Turkey
Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

A sober anniversary

International | Holocaust survivors gather at Auschwitz to commemorate their liberation
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/27/20, 11:25 am

POLAND: Seventy-five years ago, Allied forces liberated Auschwitz, where Nazis killed more than 1 million people, nearly all Jews. On Monday philanthropist Ronald Lauder led 200 survivors in a commemoration at the site.

BBC Radio has a new documentary on the story of a German family who hid Jews.

Read more

Associated Press/IHH/Humanitarian Relief Foundation

Earthquake rattles Turkey

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/27/20, 11:17 am

Rescue workers battled freezing temperatures on Sunday to keep searching for survivors after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck Turkey’s eastern region. The Friday night quake in Elazig, about 350 miles east of Ankara, killed at least 41 people and injured more than 1,600 others. Workers have rescued about 45 people so far, and authorities have recorded nearly 950 aftershocks.

Read more

Associated Press/Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader (file)

‘A truly evil figure’

International | Leaked cables reveal Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani’s proxy war in Iraq
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/06/20, 01:10 pm

IRAQ: The Iraqi Anglican congregation at St. George’s sits next to Baghdad’s Green Zone, where rockets aimed at the U.S. Embassy landed on Sunday, “But with your prayers, we are fine until now,” a church deacon told me. Attendance is down, he said, because authorities have closed three bridges leading to the area since anti-government demonstrations began in September.

Read more