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Few Syrian Christians get asylum in U.S., despite genocide declaration

By Evan Wilt
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Persecution | WASHINGTON—Two months after the Obama administration called out militant terror group Islamic State (ISIS) for committing genocide against Christians in…

Are hospitals becoming fair game in war?

By Anna K. Poole
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Syria | Even in combat zones, hospitals are considered sanctuaries from enemy fire, and according to the Geneva Conventions, attacking a medical facility is a war…

Globe Trot: U.S. lifts Vietnam’s embargo despite human rights abuses

By Mindy Belz
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International | VIETNAM: President Barack Obama arrived in Hanoi to lift an embargo on weapons sales to the communist state and one-time U.S. foe. The move came ahead of…

Globe Trot: Ceasefire brings no relief to Syria’s persecuted Christians

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: Reports from a town near the city of Hama indicate ISIS brutally killed all the Christians and Alawites living there, an unspecified number who made up…

Midday Roundup: Senior Hezbollah commander killed in Syria

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Successful strike. Hezbollah confirmed that its most senior commander in Syria was killed yesterday in a bombing near Damascus. Mustafa Amine Badreddine, 55,

Globe Trot: Filipinos elect Donald Trump wannabe

By Mindy Belz
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International | PHILIPPINES: Voters actually elected Donald Trump wannabe Rodrigo Duterte president. NIGERIA: Beneath the civility, Nigerian and British heads of state are…

Globe Trot: Venezuelan opposition leader shot during recall effort

By Mindy Belz
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International | VENEZUELA: A leading conservative opposition leader was shot dead on Friday in the western state of Lara, days after his party collected 1.85 million…

Globe Trot: Putin celebrates Palmyra victory, Assad kills more civilians

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: Airstrikes by the Bashar al-Assad regime on a camp for displaced people killed at least 28 civilians, as renowned Russian conductor and Vladimir Putin…

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…

 
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