Coptic bishop found dead in Egyptian monastery

International | Bishop Epiphanius was regarded as a ‘towering figure of the Coptic Church’
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/30/18, 02:17 pm

EGYPT: Coptic Orthodox Bishop Epiphanius was found dead Sunday morning, lying in a pool of blood and apparently murdered in a corridor of the Monastery of Saint Macarius the Great in Wadi El Natrun, where he served as abbot.

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Associated Press/Photo by Adel Hana

Clashes persist along Gaza border

International | Both Israelis and Palestinians unwilling to de-escalate rising tension
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/10/18, 03:59 pm

At least nine Palestinians died Friday as they clashed with Israeli forces during ongoing protests along the Gaza border.

Since the border protests began on March 30, at least 29 people have died and hundreds of others sustained injuries as Israeli troops responded with force. Both parties remain unwilling to step back, igniting concerns of further violence.

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Associated Press/Photo by Hussein Malla

Trump’s planned pullout seals Syria’s future

International | Plus the latest news from Iraq, Rwanda, and outer space
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/06/18, 12:44 pm

SYRIA: U.S. President Donald Trump’s apparent decision to pull troops from Syria will “seal the fate of not only Syria, but the whole region, for decades to come,” leading to Russian and Iranian dominance—now almost accomplished—over large swaths of Syria, through Lebanon to the border with Israel.

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