Syria

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Desperate times

By Mindy Belz
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ISIS | Beneath the bad news headlines, good news is at work

Cities under siege

By Mindy Belz
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Cities | For the Middle East’s urban war zones, caught now for years under bombardments and deprivation, survival amid the ruins often means living in the hell…

Midday Roundup: Russia begins blame game for Syrian hospital bombings

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Finger pointing. Russia denies its warplanes struck a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders in northern Syria on Monday. The Britain-based Syrian…

Midday Roundup: Bombs hit hospitals, school in northern Syria

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Innocent victims. Airstrikes in northern Syria hit three hospitals and a school today as the government and Russian forces worked to wrest control of the…

Midday Roundup: Assad, rebels agree to try to end fighting in Syria

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Here’s hoping. The Syrian government and opposition groups reached a peace agreement last night that will allow desperately needed aid to flow into…

Globe Trot: One year since ISIS killed 21 Christians on Libyan beach

By Mindy Belz
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International | ISIS: Monday will mark the anniversary of the martyrdom of 21 Coptic Christians executed a year ago in Libya. The Greek Orthodox chancellor of Chicago is…

Globe Trot: Iranian-backed militias taking Christian property in Iraq

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: Reports surfaced this week of Iranian-backed militias in Baghdad—not ISIS affiliates but those supporting the Iraqi government—seizing Christian…

Weighing atrocities

By Mindy Belz
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ISIS | European resolutions on ISIS genocide put pressure on a reluctant Washington

Midday Roundup: Wikileaks founder looks to UN for likely support

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Exile update. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up at an embassy in London for three years, might have found support from a UN panel. The…

Globe Trot: Obama visits mosque with extremist ties

By Mindy Belz
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International | UNITED STATES: Today when President Barack Obama stepped shoeless into a mosque at the Islamic Society of Baltimore, he embarked on the first such visit of…

Midday Roundup: Britain gives green light to gene editing experiment

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Rewriting the code. Britain has approved a scientist’s request to edit the human genetic code in an effort to better understand how embryos develop, but…

Staying power

By Mindy Belz
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ISIS | Yes, the ISIS threat is existential

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