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Globe Trot: Kenneth Bae rescue mission thwarted again

By Mindy Belz
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International | NORTH KOREA: For a second time, North Korea has rescinded its invitation for a U.S. envoy to visit imprisoned American Kenneth Bae, who was sentenced to…

Globe Trot: Developing nations have 19th century missionaries to thank for stability, prosperity

By Mindy Belz
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International | CHINA:Here are a few pages hot off the press (from the Gospel of Mark) for the new Chinese Study Bible from Crossway, an exciting tool for the…

Globe Trot: Al-Qaeda’s evolving threat

By Mindy Belz
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International | TERRORISM:In his State of the Union speech last night, President Barack Obama acknowledged, “While we have put al-Qaeda’s core leadership…

A new ‘axis of evil’

By Mindy Belz
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Syria | Syrian church leaders take on Saudi Arabia as part of first official Washington mission

Globe Trot: Hope for peace in Syria begins to sink

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: The showboat the United States has made of Syrian peace talks in Geneva began to sink before it ever sailed. Direct talks with the Syrian…

Globe Trot: Explosive start threatens to derail fragile Syrian peace talks

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: Delegates have gathered outside Geneva for strategic talks on ending Syria’s civil war, but sharp differences—particularly between the…

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

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