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Midday Roundup: Putin and Assad fist bump in Moscow

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Best buds. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad traveled to Moscow for some face time with his strongest ally, Russian President Vladimir Putin. Russia has taken…

Globe Trot: Story of Afghan hospital attack changes again

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: U.S. forces targeted the hospital in Kunduz staffed by Doctors Without Borders because they believed it was a staging ground for a key Pakistani…

Fallen and forsaken

By Mindy Belz
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ISIS | Assyrian Christians brutally executed by ISIS are largely ignored by U.S. and other Western officials

Globe Trot: El Niño drought hits Papua New Guinea

By Mindy Belz
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International | INDONESIA: The El Niño weather pattern has hit Papua New Guinea with its worst drought in two decades, resulting already in 24 deaths and creating conditions…

Aid shortfalls are driving desperate Syrians back home

By Julia A. Seymour
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Syria | Desperate conditions and cuts to humanitarian aid helped drive many Middle Eastern refugees into Europe in recent months. But a new scarcity of aid is now…

Midday Roundup: North African democracy group wins Nobel Peace Prize

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Working together. A group of Tunisian leaders who worked to build democracy after a revolution has won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. The National Dialogue…

Globe Trot: Syrian Christian community suffers another devastating blow

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: “I am Assyrian Christian Ashur Abraham from the village of Tel Tamar, Jazira.” With that, Abraham and five other Christian captives were executed…

Midday Roundup: Russia ramps up Syrian attacks despite Western protests

Midday Roundup: Russia ramps up Syrian attacks despite Western protests

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Putin’s playground. As Russia continues to flex its muscles in the Middle East, Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to compare notes. By coordinating…

Globe Trot: Christians beheaded, hung on crosses in Syria

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: A U.S.-based relief group is reporting 11 Christian workers from Syria were beheaded and hung on crosses last month near Aleppo after Islamic State…

U.S. lawmakers file bills to help Iraqi, Syrian Christians

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | As the world watches an international refugee crisis driven by conflict in the Middle East and ISIS persecution, a group of U.S. lawmakers is trying to pass…

Globe Trot: Five U.S. service members dead in C-130 crash

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: A U.S. military plane has crashed near the Jalalabad airfield, killing 11. Five of the dead were U.S. service members. Despite Taliban claims to…

Midday Roundup: Education Secretary Arne Duncan resigns

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Administration graduation. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is stepping down, saying he plans to move back to Chicago to live with his family. Duncan is one of…

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