Jailed Church Leader Facing India Trial

A jailed leader of more than 30 churches and congregations in northeastern India faces a trial on charges supporters link to his Christian activities, sources told Worthy News late Thursday.

China Crackdown On Massive Protests

Chinese security forces have increased their presence in several cities after days of protests against strict COVID-19 lockdowns turned into the largest anti-government rallies in years.

Jerusalem Explosions Kill One Injures 15

Suspected Palestinian militants set off explosions at two bus stops in Jerusalem, leaving one person dead and at least 15 people injured, authorities said early Wednesday.

Fire, Shootings At Iran Prison Kills Four

A fire at one of Iran’s most notorious prisons where Christians and political activists are among inmates has killed at least four people and injured 61 others, Iranian authorities acknowledged Sunday.

Iran sees major internet disruption amid anti-government protests

Iran suffered a “major disruption” in the country’s internet service Wednesday, as anti-government protests continue nationwide, the Associated Press reports. The protests were triggered on September 16 when news broke that 22-year-old Mahsa Amini had died in police custody after being arrested for not wearing a hijab properly.

It is not safe to be Christian in China, report says

The International Christian Concern (ICC) advocacy organization has published a new Persecution Incident Report for China, attesting that the years-long persecution against believers by the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has intensified to where it is no longer safe to be Christian in the country. The ICC report covers the period July 2021-June 2022.

Iran state TV hacked with anti-government ‘blood on your hands’ message

Iranian state TV was hacked Saturday night as its main news program suddenly transitioned to a photo of Supreme Leader Khamenei with the words “The Blood of Our Youths Is on Your Hands” along with images of Mahsa Amini, who died in custody last month after being arrested by Tehran’s hijab police, and three teenage girls killed in the subsequent nationwide uprisings, Iran International reports.

Thailand Childcare Attack Kills 37

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha ordered an urgent probe and offered condolences after at least 37 people, most of them children, were killed in a knife and gun attack at a childcare center in north-eastern Thailand.

‘A time bomb’: Anger rises in Kurdish city at heart of Iran protests

Growing up under a repressive system, Sharo, a 35-year-old university graduate, never thought she would hear words of open rebellion spoken out loud. Now she herself chants slogans like “Death to the Dictator!” with a fury she didn’t know she had, as she joins protests calling for toppling the country’s rulers.

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