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Gaza border deaths mar U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem

International | Hundreds more injured as Israeli Defense Forces deploy snipers at security fence
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/14/18, 11:16 am

ISRAEL: Before the ceremony marking the move of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem took place Monday, Israeli Defense Forces killed at least 41 people in clashes at the Gaza border.

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Indonesian families commit suicide attacks

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/14/18, 10:56 am

Suicide bombers from the same family in Indonesia attacked three churches Sunday, and another family targeted police headquarters Monday. At least eight people died and 41 others were injured in the church bombings in Surabaya, the country’s second largest city. National Police Chief Tito Karnavian identified the attackers as Dita Futrianto and his wife, Puji Kuswati, and their children. Police said Futrianto drove a Toyota minivan and set off his explosives at the Surabaya Center Pentecostal Church. His two sons, ages 16 and 18, bombed Santa Maria Church while riding motorcycles.

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U.S. condemns Syria, Iran, and Russia in Ghouta attacks

International | The Assad regime continues to attack a Damascus suburb, sometimes with chemical weapons
by Mindy Belz
Posted 3/28/18, 05:33 pm

SYRIA: The State Department hosted an unusual panel this week featuring White Helmets and producers of the film Last Men in Aleppo . That, plus U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley’s speech to the UN Security Council on Tuesday, could suggest the Trump administration may take a stronger stance against Russia and Iran’s alliance with the Assad regime in Syria.

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