ISIS Claims Responsibility for Suicide Attack at Iraqi Wedding

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Suicide Attack at Iraqi Wedding

(Newsweek) — The Islamic State militant group ISIS has claimed a suicide bombing that killed at least 15 people and injured 16 at a wedding party near the Shi’ite city of Kerbala late Sunday. Five assailants including the suicide bomber attacked the celebration in Ain al-Tamr, west of Kerbala in southern Iraq, firing machine guns […]

Chinese House Church Rejects Orders to Stop Religious Activities

Chinese House Church Rejects Orders to Stop Religious Activities

SHANGQIU, Henan (China Aid) — Amid escalating pressure to join state-run churches, a house church in China’s central Henan province rejected a government order to stop its religious activities by July 20. On July 15, the Zhecheng County Ethnic and Religious Affairs Bureau issued a notice to Proclaiming Christ Church, citing provincial religious affairs regulations […]

‘Euthanasia Tourists’ Choose Belgium to Seek Death

‘Euthanasia Tourists’ Choose Belgium to Seek Death

(Christian Institute) — People wanting to be euthanized are traveling to Belgian accident and emergency departments and asking to be killed. Last year, more than 2,000 people were euthanized in Belgium—more than double the number five years earlier. Belgium legalized euthanasia for adults in 2002 and for children in 2014. Continue reading this story >>

Marie Stopes Suspends Abortions After Health Probe

Marie Stopes Suspends Abortions After Health Probe

(Christian Institute) — Abortion group Marie Stopes International has suspended some types of abortion across all its English facilities after a health watchdog’s investigation uncovered “patient safety” concerns. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) raised issues over Marie Stopes’ “corporate and clinical governance arrangements and patient safety protocols in specific areas” following inspections. As a result, […]

Discovery of Ancient Synagogue in Galilee Deemed ‘Very Important for Christians’

Discovery of Ancient Synagogue in Galilee Deemed ‘Very Important for Christians’

JERUSALEM — An ancient synagogue recently discovered in Israel has been deemed an important find for Christians as it confirms text found in the New Testament. The synagogue, uncovered in Tel Reches Peak near Mount Tabor in the Galilee, dates back to the second temple era. Researchers found a large room nine meters high by eight meters […]

Latest Bombings Highlight Turkey’s Ongoing Power Struggle

Latest Bombings Highlight Turkey’s Ongoing Power Struggle

Turkey (MNN) — Last Thursday in Turkey, three separate explosions including car bombs killed 14 people and wounded over 220. The blasts seemed to target Turkish police, though both civilians and officers were killed. Turkish officials say it was the Kurdish militants, also known as the PKK, who carried out the blasts. Turkey considers the […]

ISIS Executes Six Accused Spies by Boiling Men in Tar

ISIS Executes Six Accused Spies by Boiling Men in Tar

MOSUL, Iraq — The barbaric Islamic group ISIS, which identifies itself as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, recently executed six men accused of being spies by boiling them in tar, reports state. Iraqi News reported the information from a source residing in Nineveh, who stated that the men had been sentenced to death […]

Persecution of Christians in India Increases Dramatically in First Half of 2016

Persecution of Christians in India Increases Dramatically in First Half of 2016

UDAIPUR, India (Morning Star News) – At least 134 incidents of violence against Christians in India were carried out in the first half of 2016 alone, compared with 147 incidents in all of 2014 and 177 in 2015, according to an independent report. The Evangelical Fellowship of India’s Religious Liberty Commission (EFIRLC) notes that cases chronicled […]

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