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Persecution mounting

International | A new report finds increasing worldwide oppression of Christians, especially women
by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 1/22/19, 03:20 pm

Authoritarianism, religious nationalism, and spreading Islamic extremism fueled the unprecedented growth of persecution against Christians last year, according to a new report from Open Doors. The organization released its annual World Watch List on Wednesday.

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A fantastical Chinese winter festival

International | Plus, an explosion in Paris, Saudi asylum-seeker now calls Canada home, and other international news and notes
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/14/19, 11:17 am

CHINA: If possible, the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival gets more fantastical every year.

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Winter storm forces evacuation of Syrian refugees in Lebanon

International | Plus, the reception for Saudi asylum-seeker contrasts with the plight of Asia Bibi
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/09/19, 12:37 pm

LEBANON: Hundreds of Syrian refugees were rescued from camps in Bekaa Valley, as a winter storm sent wind and torrents of rain and snow across the country.

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