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Globe Trot: Iraq recalls turmoil on 25th anniversary of the First Gulf War

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: Sunday marked the 25th anniversary of a ceasefire in the 1991 Gulf War. Even as President George H. W. Bush announced to the American people,

Globe Trot: Will Iranians elect the moderates Washington wants?

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAN: With high turnout, voting has been extended in Iran’s parliamentary elections. But Iranian dissidents remind us the government can announce any number…

Globe Trot: Why won’t U.S. admit ISIS genocide against Christians?

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: The U.S. State Department is poised to declare ISIS actions in Nineveh Plains and other areas of Iraq a genocide—but against Yazidis only . The finding…

Globe Trot: Mental illness spreads in Syria after trauma of long war

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: It’s no surprise Syrians are suffering an epidemic of mental illness following four years of civil war and terrorism. In Iraq, too, I met desperate…

What to do with Castro’s Cuba

By D.C. Innes
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Cuba | On New Year’s Day 1959, Fidel Castro’s revolution established a socialist state in Cuba. In 1960, the United States under President Dwight D. Eisenhower…

Dictators and their debris

Dictators and their debris

By Mindy Belz
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Venezuela | Venezuela is reaping what Hugo Chávez sowed and the United States should take notice

Globe Trot: Countdown to a full-scale Russian invasion?

By Mindy Belz
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International | UKRAINE: Having invaded the Crimean Peninsula over the weekend, Russian forces have now given Ukrainian forces an ultimatum (with times that have fluctuated)

Venezuela protest cheat sheet

By Lynde Langdon
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South America | What’s behind the recent riots and how are they similar to, and yet very different from, protests in Ukraine?

Globe Trot: Is Venezuela the next Ukraine?

By Mindy Belz
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International | VENEZUELA: Readers rightly have chided WORLD for ignoring the crisis in Venezuela that’s been unfolding for two weeks. The scenario is an admittedly…

Signs and Wonders: Banks reject ‘immoral’ pot growers

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Just saying no. Although it is now legal to grow marijuana in Colorado, and businesses are creating sophisticated and extensive growing operations, they must…

Globe Trot: Chechnya a breeding ground for terrorists

By Mindy Belz
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International | The city of Boston is under lockdown as a manhunt for the remaining suspect in Monday’s marathon bombing continues. The FAA this morning also…

Globe Trot: Defiant Assad, Chavez’s rule, brutal Burma crackdowns …

By Mindy Belz
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International | Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gave a defiant speech on Sunday—his first public address in six months—defending his harsh crackdown that has brought on…

 
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