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Attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait part of ISIS call for Ramadan jihad

By Julia A. Seymour
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ISIS | Just days after ISIS extremists called for a month of jihad to coincide with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, bombers claiming to be affiliated with the…

Should the U.S. offer new homes to Syrian refugees?

By Onize Ohikere
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Syria | WASHINGTON—U.S. lawmakers continue to debate taking in some of the 4 million Syrian refugees from the civil war that began March 2011. Those against a…

Midday Roundup: Drone strike kills top ISIS commander

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Losing ground. A U.S. drone strike in Mosul, Iraq, has killed a top Islamic State (ISIS) commander suspected of playing a major role in the 2012 attack on the…

Record number of refugees driven from their homes in 2015

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Political, racial, and religious persecution are driving a record number of people from their native countries. In 2015, the number of displaced people rose…

Bipartisan skeptics blast administration’s Middle East strategy

By Evan Wilt
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Foreign Policy | WASHINGTON—Lawmakers from both parties called out Secretary of Defense Ash Carter at the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday for not having a clear…

Midday Roundup: Kurdish forces win major battle against ISIS in Syria

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | ISIS rout. Kurdish forces in Syria celebrated a major victory over Islamic State (ISIS) militants, reclaiming the strategic town of Tal Abyad on the Turkish…

Johnnie Moore: It’s time to stand up to ISIS

By Warren Cole Smith
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Q&A | Author compiles an on-the-ground account of the horrors of Islamic State

Globe Trot: One man’s impossible escape from North Korea

By Mindy Belz
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International | NORTH KOREA: In middle school, Ji Seong-Ho watched classroom seats empty, as his classmates died of hunger. And it gets worse from there. The young North…

Globe Trot: White House plans LGBT hiring requirement for aid groups

By Mindy Belz
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International | LGBT: C-Fam reports the White House plans to move forward with a policy change requiring humanitarian organizations to accept LGBT applicants in order to…

Militias rout ISIS from Christian area in Syria

By Mindy Belz
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ISIS | Militias recapture ancient Assyrian villages but find churches destroyed

In extremity, opportunity

In extremity, opportunity

By Mindy Belz
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ISIS | Yes, there are ways to help defeat ISIS

Obama’s hot-air commencement address

By Cal Thomas
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Climate Change | I didn’t attend my commencement ceremony at American University in Washington, D.C. I chose instead to receive my degree in the mail. I didn’t want to…

 
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