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When the Wife of a Soldier Hears a Knock at the Door

ARLINGTON, Va. — Before Staff Sgt. Mark De Alencar shipped out to Afghanistan in February, he planned a family homecoming for his scheduled return in May.<p>There was to be a birthday party for his 13-year-old daughter. Then his 17-year-old daughter’s high school graduation, followed by the family’s …

At least 625 people from Mosul, Iraq have become amputees

QARAQOSH, Iraq — The young Iraqi woman remembers the night she lost her leg.<p>Wihad Ahmed and her family had hunkered down in their house in western …

Christians, in an Epochal Shift, Are Leaving the Middle East - WSJ

By<p>Maria Abi-Habib<p>Maria Abi-Habib<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@Abihabib<p>maria.habib@wsj.com<p>TANTA, Egypt—Like the Jews before them, Christians are fleeing the Middle East, emptying what was once one of the world’s most-diverse regions of its ancient religions.<p>They’re being driven away not only by …

Middle East

Isis starved Yazidi children and told them they could eat in paradise if they carried out suicide bombings

They made the captive children, weak from hunger, fight over a single tomato. Then the Isis militants told them that in paradise they could eat to …

ISIS is using 'filthy tactics' to snare starving civilians in Mosul for the terror group's last stand

Baghdad (AFP) - Jihadists preparing for a desperate last stand in Mosul are booby-trapping homes with civilians inside and welding doors shut on starving families to prevent the population from fleeing, residents say.<p>Iraqi forces are closing in fast on the Old City and its narrow streets, where the …