Syria

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Laying siege from the shadows

By Mindy Belz
Posted

Iraq | Saddam’s deputy, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, may be key to understanding the lightning strikes and success of Sunni militants in Iraq

Globe Trot: Will the U.S. partner with Assad to save Iraq?

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | IRAQ: The Pentagon said 130 U.S. military advisors now are in place in Baghdad to assist the Iraqi army’s ability to wage war against terrorists. Syrian…

Midday Roundup: Hillary Clinton doesn’t have an income inequality leg to stand on

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Let them eat cake! Hillary Clinton’s book tour is getting her expected 2016 presidential campaign off to a very bad start. On Sunday, The Guardian published…

Globe Trot: ISIS publishes its terror agenda

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: ISIS (also ISIL) militants continue fighting in Syria as well as Iraq. This week, they posted an alarming statement concerning their…

Midday roundup: Tea party gets an edge in Mississippi primary

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Republican coup? A tea party-backed candidate is headed for a runoff with six-term Republican Sen. Thad Cochran after yesterday’s primary in Mississippi.

Obama aims to become global collaborator-in-chief

By Andrew Branch
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Foreign Policy | In a broad defense of his foreign policy, President Barack Obama announced a new strategy Wednesday, calling on Congress to approve a $5 billion…

Globe Trot: Obama administration abandons U.S. toddler in Sudanese jail

By Mindy Belz
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International | SUDAN: The pregnant Sudanese woman sentenced to death and 100 lashes for her refusal to recant her Christian faith, awaits in a Khartoum prison as an…

Midday Roundup: The U.S. military's hot, nuclear mess

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Loose nukes. There are 450 nuclear missiles locked away in silos around the United States, and the unit tasked with guarding them is a hot mess. An…

Staying alive

By Mindy Belz
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Middle East | Syrian refugees and their hosts in tiny Lebanon battle a big humanitarian crisis with grassroots, church-based help

Midday Roundup: VA head gets appointment with Congress over delayed care scandal

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | VA subpoena. Congress has subpoenaed Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki over claims the agency destroyed documents linked to delayed…

Fighting for the world’s original Christians

By J.C. Derrick
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Persecution | Religious leaders band together to support believers in Egypt, Iraq, and Syria

Midday Roundup: Number of Hispanic Protestants continues to rise

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Church trends. The Pew Research Center released the results of a survey of the nation’s Latinos today, issuing findings that won’t be much of a surprise…

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