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Globe Trot: Sensational sakura

By Mindy Belz
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International | JAPAN: Cherry blossom season is at its peak, and for some amazing photos the world over, check out #sakura on Twitter or Instagram. The Japanese have an…

Heroic priest assassinated in Syria

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | The Syrian government and rebel groups are pointing fingers in the assassination of Dutch Jesuit Priest Francis Van Der Lugt in his garden in Homs. No group…

Globe Trot: Will Afghanistan’s election be decided in a back-room deal?

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: Perhaps one of the best living photojournalists remembers one who recently died—David Guttenfelder discusses the work of colleague Anja…

Globe Trot: Militant threats halt aid deliveries in Iraq

By Mindy Belz
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International | IN IRAQ: Iraqi security forces today halted even charity deliveries of food supplies in the impoverished Baghdad Al-Jidida district, also known as New…

Syrian refugees try to start over in Lebanon

By Mindy Belz
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Syria | With thousands pouring over the border every day, needs quickly overwhelm capacity

Globe Trot: Did Taliban target a Christian daycare in latest Afghan attack?

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: A Taliban-led shootout at a guesthouse in Kabul may have been meant for the day care run by Western Christians next door. In the attack…

Will Turkey force NATO’s hand in Syria?

By Mindy Belz
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Syria | Turkey’s role in attacks in northern Syria could force NATO intervention

Globe Trot: Conflicting agendas frame Obama’s Saudi visit

By Mindy Belz
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International | SAUDI ARABIA: President Barack Obama today travels to Saudi Arabia, where he hopes to repair frayed relations. Human rights groups hope the president will…

Globe Trot: A papal audience for the president

By Mindy Belz
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International | VATICAN CITY: I attended today’s papal audience in St. Peter’s Square, standing just rows away from Pope Francis as more than 50,000 people—despite rain…

Globe Trot: Christians facing new wave of attacks in Nigeria

By Mindy Belz
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International | NIGERIA: Militants attacked villages in Katsina state killing 69. Katsina has a large Christian population and dozens of churches were burned there following…

Globe Trot: Syrian nuns free, chemical weapons still in custody

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA is expected to miss a major deadline in the destruction of chemical weapons. Meanwhile, we’re watching overnight reports that the 13 nuns from…

Syrian rebels force Christians to pay ‘protection’ tax

By Julia A. Seymour
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Syria | Crosses on churches and pealing church bells are a thing of the past in Raqqa, Syria, as long as extreme Islamists remain in power there. After seizing it…

 
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