The American college student, Otto Frederick Warmbier, who is detained in North Korea since January 2 appeared in a state-sponsored news conference, confessing to severe crime of trying to steal a political banner from hotel.
At least 38 people were killed by a suicide bombing on Monday at a funeral northeast of the Iraqi capital, security officials said.
The Italian Senate passed a bill to legalize same-sex civil unions, but did not allow the couples to adopt ‘stepchild’ as surrogacy is illegal in the country.
A Chinese pastor who was involved in protesting against removing cross atop his church has been sentenced 14 years in prison, on charges of corruption, swindling, and gathering people to disturb social order, according to media reports.
Financial Fraud Lawsuit Against Gospel for Asia Causes National Religious Broadcasters to Cut Ties with GFA
A financial affair led the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), an international association of Christian broadcasting networks, to cut ties with Gospel for Asia (GFA), a missionary organization that aims to spread the gospel throughout Asia. In the beginning of February, a lawsuit claiming the misuse of donor money was filed against Gospel for Asia.
A Pentecostal church affiliates in India protested against “steadily increasing attacks on Christians,” and asked the government to intervene and shield them from violence.
Instances of arbitrary detainments of Christians and campaigns against churches and crosses in China continues to be reported in international media.
Islamic State freed on Monday 43 Assyrian Christians abducted in northern Syria a year ago.
Wife of Pastor Hyeon Soo Lim Shares Thoughts and Emotions Regarding His Detainment for the First Time Through Letter
For the first time since Korean Canadian Rev. Hyeon Soo Lim has been detained in North Korea, his wife, Geum Young Lim, has shared her emotions and thoughts regarding the situation through a letter. In the letter, which is addressed to Light Presbyterian Church where Rev. Lim used to serve as the senior pastor previous to his detainment, Mrs. Lim shared that she is thankful that churches all over the world have been praying for Rev. Lim, and asked for prayers that he would continue to seek only God and be a light in a dark land as he endures through the pain until the end.
Some 300 individuals gathered in front of the Canadian Parliament Hill on February 17 for a prayer meeting on behalf of Reverend Hyeon Soo Lim, who was sentenced to life in prison by the North Korean government last December after being detained during his last visit to the country.
Manny Pacquiao Respects Nike’s Decision to End Contract, Says He Stands on His Belief in Biblical Definition of Marriage
Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao has said he is fine with Nike ending their contract with him after his personal comments about the issue of gay unions. He apologized for hurting the LGBT community, but said that he favors biblical definition of marriage.
In an attempt to halt deportation of more than 260 people to Nauru, many protestors are standing up for the refugees in Australia.
Women and girls who have been released into their communities after having been captured by Boko Haram face rejection and ostracization, a new report by UNICEF and International Alert finds.
The week of February 15 is being remembered as the first anniversary of beheading of 21 Coptic Christians, who were marched on the beach and decapitated by Islamic State militants.
Former UN secretary-general and a veteran Egyptian veteran Boutros Boutros-Ghali passed away on February 16th at the age of 93 in Cairo.