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Egyptian edict is an encouraging sign for Christians

Egypt (MNN) — Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb – the Grand Imam of a famous mosque – is calling on Egyptian Muslims to “embrace” their Christian neighbors. He issued the edict during a televised ceremony in Abu Dhabi. Ahmed el-Tayeb, Grand Imam of al-Azhar, circa May 2015.(Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons) To …

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Nigeria: a second chance for peace?

Voters outside a polling station in Nigeria (Photo courtesy of The Commonwealth Observer Group) Nigeria (MNN) – Nigeria’s election results might go down as President Muhammadu Buhari’s ‘Second Chance’ to meet his campaign promises of security, peace and fairness.  Todd Nettleton is a spokesman for the Voice of the Martyrs USA. …

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South Sudan: peace deal success or failure?

South Sudan (MNN)— Recent clashes in South Sudan chip away at the credibility of a United Nations report stating that fighting “has diminished greatly” since putting a revitalized peace agreement in place last fall. In fact, things have deteriorated so quickly that a delegation of South Sudanese bishops warn that …

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Pressure pays off for the people of Sudan

Sudan (MNN) — Three months of nationwide protests – reportedly the longest in Sudan’s history – are producing results. Bloomberg News describes demonstrations as the “biggest challenge” to President Omar al-Bashir’s 30-year reign. On Friday, Bashir stepped down as leader of Sudan’s governing party. He still holds his post as …

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Winter brings new difficulties for war-torn Ukraine

Ukraine (MNN) – Winter this year brings new struggles for Eastern Ukraine. Gas lines have been cut and people have no heat. Slavic Gospel Association is combating this by providing aid to the local Bible-believing Church through Operation Winter Warmth. In early February, Russia mounted five attacks on the Donbas …

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Colombia, Venezuela and the next showdown

Cucuta is a Colombian city, capital of Norte de Santander department, sharing a border with Venezuela. (Map courtesy of Wikimedia/CC) Colombia (MNN) – Recent headlines coming out of Venezuela and Colombia talk about blockades, soldiers, violence, and humanitarian aid. The issues between the two countries are highly politically charged and …

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US-North Korea talks continue the status quo

North Korea (MNN) — Status quo: it’s defined by Merriam-Webster as “the existing state of affairs.” It’s also an accurate description of life in North Korea following this week’s international summit. Despite anticipation of progress, high-level meetings between US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un failed to produce …

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