Globe Trot
Free Burma Rangers

Building playgrounds in former ISIS strongholds

International | Free Burma Rangers ministers to Syrian children as militants plot to indoctrinate them
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/23/18, 02:32 pm

SYRIA: Clues suggest ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still alive—with a chilling new mission to prioritize the indoctrination of children. Despite those threats, Free Burma Rangers this month successfully opened a playground at the former ISIS headquarters in Raqqa.

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Bernard Lewis, shaper of U.S. stance on Middle East, dies

International | Plus a wedding, an election, a trial, and more international news and notes
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/21/18, 02:38 pm

MAN KNOWS NOT HIS TIME: Bernard Lewis, perhaps the preeminent scholar of the Middle East, has died just two weeks shy of his 102nd birthday.

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Associated Press/Photo by Evan Vucci

New York Times admits no evidence linking Trump, Russia

International | Plus fighting in Afghanistan and post-fighting recoveries in Iraq
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/18/18, 03:10 pm

UNITED STATES: The New York Times story confirming the Obama intelligence apparatus spied on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016 underscores how blasé big media has been “about the fact that the Obama administration was actively spying on four affiliates of a rival political campa

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