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News about what is going on in the Middle East from a mission’s perspective.

On August 15, Colombia and over 100 US-allied nations signed a statement expressing their willingness to help the Afghan people. To that end, the U.S. is finalizing an agreement that could send as many as 4,000 Afghans to Colombia. According to the Wall Street Journal, these would include “refugee visa holders, those who are eligible...
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In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Iran’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei has been praising Iran’s response and lifting up Islam as the answer to the problems of today’s human society. According to an article by breitbart.com the leader of Iran has been pointing to the US and how people have been fighting over toilet...
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On Tuesday evening, Turkey shot down a Syrian jet. Tensions between Syria and Turkey have been increasing over the past few days. This is the third jet that Turkey has shot down in the last few days. There has been several casualties of the conflict on both sides, as well as many Syrian civilians killed...
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This week, Turkey shot down two Syrian fighter jets in a move to strengthen their help of Syrian rebel groups against the Russian backed Assad regime. This has obviously caused tension between Russia and Turkey. More fighting could easily break out in the Syrian region causing more deaths and injuries. For more details on what...
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Last night in northern Syria a military strike occurred. This military strike took the lives of at least 33 Turkish soldiers and injured close to 50 more. For more details about what happened, check out this article. Many of those that were killed were in their early 20’s and just starting their lives. One of...
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On Sunday morning an earthquake struck in Iran that affected both villages in Iran and Turkey. In the region of Van, Turkey 9 people were killed in the earthquake and at least 50 were injured. Almost 700 buildings were also damaged or destroyed because of the earthquake. To find out more read this story. One...
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Why I love Muslims (And You Should Too!) I can already tell this title has drawn ire and questions from many. Many people would say how can you love Muslims, don’t you know they are terrorists? How can you love those people?! They do not deserve any love— they deserve to be punished for all...
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In my previous article, I highlighted the country of Qatar. Qatar is a Muslim nation located in the Middle East that is in great need of the gospel. One possibility to establish a beachhead for the gospel in Qatar is media ministry. Christian radio and web pages could be used to advance the gospel in...
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With a population at just over 2.6 million[1], Qatar is a small Muslim nation with growing influence located in the Middle East. Qatar occupies the Qatar peninsula, which is a small peninsula on the northeast side of the Arabian Peninsula. Qatar is a relatively wealthy nation, with the highest per capita income in the world....
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