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Globe Trot: Five years after Bin Laden’s death, U.S. has much to learn

By Mindy Belz
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International | PAKISTAN: Today is the fifth anniversary of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, and the CIA has been criticized—to the tune of thousands of comments…

Conflict with Kurds in Turkey complicates fight against ISIS in Syria, Iraq

By Onize Ohikere
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ISIS | A Turkish parliamentary committee began debate Thursday on a proposal by the ruling party to revoke immunity for lawmakers. If eventually approved, the…

Congress moves to undercut ISIS’s black market for antiquities

By Evan Wilt
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ISIS | WASHINGTON— The House of Representatives passed legislation this week to snuff out the Islamic State’s (ISIS) black market of pillaged cultural…

Midday Roundup: Airstrikes in Syria hit hospital, civilians

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Humanitarian crisis. Airstrikes in Aleppo, Syria, have killed at least 61 people, including some at a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital. The Syrian…

Globe Trot: Christian districts in Aleppo bear brunt of latest shelling

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: Barnabas Fund, with contacts among churches in Syria, particularly Aleppo, reports Christian districts in the city bearing the brunt of a week’s…

Midday Roundup: More U.S. special forces headed to Syria

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Syrian deployment. President Barack Obama announced today he will send 250 more U.S. special operations forces to Syria—quadrupling the number of troops…

Globe Trot: ISIS martyrs 21 Assyrians in Qaryatain

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: The Syriac Orthodox Church has published the names of 21 Assyrians killed by ISIS in Qaryatain. The Islamic militants captured the town last August,

Globe Trot: Pakistan financed 2009 attack on Afghan CIA base

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: The deadliest attack on U.S. intelligence officers in CIA history was the likely work of Pakistan’s intelligence agency, according to a…

ISIS retakes strategic Syrian city, shows disturbing resilience

By Anna K. Poole
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ISIS | Islamic State militants recaptured a major city on the Syria-Turkey border earlier this week, just days after losing it to rebel forces. The latest battle for…

Midday Roundup: Two dead in Air Force base shooting in Texas

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | On-base tragedy. Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide at an Air Force base in San Antonio. Two bodies were found in a room at Joint Base San…

Globe Trot: French journalist jailed over war crimes book

By Mindy Belz
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International | THE HAGUE: A French journalist is being held like a war criminal, in solitary confinement with lights on 24 hours a day, over her 2007 book revealing a war…

Globe Trot: Syrian forces recapture Palmyra

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: Syrian government forces recaptured Palmyra from Islamic State over the weekend. In pictures, here’s the damage wrought by the terror group on the…

 
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