Terrorism
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A delayed, unsatisfying judgment for Lebanon

Middle East | International tribunal ties Hezbollah to 2005 assassination but not its leadership
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/18/20, 06:31 pm

Nearly 2,500 miles from the scene of the crime and 15 years later, a Special Tribunal for Lebanon ruled Tuesday that the main defendant charged with conspiracy to kill former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri was a member of Hezbollah and used a cell phone critical in the 2005 bombing. It left Hariri and 21 others dead. 

The tribunal, meeting in the Netherlands, acquitted three other men indicted in the case.

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Islamic State militants target Afghanistan prison

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/03/20, 12:02 pm

At least 39 people died and 50 others sustained injuries after a suicide bomber detonated explosives in a car at the main entrance to a prison in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, on Sunday. Other armed militants stormed inside the facility and opened fire. Afghan security forces regained control of the prison by Monday afternoon and recaptured about 1,000 prisoners who escaped during the attack, said Attaullah Khogyani, the provincial governor’s spokesman.

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Genetic engineering and other threats

Faith & Inspiration | Graduates, in 2005 and today, need to stand firm in the faith. The fourth in a series of “stump speeches”
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 8/01/20, 12:47 pm

Over the past few months, we’ve posted in the Saturday Series a few of my never-published speeches on topics that are still relevant.

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