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Muslims Seize Last Remnant of Church
On behalf of Muslim investors, the Sudanese government used riot police to forcefully seize the remaining property of Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church in Khartoum North, according to Morning Star News.
Christian-run Rehab Fined, Shut for 3 Months
A drug and alcohol rehabilitation center run by Christians in the village of Sychevka in north-eastern Kazakhstan has been fined and closed down for three months after a court order last month, according to Barnabas Aid.
Christians Excluded from Blasphemy Cases for Acquittal
Pakistan's Punjab Province has excluded Christians from a list of defendants who will have their blasphemy cases expedited for acquittal for lack of evidence, according to Morning Star News.
Pakistan: Police Raid Sunday Worship Services
Two churches in Lahore, Pakistan, were raided by police during Sunday services on Feb. 8, according to according to International Christian Concern.
Sisters who became Christians Starved
After two Muslim sisters in Uganda left Mohammad for Christ, their uncle beat them and locked them in a room without food for days, according to Morning Star News.
Nigeria: One of the "Worst Places" for Christians
The author of a report documenting the global persecution of Christians has concluded that Nigeria is one of the worst places for them to reside, according to Christian Today.
Christians Demonstrating Against Church Attacks Arrested
Police in India have arrested hundreds of Christians while they were protesting attacks against five churches in just the past two months, according to International Christian Concern.
Hindu Mob Attacks House Church Leader
A covert to Christianity who heads a home fellowship near Mumbai is suffering with chest and back injuries after about 25 Hindus beat him with wooden rods and iron bars on Jan. 24, according to Morning Star News.
Protestants in Mexico Persecuted for Refusing to Renounce their Faith
Last month in Mexico's Chiapas state, the village of Buenavista Bahuitz reneged on an agreement to allow 47 expelled evangelicals to return to their homes, according to Morning Star News.
Iranian Christian Still Imprisoned After Sentence Ends
An Iranian convert to Christ who should have been released after completing his sentence on Jan. 13 continues to be held in Rajaei-Shahr prison in Karaj, according to Barnabas Aid.
Christians in Niger Rebuild
Christians in Niger are meeting in private homes protected by police as they plan to rebuild the churches damaged by Islamic protests during the weekend of Jan. 16-18, according to Morning Star News.
Christian Genocide Rises While World Just Watches
Following the release of its latest World Watch List -- ranking the top 50 countries in which Christians face the most persecution for their faith -- Open Doors has accused world leaders of callous indifference, according to The Christian Post.
Syrian Christian sends Desperate Letter from Aleppo
A Christian doctor in Aleppo has recently updated Barnabas Fund about the desperate conditions in Syria after almost four years of continuous civil war.
Two Christians Fined by Kazakhan courts
In separate incidents, two Kazakh Christians have been issued large fines for practicing their religion without the state's permission, according to Barnabas Aid.
India MP Vows Death for Hindus converting to Christ
An Indian lawmaker of the ruling Hindu nationalist party has promised a death sentence for any Hindu who converts to Christianity, according to the International Business Times.
Kenya: Christian Shot to Death Outside Church
Kenyan police are searching for a gunman who shot a Christian to death while on his way to a church in Mombasa on Jan. 11, according to Morning Star News.
Zimbabwe Authorities Threaten Christian Ministry
Zimbabwe government authorities are threatening to arrest any Christians who refuse to leave the Maleme farm in Bulawayo where the Shalom and Ebenezer Christian ministries are located, according to Barnabas Aid.
Online Petition Aimed at Obama
Before Barack Obama visits India, an online petition has urged the president to ask India's Narendra Modi to "preserve and promote the religious freedom of minorities," according to The American Bazaaar.
Nigerian Government Urged to Rebuild Churches
The Nigerian Federal Government has been urged to rebuild the churches that were razed by Boko Haram during its attacks in the northern part of the nation, according to All Africa.
Conversions Cause China to Ban Christmas Celebrations
There has been a flood of conversions to Christianity in China for both its Catholic and Protestant sects, according to Asia News.
Christians Targeted in Libya
Early Saturday morning, masked militants kidnapped about 13 Egyptian Christians from a housing complex in Sirte, Libya, according to International Christian Concern.
Hindus to Free India of Christians and Muslims by 2021
A group dedicated to the Hindu principles of "cosmic law" has declared that India will become a Hindu rashtra (dominion) by 2021, according to The Daily Mail (India).
Nigeria: Muslim Gunmen Kill 15 Christians
Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed 15 Christians and an infant in simultaneous attacks against two Nigerian states on Dec. 17, according to Morning Star News.
Ugandan Shamans Injure Christians, Damage Church
Shamans armed with clubs and stones stormed a Ugandan church on an island in Lake Victoria on Dec. 22, injuring about 30 Christians, according to Morning Star News.
House Church Leader's Whereabouts Unknown
Pastor Ebrahim Hossin-Zadeh was arrested last month in Shiraz, Iran, by officers from the Ministry of Information, according to Barnabas Aid.
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