About 19,000 people have been killed by ISIS in Iraq and over 3.2 million have been displaced since 2014, a recent report by the United Nations said, adding that the range of atrocities committed by the militant group include war crimes, crimes against humanity and “possible genocide.”
A man claiming to be a U.S. citizen has been detained by the North Korean government on espionage charges, CNN reported Monday.
American Pastor Saeed Abedini was released from an Iranian prison after being held for over three years, and is now undergoing medical examination in Germany at a US military camp, according to media reports.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to launch a fresh investigation to know the whereabouts of the 219 girls kidnapped from Chibok school by Boko Haram in 2014.
ISIS has released 16 more hostages of the 250 people taken captive almost a year ago. They were released in al-Hasakah governorate of north-eastern Syria.
The United Nations and other agencies sent humanitarian-aid convoys on Monday to a Syrian town that has been under siege for seven months by the Assad regime.
2015 Witnessed Highest Level of Christian Persecution in Modern History, Says Open Doors World Watch List Report
Open Doors watchdog that keeps track of Christian persecution around the world released its annual report which noted that the violence perpetrated against Christians last year was one of the highest in recent years.
Filipino Christians are facing persecution like their brothers and sisters in Middle East, according to an Italian missionary priest.
Rev. Hyeon Soo Lim's Condition Released Through CNN Interview: Requests a Bible, Continues to Pray Everyday
The condition of Reverend Hyeon Soo Lim, Korean Canadian pastor who was sentenced to hard labor for life in North Korea, was released to the public on January 10 through an interview with CNN. Lim said he continues to pray everyday, and that he is at peace regardless of the outcome.
‘Final Fantasy XIV’ Voice Actress and Her Two Children Found Dead in London, Suspect Arrested in Ghana
Sian Blake, the voice actress who worked on 2013's "Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn," was found dead along with her two sons on London on January 6. According to reports from law enforcers, the three individuals died due to head and neck injuries.
Thousands of protesters demonstrated in front of Norwegian embassies across USA, including Washington DC on Friday, asking the Norwegian government to return the five children to their parents. The children were taken in custody by the child services on allegations that the parents “occasionally slapped” their kids, and indoctrinated them with Christian faith.
North Korea said on its national television that it has successfully tested a “miniaturized” hydrogen bomb, even as the claim is being verified by experts around the world.
The successful testing of a miniaturized hydrogen bomb in North Korea brought about a magnitude 5.1 earthquake. According to government agencies, the effects of the earthquake was detected in the provinces near the testing site. While officials described the tremors as "artificial," the sudden movement of the earth still instilled fear and panic among the members of the public. Moreover, this experiment caused some members of the community to be anxious over the repercussions to them and the neighboring states.
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for bombings at three restaurants in northeastern Syria, which killed 18 people and injured about 45.
Nine Christians were arrested in Iran when they were attending the Christmas Day service in the city of Shiraz in southern Iran, according to National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).