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Globe Trot: Did Taliban target a Christian daycare in latest Afghan attack?

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: A Taliban-led shootout at a guesthouse in Kabul may have been meant for the day care run by Western Christians next door. In the attack…

Will Turkey force NATO’s hand in Syria?

By Mindy Belz
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Syria | Turkey’s role in attacks in northern Syria could force NATO intervention

Globe Trot: Conflicting agendas frame Obama’s Saudi visit

By Mindy Belz
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International | SAUDI ARABIA: President Barack Obama today travels to Saudi Arabia, where he hopes to repair frayed relations. Human rights groups hope the president will…

Globe Trot: A papal audience for the president

By Mindy Belz
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International | VATICAN CITY: I attended today’s papal audience in St. Peter’s Square, standing just rows away from Pope Francis as more than 50,000 people—despite rain…

Globe Trot: Christians facing new wave of attacks in Nigeria

By Mindy Belz
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International | NIGERIA: Militants attacked villages in Katsina state killing 69. Katsina has a large Christian population and dozens of churches were burned there following…

Globe Trot: Syrian nuns free, chemical weapons still in custody

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA is expected to miss a major deadline in the destruction of chemical weapons. Meanwhile, we’re watching overnight reports that the 13 nuns from…

Syrian rebels force Christians to pay ‘protection’ tax

By Julia A. Seymour
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Syria | Crosses on churches and pealing church bells are a thing of the past in Raqqa, Syria, as long as extreme Islamists remain in power there. After seizing it…

Globe Trot: Ukraine churns with Russian machinations

By Mindy Belz
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International | UKRAINE: With an OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) military observer mission en route to Crimea, Ukrainian military leaders are…

Globe Trot: Homosexuality now a crime in Uganda

By Mindy Belz
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International | UGANDA: President Yoweri Museveni signed into law today a bill criminalizing homosexual activity. According to Warren Throckmorton, the bill…

Kidnapped nuns no longer bear the cross

By Raymond Ibrahim
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Syria | In a new video of the 12 Christian nuns kidnapped by rebels in Syria (see below), the nuns sit in a room while being questioned by an unseen man, presumably…

Globe Trot: Militants target tourists in Egypt

By Mindy Belz
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International | EGYPT: The bombing of a bus carrying South Korean tourists in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, which killed at least four, could signal a return to targeting…

Globe Trot: Boko Haram attacks against Christians on the rise

By Mindy Belz
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International | NIGERIA: Kankia in northern Nigeria is the latest site of extreme violence against Christians, where a 50-year-old pastor was killed and his church set on…

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