International

From M-16 to John 3:16

International | Sandinista-turned-Contra-turned-Christian brings economic and spiritual hope to Nicaragua's poor
by Greg Dabel
Posted 6/20/98, 12:00 am

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Justice delayed: Tokyo gets its own O.J. trial

International | Japan's clogged court system struggles to punish a celebrity cultist and his band of terrorists
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/13/98, 12:00 am

The talk of Tokyo is the trial of Shoko Asahara, which has been likened to judicial proceedings against O. J. Simpson. Mr. Asahara, leader of the Aum Shinrikyo cult, stands accused of masterminding a widely publicized nerve gas attack in a Tokyo subway in 1995 that resulted in 12 deaths.

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Lock & key: No easy fit for persecution bill and realpolitik

International
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/06/98, 12:00 am

On May 14, lawmakers in the House of Representatives passed a bill to combat religious persecution overseas, which would presumably give the United States new leverage against the anti-blasphemy laws and how they are used in Pakistan. But in Washington, it's never that simple.

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