CHINESE PEACEKEEPING FORCE TO HELP UPHOLD SOUTH SUDAN PEACE DEAL

25th September 2018 . by incontext_adm

25 SEPTEMBER 2018 (SOURCE: GRI) –  Last week, a “final final” peace deal was ostensibly struck– a handshake between South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar and President Salva Kirr– signifying a truce in the 5-year civil war that has devastated the young nation. But a reticence was in the air. Senior officials expressed caution, conscientious of the fragile peace…

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WEEK 7: Transitional Turbulence

24th September 2018 . by incontext_adm

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9, ESV) I am one of those people who HATE turbulence with a passion. My first time flying was with a group of students from…

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IRAN FEARS PLOT BY US AND ITS GULF ALLIES AFTER ATTACK THAT KILLED 25

24th September 2018 . by incontext_adm

24 SEPTEMBER 2018 (SOURCE: AP) – On the same day Arab separatists killed at least 25 people in an attack targeting a military parade in southwestern Iran, President Donald Trump’s lawyer mounted a stage in New York to declare that the government would be toppled. “I don’t know when we’re going to overthrow them. It could…

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PAKISTAN INVITES SAUDI ARABIA TO JOIN CPEC

21st September 2018 . by incontext_adm

21 SEPTEMBER 2018 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – Islamabad has invited Saudi Arabia to become the third partner in the Beijing-funded Belt and Road corridor of major infrastructure projects inside Pakistan, Pakistan’s information minister said on Thursday. The announcement comes on the back of a two-day trip to Saudi Arabia by new Prime Minister Imran Khan, who had…

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INFOGRAPHICS

20th September 2018 . by incontext_adm

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RUSSIA-TURKEY DEAL SEES THOUSANDS RETURN TO IDLIB

20th September 2018 . by incontext_adm

20 SEPTEMBER 2018 (SOURCE:AP) – Thousands of people who were recently displaced by violence in northwest Syria have returned home following a Russia-Turkey deal that averted a government offensive on the last major rebel stronghold, Syrian opposition activists said Wednesday. The United Nations said that in the first 12 days of September, over 38,000 people were…

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NORTH AND SOUTH KOREAN LEADERS SIGN JOINT AGREEMENT ON DENUCLEARISATION IN ‘LEAP FORWARD’ FOR PEACE

19th September 2018 . by incontext_adm

19 SEPTEMBER 2018 (SOURCE: INDEPENDENT) – The North and South Korean leaders presented a joint agreement during their summit in Pyongyang on Wednesday that Kim Jong-un said represented a “leap forward” for peace on the peninsula. At a joint press conference after the signing, South Korea’s Moon Jae-in said North Korea had agreed to “permanently” shut down all of its nuclear and missile testing…

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US IMPOSES ANOTHER $200 BILLION IN TARIFFS ON CHINA

18th September 2018 . by incontext_adm

18 SEPTEMBER 2018 (SOURCE:AP) – The Trump administration will impose tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods starting next week, escalating a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies and potentially raising prices on goods ranging from handbags to bicycle tires. The tariffs will start at 10 percent, beginning Monday of next week, and…

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WEEK 6: A Journey Towards “No Lack”

17th September 2018 . by incontext_adm

“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.” (Psalm 23:1, NIV)   “God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supply.” – Hudson Taylor These words so often echo in my heart when I trust the Lord for His provision for where He chooses to send me. At times, He uses known people…

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