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Three years after ISIS assault on Iraq’s Christians

International | Many hope to return to their liberated villages
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/07/17, 10:59 am

IRAQ: This week marks the three-year anniversary of ISIS conquering Nineveh Plains in Iraq, forcing more than 150,000 Christians from their homes and emptying villages occupied by Christians for nearly 2,000 years. Here’s my recap of that final fall, and a look at what’s ahead for Iraqi Christians who hope to return to their villages after liberation this year from ISIS.

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Associated Press/Photo by Hani Mohammed

Land of hazard

Yemen | For famine, persecution, danger, war—and the strongest al-Qaeda franchise in the world—Yemen has it all
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/03/17, 02:59 pm

Sameer was expecting a visitor at his home in southern Yemen, so when he heard his name called outside his front door, he hurried to open it for his friend. Instead what greeted the prominent Christian leader was a truck loaded with gunmen. Before he had time to take cover, the armed men opened fire, shooting and killing Sameer while his wife and children watched.

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Saudi Arabia’s terror-teaching textbooks

International | The U.S. State Department has done little to push for reforms
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/21/17, 11:30 am

SAUDI ARABIA:  Studying Saudi textbooks, used not only in Saudi Arabia but throughout the Muslim world, ought to be required reading for officials signing off on billions in weapons sales to the Sunni power.

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