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Experts: Why the White House Brunson strategy has failed

International | The United States focuses on the pastor’s release while Turkey holds two other Americans hostage
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/24/18, 03:45 pm

TURKEY is the third largest market for U.S. cotton farmers, who face potentially drastic losses over U.S. sanctions. The White House sanctions strategy to release Andrew Brunson has failed in part, argue two experts, because it singles out the American pastor.

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ISIS reemerging in Iraq

International | Pentagon warns of the terror group’s attempt to rebuild its physical caliphate
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/20/18, 02:32 pm

IRAQ: Over the weekend, Iraq media reported that more than 100 ISIS vehicles were seen between Kirkuk and Mosul, just after the Pentagon warned on Friday that ISIS “is well-positioned to rebuild and work on enabling its physical caliphate to reemerge.”

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Saudi airstrike in Yemen kills 29 children

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/10/18, 10:57 am

At least 50 people died in an airstrike Thursday by the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition in the rebel-controlled region of Yemen, according to local media. The International Committee of the Red Cross reported that the strike hit a civilian bus in the northern Saada governorate and at least 29 children were among the dead. Approximately 77 people were injured, reported Yemen’s rebel Al Masirah television. Coalition spokesman Col.

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