TURKEY’S OPPOSITION STRIKES BLOW TO ERDOGAN WITH ISTANBUL MAYORAL WIN

24th June 2019 . by incontext_adm

24 JUNE 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – Turkey’s opposition has dealt President Tayyip Erdogan a stinging blow by winning control of Istanbul in a re-run mayoral election, breaking his aura of invincibility and delivering a message from voters unhappy over his policies. Ekrem Imamoglu of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) secured 54.21% of votes, according to state-owned…

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Team Devotions: I Spy with My Little Eye

23rd June 2019 . by incontext_adm

“… to liberate those tied down and held back by injustice, to lighten the load of those heavily burdened, to free the oppressed and shatter every type of oppression.” (Isaiah 58:6, VOICE translation)   While my husband was still a full-time pastor, we had the privilege of taking many people from our church on trips…

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IRAN SAYS TRUMP WARNED OF AMERICAN ATTACK BUT WANTS TALKS

21st June 2019 . by incontext_adm

21 JUNE 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – Iranian officials told Reuters on Friday that Tehran had received a message from U.S. President Donald Trump warning that a U.S. attack on Iran was imminent but saying he was against war and wanted talks on a range of issues. News of the message, delivered through Oman overnight, came shortly after…

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INFOGRAPHICS

20th June 2019 . by incontext_adm

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UN: NEARLY 71 MILLION NOW DISPLACED BY WAR, VIOLENCE AT HOME

20th June 2019 . by incontext_adm

20 JUNE 2019 (SOURCE: AP) – A record 71 million people have been displaced worldwide by war, persecution and other violence, the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday, an increase of more than 2 million from a year earlier — and an overall total that would amount to the world’s 20th most populous country. The annual “Global…

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DATABASE SAYS 91,600 KILLED IN YEMEN FIGHTING SINCE 2015

19th June 2019 . by incontext_adm

19 JUNE 2019 (SOURCE: AP) – A database tracking violence says at least 91,600 people have been killed in Yemen’s civil war, presenting a new estimate after completing reporting for the first months of fighting in 2015. The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project said Wednesday that the Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels is responsible…

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PRAY FOR THE NATIONS

18th June 2019 . by incontext_adm

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U.S. SAYS TO SEND MORE TROOPS TO THE MIDDLE EAST, CITES IRAN THREATS

18th June 2019 . by incontext_adm

18 JUNE 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday the deployment of about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what he said were defensive purposes, citing concerns about a threat from Iran. Fears of a confrontation between Iran and the United States have mounted since last Thursday when…

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WEEK 10: Identity

17th June 2019 . by incontext_adm

Your identity is one of the most precious gifts given to you by God. Sadly, most people never discover who they truly are. Those that do generally take years, if not decades, to do so on a very meaningful level. There is only one question that you need to answer with regard to identity. The…

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SUDAN’S BASHIR CHARGED WITH CORRUPTION, IN FIRST APPEARANCE SINCE APRIL

17th June 2019 . by incontext_adm

17 JUNE 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – Sudan’s ex-president Omar al-Bashir was charged with corruption-related offences on Sunday, as he appeared in public for the first time since he was overthrown and detained in April. Looking much the same as prior to his removal by the military, he was driven to the prosecutor’s office in Khartoum. He…

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