Mindy Belz

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

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‘Substantial risk’

International | The United States evacuates embassy in Baghdad over threats from Iran
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/16/19, 12:35 pm

IRAQ: The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is one of the most fortified, removed American compounds in the world (I wrote about my 2014 visit there), but the U.S. State Department ordered a partial evacuation of it and the U.S. Consulate in Erbil due to “Iranian activity” that put U.S. facilities at “substantial risk,” according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

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Hungary’s ‘soft autocrat’ visits the White House

International | The prime minister’s controls include the country’s news media
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/13/19, 12:52 pm

HUNGARY: Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will get his long-sought sit-down with President Donald Trump Monday at the White House amid growing concerns the anti-Soviet reformer increasingly is running Hungary like a “soft autocracy.” Particularly unprecedented among European Union states are Orbán’s moves to

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Civilian toll mounts in Syria’s Idlib province

International | Russian-backed airstrikes have killed dozens in the latest escalation
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/10/19, 05:45 pm

SYRIA: A brutal assault by Syrian and Russian forces Friday has killed five civilians in Khan Shaykhun, part of a “de-escalation zone” in northwest Syria following a confirmed chemical weapons attack two years ago that killed at least 89 people and injured more than 500.

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