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.

Associated Press/Photo by Mahesh Kumar A.

India’s controversial citizenship test

International | The USCIRF opposes the bill, which excludes Muslims
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/16/19, 02:26 pm

INDIA: A citizenship amendment bill sparked protests across the country that have turned deadly, as police go after campus-led demonstrations in Delhi. The bill, passed by parliament’s lower house, creates a pathway to citizenship for some religious minorities but excludes Muslims. Many fear it could establish a religious test for citizenship.

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Mindy Belz

Seeds of renewal

Syria | Out of charred ground in Syria, fruit comes
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/12/19, 05:23 pm

We are stepping through his orchards, crunching grasses and wild thyme underfoot, rich aromas rising around us in the crisp morning air. I have come to walk these fields with Elias Antar.

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Associated Press/Photos by Frank Augstein (Johnson) and Thanassis Stavrakis (Corbyn)

Yet another vote on Brexit

International | Brits decide on a prime minister—and their country’s future
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/12/19, 04:46 pm

BRITAIN: Voters are at the polls throughout the U.K. on Thursday in what is essentially a(nother) Brexit referendum. The Conservative Party’s Boris Johnson has held a consistent lead over Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn, but it had narrowed in closing days of campaigning.

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