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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.
Islamization in Papua
Christians in Indonesia's most eastern province are facing an Islamization program that is changing the demographics of the formerly Christian-majority region, according to Barnabas Aid.
Islamist Herdsmen Again Attack Christians in Benue, Nigeria
Muslim Fulani herdsmen have attacked villages in Nigeria's Benue state Sunday, killing five Christians, according to Morning Star News.
Convictions Overturned, Two Iranian Christians Freed
An Iranian court has overturned the six-year sentences handed down to three converts to Christ for being members of a church, according to International Christian Concern.
India: Hindus Attack Christmas Carolers
A group of Christians were brutally attacked and beaten by Hindus for singing Christmas carols in Singareny Colony, India, according to International Christian Concern.
Turkey: Arson Attack at Bible Correspondence School
An electrical fire in Istanbul's Bible Correspondence School on Dec. 7 is thought to have been from an arson attack after security cameras caught a man leaving the building just after the fire started, according to Barnabas Aid.
Turkey: Land Grab Threatens Return of Minorities
A lawyer in Diyarbakir estimated that land grabs have targeted thousands of Christians and Yazidis in southeastern Turkey, according to Al-Monitor.
Ethiopian Officials Destroy Evangelical Church
Heaven's Light Church in Harare, Ethiopia, was demolished Nov. 28 by order of the Shenkore administrative district that just days before had forcibly removed the church's sign, according to International Christian Concern.
Displaced Nigerians Creates Crisis
More than 1.6 million Nigerians who were forced to abandon their homes by the belligerence of Boko Haram are creating a humanitarian crisis in Africa's most populous nation, according to Yahoo News.
Police in Sudan Attack Congregation, Arrest 38 Christians
Sudanese Police assaulted, arrested and then fined 38 Christians at Khartoum's Bahri Evangelical Church last week, according to Morning Star News.
'Miracle-Faking Spree': Kenya Bans New Churches
Frustrated by "fakirs" peddling false miracles, Kenya's attorney general has indefinitely banned the registration of new churches, mosques and temples, according to Christianity Today.
Pakistan: Christian Mother Files Final Appeal
A Christian mother of five who was sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan has filed an appeal to the country's top court, according to Barnabas Aid.
Pastors in Bangladesh Arrested for Evangelizing Muslims
Two pastors in northwestern Bangladesh could face up to two years in prison if convicted for "hurting religious sentiments," according to Morning Star News.
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