FIVE SIGNIFICANT STORIES TO WATCH IN 2022 AND THEIR POSSIBLE KINGDOM IMPACT

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By Donnelly McCleland Amid the relentless waves of COVID-19 infections and deaths, ongoing conflicts, political instability (coups, protests and upsets) and an increase in disasters, one could easily sink into despair, were it not for the Lord’s sovereign hand and merciful intervention in our world. In this follow-up special edition of A World in Motion…

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FIVE MAJOR HEADLINES OF 2021 AND WHAT THEY MEANT FOR THE CHURCH

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By Alex Pollock In this edition of A World in Motion (AWIM), we look at five major headlines from 2021 that played into larger themes currently affecting our world. From political unrest and humanitarian disasters to terror attacks and a continued rise in migration, 2021 presented the Church with many challenges, as well as many…

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THOUSANDS RALLY IN SUPPORT OF ETHIOPIAN GOVERNMENT FORCES

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By Donnelly McCleland Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Sunday [7 November] in a show of support for the Ethiopian government and armed forces. The rally comes a few days after the government declared a state of emergency earlier this week amid gains claimed by Tigrayan forces…

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JORDAN, SYRIA REOPEN BORDER CROSSING TO BOOST TRADE

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On 29 September, the Jaber-Nassib border crossing between Jordan and Syria was reopened to bolster the struggling economies of both countries, as several Arab states look to reintegrate Syria into regional projects. The measure is one of many taken by the Jordanian government in recent weeks to ease COVID-19 restrictions. The Jaber-Nassib crossing used to…

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COUNTRIES CALL FOR GREATER COOPERATION AT 76TH UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY

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By Alex Pollock For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began early last year, more than two dozen world leaders appeared in person at the UN General Assembly on the opening day of their annual high-level meeting Tuesday [14 September]. In speech after speech, the atmosphere was sombre, angry, and dire…Racism, climate change, and…

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AUKUS SECURITY PACT SPARKS MAJOR DIPLOMATIC CRISIS

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On Monday 20 September, a planned Franco-British defence ministers’ summit became the latest casualty as France stepped up its protests over last week’s trilateral security pact between Australia, the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US) – named AUKUS. President Joe Biden announced last Wednesday (15 September) that the three nations were forming a…

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IRAN GAINS MEMBERSHIP OF SHANGHAI COOPERATION ORGANISATION (SCO)

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On Friday 17 September, Iran’s bid to become a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) was approved – after almost 15 years of observer status – by the bloc’s seven permanent members. The SCO accounts for about one-third of the world’s land and exports trillions of dollars annually – as it includes China,…

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LANDMARK WATER DEAL ACTS AS CATALYST IN IMPROVING ISRAEL-JORDAN RELATIONS

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On 4 September, Israeli President Isaac Herzog met with Jordan’s King Abdullah to continue discussions on how the two nations can work together to improve economic and political relations, building on the landmark water agreement signed on 8 July by Israel and Jordan’s foreign ministers.  This agreement will see Israel almost double its water sales…

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HOUTHI REBELS ATTACK AIRBASE, REVEALING FRACTURES IN FOREIGN-LED NATION-BUILDING

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By Alex Pollock At least 30 pro-government fighters have been killed in an attack on an airbase in southern Yemen, security and medical sources say. A spokesman for Yemeni southern forces said al-Anad airbase was targeted with armed drones and missiles. He blamed the Iran-aligned rebel Houthi movement, which is fighting a war against the…

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