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Gaza confrontation spurs international criticism

International | The heightened clashes further dim hopes of peace between Israel and Palestine
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/15/18, 05:59 pm

Israel is receiving international backlash this week after Israeli Defense Forces on Monday opened fire across a border fence on Palestinian protesters, killing at least 59 and wounding thousands more. The deadly protests, which have been happening along the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip since late March, were fueled in part this week by the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. The Israeli military accused protesters of trying to cross the border and said some hurled explosives at Israeli troops. 

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A suspicious and sudden death in China

International | Chinese human rights lawyer Li Baiguang died Monday under questionable circumstances
by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/28/18, 08:53 am

CHINA: Leading human rights lawyer Li Baiguang—who once met with President George W. Bush at the White House—died suddenly Monday in custody at an army hospital. Citing suspicious deaths of other detained human rights activists, China Aid’s Bob Fu called the death suspicious, saying Li was previously healthy.

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Religious freedom in Egypt unsteady despite Pence visit

International | The U.S. policy on Jerusalem angered Egyptian religious leaders
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/30/18, 02:49 pm

U.S Vice President Mike Pence urged Egypt to remain committed to promoting religious freedom during his four-day Middle East tour last week. But religious freedom advocates say the trip could have little effect on the treatment of Chrisitans in the country.

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