Mindy Belz

Mindy wrote WORLD Magazine's first cover story in 1986 and went on to serve as international editor, editor, and now senior editor. She has covered wars in Syria, Afganistan, Africa, and the Balkans, and she recounts some of her experiences in They Say We Are Infidels: On the Run from ISIS with Persecuted Christians in the Middle East. Mindy resides with her husband, Nat, in Asheville, N.C. Follow her on Twitter @mcbelz.

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Big changes underway as Biden takes office

International | Coronavirus-related executive orders round out the president’s first day in office
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/20/21, 05:54 pm

UNITED STATES: One year ago, medical officers reported the first known case of SARS-CoV-2 in America in Snohomish County north of Seattle.

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How the rest of the world views U.S. unrest

International | Nations watch America’s transition of power with concern
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/13/21, 05:28 pm

UNITED STATES: The U.S. Joint Force issued a statement—signed by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark A. Milley and seven top commanders—condemning “insurrection and sedition” at the U.S. Capitol last week. Addressed to U.S.

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Activists rounded up in Hong Kong

International | Officials use a Beijing-backed security law to silence dissent
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/06/21, 04:57 pm

HONG KONG: Police on Wednesday morning arrested 53 elected pro-democracy lawmakers and activists, an unprecedented crackdown under the new national security law imposed by Beijing to quash dissent last year.

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