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ISIS brides who are truly trapped

International | Plus, an update on Asia Bibi, a deep-sea dive, and more
by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/15/19, 02:00 pm

SYRIA: U.K. and U.S. media are obsessing over ISIS brides who voluntarily joined the jihadists and now say they want to come home.

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Maduro says U.S. envoy met with Venezuelan official

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/15/19, 01:04 pm

Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said on Friday that his foreign minister held secret meetings with a U.S. official on Jan. 26 and Feb. 11 in New York. In an interview, Maduro said his administration could succeed if U.S. President Donald Trump would remove his “infected hand” from the country. The United States has not denied the talks—allegedly between Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza and U.S. special envoy Elliot Abrams—but Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pushed back Friday on Maduro’s insinuation that he could remain in power.

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Associated Press/Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

The last battle in Syria?

International | The capture of Baghouz would represent a major victory over ISIS
by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/13/19, 11:59 am

SYRIA: On Tuesday, more than 1,300 presumed ISIS family members fled Baghouz, where many say ISIS is fighting its last battle in Syria.

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