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Globe Trot: Beware of some Aleppo ‘civilians’ and ‘aid’ groups

International | Discerning the voices coming out of and the aid going into Syria
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/14/16, 05:05 pm

SYRIA: The country’s largest city is about to be fully retaken by government forces—my summary here. Overnight, a temporary cease-fire to allow civilians left in eastern Aleppo to escape bombardments collapsed, apparently blocked by Iran even as buses were waiting to take residents to safety.

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Globe Trot: ‘A date which will live in infamy’

International | Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/07/16, 02:09 pm

JAPAN attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor 75 years ago today. After leading the attack, Japanese flight commander Mitsuo Fuchida was led to Christ.

U.S. Navy seaman Robert Coles, now 92, traveled 5,000 miles and was among about 100 American survivors to make the trek back to the USS Arizona, his first visit since 1941.

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Muslim hardliners stir discontent in Jakarta

Persecution | Supporters of Christian governor under investigation for blasphemy call for tolerance
by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 12/05/16, 12:02 pm

At least 200,000 people turned out Friday for another round of protests in Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, against the Christian governor’s allegedly blasphemous remarks.

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