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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The Queen’s speech

International | Britain and the United States brace for a grim week
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/06/20, 01:20 pm

BRITAIN: In 1940, during the Blitz, 14-year-old Princess Elizabeth spoke to the nation by radio, giving a “message of sympathy” to British children evacuated from London to escape nightly bombings. On Sunday, the 93-year-old Queen Elizabeth again spoke to the nation at “an increasingly challenging time,” bolstering her subjects as the U.K. suffered its deadliest day with COVID-19.

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Associated Press/Photo by Ng Han Guan

China’s coronavirus coverup

International | The underreporting of deaths has hurt the world
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/02/20, 03:12 pm

CHINA: In a classified report delivered to the White House last week, U.S. analysts said Chinese officials underreported its total number of COVID-19 cases and deaths.

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AP Photo/Ariel Schalit

Under siege but not alone

Coronavirus | Israel faces crucial political tests in a pandemic
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/02/20, 11:43 am

Within hours late Wednesday, Israel recorded five new deaths from the coronavirus, then by midday Thursday seven more, bringing to 33 the number who have died since the virus reached the country with its first recorded case on Feb. 21. 

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