An Iranian military truck displays a banner reading “Death to Israel” as it carries munitions during a parade marking the country’s National Army Day, in Tehran, April 18, 2017. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
Responding to tough US approach to regime, Islamic Republic forces pledge to accelerate missile development, put up ‘relentless’ battle against Jewish state
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In this Dec. 29, 2016 file photo, released by the semi-official Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA), a long-range S-200 missile is fired in a military drill in the port city of Bushehr, on the northern coast of Persian Gulf, Iran. (Amir Kholousi, ISNA via AP, File)
Fox News cites Germany intelligence assessments that claim Tehran used front companies to bypass international restrictions
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An Egyptian farmer tries to irrigate his land with well water at a farm affected by drought and formerly irrigated by the Nile River, in El-Dakahlya, about 120 kilometres from Cairo. Ethiopia is working on an ambitious dam project along the Nile, raising concerns in Egypt.
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I am sure you are in stunned disbelief and sadness. I hate that we live in a world where a single person can inflict such horrific pain. I hate that our world is so unpredictable that what happened last night in Las Vegas could happen anywhere at any time. I hate this feeling of impotence, this sense that we can do nothing to prevent such atrocities from continuing. I know you feel the same way.
But I also know that our Father is grieving with us.
The Creator of the universe is a Father who loves his children so much that his Son died for us (Romans 5:8). He feels all that we feel, including our pain and grief (John 11:35). “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted” (Psalm 34:18).
He wants us to “weep with those who weep” (Romans 12:15), but he also wants us to do all we can to heal our broken world. If we give up, the criminals win. If we give up, Satan wins. He was “a murderer from the beginning” (John 8:44) who “comes only to steal and kill and destroy,” but Jesus “came that they may have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10). ~Jim Denson