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Mexico shootout

International | A gang war may have led to the LeBarón family deaths
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/07/19, 10:20 am

MEXICO: A shootout between rival gangs may have precipitated the brutal attack on Mormons in Sonora that killed nine members of the LeBarón family, a group of dual Mexican and American citizens.

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Algeria continues to close churches

International | The Sunni Muslim country enforces ordinance restricting other religions
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/04/19, 02:42 pm

ALGERIA: “All churches in Algeria are at risk of closure,” reports an officer with the World Evangelical Alliance. In the last seven weeks, authorities have closed 12 evangelical Protestant churches, including two of the country’s largest under a 2006 ordinance that restricts non-Muslim worship.

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Syria’s ‘genocide zone’

International | The front lines are deadly for Kurds and Christians
by Mindy Belz
Posted 10/31/19, 02:10 pm

SYRIA: Turkish troops faced off against President Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian army in Tel Tamer, a historically Assyrian Christian enclave located outside the so-called “safe zone,” in Turkey’s ongoing violations of its cease-fire agreement reached last week with Russia.

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