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Kabul attack targets Afghan vice president

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/09/20, 05:40 pm

Terrorists bombed a vehicle convoy carrying Afghan First Vice President Amrullah Saleh on Wednesday. He suffered only minor burns, but 10 people died in the explosion, including bodyguards and civilians. The blast injured 31 others and set fire to several nearby shops that sell gas canisters for cooking and heating. The Taliban denied involvement in the attack.

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Historic church in Turkey demolished

International | President Recep Tayyip Erdogan works to Islamize Christian sites
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/03/20, 05:48 pm

TURKEY: The Turkish Islamic Foundation destroyed the historic St. Georgios Greek Orthodox Church in Bursa on Wednesday, seven years after local officials transferred the property to the group’s control. Authorities emptied Bursa of its Greek Orthodox population a century ago, and the church became a mosque in the 1920s.

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Charlie Hebdo terror suspects go on trial

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/02/20, 01:18 pm

On newsstands outside the courtroom in Paris, the latest issue of a French satirical newspaper reprinted the caricatures of Islam’s Muhammad that sparked deadly shootings in January 2015. Spectators went through police checkpoints in the secured building as the trial began on Wednesday for suspects in the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices and a kosher supermarket in Paris that killed 17 people over three days.

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