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Roundup 287

Sparks to Watch 1. We continue to pray for an end to the war in Ukraine. There are no obvious exits for any of the sides. Scenes of violence are rampant. The war in some ways seems to have bogged down, … Continue reading

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Roundup 286

SPARKS TO WATCH 1. We pray for peace in Ukraine, although right now there is no peace. Casualties reportedly number in the millions hundreds. Thousands of refugees are now arriving in Poland and other bordering countries. If it was difficult to imagine … Continue reading

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Roundup 285

SPARKS TO WATCH 1. We’re still praying for peace in Ukraine. I am pleasantly surprised fighting didn’t begin this week. Yet tensions and threats continue, and the possibility of war remains. 2. Two stories this week highlight how much China has closed to outsiders.Pray for … Continue reading

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Roundup 284

SPARKS AND TRENDS TO WATCH 1. Pray for peace in Ukraine. A new analysis suggests that a “full invasion” (and that’s only one scenario) could result in 50,000 deaths and 5 million refugees in Europe. The level of disruption and … Continue reading

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Roundup 283

Prayer Challenges 1. For peace in Ukraine. No analysts seem to truly understand the motivations driving Russia or its leader, but the increasing tension and military buildup are unmistakeable. Invasion and warfare in the region could easily draw in European … Continue reading

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Roundup 282

New Events North Africa + West Asia = NAME (570m) Senior humanitarian describes ‘horror scenes’ in Syrian camps. UN… temperatures well below zero have turned IDP camps into disaster zones.Yemeni missile/drone attack on UAE stopped by US Patriot missiles. Reuters… Iran-aligned Houthis … Continue reading

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Roundup 281

New Events North Africa + West Asia = NAME (570m) The Arab world is re-embracing its Jews: reasons vary but trend is growing.Economist $Algeria shuts schools for 10 days as Covid infections surge.MSNIran: Children dying from famine, street fights, illness.MNNLibyan … Continue reading

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Roundup 280

New Events North Africa + West Asia = NAME (570m) Sanctions & censorship are making the Internet in Iran less accessible.WPost $Assad’s normalization and the politics of erasure in Syria.Bloomberg… conflict in 11thyear with no end in sight …… 12m … Continue reading

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Roundup 279

New Events North Africa + West Asia = NAME (570m) Lebanon’s soul has been eviscerated by its financial crisis. CNN… “Not even the children want to play.”Libya election cancelled. BBCThe many repercussions of the Rif rebellion. NY Books $The Exodus … Continue reading

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Roundup 278

New Events North Africa + West Asia = NAME (570m) Western states ask Tunisia to return to ‘democratic institutions.’ Al JazeeraLibyan plan for 24 December election close to collapse. GuardianSudanese demand freeze of international aid to the military. Al Jazeera— protesters urge world … Continue reading

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