsibility for the attack on a Tunisian museum Wednesday. The death toll has risen to 23, and the…

Midday Roundup: Terrorists kill 17 foreigners in attack on Tunisian museum

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Tunisian terror. Militants in Tunisia stormed a museum in the North African nation’s capital today, killing 19 people. Seventeen of the victims were foreign…

The Church’s reply

The Church’s reply

By Mindy Belz
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Persecution | May prayer for the persecuted and for those who persecute increase

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…

 
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