Iraq

Brunson defends himself ‘with boldness’

International | The American pastor heads back to a Turkish jail as he awaits an October trial date
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/18/18, 02:41 pm

TURKEY: Despite predictions in and outside Turkey of Andrew Brunson’s release, the Izmir court Wednesday returned the American pastor to jail after a two-hour proceeding. The judges set another trial date for Oct. 12—nearly two years since authorities first detained Brunson.

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Hope for Andrew Brunson

International | Turkish newspaper says government authorities might release the jailed American pastor
by Charissa Crotts
Posted 7/10/18, 02:12 pm

American Pastor Andrew Brunson might be released from a Turkish prison after his July 18 hearing, according to a report in Hurriyet, a state-sanctioned daily news outlet.

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Volcano eruption in Guatemala, Ramadan disruption in Iraq

International | Plus news from South Korea, Italy, and Yemen
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/04/18, 11:45 am

GUATEMALA: A volcano erupted near Guatemala City, the capital, on Sunday, killing at least 25 people and leaving many more missing, officials and local news media reported.

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