China Convicts Four Activists, Including Two House Church Leaders, for Conspiracy of Subverting the Nation
Chinese authorities convicted four rights activists on charges of state subversion, who were detained last year as part of a nationwide crackdown on lawyers and activists.
Religious Freedom Grave Concern in Majority of Countries Around the World: US State Department Report
The US State Department released the religious freedom report for the year 2015, and expressed grave concern over the state of religious freedom in a majority of countries around the world.
About 2 million residents in Aleppo are without running water and electricity, the United Nations said in a press release.
Belgian police is on a lookout for a teenager who was featured in a video posted on a French website, singing a song with lyrics that said: “annihilate the hateful Christians, kill them all. Do not leave a single one of them.”
Divisions in Boko Haram have emerged with the appointment of a new leader who was criticized by the group's long-time military commander.
Thailand Approves New Constitution in Referendum, Military to Have Key Role in Appointing New Prime Ministers
Thai voters approved a military-backed constitution in Sunday referendum, which lays out set rules for electing new governments. The next national election is due by December 2017, according to Reuters.
Islamic State captured up to 3,000 internally displaced Iraqis who were fleeing from a village near the city of Mosul which is still under ISIS control.
World Vision's Gaza branch manager Mohammed el-Halabi was accused by Israeli officials on Thursday of giving millions of dollars from World Vision's funds to the extremist group Hamas. According to Israeli officials, Halabi admitted during interrogations that he had been a member of Hamas since his youth, and that he had joined World Vision staff on assignment from Hamas.
A new study by a Pakistan-based NGO said that textbooks in Pakistan have material that promotes hostility towards non-Muslims religions.
An Anglican youth festival in South Sudan’s capital Juba was coming to an end when it became a battleground for soldiers and rebels who shot at each other from different corners of a ground at Munuki suburb.
Syria and Russia Announces Four Humanitarian Corridors in Rebel-Held Aleppo to Enable Civilians to Leave City and Distribute Aid
Syria and Russia have announced four more humanitarian corridors into the rebel-controlled city of Aleppo.
Canada: Trinity Western University Cannot Be Refused Accreditation for Views on Marriage and Sexuality, Says Nova Scotia Court
A Canadian court dismissed an appeal by Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society to ban a Christian university to get accreditation because of its stand on marriage and homosexuality.
The Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans (CANAN) voiced their concerns about the slaughter of Christians in the country by terrorist organizations including Boko Haram, ISIS, and Al-Shabab.
North Korea’s diplomat for US affairs said that the US had “crossed the red line” by putting leader Kim Jong Un on its sanction list for alleged human rights abuses documented by the United Nations Human Rights Commission. The country said that it is now at war with the US, and might retaliate if the US and South Korea hold annual military exercise scheduled for next month.
Two knifemen entered a church in a suburb of Rouen in Northern France, killing an 86 year old priest and taking 4 others hostage during morning Mass on Tuesday.