Russia's new anti-conversion laws have affected two Christians -- both of whom are the first victims to have faced punishment for evangelizing, and are also foreign citizens. One of the victims is a US Baptist preacher Donald Ossewaarde, and the other is a Ghanaian Protestant Ebenezer Tuah.
A man carrying a bomb and an axe attacked a Catholic priest in Indonesia during Sunday service at St Yoseph Church in North Sumatra.
Boko Haram Violence Toll: 1.4 Million Children Displaced, Thousands Suffering Severe Malnutrition in Lake Chad Region, Says UNICEF
Boko Haram insurgency in Africa has left 1.4 million children displaced and another one million rendered vulnerable in remote parts of the region still occupied by Boko Haram, according to a recent UNICEF report.
About 250 people were killed in a 6.2 magnitude earthquake that rocked Italy, and dozens more are reported missing. Hundreds of people were wounded, and thousands are left without homes.
Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi's appeal to overturn the death penalty for alleged blasphemy charges will be heard by the country's highest court this October.
About 54 people were killed and over 70 injured when a suspected ISIS suicide bomber blew himself up at a Kurdish wedding celebration in Gaziantep province, Turkey. At least 22 of the victims in the attack were under the age of 14.
Chinese authorities in the eastern province of Zhejiang have banned all religious and prayer-related activities in hospitals. The pastors will no longer be allowed to visit hospitals to pray for sick and preach in hospitals.
Olympian Abbey D’Agostino Helps Contender Get Up on Her Feet in Race, Says 'God Prepared My Heart to Respond that Way'
Two women Olympic contenders showed the world what sports is all about.
A U.S. drone strike killed an Islamic State branch leader in Afghanistan on July 26, the Pentagon reported on August 12.
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.