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After G-7, Biden says he’s reestablishing US credibility

NEWQUAY, England (AP) — President Joe Biden on Sunday said the United States had restored its presence on the world stage as he used his first overseas trip since taking office to connect with a new generation of leaders from some of the world’s most powerful countries and more closely unite allies on addressing the coronavirus pandemic and China’s trade and labor practices.
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IRC denounces deadly attack on Syria hospital

The International Rescue Committee on Sunday condemned the shelling the previous day on the Syrian city of Afrin that put a hospital out of service and killed civilians and medical staff. Saturday’s attack on the rebel-held northern town killed at least 21 people, mostly in shelling on the hospital, according...
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Biden hails ‘extraordinarily productive’ G-7 summit

President Biden claimed breakthroughs on a number of fronts as he wrapped up his first Group of Seven summit as president on Britain’s Cornish seacoast, a gathering marked by normalcy and lower-volume diplomacy after the tumultuous Trump years. The leaders of the seven industrial democracies endorsed Mr. Biden‘s pitch for...

Syria Bombs Hospitals. Now It Will Help Lead The World Health Organization

Abdalhamied Sharaf Aldein, a doctor in rebel-held northern Syria, has survived airstrikes and barrel bombs by the Syrian government, or its ally Russia, while caring for patients in at least eight different hospitals and medical clinics. Now working at a hospital in Bab al Hawa, close to the Turkish border...

Scripture Readings

7th SUNDAY OF PASCHA — Tone 6. Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council. Afterfeast of Ascension. Martyr Aquilina of Byblos in Syria (293). St. Triphyllius, Bishop of Leucosia (Nicosia), Cyprus (ca. 370). Ven. Andronicus (1395), disciple of Ven. Sergius of Rádonezh, and Ven. Savva (Sabbas), Abbots, of Moscow (15th c.). Martyr Antonina of Nicæa (3rd-4th c.). St. Anna and her son, St. John, of Constantinople (9th c.). 10,000 Martyrs. The Finding of the Holy Relics of Saint Nicholas the Deacon of Lesbos (1960). Transfer of the relics of Saint Paraskevḗ the New (1641).

Louisiana Guardsman Deployed to Syria Dies After Non-Combat Incident

A Louisiana National Guard soldier who was deployed in Syria died this week, the Defense Department announced Thursday. First Sgt. Casey Hart, 42, of Baton Rouge, died Tuesday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, after a noncombat-related incident at Al-Tanf Garrison, Syria, on May 9. The...

US Soldier in Kuwait Dies After Non-Combat Incident

A U.S. soldier deployed in Kuwait died Thursday, the Defense Department announced. The soldier's name is being withheld until the next of kin is notified. The incident happened at Camp Buehring and is under investigation, according to the announcement. It is unclear what led to the soldier's death. Kuwait is...
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The Heart of the Syrian Artichoke

Warnings to travelers about to visit Syria, I learned when I started planning a trip there, are plentiful—everything from caveats regarding terrorists to rules on the proper etiquette towards women. One rule, for instance, was never to sit next to a Muslim woman traveling unaccompanied. But on my first Syrian bus trip, from Damascus, the capital, to the northern city of Aleppo, near the Turkish border, a woman wearing a Muslim head covering boarded the bus alone and sat next to me. Not only that, but she began to talk to me.