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Surveillance within, threats without

China | China’s version of Big Brother works to monitor the movement of citizens and control foreign media messaging
by June Cheng
Posted 6/20/18, 12:23 pm

The latest China-related news reveals that Beijing is tightening control over not only China’s citizens, but over its public image overseas—with threats aimed at those who dare criticize the government.

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Remember those in prison

North Korea | Hopes of North Korean diplomacy shouldn’t overshadow the plight of Christians and others suffering under the regime
by Jamie Dean
Posted 6/15/18, 05:34 pm

After President Donald Trump’s historic visit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in Singapore, Trump declared he had “solved” the problem of a nuclear threat from the recluse nation.

Let’s hope so, but let’s also wait and see whether North Korea follows through with its promises on denuclearization.

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Forced to flee, again

Syria | ISIS-linked jihadists target Christians and ‘atheist pigs,’ this time in Syria under a Turkish-led campaign with tacit U.S. and NATO approval
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/11/18, 02:16 pm

Note: This story contains graphic imagery.

Four years ago this summer, ISIS militants emptied Nineveh Plains in Iraq of Christians and forced Yazidis from their ancient homeland nearby in Sinjar. Americans watched newscasts of the displaced dying of thirst on a mountaintop, and the Obama White House, warning of a “humanitarian catastrophe,” ordered U.S. military cargo planes to drop supplies to the desperate victims of genocide.

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