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Trump bypasses media to explain Syria troop pull-out

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In an effort to provide news that is unfiltered by national media outlets, Metro Voice provides below the comments of President Trump concerning the Syria troop pull-out. Diplomatic Reception Room 11:41 A.M. ...

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Pence announces cease fire between Turkey, Kurds

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Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday announced that the U.S. brokered a five-day ceasefire between Turkey and Kurdish forces in Northern Syria. The agreement allows the Kurds to withdraw to roughly 20 ...

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Andrew Brunson says ‘It was a fight for my faith’ in Turkey

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Andrew Brunson lived in Turkey for a quarter-century starting churches and helping refugees. His new book, “God’s Hostage: A True Story of Persecution, Imprisonment, and Perseverance,” tells the story of his last ...

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Pentagon pushes back against false media reports on Syria troop withdrawals

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The Pentagon has pushed back against what it described as “misreporting” by American news media concerning the Trump administrations reassigning troops in Syria. After news outlets this week falsely reported that the ...

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Prayer Concern: The silent suppression of Christians in Turkey

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ISTANBUL – A recent report published by the Middle East Forum noted that “There is an atmosphere in Turkey right now that anyone who isn’t Sunni (Muslim) is a threat to the ...

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US reaches agreement with Turkey to protect Christians

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US negotiators have successfully pressured Turkey into respecting a safe zone for Syrian Christians and other religious and ethnic minorities in Northern Syria. After weeks of concern over a potential Turkish invasion ...

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US moves to prevent Turkey from invading Syria

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In response to pleas from Syrian Christians and other religious minorities, the Trump administration has now acted to stop Turkey from invading the area.  US officials from the Department of Defense are ...

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Syrian Christians plead for protection

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President Donald Trump is expected to intercede on behalf of Syrian Christians pleading for protection. The US-backed Syriac Military Council (MFS) is calling on the United States to defend thousands of Christians ...

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Muslim woman flees domestic abuse, finds Christ and new calling

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No one would have thought a Muslim woman in Iran who was simply trying to stay alive in an abusive marriage would one day lead two churches in Sweden, bring more than ...

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As US prepares to leave Syria, Christians there plead for help

President Trump campaigned on a promise to end U.S. involvement in foreign wars. Americans, he said, were tired of 17 years of war and loss, fueled by a military-industrial complex that profits ...

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What’s the truth about the first Thanksgiving?

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There’s a lot of pressure to do away with Thanksgiving. Is it a day of gratitude or a day of guilt? Many stories surrounding the holiday don’t match with history. Even well-meaning ...

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What the media is hiding about murdered Jamal Khashoggi

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In high school, Jamal Khashoggi had a good friend. His name was Osama bin Laden. “We were hoping to establish an Islamic state anywhere,” Khashoggi reminisced about their time together in the ...

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Pastor released from Turkey kneels to pray with President Trump in the Oval Office

Pastor Andrew Brunson returned to the United States Saturday after two years of imprisonment and detention in Turkey, meeting with President Trump and taking the opportunity to pray with him. “From a ...

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Trump, Pompeo & Brownback convince Turkey to release Pastor Brunson

ISTANBUL, TURKEY – An evangelical American pastor held in Turkey on terrorism charges will be sent back to the U.S. following a hearing Friday in which a judge lifted his house arrest, ...

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Underwater discovery of ancient church amazes archaeologists

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Archaeologists exploring a lake in Turkey have discovered a 1,700-year-old Christian church that could have been the site where a core tenet of Christian belief was established. The location, they believe, is ...

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No U.S. concessions to turkey over imprisoned pastor

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U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed to reject any conditions Turkey may ask for in securing the release of an American pastor detained by Ankara for almost two years. Turkey accuses Andrew ...

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US increases pressure on Turkey to release pastor

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is ramping up pressure on Turkey to release American Pastor Andrew Brunson. Pompeo met with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Singapore during a security conference in ...

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U.S. may impose sanctions over imprisoned pastor

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President Trump is threatening to impose sanctions against Turkey over a simple preacher who has become the focus of an international dispute. Pastor Andrew Craig Brunson, 50, from Black Mountain, North Carolina, ...

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Moved from Turkish prison, American pastor may be near release

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Behind the scenes negotiations by President Trump with his Turkish counterpart may have payed off as American Pastor Andrew Brunson has been moved out of prison and put under house arrest in ...

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Turkey wages quiet war on Europe

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When the Ottoman Turks tried to invade Europe 500 years ago they were defeated at the Gates of Vienna. Today Turkey again has designs on Europe, but it’s using a different method. ...

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Where are they Now? The 7 churches of Revelation rediscovered

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What happens when two Christian women, one a writer and the other a photographer, go in search of the seven ancient cities mentioned in Revelation? Find out what they discovered and the ...

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Austria expels 60 Imams, closes mosques after kids taught to be martyrs

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A crackdown on “political Islam” inside Austria is being blasted by Turkey, which called it “Islamophobic, racist and discriminatory.” Conservative Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced the government was shutting down a hardline ...

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American pastor in horrific danger after ‘disturbing’ Turkish trial

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American Pastor Andrew Brunson, who’s being held in a Turkish prison, is getting support from President Donald Trump and a petition for his release spreading across the nation. Brunson, who is on ...

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American pastor could spend rest of life in Turkish prison

An American man could spend the rest of his life in a Turkish prison. His crime? He’s a Christian pastor. Pastor Andrew Brunson has been held without charges for almost two years, ...

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