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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Afghanistan withdrawal puts Christians at risk

International | After U.S. troops leave, the country could become an Islamic state
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/14/21, 05:41 pm

NEAR EAST

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Deaths of key women in hard places

International | Kurdish humanitarian dies of COVID-19
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/07/21, 05:37 pm

MIDDLE EAST

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Courting Christians

Israel | In Israel’s battle to form a coalition government, the spotlight turns to ethnic Aramean Christians long overlooked by Jewish politicians
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/05/21, 04:19 pm

The prospect of a record close election last month sent Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu campaigning for out-of-the-way votes, including in northern Galilee among the country’s often neglected indigenous Christians.

Netanyahu—who has spent 15 of his 71 years serving as prime minister (1996-1999 and 2009 to the present)—is in the political fight of his life. The Likud Party he leads increasingly is dependent on sprawling coalitions to govern. The latest fracture in the coalition forced voters to the polls yet again on March 23, the fourth national election in two years.

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