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Globe Trot: Al-Qaeda’s evolving threat

By Mindy Belz
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International | TERRORISM:In his State of the Union speech last night, President Barack Obama acknowledged, “While we have put al-Qaeda’s core leadership…

Globe Trot: Hope for peace in Syria begins to sink

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: The showboat the United States has made of Syrian peace talks in Geneva began to sink before it ever sailed. Direct talks with the Syrian…

Brother vs. brother

By Jamie Dean
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South Sudan | As political and tribal conflict splits South Sudan, church leaders hope to be peacemakers

Cease-fire in South Sudan

By Jamie Dean
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South Sudan | The agreement looks to halt the violence as peace negotiations continue

On the edge

By Jamie Dean
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South Sudan | A new development in South Sudan’s conflict offers hope, but the suffering of thousands of civilians remains severe

Globe Trot: Gates unleashes his fury

By Mindy Belz
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International | U.S. FOREIGN POLICY: Colleagues describe former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates as “calm and courtly”—and he did serve two parties and two presidents…

Globe Trot: Resurgence redux in Iraq

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: Al-Qaeda forces have gained control of Fallujah, a key battleground during the nearly 10-year U.S. war in Iraq. Its Anbar Province, where…

Uncivil war

By Jamie Dean
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South Sudan | South Sudan’s large Christian population is among the millions threatened by a worsening conflict

Violence swelling in South Sudan

By Moses Wasamu
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South Sudan | Church leaders want to assist the factions in reaching a peaceful agreement

Globe Trot: Defiant Morsi rejects Egyptian court’s jurisdiction

By Mindy Belz
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International | EGYPT: The trial of former President Mohamed Morsi opened this morning with Morsi’s defiant rejection of the court’s jurisdiction. The deposed leader…

Globe Trot: Syrian misery multiplies

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: Hardships are mounting for refugees inside and outside Syria. “It is as if we are living on Jupiter or Mars,” said Qusai Zakarya, a spokesman for…

Globe Trot: Life in ‘the world’s largest village’

By Mindy Belz
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International | SOUTH SUDAN: Greetings from “the world’s largest village.” Juba, the capital of South Sudan, has 2 million residents, all with “no functioning…

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