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Will Iranian protests cause lasting change?

International | Some experts say major dissent will have minimal effect
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/02/18, 03:35 pm

Iranian security forces killed nine protesters Monday night, bringing the death toll from recent unrest to at least 21. The rallies began Thursday over the country’s weak economy and rising food prices. But experts remain uncertain whether the demonstrations—Iran’s biggest since 2009—will bring lasting change.

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A waiting game for migrants in France

International | Christians minister at refugee encampments in Paris
by Rob Holmes
Posted 12/19/17, 12:28 pm

PARIS—It’s near freezing when tents begin appearing on Avénue du Président Wilson. Migrants are getting ready for another November night. Their evening ritual creates an impromptu camp in a pedestrianized median on the north side of the city, near the Metro at Porte de la Chapelle.

I greet many of the men as I trail along behind a more expert friend who visits this spot weekly. She is Egyptian and comes like a sister, in the name of Christ, herself a stranger in France.

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Evangelical push prompted Trump on Jerusalem

International | Muslim nations reject U.S. involvement in the Middle East peace process
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/13/17, 11:40 am

ISRAEL: Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas rejected a U.S. role in the Middle East peace process following President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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