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A fantastical Chinese winter festival

International | Plus, an explosion in Paris, Saudi asylum-seeker now calls Canada home, and other international news and notes
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/14/19, 11:17 am

CHINA: If possible, the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival gets more fantastical every year.

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Pompeo’s missed opportunity

International | The secretary of state failed to clarify U.S. objectives in the Middle East in Cairo speech
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/11/19, 02:02 pm

EGYPT: The Trump administration is giving the Obama White House a run for its money by compounding weeks of dangerously conflicting policy statements on the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria with a speech by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Cairo Thursday, which a leading expert described as “cynical, petty, incoherent, small.”

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Winter storm forces evacuation of Syrian refugees in Lebanon

International | Plus, the reception for Saudi asylum-seeker contrasts with the plight of Asia Bibi
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/09/19, 12:37 pm

LEBANON: Hundreds of Syrian refugees were rescued from camps in Bekaa Valley, as a winter storm sent wind and torrents of rain and snow across the country.

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