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Religious freedom in global decline

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/25/18, 12:00 pm

Religious freedom conditions around the world continued to decline in 2017, the United States Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) noted in its annual report released Wednesday. The independent bipartisan body recommended the U.S.

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Pompeo’s rocky road to confirmation

International | Plus a royal birth, Turkey’s Erdogan outmaneuvered, and more international news and notes
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/23/18, 01:47 pm

U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT: The just-released U.S. human rights report singles out China and Russia as the world’s leading oppressors of individual rights, just as the two countries announce plans for Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit China. Last year saw a decided slide toward authoritarianism worldwide, noted acting U.S.

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U.S.-allied forces capture 9/11 planner in Syria

International | Plus Turkish elections could hamper efforts to free Andrew Brunson and other international news and notes
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/20/18, 03:12 pm

SYRIA: U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) captured more than a month ago in Syria a man linked to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States, the Pentagon said on Thursday.

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