Mindy Belz

Mindy is senior editor of WORLD Magazine and the author of They Say We Are Infidels. Follow Mindy on Twitter @mcbelz.


A global outlook dominated by stress and worry

International | Gallup poll attempts to track the emotional health of people around the world
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/29/19, 01:19 pm

GLOBAL: The most positive country in the world is Paraguay, and the most negative is Chad, according to a Gallup poll that surveyed 150,000 people in about 140 countries in a bid to track the world’s emotional health. Pollsters found worry and stress up everywhere, and while the United States ranked 39th overall, Americans joined Greeks in being the most stressed populations in the world.

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Associated Press/Photo by Neidi de Car valho/UNICEF

A second cyclone slams southern Africa

International | Gusts up to 174 mph knock down buildings and cause power outages in Mozambique
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/26/19, 11:05 am

MOZAMBIQUE: Cyclone Kenneth hit northern Mozambique Thursday with gusts of up to 174 miles per hour—equal to a Category 4 hurricane—just weeks after another powerful storm, Cyclone Idai, killed more than 1,000 people. Officials said 30,000 people had been evacuated, with reports of homes collapsing and the provincial capital of Pemba losing power.

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Unbreakable bonds

Terrorism | Why ISIS targets churches
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/25/19, 12:34 pm

By one count there are 138 Islamist terror groups in the world specifically targeting Christians and Jews. One hundred thirty-eight. 

They range from the better-known ISIS affiliates in the Middle East to the Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group, the Caucasus Emirate of Russia, and the Jemaah Islamiyah affiliates of the Far East. 

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