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Globe Trot: Calling U.S. Christians to action on Iraq

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: One year after the ISIS capture of Mosul, it’s imperative to find a way to take care of the survivors, most of them Iraqi Christians, who…

Globe Trot: Islamist party loses majority in Turkish parliament

By Mindy Belz
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International | TURKEY: Islamist President Reccep Tayyip Erdogan lost with his party a majority in Parliament in a historic election on Sunday, halting his efforts to rewrite…

Globe Trot: Devastating explosion in Turkey ahead of elections

By Mindy Belz
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International | TURKEY: An explosion has further rattled Diyarbakir, a city in eastern Turkey that’s largely Kurdish and was once in the heartland of the region’s…

Globe Trot: Freed Boko Haram captives tell of abuse, starvation

By Mindy Belz
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International | NIGERIA: Some women held by Boko Haram were stoned to death as the army closed in to rescue them. The freed women said they were fed only ground, dry…

Remembering the forgotten

By Mindy Belz
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History | The 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide revives old wounds and new fears of ethnic—and religious—cleansing

Globe Trot: Turkish Christians apologize for Armenian genocide

By Mindy Belz
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International | ARMENIA: Today marks the start of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, where up to 1.5 million Armenians (plus 250,000 or more Assyrian Christians)

The Armenian genocide in fiction and fact

The Armenian genocide in fiction and fact

By Marvin Olasky
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Persecution | Tomorrow is the centennial anniversary of the day Ottoman Turkish officials rounded up 250 Armenian leaders in Istanbul and began what’s now known as the…

Globe Trot: Obama to skip Armenian genocide commemoration

By Mindy Belz
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International | TURKEY: U.S. President Barack Obama will not use the word “genocide” this year when commemorating the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians at the…

Midday Roundup: Jordan Spieth wins Masters with record score

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Fresh faces. Twenty-one-year-old Jordan Spieth won the Masters golf tournament Sunday, beating 25-year-old Rory McIlroy, the favorite who lost early with a…

On the U.S.-Iran alliance: Is the Iranian nuclear threat overblown?

By Marvin Olasky
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Q&A | George Friedman, founder and head of Stratfor, sometimes ID’d as “the private CIA,” is an unblinking observer of power politics. In the March 21 issue…

Turkey gets first Christian TV station

By Julia A. Seymour
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Turkey | For the first time, millions of people in Turkey watching government-regulated satellite television will be able to find Christian programming. Shows created…

Turkish PM: Istanbul will get its first new church since 1923

By Julia A. Seymour
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Turkey | The Turkish government has promised to allow Christians to build a new church in Istanbul, the first in almost 100 years. But skeptics say laying the first…

 
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