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After Turkish-backed rebels attacked their homes in Afrin, in northwest Syria, Kurdish Christians were forced to flee. They sought refuge in a nearby region, and have built a church to continue their religious life. VOA's Nawruz Rasho reports.

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Carla Babb at the Pentagon and Anjana Pasricha in New Delhi contributed to this report. WHITE HOUSE — The United States is speeding up the arrival of a naval aircraft carrier strike group to the Arabian Sea after concerns Iran may be planning an...

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COLOMBO, SRI LANKA — Catholic services are being canceled for a second weekend in Sri Lanka’s capital after the government warned of more possible attacks by the same Islamic State-linked group that carried out Easter suicide bombings. Rev. Edmund...

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The U.S. Embassy in Colombo has advised people to avoid places of worship in Sri Lanka over the coming weekend, citing Sri Lankan reports that additional attacks may occur. "Continue to remain vigilant and avoid large crowds," the embassy said...

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NEW DELHI — In the deadliest violence in Sri Lanka in a decade, multiple explosions ripped through churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday leaving more than 200 dead and more than 400 others wounded. The first six blasts that began around 8.45...

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GENEVA — The United Nations reports armed men killed dozens of civilians and displaced thousands during increasingly violent and frequent attacks last month in the Diffa region in southeastern Niger. The Diffa region, which borders Nigeria and...

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WASHINGTON — The final declaration of victory on the Islamic State (IS) in Syria has sparked renewed hopes for Syrians whose family members were kidnapped by IS, with thousands asking the U.S.-backed forces to disclose the whereabouts of their...

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WASHINGTON — The United States is warning that crushing the Islamic State’s self-declared caliphate will not be enough to deal the terror group an enduring defeat – a message Washington delivered even as it pulls the majority of U.S. forces from...

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BEIRA, MOZAMBIQUE — Her name is Chuva, which in Portuguese means rain. For four days that was all she saw as she clung to her rooftop in the cyclone's aftermath and prayed to be saved. Maria Chuva clasped her 5-year-old daughter, Amiel, to her...

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BAGHUZ, SYRIA / WASHINGTON — Thousands of civilians have evacuated from Baghuz, Syria, in the past two days as U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are trying to recapture the last stronghold of Islamic State (IS) in eastern Syria. More than...

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