Christianity in Indonesia is on the rise in the face of persecution by the radicals and the state, the World Watch Monitor reported.
World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that Zika is no longer an international emergency. The WHO Emergency Committee however said that it may still represent "a highly significant and a long-term problem".
The Christian governor of the capital of Indonesia has been named as a suspect in a blasphemy investigation regarding comments he made about the Quran.
Iran’s house church movement is on the rise despite ongoing persecution of Christians, according to various media reports.
Most victims of religious persecution in North Korea do not survive, according to a recent report.
Opposition MPs in France have prepared a draft resolution to impeach President Francois Hollande, according to media reports.
An Irish Christian bakery, fined for refusing to bake a cake with engraved message supporting gay marriage, has decided to appeal in UK Supreme court and European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg.
Blasphemy Charges Against Two Christian Families in Pakistan Dropped After Prominent Religious Leaders Intervene
Two blasphemy charges against Pakistani Christians were dropped last month, the World Watch Monitor reported.
Irish Christian Bakers Lose Appeal Against Discrimination Charges Over Cake with Gay Marriage Slogan
Irish Christian bakers lost their appeal in court challenging conviction of discrimination against a gay man by declining an offer to bake a cake with a slogan supporting gay marriage.
November 6 was marked as the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, and Christians around the world prayed for their fellow believers who are being persecuted in different parts of the globe.
A Christian school in Sudan was closed by authorities who conducted their third raid on the school in two months on October 24th, according to Morning Star News.
Over 540,000 people have signed a global petition to call on Government of Pakistan to release Asia Bibi who is on death row for blasphemy charges.
Korean Canadian pastor Hyeon Soo Lim (senior pastor of Light Presbyterian Church in Toronto), who has been detained in North Korea for nearly two years, has been hospitalized due to worsening health conditions for the past two months. According to Radio Free Asia, Canadian diplomats told Lim’s family that he has been hospitalized and receiving treatment since August.
Central Italy region was hit by two strong earthquakes measuring 5.5 and 6.1 on Richter scale about two months after the 6.2 tremor that flattened three towns.
About 20 Chinese Christians were beaten by Public Security Bureau in Nanle County on September 25, according to China Aid.