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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Pro-democracy voices silenced

International | Beijing cracks down on Hong Kong legislators prompting mass resignations
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/11/20, 05:34 pm

HONG KONG: China forcibly ousted four pro-democracy lawmakers from the Legislative Council under allegations of endangering national security, prompting the 15 remaining pro-democracy members to resign Wednesday.

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At home in exile

South Sudan | Decades after helping to grow Sudan’s church, Michael Yerko Nadi prays on
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/05/20, 03:32 pm

Twenty years ago we selected an elder in one of the embattled churches of southern Sudan as our Daniel of the Year. I met Michael Yerko Nadi under sparse trees in hotly contested Blue Nile state. He was doing what he’s done for decades: teaching students and leading churches under whatever demands war made of him.

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Peaceful but partisan

Elections | International observers praise Election Day protocols but slam Trump for calling for halts to vote-counting
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/04/20, 10:08 pm

International observers who began monitoring the U.S. election in September issued a preliminary report Wednesday, praising state and local officials for “orderly and peaceful” voting despite pandemic restrictions. But the observer mission criticized President Donald Trump for calling for a halt to counting ballots.

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