ISSUE 174 | 22 JUNE 2017

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“OFFICIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF DEFEAT”- ISIS BLOWS UP HISTORIC MOSQUE WHERE IT DECLARED A CALIPHATE

22nd June 2017 . by incontext_adm

Islamic State militants on Wednesday blew up the Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its famous leaning minaret, Iraq’s military said in a statement, as Iraqi forces seeking to expel the group from the city closed in on the site. It was from this medieval mosque three years ago that the militants’ leader Abu Bakr…

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SAUDI’S DEPUTY CROWN PRINCE MOHAMMED BIN SALMAN CONFIRMED AS NEXT RULER OF KINGDOM

21st June 2017 . by incontext_adm

21 JUNE 2017 – Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was promoted to crown prince on Wednesday, replacing his cousin in a sudden announcement that confirms King Salman’s 31-year-old son as next ruler of the kingdom. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef has been relieved of his post and replaced by Mohammed bin…

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“POTENTIAL TARGETS” TENSIONS ESCALATE BETWEEN US AND RUSSIA

20th June 2017 . by incontext_adm

20 JUNE 2017 – The White House said on Monday that coalition forces fighting Islamic State militants in Syria retained the right to self-defense as Russia warned it viewed any planes flying in its area of operations as potential targets. Tensions escalated on Sunday as the U.S. military brought down a Syrian military jet near…

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WEEK 9: God’s Hope

19th June 2017 . by incontext_adm

“When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil way, God relented of the disaster that He had said He would do to them, and He did not do it.” (Jonah 3:10. ESV) When the people of Nineveh repented of their evil ways and stopped their violent deeds, God chose not to destroy them…

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“SOME ATE CARDBOARD BOXES” MARAWI CHRISTIAN RESIDENCE TELL OFFICIALS

19th June 2017 . by incontext_adm

19 JUNE 2017 – Terrified Christians are escaping Isis militants in the Filipino town of Marawi by wearing hijabs borrowed from Muslims. There are around 1,500 people trapped in the besieged Filipino city, which is about 60 miles south of Cagayan de Oro. Almost 100 people have escaped on foot, while others have swum across the…

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AL-SHABAB ATTACK CLAIMS 31 LIVES ACCORDING TO AP

16th June 2017 . by incontext_adm

16  JUNE 2017 – Militants began an assault in the capital, Mogadishu, on Wednesday evening with a car bombing at the gates of a hotel popular with foreigners, and continued with gunfire at a nearby restaurant. The Associated Press put the death toll at 31, citing local officials and the emergency services, an increase from…

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HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IN YEMEN WORSENS WITH THOUSANDS CONTRACTING CHOLERA

15th June 2017 . by incontext_adm

15 JUNE 2017 – Save the Children has warned that the rate of cholera infection in Yemen has tripled over the past 14 days, with an average of 105 children contracting the disease every hour – or one every 35 seconds. The country is now on “the verge of total collapse” according to Grant Pritchard, the…

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