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Ceasefire Brokered by U.S., Russia and Jordan Goes Into Effect in Southwest Syria

A ceasefire brokered by the US, Russia and Jordan went into effect Sunday in southwest Syria as part of an agreement hailed as a precursor to greater cooperation between Russia and the US over the war-ravaged country. (more…)

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Iraqi Prime Minister Arrives in Mosul to Declare Victory Over ISIS

Dressed in a military uniform, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived here in Mosul on Sunday to congratulate Iraq’s armed forces on its victory over the Islamic State and mark the formal end of a bloody campaign that lasted nearly nine months, left much of Iraq’s second-largest city in ruins, killed thousands

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‘Welcome to Hell’: Thousands of Protesters Vow to Disrupt G20 Summit in Hamburg

"Welcome to Hell". That's the greeting for U.S. President Donald Trump and other world leaders from anti-capitalist protesters in Hamburg who aim to disrupt the G20 summit, already rife with tensions over trade and climate change. (more…)

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Simone Veil, French Politician and Holocaust Survivor, Dies at 89

Simone Veil, a Holocaust survivor and women's rights advocate who was instrumental in legalizing abortion in France, has died at age 89. (more…)

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Court Upholds Mississippi Law to Protect Freedom of Conscience

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously on Thursday that a Mississippi law that protects religious liberty and the rights of conscience in light of the redefinition of marriage may go into effect. (more…)

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How Discipleship is Transforming Nairobi, One Woman at a Time

This week wraps up our #AmplifyWomen series. As an organization that represents the global church, Christianity Today is committed to platforming voices from around the world. In that spirit, our final essay takes readers inside women’s discipleship in Nairobi, Kenya. (more…)

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Trump Gives Mattis Authority to Determine Troop Levels in Afghanistan

President Trump has given Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to determine troop levels in Afghanistan, three administration officials said Tuesday, opening the door for sending more American forces to a war that the Pentagon chief acknowledged the United States was “not winning.” (more…)

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Israel to Cut Back on Electricity Supply for Gaza After Palestinian President Says He Will No Longer Pay Energy Bill

Israel will cut back electricity supply for Gaza after the Palestinian president said he would no longer pay the energy bill, worsening an energy crisis in the isolated enclave where many people are already without power for 20 hours a day. (more…)

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Nighttime, Early Morning Bombings in Baghdad Kill 31 People

A massive bombing by the Islamic State group outside a popular ice cream shop in central Baghdad and a rush hour car bomb in another downtown area killed at least 31 people on Tuesday, Iraqi officials said. (more…)

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North Korea Fires Scud-class Ballistic Missile

North Korea fired at least one short-range ballistic missile on Monday that landed in the sea off its east coast, the latest in a fast-paced series of missile tests defying world pressure and threats of more sanctions. (more…)

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Defense Secretary James Mattis Warns War With North Korea Would Be ‘Catastrophic’

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis says that war with North Korea -- should tensions ever come to that -- would be "catastrophic." (more…)

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Airstrikes on Islamic State-Held Town in Syria Kill Scores of People, Including Civilians

Airstrikes on an Islamic State-held town in eastern Syria have killed scores of people in recent days, a war monitoring group said Friday, as fighting there intensifies ahead of a U.S.-backed assault on the militants’ capital in nearby Raqqa. (more…)

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At Least 34 Migrants, Mostly Toddlers, Drown Off Coast of Libya

At least 34 migrants, most of them toddlers, drowned on Wednesday, as coastguard boats and other vessels tried to save hundreds of others packed into boats off the coast of Libya, rescuers said. (more…)

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4 Killed After Explosions Strike Syria’s Homs and Damascus; ISIS Claims Responsibility

An explosion claimed by the Islamic State group in the central Syrian city of Homs on Tuesday killed at least four people and wounded more than two dozen, Syria's state media and the militant group reported. (more…)

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Navy SEAL Team Kills 7 Militants During Raid in Yemen

Members of the Navy’s elite SEAL Team 6 killed seven militants in central Yemen during an early Tuesday raid on a compound associated with Al Qaeda, American military officials said. (more…)

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Rebel Fighters Leave Last Besieged District of Syria’s Homs

The last buses carrying rebel fighters and their families left a besieged district of Syria's Homs on Sunday, completing a deal to bring the whole city back under government control for the first time since the start of the war. (more…)

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Boeing Co Signs Several Defense, Commercial Deals With Saudi Arabia

Boeing Co (BA.N) said on Sunday it had signed several defense and commercial deals with Saudi Arabia including for the sale of military and passenger aircraft during a visit by U.S. President Donald Trump to the kingdom. (more…)

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