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Ebola Spreading Fast: 10,000 New Cases Per Week, Predicts World Health Organization

In just two months, the Ebola outbreak that has wreaked havoc on West Africa and is spreading to the U.S. and Europe could see 10,000 new cases every week, according to the World Health Organization. The latest prediction from WHO paints a bleak future as the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has health officials across […]

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Messianic Jew Deported From Israel Over Evangelism Efforts to Appeal to Supreme Court

JERUSALEM (Morning Star News) – A British messianic Jew deported from Israel last year for participating in an evangelistic outreach to Jews confirmed that he will appeal his case to the nation’s supreme court. Barry Barnett, 50, left the country on Dec. 2 under a deportation order issued by Israel’s Ministry of the Interior. He was […]

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Two Pastors Among 46 Christians Killed in Kaduna State, Nigeria

KARSHIN DAJI, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Following attacks on three towns in Nigeria’s Kaduna state last week that killed 46 Christians, church leaders said the Muslim Fulani assailants seem driven to rid the area of Christianity and use the land to graze their cattle. Two pastors were among 31 Christians killed just after midnight on […]

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Seven Christians Arrested in Laos for Meeting in Worship

(Morning Star News) – Local officials in Laos arrested seven Christians for meeting for worship on Sunday (Sept. 28), according to a rights group. The chief of Boukham village, in Atsaphangthong District, Savannakhet Province, along with village security officials and police arrested the Christians as they ate lunch after meeting for worship in the home […]

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German Committee Claims Incest Is a ‘Fundamental Right’

Laws banning incest between brothers and sisters in Germany could be scrapped after a government ethics committee said that they were an unacceptable intrusion into the right to sexual self-determination. “Criminal law is not the appropriate means to preserve a social taboo,” the German Ethics Council said in a statement. “The fundamental right of adult […]

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Israel Shoots Down Syrian Warplane Over Golan

The Israeli military has shot down a Syrian aircraft that it said had infiltrated it airspace over the Golan Heights. Tuesday’s incident was the most serious incident to take place on the strategic plateau since the outbreak of the Syrian civil war in 2011. Army radio said it was apparently a MiG-21 fighter jet which […]

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UK Mother: I Regret Aborting My Baby

A mother in the UK says she wishes someone had stepped in to stop her from aborting her baby, as she explained the years of heartache that have followed. Lora Bishop spoke out after newspaper columnist Bel Mooney claimed her decision to have an abortion was “no big deal”. Readers have been quick to respond, […]

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Nightmare Continues for Family of Freed Prisoner of Conscience in China

(Morning Star News) – When Chinese authorities released Christian human rights attorney Gao Zhisheng from prison on Aug.7, we didn’t hear anything from him, presumably because of the communist state’s one-year prohibition against him saying anything publicly that might “damage the reputation or interests of the state.” His family had telephone conversations with him, but […]

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Ian Paisley, Free Presbyterian Church Founder and Papal Opponent, Passes Into Eternity

Ian Paisley, Northern Ireland’s firebrand Protestant leader, who vowed never to compromise with Irish Catholic nationalists, then, in his twilight, accepted a power-sharing agreement that envisioned a new era of peace in Northern Ireland after decades of sectarian violence, died on Friday in Belfast. He was 88. In failing health in recent years, Mr. Paisley […]

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Bhutanese Pastor Sentenced to Prison for Accepting Funds for Ministry Activities

THIMPHU, Bhutan (Morning Star News) – A court in Bhutan on Wednesday sentenced pastor Tandin Wangyal to three years, 11 months in prison for receiving funds for ministry activities from a Christian organization. The verdict from the court in Dorokha, Samtse District asserts the pastor received US$11,864 in funding from a foreign Christian organization to conduct […]

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