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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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Suicide bomber strikes government target in Kabul

by Kent Covington & Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/16/18, 10:47 am

A suicide bomber has killed at least seven people and wounded 15 others after detonating an explosive vest in Kabul. A police spokesman said Sunday that the attacker struck on foot outside a government facility. The death toll likely will rise, officials said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Taliban and an Islamic State (ISIS) affiliate regularly strike government targets in the capital and elsewhere across the country. Last month a suicide bomber struck near the same building, killing 12 people and wounding 31 others.

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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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