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Amid Iran’s unrest, U.S. denying Christians entry

International | More than 100 Iranian Christians previously invited to apply for U.S. asylum are now living in shelters in Austria, facing threats of deportation
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/17/18, 01:31 pm

IRAN: The U.S. State Department is denying entry to the United States for 100 Iranian Christians invited to apply for asylum under a 27-year-old law granting persecuted religious minorities special refugee status. Nearly all are Assyrian and Armenian Christians who have families in the United States.

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Associated Press/Photo by Cliff Owen

Houthis fire missile at Saudi palace

by Leigh Jones
Posted 12/19/17, 10:07 am

Yemeni rebels fired a missile into Saudi Arabia on Monday, hoping to hit the royal palace in the kingdom’s capital. Saudi defense systems intercepted the ballistic “Volcano H-2” missile as it flew over southern Riyadh. The projectile did not do any damage. A spokesman for the Houthi rebels confirmed the attack and said the rebels hoped the missile would land in Yamama Palace, where King Salman holds weekly government meetings and entertains world leaders and dignitaries.

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Associated Press/Photo by Hani Mohammed

Airstrikes in Yemen kill at least 15

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/13/17, 10:54 am

Suspected Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen late Tuesday and early Wednesday killed at least 15 people and injured more than 30 others. The airstrikes, which took place in the rebel-held capital of Sanaa, targeted a military police camp. Mohammed al-Aqel, one of the guards at the camp, told the AFP news agency there were at least five airstrikes that damaged several buildings and a perimeter wall.

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