Seven people were abducted after returning from a church service in north-central Nigeria amid massive attacks against Christians that killed more than 130 believers, Christian aid workers confirmed.
Church leaders in Sudan are asking for prayer as the nation reels under yet another bout of deadly violence and instability that Islamic extremists may use to bring about the return of harsh Islamic law in the country, Christian Today reports. Hundreds of diplomats from countries including the US and the UK were evacuated Sunday amid fears the violence will continue and intensify.
At least 85 people, including women and children, were killed and over 300 injured in wartorn Yemen’s deadliest stampede in years after gunfire erupted during a charity event in Sanaa, the capital, officials said Thursday.
As the slaughter of Christians in Nigeria continues with minimal intervention by the government, gunmen in Kaduna state on Friday shot and killed the son of a Baptist pastor before abducting the pastor’s wife and three other people, the Christian Post (CP) reports.
South Dakota on Monday passed legislation that will ban sex-change surgeries and drug treatments for minors starting on July 1, the Washington Times reports.
Petr Pavel, a retired general who once saved the lives of dozens of French soldiers, has won the runoff round of the Czech Republic’s presidential elections, official results showed Saturday. He faced Andrej Babis, a populist billionaire and former prime minister who the government didn’t back.
Pope Francis, who last year unexpectedly visited the Russian embassy in Rome, has expressed concerns about what he calls “the great pain” suffered by the people of Ukraine, where the government fears that Russia is preparing a major military offensive. His words came while former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in Ukraine on Sunday after the Western NATO military alliance failed to unite on sending tanks to the war-facing nation over the weekend.
Officials say Russia’s military has fired 76 missiles and carried out drone attacks across Ukraine on Friday, killing at least three people in one of the most devastating attacks in days.
Ukraine said Monday that Russia launched a new wave of missile attacks across the country, including in Kyiv. The strikes appeared in retaliation for what Russia said was a Ukrainian drone attack on its Black Sea Fleet in Crimea, the peninsula it annexed from Ukraine in 2014.
U.S. President Joe Biden has come under pressure ahead of mid-term elections for saying there is “going to be a new world order” that the United States must lead.
Russian missiles crashed into infrastructure targets across Ukraine Tuesday, leaving many without electricity and running water ahead of winter in the wartorn nation.
Political tensions are rising in the Netherlands after the Dutch government decided to accommodate thousands of migrants on cruise ships.
Ukraine said Monday that Russian strikes, involving drones and drones, killed at least seven people, including a couple in the capital Kyiv.
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky was to ask the Group of Seven (G7) of the world’s leading economies to urgently supply Ukraine with air defense weapons, as Russia again rained down cruise missiles on his nation.
Kosovo’s government has postponed new border rules after clashes in the north of the country where ethnic Serbs blocked roads and gunmen fired on police. The unrest in the Balkans have added to concerns within the NATO military alliance and the European Union about a possible new conflict in Europe, which is already facing war in Ukraine.
A Christian nurse “thanked God” on Wednesday that she and her family survived after a powerful 7-magnitude earthquake struck the northern Philippine island of Luzon, killing at least four people.
On a single street in Washington DC, two churches were set on fire, and another vandalized at the weekend, in attacks believed to be motivated by last month’s US Supreme Court reversal of the 1973 Roe v Wade case, which had legalized abortion, CBN News reports.
Ukraine’s defense minister says his nation plans a “million-strong army” equipped with weapons of the western NATO military alliance to retake parts of the country now occupied by the Russian military.
Uncertainty remained Monday about a deepening crash crisis in central China after authorities disbursed a peaceful protest by hundreds of depositors.
The prime minister of bankrupt Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe, has agreed to resign after protestors stormed the president’s residence and office. Parliament and party leaders also demanded that he and the president step down.