ISIS Fighters Launch New Attacks in Eastern Afghanistan

ISIS Fighters Launch New Attacks in Eastern Afghanistan

JALALABAD (India.com) — Heavy fighting between Afghan forces and Islamic State fighters has killed dozens of people, officials said today, raising fears the militant group is staging a comeback months after Kabul said they had been defeated. The fighting began late on Friday in the Kot area of the Rodat district in eastern Nangarhar province […]

Indian Hindus Beat Pastor Unconscious

Indian Hindus Beat Pastor Unconscious

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A church in northern India remains closed more than a month after four masked Hindu extremists stormed a worship meeting and beat a 66-year-old pastor unconscious. After prayer and song at his church in Naupur, Jaunpur District, Uttar Pradesh state on May 22, pastor Lalta Ram stood up to preach […]

Chinese Christian Detained for Printing Religious Materials

Chinese Christian Detained for Printing Religious Materials

GUANGZHOU, Guangdong (China Aid) — On June 6, authorities criminally detained a member of a house church in Guangzhou, the capital of China’s southern Guangdong province, accusing him of “illegal business operations” after he printed religious materials. Officers from multiple government departments criminally detained Li Hongmin, a member of Guangfu Church, after he printed various […]

British Doctors Vote to Maintain Opposition to Assisted Suicide

British Doctors Vote to Maintain Opposition to Assisted Suicide

(Christian Institute) — Doctors have decisively voted to maintain their opposition to assisted suicide at the British Medical Association’s (BMA) annual meeting. Delegates voted by 198 to 115 against a motion which called for the BMA to take a ‘neutral’ stance on the issue. The move means the doctors’ union retains its stance of opposing […]

Chinese House Church Harassed in Growing Crackdown

Chinese House Church Harassed in Growing Crackdown

GUANGZHOU, Guangdong (China Aid) — Officials in China’s southern Guangdong province began harassing a house church recently as part of an ongoing crackdown on unofficial churches. On June 7, Pastor Zhang from Zhongfu Canaan Church informed a China Aid reporter that authorities summoned him to discuss the possibility of moving the church. During the conversation, […]

Refugee Numbers Break Record of 60 Million

Refugee Numbers Break Record of 60 Million

(Mission Network News) — The number of refugees has now officially broken the record of most internationally-displaced persons in recent history. According to a report from the U.N.’s refugee agency, the number of refugees topped 65.3 million at the end of the 2015. It’s the first time the UNHCR has seen that number breach 60 […]

Refugees to Receive Notes of Encouragement

Refugees to Receive Notes of Encouragement

(Mission Network News) — On Friday, the Iraqi government announced its security forces had regained full control of central Fallujah. Although this news would seem like an improvement on prior circumstances, it doesn’t do much to help the on-going refugee crisis. However, Global Aid Network is trying to find ways to help refugees, particularly children, […]

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