Ukrainian Holocaust survivors find refuge in Germany

Amid the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, groups of elderly, frail Ukrainian Holocaust survivors have been safely evacuated to Germany – the very country which unleashed the Holocaust and murdered six million Jews during WW2, the Associated Press (AP) reports.

Hungary Supports Kazakhstan’s Crackdown On Protesters

In a controversial move, Hungary’s hardline Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has expressed support for Kazakhstan’s autocratic leadership after at least 164 people were killed in anti-government protests.

Kabul faces blackout as Taliban fails to pay the bills

Afghanistan’s capital could be plunged into darkness as the winter sets in because the country’s new Taliban rulers haven’t paid Central Asian electricity suppliers or resumed collecting money from consumers.

Truce After 40 Die In Kyrgyz-Tajik Water Dispute

There was a tense cease-fire on the border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan after scores of people died in the worst clashes between both nations since they gained independence in the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union.

India Condemns U.S. Religious Rights Report

A U.S. government advisory panel wants India on a religious freedom blacklist over a “drastic” downturn under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, triggering an angry reaction from New Delhi. In addition to India, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) also recommends the inclusion of four more – Nigeria, Russia, Syria, and Vietnam.

Russia Supports Iran Joining Moscow-Beijing Security Bloc

Just days after the Iranian regime fired missiles at military bases in Iraq and accidentally shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane, Russia’s foreign minister has reiterated that Moscow supports full membership for Tehran in a Eurasian security bloc sometimes viewed as an aspiring counterweight to NATO and the West.

USCIRF Annual Report Highlights China’s ‘Tragedy’ of Religious Freedom

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) released its annual report Monday, detailing religious rights abuses around the world and recommending state actors for the U.S. State Department to earmark as “Countries of Particular Concern” (CPCs).

EU to preserve Iran nuclear deal: Mogherini

The European Union will make sure that the Iran nuclear deal ‘will continue to be fully implemented by all, in all its parts’, the European Union’s foreign policy chief said on Friday.

Christians Can’t Bury Dead in Uzbek State Cemeteries

Christians in Uzbekistan are being blocked from burying their dead in state-owned cemeteries as secular officials bend to pressures from Islamic religious leaders, according to Barnabas Aid.

Uzbekistan: Religious lit under state control

Sharofat Allamova, a Protestant from the Khorezm Region of Uzbekistan, has been sentenced to one and a half years of corrective labor for the “illegal production, storage, import or distribution of religious literature,” according to Forum 18 News Service.

Islam Dominates List of Top Persecutors

praying_hands_bibleEight of the top 10 persecutors of Christians worldwide are Islamic states, according to the Open Doors’ 2013 World Watch List.

Detained Uzbek Pastor Freed, Flown To Safety

A Protestant pastor who faced deportation from Kazakhstan to his native Uzbekistan and up to 15 years imprisonment for leading an unregistered house church has been flown to safety, his supporters confirmed.

Crackdown On Evangelicals In Central Asian States

Authorities in three Central Asian nations have launched a crackdown on evangelical Protestant churches and several believers are reportedly mistreated, fined and detained.

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