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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Netanyahu clutches victory from jaws of defeat

International | Israeli leader praises the ‘principled stand’ taken by UN General Assembly members to condemn Hamas
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/07/18, 01:21 pm

UNITED NATIONS: A U.S.-sponsored resolution condemning Hamas received a majority of votes in the UN General Assembly, 87-58, but failed to win the two-thirds majority needed to succeed. In the vote, 32 countries abstained (tally here).

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Top Republicans: Stop coddling Saudis

International | Tension grows between Congress and the Trump administration over the Khashoggi case
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/05/18, 10:27 am

SAUDI ARABIA: U.S. senators emerged from a closed-door briefing with CIA Director Gina Haspel saying the evidence overwhelmingly points to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s involvement in the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “There’s not a smoking gun—there’s a smoking saw,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.

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U.S. makes up for lost time in Iraq

International | Congress passes bill providing assistance to Iraqis displaced by ISIS
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/03/18, 03:58 pm

IRAQ: U.S. officials have the opportunity to make up for lost time with final passage in Congress last week of H.R. 390, the long-delayed genocide relief measure authorizing funding to assist Iraqis still displaced by ISIS actions and to assist in rebuilding key areas devastated by the militants.

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