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Globe Trot: Osama bin Laden’s treasure trove of documents

By Mindy Belz
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International | OBL: Among the trove of documents from Osama bin Laden declassified this week was an application for joining al Qaeda. IRELAND: Polls are open today for a…

Globe Trot: Ancient Syrian city falls to ISIS

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | SYRIA: ISIS (or Islamic State) has seized parts of the ancient city of Palmyra. Here’s real-time footage from today. But as writer Ann Voskamp points…

U.S. aided arms flow from Benghazi to Syria

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Benghazi | Disclosure could have a ripple effect on the 2016 election

U.S. raid kills top ISIS commander

By Leigh Jones
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ISIS | U.S. commandos conducting a rare ground raid in Syria overnight killed Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) leader Abu Sayyaf, captured his wife, and freed a Yazidi…

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

By Mindy Belz
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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…

Dire prediction

By Mindy Belz
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Syria | Syria’s army may be near defeat, and the aftermath may be as grim as war

Iraqi Christians plead for help from Congress

By J.C. Derrick
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Persecution | Witnesses recount ISIS atrocities against people and historic sites

Archeologists denounce ISIS attempt to erase history at Nimrud

By Julia A. Seymour
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ISIS | ISIS continued its destruction of archaeological treasures and historic sites last week by obliterating a city that dates back to Genesis. A propaganda video…

Globe Trot: ISIS ready to recruit Palestinians in Syrian refugee camp

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: Islamic State militants say they have entered Yarmouk, the Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus. Yarmouk is old enough its homeless inhabitants have…

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

By Mindy Belz
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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: Mental illness spreads in Syria after trauma of long war

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: It’s no surprise Syrians are suffering an epidemic of mental illness following four years of civil war and terrorism. In Iraq, too, I met desperate…

‘Scientists say’

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Climate Change | The blessing and curse of writing well is that in college you can produce term papers full of nonsense and get an “A.” A discerning professor will flag it…

 
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