Associated Press/Together for Jarniyah

The next terrorist weapon of choice?

International | Islamic State burns acres of crops in Syria and Iraq
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/10/19, 02:36 pm

SYRIA: It was going to be the year the farmers of eastern Syria and Iraq bounced back, but instead mysterious crop fires—some claimed by ISIS—are destroying acres of wheat and barley in large swaths visible from space.

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Manish Swarup

Hindu nationalists retain power in India

International | Religious minority groups concerned about continued repression
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/28/19, 06:37 pm

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi secured another five years in office in a dramatic victory last week, tightening his Hindu nationalist party’s hold on power. His win raised concerns over the fate of opposition and minority religious groups already facing repression under the party’s rule.

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Evan Vucci

Trump stands by North Korea

International | The president while in Japan goes against Bolton and other top officials
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/27/19, 02:33 pm

NORTH KOREA: U.S. President Donald Trump, in a news conference in Japan, went against national security adviser John Bolton and other top officials, saying North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “is a very smart man” who has not violated UN sanctions this month or launched ballistic missiles.

Read more