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Two Pastors in Bhutan Sentenced
A court in Bhutan Thursday sentenced one pastor to nearly four years in prison for accepting funds for evangelism and another to almost two and a half years for organizing an illegal religious gathering.
Saudi Arabia Arrests Nearly 30 Christians
Last week, Saudi Arabia's notorious religious police -- the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice -- had arrested almost 30 Christians worshiping at a private home in the Saudi city of Khafji.
Pastor Faces Death Sentence in Iran for "Spreading Corruption on the Earth"
An Iranian Christian pastor imprisoned for his faith now faces the death penalty after being officially charged with "spreading corruption on [the] Earth."
Thirty-one Pakistanis Falsely Accused of Blasphemy
International Christian Concern reported Tuesday that 29 Christians and two Muslims have been accused of blasphemy in Chak village, Faisalabad.
India: Hindu Extremists Pass Laws Restricting Christianity
Indian village councils have just passed new laws making Christian prayer, meetings and even evangelism illegal in 50 towns.
Khartoum: Sudan Shuts 500-Member Church
Security agents in Sudan locked a congregation out of its church building in August and may even try to sell it.
Palestinian Church Forced Out of East Jerusalem
Years of harassment by militant Muslims have forced a Palestinian church in East Jerusalem to leave their own building.
China Removed More Than 200 Crosses
Since April, more than 200 church crosses have been forcibly removed by the provincial government in Zhejiang, China.
Boko Haram takes over Nigerian town
Last week Boko Haram invaded the Gujba Local Government Area in Yobe State, Nigeria, enforcing Islamic law over the town of Buni Yadi.
Boko Haram Declares Nigerian Caliphate
In Gwoza, Abubakar Shekau -- the leader of the Islamist Boko Haram -- has declared an Islamic caliphate in Nigeria's northeastern Borno State.
Laos: Christians Accused of Murder Found Not Guilty, But …
Five Christians in Laos who were exonerated after falsely being accused of murder still remain in custody.
Iran Claims Pastor 'Waging War Against God'
An Iranian pastor has been charged with "waging war against God," a crime punishable by death, according to BarnabasAid.
India: ICC Helps Restore Razed Church
Radical Hindu nationalists run rampant across India, damaging churches at an alarming rate.
Islamic State Threatens U.S. Pastor in Iranian Jail
Pastor Saeed Abedini is facing death threats from members of the Islamic State who are incarcerated in the same Iranian prison where Abedini is being held, according to CBN.
Five Year Old Son of Anglican Vicar of Baghdad Cut in Half by Islamic State Jihadists
The five-year-old son of a founding member of Baghdad's Anglican church was cut in two during an attack on the Christian town of Qaraqosh by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, according to the Anglican Communion News Service.
Missing Nigerian Schoolgirls Found?
U.S. aerial imagery over northeastern Nigeria has recently detected large groups of girls being held in remote locations, raising hopes they are from the group of young women abducted by Boko Haram from a boarding school back on April 14, according to International Christian Concern.
100 Dead in Gwoza, Nigeria
After weeks of looting and wanton destruction in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state, Islamists from Boko Haram Wednesday had killed an estimated 100 people in and around the Christian town of Gwoza, according to Morning Star News.
Pastor Killed in Cameroon By Boko Haram
A church leader was among 25 people killed in Cameroon as Muslim militants unleashed a series of assaults at the end of July.
Boko Haram Now Using Female Suicide Bombers
The Islamist terror group Boko Haram has now resorted to using young female bombers to destroy churches, according to Christian Solidarity Worldwide.
Christian Town Seeks Exclusion from Islamic Region
A Christian town in Mindanao is protesting its incorporation into the newly created, semi-independent Islamic region of Bangsamoro in the Philippines, according to BarnabasAid.
Meriam Ibrahim, Sudanese Woman Sentenced to Death, Arrives in U.S.
A Sudanese woman who was formerly sentenced to death for refusing to renounce her faith in Christ arrived on a flight from Rome into New Hampshire Thursday after intense diplomatic negotiations to save both her and her family.
China Intensifying Persecution of Christians
Chinese authorities are escalating their attacks on churches since they perceive the growth of Christianity as a threat to their communist regime, according to The Washington Free Beacon.
Four Christians Killed in Nigeria Church Bombing
A bomb attack in the northern Nigerian city of Kano Sunday killed four Christians and a soldier, according to Morning Star News.
Hindi Nationalists Attack Church of the Nazarene
A mob of Hindu nationalists attacked the Pentecostal Church of the Nazarene at Sehkari Nagar in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on July 16, according to AsiaNews.
Noted Convert in Egypt Imprisoned Again
An Egyptian convert to Christianity recently released to appeal his disputed conviction for "inciting sectarian violence" was imprisoned again on charges of "defaming Islam," according to Morning Star News.
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