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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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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New Year’s test for Biden

Foreign Policy | Turkey presents new challenges a new president can’t overlook
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/30/20, 03:03 pm

Domestic issues dominated the presidential campaign season, but global leaders will be eyeing the first steps of President-elect Joe Biden overseas. A wider-angle grasp may help Americans understand too the new administration’s intents. 

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First freedom agendas

Foreign Policy | Will a Biden team build on Trump’s overseas religious freedom policies?
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/29/20, 08:52 pm

With weeks to go before the U.S. ­presidential election, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to Rome to attend a symposium on religious freedom. The secretary planned to meet with top Vatican officials, and he requested an audience with Pope Francis.

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