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International delegations head to D.C. to discuss religious freedom

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by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/20/18, 12:53 pm

UNITED STATES: More than 80 countries will send high-level participants to Washington next week for the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom hosted by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

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Belgian officials: Tuesday attack motivated by terrorism

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/30/18, 10:02 am

Belgian officials have identified the man behind Tuesday’s knife and gun attack in Liege, Belgium, and confirmed the incident as terror-related. Benjamin Herman, a Belgian national, killed two female police officers and another passerby in a car before responding officers shot him dead. Wenke Roggen, a Belgian federal magistrate, said Herman shouted “Allahu akbar” several times during the attack. Roggen said authorities are treating the attack as “terrorist murder” and are looking into whether Herman acted alone.

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Knife-wielding attacker in Belgium kills three people

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/29/18, 10:42 am

An attacker in Belgium on Tuesday killed two police officers and one bystander in an attack prosecutors are treating as terror-related. Philippe Dulieu, a spokesman for the Liege prosecutor’s office, said the man stabbed two female police officers from behind several times before taking their guns and using them to shoot the officers. Dulieu said the attacker also shot and killed a 22-year-old man who was driving a car out of the parking lot of a nearby high school.

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