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Congresswoman Gabbard Makes Unannounced Trip to Syria

Jan 18th, 2017 | By

Democratic Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard made an unannounced trip to Syria two months after she met with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss foreign policy. Gabbard, a major in the Army National Guard and a representative for the 2nd District of Hawaii frequently challenged Obama on national security issues. When she sat down with Trump, Gabbard warned

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Fort Lauderdale Shooter Claims to Be Connected to ISIS

Jan 18th, 2017 | By

During a bond hearing on Tuesday, FBI Special Agent Michael Ferlazzo testified that Esteban Santiago, the man charged with killing five people at the Fort Lauderdale airport, told FBI agents he executed the attack on behalf of ISIS. However, Ferlazzo didn’t specify if Santiago was linked to the Islamic State or just inspired by the

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Turkey’s Wavering Support For Religious Freedom

Jan 17th, 2017 | By

Turkey’s wavering support for religious freedom I walked into the Ankara airport on Dec. 20, after a long day of eye-opening meetings, to the news on CNN International – the Russian ambassador to Turkey had just been shot. Our U.S. ambassador to Turkey, John Bass, a career diplomat who expertly navigated our previous 24 hours

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UN Estimates Death Toll of Yemen to Be Over 10,000

Jan 17th, 2017 | By

According to “estimates” from a senior UN official, the death toll in the Yemeni conflict has surpassed 10,000 people. During a press conference in Sanaa, UN Yemen Humanitarian Coordinator Jamie McGoldrick told reporters: “I don’t know the figures but the estimates are that over 10,000 people have been killed in this conflict and almost 40,000

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New Proposed Legislation Could Mean Relief For Persecuted Christians

Jan 13th, 2017 | By
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On January 10, 2017, Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04) and Rep. Anna Eshoo (CA-18) reintroduced their bipartisan legislation that would provide emergency relief to survivors of genocide and ensure accountability for perpetrators. The Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act (H.R. 390) is an enhanced version of the bill they introduced in the 114th

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Syrian Bishop Urges West to Stop Supporting Rebel Groups

Jan 13th, 2017 | By

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)– The leader of Syria’s Catholic Church has urged the West and the United Nations to immediately end sanctions against his country and to stop supporting rebels, saying this is the only way to find a solution to a war that has claimed hundreds of thousands

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Top 50 Most Dangerous Countries for Christians in 2017

Jan 12th, 2017 | By

Christian persecution advocacy group Open Doors USA released its 2017 World Watch List, that ranks the top 50 most dangerous countries for Christians to live in. For the 16th year in a row, North Korea took the number one spot. David Curry, president and CEO of Open Doors USA said: “For Christians in the West,

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Nineveh Plain Authorities Vow to Rebuild Churches in Mosul

Jan 12th, 2017 | By

On January 11, Al-Mosuliya TV aired a report showing local officials touring the ruins of a church in Mosul destroyed by ISIS and vowing to rebuild it. Hassan Al-Sallaf, the deputy governor of the Nineveh Province, promises to rebuild the church, which is shaped like a ship, “along with all the other houses of worship,

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Rights Groups Go After Saudi Arabia After Arrest of Two Human Rights Activists

Jan 11th, 2017 | By

Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International reported that Saudi Arabia has already arrested two rights activists in the first ten days of 2017. The groups also accused Riyadh of a “crackdown on dissent.” In press releases, the two organizations said Essam Koshak in Mecca and Ahmed al-Mushaikhass in Dammam were summoned for questioning by police

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‘China Refuses Cancer Treatment For Christian Activist’

Jan 10th, 2017 | By

BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)– A Christian aid and advocacy group is raising funds for a Christian human rights defender who is in need of urgent cancer treatment that she cannot afford after a Chinese medical team allegedly canceled a crucial operation because of her work with prominent Christians and activists. ChinaAid said the 47-year-old Chinese woman

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