Police in Thailand have arrested more than 400 Pakistani Christian refugees, according to CBN News.
Pastors Yat Michael and Peter Reith have been transferred to prison from their detention in Khartoum after they were apprehended by Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Services, according to Barnabas Aid.
In Nigeria last week, an American missionary of The Free Methodist Church was abducted by armed men who then demanded a $300,000 ransom for her safe return, according to The Christian Post.
Naghmeh Abedini said the world was waiting to see if America's leaders would protect religious freedom while her husband, Pastor Saeed Abedini, remained imprisoned for his faith in Iran, according to CBN News.
A Protestant pastor has been missing in North Korea for more than a month, according to Asia News.
Last week, 20 Coptic Christians in orange jumpsuits knelt with hands behind their backs outside the White House while other protestors displayed photographs of the actual victims whose seaside slaughter turned its beach blood-red, according to The Washington Post.
Five church leaders in Laos were convicted last week of being "illegal doctors" after they prayed for a sick woman who later died, according to Morning Star News.
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.
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.
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.
Two churches in Lahore, Pakistan, were raided by police during Sunday services on Feb. 8, according to according to International Christian Concern.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
A Christian doctor in Aleppo has recently updated Barnabas Fund about the desperate conditions in Syria after almost four years of continuous civil war.
In separate incidents, two Kazakh Christians have been issued large fines for practicing their religion without the state's permission, according to Barnabas Aid.
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.
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 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.
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.