Syrian refugee children pose as they play near their families’ residence at Al Zaatari refugee camp in Mafraq
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3 MILLION MORE – DISPLACED PEOPLE WORLDWIDE HITS RECORD 68.5 MILLION

19th Jun 2018 . by incontext_adm

19 JUNE 2018 (SOURCE: AFP) – A record 68.5 million people have been forced flee their homes due to war, violence and persecution, notably in places like Myanmar and Syria, the UN said on Tuesday. By the end of 2017, the number was nearly three million higher than the previous year and showed a 50-percent…

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WEEK 3: Celebrate!

18th Jun 2018 . by incontext_adm

“Then Jesus told them this parable: ‘Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he…

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GLOBAL ECONOMY AT RISK AS US-CHINA TRADE WARS SPARKS FEAR

18th Jun 2018 . by incontext_adm

18 JUNE 2018 (SOURCE:REUTERS) – Fresh fears of a trade war between the world’s top two economies sent Asia markets tumbling on Monday after the United States and China imposed tit-for-tat tariffs on billions of dollars of imports. Energy firms were among the biggest losers as oil prices plunged ahead of a key OPEC meeting,…

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CHINA CARRIES OUT MISSILE DRILLS IN SOUTH CHINA SEAS

15th Jun 2018 . by incontext_adm

15 JUNE 2018 (SOURCE:REUTERS) – China’s navy carried out drills in the South China Sea to simulate fending off an aerial attack, state media said on Friday, as China and the United States trade barbs over who is responsible for heightened tensions in the disputed waterways. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed concern during a…

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“MAJOR” NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT BY NORTH KOREA IN NEXT TWO YEARS

14th Jun 2018 . by incontext_adm

14 JUNE 2018 (SOURCE: INDEPENDENT) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that the Trump administration would like to see “major” North Korean nuclear disarmament in the next two and a half years, following the historic meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore. Mr Pompeo made the statement during a trip to South Korea, saying that the US…

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250 000 LIVES AT RISK AS SAUDI-LED COALITION LAUNCHES ATTACK ON PORT OF HODEIDAH

13th Jun 2018 . by incontext_adm

13 JUNE 2018 (SOURCE:REUTERS) – Troops backed by a Saudi-led coalition on Wednesday launched an assault on Yemen’s main port city of Hodeidah, in the biggest battle of a three-year war between an alliance of Arab states and the Iran-aligned Houthis.  Coalition warplanes and warships were carrying out strikes on Houthi fortifications to support ground operations…

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HISTORIC TRUMP-KIM MEETING “BETTER THAN ANYBODY COULD HAVE EXPECTED”

12th Jun 2018 . by incontext_adm

12 JUNE 2018 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a “comprehensive” document following a historic summit aimed at the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. There were mo immediate details on the contents of the document. Although the breakthrough made at the summit marks just the start of…

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WALKING FOR PEACE

11th Jun 2018 . by incontext_adm

11 JUNE 2018 (SOURCE: AFP) – Hobbled by blisters and stalked by hunger, dozens of Afghan protesters are marching hundreds of kilometres across the war-torn country demanding an end to the nearly 17-year conflict. Nine people began the weeks-long anti-war march in May, but their numbers have since swollen to around 50, organisers say, as…

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WEEK 2: People take priority

9th Jun 2018 . by incontext_adm

“John’s disciples came and took his body and buried it. Then they went and told Jesus. When Jesus heard what had happened, He withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed Him on foot from the towns. When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, He had compassion on…

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Austrian President Meets Election Winner Sebastian Kurz
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AUSTRIA ACTS AGAINST FOREIGN FUNDED IMAMS

8th Jun 2018 . by incontext_adm

08 JUNE 2018 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – Austria’s right-wing government plans to shut down seven mosques and expel up to 40 imams in what it said was “just the beginning” of a push against Islamist ideology and foreign funding of religious groups. The coalition government, an alliance of conservatives and the far right, came to power soon…

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