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North Korea lays out plan to fire missiles at Guam

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/10/17, 10:41 am

North Korean state media announced Thursday a detailed plan to launch missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, a major military hub and home to U.S. bombers. The announcement warned the rogue nation was finalizing a plan to fire four of its Hwasong-12 missiles over Japan and into waters 19 to 25 miles from the tiny island, which hosts 7,000 U.S. military personnel and has a population of 160,000. Japan and South Korea vowed a strong reaction if North Korea were to go through with the attack.

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Land of hazard

Yemen | For famine, persecution, danger, war—and the strongest al-Qaeda franchise in the world—Yemen has it all
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/03/17, 02:59 pm

Sameer was expecting a visitor at his home in southern Yemen, so when he heard his name called outside his front door, he hurried to open it for his friend. Instead what greeted the prominent Christian leader was a truck loaded with gunmen. Before he had time to take cover, the armed men opened fire, shooting and killing Sameer while his wife and children watched.

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Begin again

Iraq | Mosul’s liberation means it’s time to right a decade of wrongs
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/20/17, 12:28 pm

The head of Iraq’s Chaldean Church can be forgiven for a little ouchiness. “Those who have the right to talk about the future of Nineveh Plain are mainly the indigenous people of the region,” he said following the early July liberation of Mosul.

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