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U.S. airstrike targets al-Shabaab in Somalia

International | Plus, reports from the Philippines, Mexico, Syria, and more
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/21/19, 01:43 pm

SOMALIA: The U.S. military on Saturday carried out its deadliest airstrike in Somalia, killing 52 jihadists at an al-Shabaab stronghold—following a deadly terrorist attack in Nairobi last week and the jihadist group’s attack on Ethiopian troops near the joint U.S.-Kenya-Somalia base.

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Associated Press/Photo by Mel Evans

Judge blocks deportation of Indonesian Christians

International | Many of the immigrants came to the United States in the 1990s
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/06/18, 04:12 pm

A U.S. federal judge last week temporarily halted the deportation of 50 Indonesian Christians in New Jersey who argue they could face persecution if they return to their homeland. The ruling is the latest in an ongoing case that is similar to others around the world.

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Associated Press/Photo by Karim Kadim

Iraq celebrates military victory over ISIS

International | While Mosul continues its comeback after its nine-month battle with Islamic State militants
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/11/17, 05:48 pm

IRAQ claimed final victory over ISIS on Saturday, announcing it had cleared fighters from western Iraq and retaken control of the border with Syria—14 months after it began military operations to expel the group, at that time controlling nearly one-third of the country.

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