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Arab separatist group claims responsibility for attack in Iran

by Mickey McLean
Posted 9/22/18, 01:47 pm

UPDATE: A spokesman for an Arab separatist group in Iran said his organization carried out Saturday’s attack on a military parade in Ahvaz, Iran, that killed at least 25 people and wounded dozens more. Yacoub Hor al-Tostari told the Associated Press that the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahvaz wants that area of southwest Iran to be its own nation. He dismissed a claim by Islamic State for the attack.

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Associated Press/Photo by Andy Wong

‘For the sake of the gospel’

International | Hundreds of Chinese Christian leaders take a stand against government crackdown
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/14/18, 05:20 pm

CHINA: At least 279 Christian leaders across China have issued a statement decrying the government’s crackdown on Christians, calling it “an abuse of government power” that has led to conflict. “For the sake of the gospel, we are prepared to bear all losses—even the loss of our freedom and our lives,” they said. Read it all here.

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U.S. soldier pleads guilty to helping ISIS

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/30/18, 11:33 am

A U.S. Army sergeant in Hawaii pleaded guilty Wednesday to providing secret military information and other forms of support to undercover agents he believed belonged to Islamic State (ISIS). Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang admitted to four counts of aiding and assisting a known terror organization.

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