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Mixed signals

International | Christians debate whether Saudi overtures to U.S. evangelicals are made in good faith
by Harvest Prude
Posted 9/24/19, 05:12 pm

Saudi Arabia only allows Muslims to become citizens. It threatens Christian converts with the death penalty and allows officials and neighbors to persecute religious minorities. Open Doors International ranks the kingdom as the 15th most oppressive country toward Christians.

So why did Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman invite nine evangelical Christians from the United States to visit him on Sept. 10?

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Nigerian Shiites at odds with government

International | Violent clashes between the religious minority and security forces could worsen
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/30/19, 03:37 pm

ABUJA, Nigeria—The Nigerian government has declared a minority Shiite group in the country a terror organization, but the group’s members said they are being unfairly persecuted for their faith. The disagreement could trigger a new outburst of conflict in the country.

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Bertie Boris

International | The unlikely ascension of Britain’s new prime minister
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/25/19, 01:12 pm

BRITAIN: The Conservative Party has named the Bertie Wooster of British culture, Boris Johnson, the country’s new prime minister. Pledging to take the U.K. out of the European Union—as former Prime Minister Theresa May was unable to do—by the statutory deadline of Oct. 31, Johnson has ascended to head of government through an unlikely path resembling U.S.

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