International
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Pompeo in Saudi Arabia to inquire about missing journalist

by Harvest Prude
Posted 10/16/18, 12:40 pm

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to learn more about the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey. Pompeo met Tuesday morning with King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is suspected of ordering Khashoggi’s murder at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago. Khashoggi, a Saudi national, a Washington Post contributor, and a frequent critic of the crown prince’s policies, moved to the United States in self-imposed exile over fears of retribution. On Oct.

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China defends internment camps for Muslim minority

by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 10/16/18, 11:18 am

Chinese officials on Tuesday responded to criticism of the country’s mass internment of Muslims, saying the reeducation camps push people into the “modern, civilized” world. The statement came after reports that China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region has legalized what it called “vocational training centers” for Uighur Muslims to prevent the growth of religious extremism.

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Brunson heads home for next phase of ministry

International | Plus, news about the Saudis, Hmong, and an American in Israeli detention
by Mindy Belz
Posted 10/15/18, 12:37 pm

TURKEY: Andrew Brunson, 50, and his wife, Norine, arrived on Saturday in the United States, one day after a three-judge panel freed the American pastor while finding him guilty on terrorism charges. The verdict likely ends Brunson’s decades of church planting and ministry in Izmir.

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