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Winter storm forces evacuation of Syrian refugees in Lebanon

International | Plus, the reception for Saudi asylum-seeker contrasts with the plight of Asia Bibi
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/09/19, 12:37 pm

LEBANON: Hundreds of Syrian refugees were rescued from camps in Bekaa Valley, as a winter storm sent wind and torrents of rain and snow across the country.

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Terror and hope

International | The world saw devastation and disease, restoration and release in 2018
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/24/18, 11:05 am

The international headlines this year included reports on terror, persecution, and anti-immigration sentiments. But stories on released religious prisoners and mending relations between decades-long enemies also brought measures of hope. Here are the top five stories from World Tour this year.

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Trump changes course (again) on Syria

International | The president declares ‘victory’ with plans to withdraw U.S. troops
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/19/18, 02:13 pm

SYRIA: A Wednesday morning tweet from U.S. President Donald Trump declaring “victory” over ISIS in Syria once again has thrown into question U.S. policy. Because ISIS clearly is not defeated in Syria, the White House decision to withdraw 2,000 U.S.

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