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31st October 2018 . by incontext_adm

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ASIA BIBI ACQUITTED OF BLASPHEMY CHARGES IN PAKISTAN

31st October 2018 . by incontext_adm

31 OCTOBER 2018 (SOURCE: BBC) –  A Christian woman who was sentenced to death in Pakistan for blasphemy has won her appeal and been acquitted in a landmark ruling. Asia Bibi was convicted in 2010 after being accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad in a row with her neighbours. She always maintained her innocence, but has…

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JUST A MINUTE: MOVING FROM THE MUNDANE TO THE MOMENTOUS

30th October 2018 . by incontext_adm

Jeremiah 32:18,20 “You are a great and powerful God; you are the LORD Almighty.  Long ago you performed miracles and wonders in Egypt, and you have continued to perform them to this day, both in Israel and among all the other nations, so that you are now known everywhere.” (GNB) I have just returned from…

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CHINA’S INDIAN OCEAN INFLUENCE STRENGTHENED WITH APPOINTMENT OF PRO-CHINA PM IN SRI LANKA

30th October 2018 . by incontext_adm

30 OCTOBER 2018 (SOURCE: REUTERS) –  India, caught flatfooted by the appointment of Mahinda Rajapaksa as Sri Lanka’s premier, has opened urgent diplomatic and political contacts with the strongman who drew close to China during his previous tenure as president, officials said. The tear-shaped island, located off the southern tip of India, has become an arena…

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WEEK 1: Not an Island

29th October 2018 . by incontext_adm

“I thank my God every time I remember you.” (Philippians 1:3, NIV) Not too long ago, I experienced quite a challenge with service providers who were making my job harder than it needed to be. As I parked my car and walked to the office, I thought to myself: “I wish I were on an…

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MERKEL’S CDU SUFFERS HUGE LOSSES DURING REGIONAL ELECTIONS

29th October 2018 . by incontext_adm

29 OCTOBER 2018 (SOURCE:REUTERS) – Chancellor Angela Merkel’s junior coalition partners gave her conservatives until next year to deliver more policy results, threatening to end their alliance if there is no improvement after both parties suffered in a regional election on Sunday. Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) came home first in the election in the western…

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CHINA SAYS MILITARY WILL ACT “AT ANY COST” TO PREVENT TAIWAN SPLIT

26th October 2018 . by incontext_adm

26 OCTOBER 2018 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – China’s military will take action “at any cost” to foil any attempt to separate the self-ruled island of Taiwan, which Beijing claims as its own, the country’s defense minister said on Thursday. China has been infuriated by recent U.S. sanctions on its military, one of a growing number of flashpoints…

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RUSSIA WARNS OF NUCLEAR ARMS RACE AS THE US WITHDRAWS FROM THE INF TREATY

25th October 2018 . by incontext_adm

25 OCTOBER 2018 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russia would be forced to target any European countries that agreed to host U.S. nuclear missiles following Washington’s withdrawal from a landmark Cold war-era arms control treaty. Speaking at a news conference after holding talks with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Putin said…

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SAUDI JOURNALIST’S DEATH HEIGHTENS GEOPOLITICAL TENSIONS

24th October 2018 . by incontext_adm

By Cherolyn Amery Saudi Arabia has blamed the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on a “rogue operation”, giving a new account of an act that sparked a global outcry. Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told Fox News “the murder” had been a “tremendous mistake” and denied the powerful crown prince had ordered it. The journalist was…

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AN UPDATE ON THE WAR IN SYRIA

24th October 2018 . by incontext_adm

By Donnelly McCleland The following is an update summary, rather than a detailed article on a number of recent happenings in Syria. The Christian perspective comes from personal interaction with a gathering of Syrian pastors in Lebanon who shared with members of the INcontext team. In the news The al-Naseeb border crossing between Jordan and…

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