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Midday Roundup: Bill Gates predicts end to global poverty

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | No more poverty? Bill Gates, Microsoft founder turned philanthropist, makes a bold prediction in his foundation’s annual letter, released today: By 2035,

Globe Trot: Iran wiggles out of sanctions and into Syrian peace talks

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAN: The EU voted today to suspend sanctions against Iran for six months. Europe is the largest importer of Iranian crude, and the suspension…

Saudi Arabian money reaches far and wide

By Derringer Dick
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International | Everyone knows the Saudis have money, but when the Pentagon notified Congress last month that the desert kingdom planned to spend more than a billion dollars…

Christianity’s worst enemies

By J.C. Derrick
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Persecution | Opens Doors releases its annual list of persecutors

Rebel group demands trade for Syrian nuns

By Julia A. Seymour
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Syria | Syrian rebel group Ahrar Al-Qalamoun Brigade took responsibility for the recent abduction of 12 nuns and three civilians from the ancient Christian village of…

Helping when it matters most

Helping when it matters most

By Mindy Belz
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Syria | Millions of Syrian war victims wait in their hour of greatest need

Staying the course

By Mindy Belz
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Daniel of the Year | Bishop Antoine Audo and the long-suffering, war-torn, not-going-anywhere Christians of Syria

Globe Trot: Syrian rebels join forces

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA:  Seven Islamist rebel groups are merging into a new group called the Islamic Front aiming to topple the regime of President Bashar…

Globe Trot: Violence in Iraq linked to civil war in Syria

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: Bombings in Baghdad today have killed at least 37, and gunmen killed the top security guard for President Jalal Talabani on Tuesday night in Sulaymania,

Globe Trot: Syria’s largest Christian massacre

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: A church leader in Syria described last month’s attack on the village of Saddad as “the greatest massacre of Christians in Syria.”

Globe Trot: Iraqi leader asks U.S. for ‘deeper security relationship’

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: President Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki meet this afternoon at the White House. Maliki will be asking for “a deeper security…

Give me your tired

By Mindy Belz
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Middle East | Left untended, the refugee crisis from Middle East revolutions is washing up in the West

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