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Globe Trot: U.S. lifts Vietnam’s embargo despite human rights abuses

By Mindy Belz
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International | VIETNAM: President Barack Obama arrived in Hanoi to lift an embargo on weapons sales to the communist state and one-time U.S. foe. The move came ahead of…

Midday Roundup: Officer acquitted in Freddie Gray’s death

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Officer exonerated. A judge today acquitted Baltimore police officer Edward Nero in the death of Freddie Gray, who died in April 2015 from injuries he…

U.S. spotlights human rights in Vietnam ahead of Obama’s visit

By Julia A. Seymour
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Human Rights | The U.S. State Department has urged Vietnam to release all prisoners of conscience ahead of President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit. “The promotion of…

Globe Trot: Britain declines to call ISIS actions genocide

By Mindy Belz
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International | GREAT BRITAIN: Parliament defeated a bill to recognize Islamic State (ISIS) genocide against religious minorities in Iraq and Syria by a vote of 148-111 less…

Christian captives freed in Sudan, Vietnam, and Iran

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Persecution and human rights organizations rejoiced last week as three repressive regimes released five Christians held on trumped-up charges. Sudan released…

Alvin Townley salutes America’s defiant heroes

By Warren Cole Smith
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Q&A | The Alcatraz Eleven were the most subversive prisoners of war in Vietnam

Why isn’t the UN protecting religious liberty whistleblowers?

By Emily Belz
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Religious Liberty | NEW YORK—Heiner Bielefeldt, the UN special rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, said the UN is not doing enough to protect its sources who report…

Globe Trot: Kerry’s Middle East peace ‘pipe dream’

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: Jerry Umanos, one of three Americans killed at a hospital in Kabul run by Christian NGO CURE International, made a 7,000-mile commute to serve…

Vietnam cracks down on Christians as Easter nears

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Even during Lent, Catholics imprisoned in communist Vietnam are not allowed to attend Mass or receive Bibles, and priests are not allowed to visit prisoners.

America’s abortion allies: North Korea, China, Vietnam

By Gina Diorio
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Abortion | The United States is one of only seven nations worldwide that permits elective abortion after 20 weeks, according to a report recently released by the…

Globe Trot: Diplomacy fails amid Syria’s ‘apocalyptic disaster’

By Mindy Belz
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International | INDIA: The worst violence against Christians in the 21st century took place in India’s Orissa state at the hands of Hindu nationalists, according to…

Globe Trot: Obama administration mute as Iraq unravels

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: Anbar Province, and particularly Fallujah, is experiencing its worst cycle of violence in years. At Fallujah Hospital, a nurse told me a…

 
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