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Globe Trot: Obama’s Arab summit includes notable no-shows

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | ARAB SUMMIT: The no-shows at Camp David this week included Saudi Arabia’s King Salman—and appear a deliberate snub over White House warming to Iran. But…

Globe Trot: Foreign aid piling up at Nepalese ports, borders

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | NEPAL: Local churches representing Nepal’s tiny Christian minority are pooling resources to assist in relief efforts following Saturday’s earthquake. But…

Pakistan in quandary over involvement in Yemen crisis

By Anna K. Poole
Posted

Yemen | As Shiite rebels advance across Yemen, an air blockade imposed by Saudi Arabia is preventing medical supplies from reaching victims of the conflict. As of…

Globe Trot: Saudi Arabia joins the fray in Yemen

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | YEMEN: Overnight, Saudi forces began airstrikes against Houthi rebel positions in Yemen. The Iran-backed rebels have in recent weeks driven U.S. special…

Globe Trot: The political realities of Netanyahu’s one-state pledge

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | ISRAEL: Thomas Friedman, someone I often disagree with but whose credentials in the Middle East can’t be denied, writes that newly reelected Prime Minister…

Globe Trot: A story of forgiveness goes viral in the Arab world

Globe Trot: A story of forgiveness goes viral in the Arab world

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | IRAQ: I’ve been three weeks on the road, including time in Iraq among those displaced by ISIS and those fighting ISIS, or Islamic State. Reports to come in…

U.S. lawmakers urge new Saudi king to embrace human rights reforms

By Julia A. Seymour
Posted

Religious Liberty | Saudi Arabia has a new king, and a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers took the opportunity during his transition to power to petition him to expand freedom…

Globe Trot: France issues plan to fight extremism

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | FRANCE:  Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced today sweeping measures to combat terrorism in France. But according to polls, the French…

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah dies at age 90

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Obituary | Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who ruled the Islamic regime for the past 20 years, has died, according to Saudi state TV. He was 90.

Is MERS the next big global health threat?

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Health | A Illinois businessman walked away from a 40-minute meeting at the beginning of May with something unexpected: a case of a novel Middle Eastern virus. The…

Globe Trot: Conflicting agendas frame Obama’s Saudi visit

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | SAUDI ARABIA: President Barack Obama today travels to Saudi Arabia, where he hopes to repair frayed relations. Human rights groups hope the president will…

Globe Trot: Terrorism remains a possibility in Malaysian plane’s disappearance

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | MALAYSIA:Malaysian authorities now admit they may have picked up radar signals from disappeared Malaysian Air flight 370 nearly 100 miles west of the…

 
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