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TRUMP CALLS FOR OFFICIAL RECOGNITION OF ISRAELI SOVEREIGNTY OVER GOLAN HEIGHTS

22nd Mar 2019 . by incontext_adm

22 MARCH 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday it was time to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights that Israel seized from Syria in 1967, marking a dramatic shift in U.S. policy and giving a boost to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the middle of his re-election campaign. The…

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UAE NUCLEAR PLANT A THREAT TO GULF STABILITY

21st Mar 2019 . by incontext_adm

21 MARCH 2019 (SOURCE: ALJAZEERA) – Qatar has said a nuclear plant under construction in the UAE poses a serious threat to regional stability and the environment. In a letter to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), seen by the Reuters news agency on Wednesday, Qatar also called the Vienna-based organisation to create a framework for nuclear security in the Gulf….

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DEVASTATION ACROSS THREE COUNTRIES IN CYCLONE IDAI’S WAKE

20th Mar 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Donnelly McCleland More than a thousand people are feared to have died in a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique, while scores have been killed and more than 150 are missing in neighbouring Zimbabwe. The city of Beira in central Mozambique bore Cyclone Idai’s full wrath on Thursday [14 March] before the storm barrelled on…

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ALGERIA’S ELECTIONS – A TEST FOR DEMOCRACY

20th Mar 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Hannes Bosman and Donnelly McCleland An emerging coalition of Algerian opposition figures Tuesday [19 March] rejected President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s plan to remain in office while overseeing a political transition from his 20-year rule, echoing the demands of street protesters that he step down next month. The group also urged the military to stay out…

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WEST IS USING CHRISTIANITY TO ‘SUBVERT’ CHINESE GOVERNMENT

20th Mar 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Andrew Richards ‘Western forces’ are trying to use Christianity to influence China’s society and even “subvert” the government, a senior  official said, warning that Chinese Christians needed to follow a Chinese model of the religion. China’s constitution guarantees religious freedom, but since President Xi Jinping took office six years ago, the government has tightened…

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EGYPT TIGHTENS RESTRICTIONS ON MEDIA, SOCIAL NETWORKS

20th Mar 2019 . by incontext_adm

20 MARCH 2019 (SOURCE: ALJAZEERA) – Egypt’s top media regulator put into effect tighter restrictions that allow the state to block websites and social media accounts with more than 5,000 followers, if they are deemed a threat to national security. The move, implemented on Tuesday, is the latest step by the government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to…

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AID AGENCIES SCRAMBLE TO RESCUE PEOPLE FROM MOZAMBIQUE FLOOD

19th Mar 2019 . by incontext_adm

19 MARCH 2019 (SOURCE: AP) – Hundreds are dead, many more missing and thousands at risk from massive flooding in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe caused by Cyclone Idai and persistent rains. International aid agencies and government officials are scrambling Tuesday to rescue families trapped by the floodwaters from rivers that have burst their banks and are…

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CYCLONE HITS MOZAMBIQUE, ZIMBABWE

18th Mar 2019 . by incontext_adm

18 MARCH 2019 (SOURCE: EWN) – More than 100 people have died and many more are missing in Mozambique and neighbouring Zimbabwe on Sunday after tropical cyclone Idai barrelled across the southern African nations with flash floods and ferocious winds. Authorities in Zimbabwe said the toll there had risen to 65 in the east of the country, while…

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WEEK 7: Faithful in the Little

15th Mar 2019 . by incontext_adm

“If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.” (Luke 16:10, NLT)   After I completed my first year at the missions and discipleship school, I returned for a second year. All the seniors who…

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MULTIPLE DEATHS IN ATTACKS ON TWO MOSQUES IN NEW ZEALAND

15th Mar 2019 . by incontext_adm

15 MARCH 2019 (SOURCE: AP) – Multiple people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of people attending Friday prayers, as New Zealand police warned people to stay indoors as they tried to determine if more than one gunman was involved. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described it as “one of New Zealand’s darkest days”…

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