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Mosul liberated and Syria’s cease-fire underway

International | Thousands remain trapped in Iraq’s second largest city, while Syria’s ‘de-escalation zone’ is bad news for Israel
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/10/17, 01:14 pm

IRAQ: On Sunday, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in Mosul to declare military victory over ISIS and the liberation of the country’s second largest city.

Scenes of the devastation are horrific, and an estimated 20,000 residents remain trapped as sporadic fighting continues.

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Associated Press/Photo by Evan Vucci

Trump heads abroad to meet with world leaders

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/05/17, 11:05 am

President Donald Trump arrives in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday to kick off the second international tour of his administration. The trip’s agenda includes a G20 summit in Germany and a meeting of the Three Seas Initiative, which aims to help reduce European nations’ dependence on Russian energy. Trump is scheduled for face-to-face meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit. 

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Associated Press/Photo by Nariman El-Mofty

Globe Trot: A deadly Palm Sunday in Egypt

International | ISIS continues its war against Coptic Christians
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/10/17, 11:26 am

EGYPT: ISIS bombed two churches in Egypt on Palm Sunday. The first bombing took place at St. George Church in Tanta, killing at least 27 people and injuring 78. Ten days ago, a bomb was discovered and dismantled at the church.

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