As President Biden prepares to visit Israel and Saudi Arabia next week, experts and former officials are warning that an often-overlooked issue risks undermining efforts to increase cooperation among U.S. allies in the Middle East.
Four Christian men in Sudan’s Darfur face the death penalty after being tortured and charged with apostasy for refusing to renounce their faith, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) reported.
Iran has begun to use advanced centrifuges to enrich uranium at the underground Fordo facility, according to an International Atomic Energy Agency report obtained by international media on Saturday.
Christians in central Nigeria prayed Friday for another priest abducted by suspected Islamic gunmen as kidnappings of clergy continue throughout the country.
Dutch police released a teenager amid a public outcry after officers shot his tractor in the worst standoff with farmers in years, officials said Thursday.
Police said a rifle was found at the scene in the wealthy Highland Park suburb. Law enforcement officials explained that initial reports suggested he fired from a rooftop.
Ukraine’s military has confirmed the withdrawal from the city of Lysychansk after Russia claimed complete control over the Luhansk area. Moscow said earlier that Russian and separatist forces took the last major stronghold in the Luhansk area.
At least three people have been killed and several critically injured in a shooting at Denmark’s largest shopping mall in the capital Copenhagen, police confirmed Monday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin woke up Wednesday with a nearly expanded NATO at Russia’s borders after Turkey lifted its objections for Finland and Sweden to join the defense bloc.
Hundreds of Syrian paratroopers took part in a joint drill with their Russian counterparts in the war-torn country in the second joint maneuver this month, state media reported.
Ukraine’s outgunned troops began withdrawing Friday from Severodonetsk, the embattled eastern city that is a focus of Russia’s war effort, a local leader said. Moscow shelled the city heavily and continuously for four months, regional governor Serhiy Haidai confirmed Friday.
Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun has met with US mediator Amos Hochstein, the special envoy of US President Joe Biden, and presented his country’s position which includes a compromise. The proposal has been passed to Israel, sources close to the matter have told “Globes.”
Israel is preparing offensive options against Iran in case they are needed, Defense Minister Benny Gantz said in an interview with Channel 12 News on Sunday.
Chinese authorities are using the country’s massive COVID surveillance infrastructure to prevent a protest against the freezing of bank accounts as part of a broader crackdown, depositors say.
Iran has announced the deaths of two military aerospace workers, the latest in a series of mysterious deaths in the strict Islamic nation underscoring mounting internal turmoil.
Members of a Democratic-led congressional committee have accused former U.S. President Donald Trump of orchestrating last year’s attack on the Capitol in an “attempted coup.”
A pastor and his wife are among the first Christians to face prosecution under controversial anti-conversion legislation that has been introduced in India’s southwestern state of Karnataka, while another couple faces similar charges elsewhere in India. Pastor V. Kuriyachan, 62, and his wife Selenamma, 57, were detained for two weeks shortly after Karnataka’s governor signed the legislation on May 17, for allegedly converting Hindus to Christianity, police and Christians said.
Russia’s foreign minister said late Monday he had invited his Serbian counterpart to Moscow after three eastern European countries blocked his plane from traveling to Serbia.
Syrian media sources reported on Monday evening that Israeli warplanes attacked several targets in the region of the Syrian capital of Damascus.
India is facing major diplomatic outrage from Muslim-majority countries after top officials in the governing Hindu nationalist party made derogatory references to Islam and the Prophet Muhammad, drawing accusations of blasphemy across some Arab nations that have left New Delhi struggling to contain the damaging fallout.