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Why ISIS, Al Qaeda, And Iran’s Mullahs All Love Donald Trump

This entire exercise in folly has nothing to do with resisting ISIS, a stateless band of murdering psychopaths that nevertheless poses no existential threat to Americans. Instead, it’s about atavistic fears, racial contempt and misplaced zeal for our preposterous comic-opera president.

February 8, 2017
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South Sudan Violence: Kerry Meets With African Ministers To Discuss Prevention Of Civil War

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and counterparts from six African nations met in Nairobi on Monday to discuss ways to prevent South Sudan from sliding back into civil war.

August 22, 2016
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani waves after he registered for February's election of the Assembly of Experts, the clerical body that chooses the supreme leader, at the Interior Ministry in Tehran

Iran Says Saudi Arabia Cannot Cover Up ‘Crime’ By Cutting Ties

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Sudan broke all ties with Iran and the United Arab Emirates downgraded its relations on Monday after the Saudi embassy in Tehran was stormed by protesters.

January 5, 2016

Iran Threatens Response To New U.S. Visa Restrictions

Iran will take reciprocal measures in response to any breach of this year’s nuclear deal, the Foreign Ministry warned on Monday, after Tehran said new U.S. visa restrictions contravened the historic agreement.

December 28, 2015

Man Dies In Channel Tunnel As Migrant Crisis Deepens

France said it was sending 120 more police officers to the site. Britain said it would erect a nine-foot (three-meter) fence to protect the terminal.

July 29, 2015

Sudanese Christian Woman Spared Execution Arrives In United States

Washington (AFP) — A Sudanese Christian woman — sentenced to death for renouncing Islam but acquitted after international pressure on Khartoum — has arrived in the United States with her family. Meriam Ibrahim Tehya Ishag flew first into the east coast city of Philadelphia Thursday, where she was welcomed by the mayor as a “world […]

August 1, 2014
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U.S. ‘Delighted’ By Impending Arrival Of Sudanese Christian Convert

Washington (AFP) — The White House said it was “delighted” over the release by Sudan of a Christian woman sentenced to death for renouncing Islam, and welcomes her arrival “soon” in the United States. “The United States is delighted that Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishaq is now safe and free and will soon be traveling to […]

July 25, 2014
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Sudanese Christian Woman Who Faced Death Over Her Faith Meets Pope Francis

By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times JOHANNESBURG — A Sudanese Christian woman who faced a death sentence for refusing to renounce her Christian faith flew to Italy on Thursday and met with Pope Francis. Meriam Ibrahim was sentenced to death by a court in Khartoum, Sudan, in May for illegally abandoning the Muslim faith. She […]

July 24, 2014

U.S: Sudan Has Not Re-Arrested Freed Christian Woman

Washington (AFP) — The United States said Tuesday that it had received assurances a Sudanese Christian woman has not, as reported, been re-arrested, one day after a court annulled her death sentence for apostasy. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said Washington has been informed by Sudan that “the family was temporarily detained at the airport […]

June 24, 2014

Sudanese Christian Woman Freed From Death Row Is Re-Arrested

By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times JOHANNESBURG — A Christian woman in Sudan freed from death row Monday has been re-arrested a day later after trying to leave the country with her family, according to reports from Khartoum, Sudan. Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, 27, sentenced to hang last month for apostasy, was released after her conviction […]

June 24, 2014

Sudan Frees Christian Woman Sentenced To Death For Apostasy

By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times JOHANNESBURG — A Christian woman in Sudan sentenced to death last month for apostasy was released Monday after her conviction was overturned by Khartoum’s appeal court, according to her lawyer. The appeal court Monday ordered Meriam Yehya Ibrahim’s release after hearing her appeal, according to Sudan’s official news agency, […]

June 23, 2014

Forced Faith Is Not Faith

In a prison in Khartoum, a dusty city on the banks of the ancient Nile in the African nation of Sudan, Meriam Yehya Ibrahim waits.She is not alone in her confinement. Her son is with her. He is 20 months old. Her daughter is there, too. She was born in that prison one week ago.Together […]

June 2, 2014

Sudanese Ordered To Hang For Apostasy ‘Gives Birth In Jail’

Khartoum (AFP) – A Christian Sudanese woman, sentenced to hang for apostasy in a case that has sparked international outcry, has given birth in jail, her husband said Tuesday. “Until now I did not see them. They didn’t allow me to go in and see,” Daniel Wani told AFP. “I’m disappointed really,” he said from […]

May 27, 2014