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Americans leave North Korea

International | Evangelical humanitarian aid workers depart ahead of Friday’s travel ban
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/01/17, 03:00 pm

NORTH KOREA: On Thursday, Americans working in North Korea—about 200 mostly evangelical humanitarian aid workers—began departing ahead of the ban on U.S. citizens traveling to the rogue nation that goes into effect today.

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Kenyan Supreme Court nullifies disputed presidential election

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/01/17, 08:17 am

Kenya’s Supreme Court, in an historic decision Friday, nullified incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta’s presidential election win and ordered a new election within 60 days. The six-judge bench ruled 4-2 in favor of a petition filed by opposition leader Raila Odinga, who argued elections held in August were hacked to favor Kenyatta. The incumbent won a second term in that election with 54 percent of the vote.

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Yes, the United States is nation-building in Afghanistan

International | Plus more news and notes from around the world
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/23/17, 02:28 pm

AFGHANISTAN: An expert eyewitness says the United States is nation-building in Afghanistan—and that’s a good thing:

“The United States will never achieve any lasting success in Afghanistan unless it can prevail in the inglorious and frustrating business of making Afghanistan’s government work better.”

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