Associated Press/Photo by Maarten Boersema

Place of refuge

International | Protestant church in the Netherlands ends 96-day service to protect migrant family
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/05/19, 02:46 pm

A church in the Netherlands last week ended a collaborative 96-day worship service it started to protect a refugee family. The Dutch governing coalition agreed last Tuesday to reassess the family’s case, along with those of 700 children who were raised in the country as their parents sought asylum.

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Associated Press/Photo by Fareed Khan

Officials contradict reports Bibi left Pakistan

by Onize Ohikere & Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/02/19, 10:27 am

UPDATE: Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy against Islam, remains in hiding in Pakistan despite reports she had reunited with her family in Canada, according to several sources. Fox News reported Friday that Pakistani and Canadian government officials said Bibi had not left Pakistan.

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Associated Press/Photo by Fernando Llano

Venezuela on the brink

International | International powers apply pressure in standoff between leaders
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/29/19, 02:26 pm

A fresh wave of political upheaval washed over Venezuela last week as opposition leader Juan Guaidó declared himself interim president, increasing pressure on embattled President Nicolás Maduro. Since then, different countries have thrown support behind the two leaders, who remain locked in a power struggle with no clear path to peace.

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