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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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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An outpouring of grief in Sri Lanka

International | The Easter attacks are the deadliest ever carried out by ISIS
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/24/19, 12:32 pm

SRI LANKA: Grief can’t be contained by Tuesday’s national day of mourning, as many families are burying their dead. Listen. Police in Sri Lanka say the death toll has climbed to 359 people—making the Easter attacks the single deadliest terror incident carried out by Islamic State anywhere.

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