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The Hornet’s Nest

The Hornet’s Nest

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Documentary | Americans may be tired of being at war but they’re not tired of war movies. The Oscar-winning Hurt Locker on Iraq in 2008 and 2010’s award-winning Restrepo , a…

Globe Trot: Nigerian villagers strike back against Boko Haram

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International | NIGERIA: The United States is flying manned surveillance missions over northern Nigeria to try to locate more than 200 schoolgirls abducted last month by…

Globe Trot: Talk of rescuing Nigerian schoolgirls is simply political posturing

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International | NIGERIA: Some of the Nigerian schoolgirls who escaped in the early days of their captivity describe their kidnapping by Boko Haram. The terror group that took…

Globe Trot: Russia’s weakness amid the sabre-rattling

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International | RUSSIA: In Vladimir Putin’s Russia, nuclear arsenal and vast territories notwithstanding, the distinguishing feature of the country today is its striking…

Globe Trot: Boko Haram ratchets up the violence in Nigeria

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International | NIGERIA: Boko Haram attacks are too hard to keep up with. An official says “many, many” people have been killed by militants who attacked a town on the…

Globe Trot: Ukraine’s pro-Russian protests turn violent

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International | UKRAINE: In Odessa, a mob stormed a police station to free pro-Russian militants after a weekend of street violence left dozens dead. Reverse-flow deliveries…

The edge of extinction

By Mindy Belz
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Iraq | The numbers say Christians may soon be no more in the Middle East, but the beleaguered churches in Baghdad are fighting risk with resilience

A rebuilder of cities

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Afghanistan | Laborers like Jerry Umanos are doing the unsung work of a generation

Globe Trot: Iraq goes to the polls

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International | IRAQ: Baghdad is under lockdown, with cars banned from city streets and Iraqis today at the polls in the first election since the U.S. withdrawal in 2011. One…

Globe Trot: Prime minister resigns over ferry disaster

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International | SOUTH KOREA: Prime Minister Chung Hong-Won resigned on Sunday over South Korea’s ferry-sinking disaster. With more than 200 people dead and…

Working in a ‘code-red’ country

By Mindy Belz
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Afghanistan | U.S. civilian workers in Afghanistan assess security after Christians are killed

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…

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