Globe Trot: Car bomb in Turkish capital kills dozens
by Mindy Belz
Posted 3/14/16, 02:10 pm
TURKEY: A car bomb killed at least 37 people Sunday in the second mass-casualty blast to rock Ankara, Turkey’s capital, in three weeks. Officials blame Kurdish rebels for the attack and have carried out airstrikes in northern Iraq. Police also have rounded up about a dozen suspects.
IRAQ: The U.S. House will vote today on a resolution condemning Islamic State (ISIS) actions as genocide against Christians and other religious minorities. The resolution has bipartisan support, and 200 co-sponsors.
- I regularly hear from readers who want to know ways to help Christians suffering from ISIS actions in Iraq and Syria. Here (again, for many of you) is WORLD’s list of aid organizations, plus my report on one way a U.S. church reached out.
BURMA: Yesterday marked a Global Day of Prayer for Burma—but it’s not too late! Here’s more about the legacy of pioneering missionary Adoniram Judson among the country’s diverse ethnic and religious group, plus WORLD’s current cover story on life among Burma’s Karen and the work of Free Burma Rangers.
BRAZIL: Wanting to protect the country’s heroes from seeing its state of affairs, as Brazil faces recession and the possible impeachment of its president, an anonymous artist has blindfolded all the statues in Rio de Janeiro.