Suicide Bombings in Nigeria Leave 26 Dead, Dozens Injured

Suicide Bombings in Nigeria Leave 26 Dead, Dozens Injured

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suicide attacks on two predominantly Christian communities in northeast Nigeria this week left at least 26 persons dead and dozens of others injured, sources said. At noon today a suicide bomber suspected to have been sent by the Islamic extremist Boko Haram group detonated explosives in a crowded market in Gombi, […]

Pastors in Nigeria Fall Prey to Kidnappers

Pastors in Nigeria Fall Prey to Kidnappers

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Two Nigerian pastors have been abducted this month in Kogi state, as kidnapping cartels that have plagued the central state the past three years directed their aim at Christian leaders. In a departure from numerous kidnappings of high-profile business and government leaders in Kogi state since 2013, gunmen abducted pastor […]

God’s Kingdom Expands in Burma

God’s Kingdom Expands in Burma

Burma (Christian Aid Mission) — In spite of steep mountains, opposition, and a new law stipulating that the government must approve all religious conversions, an indigenous ministry leader in Burma (Myanmar) said the Holy Spirit has not slowed down. “God is moving fast in our country, more than ever before, to the few elect among […]

American Pastor Saeed Abedini Speaks of His Imprisonment in Iran: ‘They Beat Me Very Badly’

American Pastor Saeed Abedini Speaks of His Imprisonment in Iran: ‘They Beat Me Very Badly’

ASHEVILLE, North Carolina — An American pastor who was imprisoned in Iran for over three years is now speaking about his time behind bars, acknowledging that he and others were beaten by Iranian authorities. “In interrogation, once they beat me very badly,” Saeed Abedini told Fox’s Greta Van Susteren on Monday, “because they wanted me […]

Chinese Officials Arrest House Church Pastor

Chinese Officials Arrest House Church Pastor

GUIZHOU, China (China Aid) — After serving two administrative detention and one criminal detention sentences, the pastor of a house church in China’s southern Guizhou province was arrested on suspicion of “divulging state secrets” today, shortly after officials rejected his colleague’s administrative reconsideration application on Jan. 11. Li Guozhi, also known by his alias, Yang […]

‘Like Coming Back to Life’ Says Child Soldier Who Escaped ISIS

‘Like Coming Back to Life’ Says Child Soldier Who Escaped ISIS

GWEYR, Iraq (CNN) — “Nasir” is one of the blessed ones. He managed to escape from the grasp of ISIS, which was training him to be a suicide bomber. He is just 12 years old. The boy is now reunited with his mother at the Esyan refugee camp in Kurdistan, home to almost 15,000 Yazidis fleeing ISIS. […]

Hundreds Dead as ISIS Makes Gains in Strategic Syrian City

Hundreds Dead as ISIS Makes Gains in Strategic Syrian City

(CNN) — Fierce battles continue around the strategic city of Deir Ezzor in northern Syria between regime forces and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), according to human rights groups. Hundreds of combatants and civilians have been killed over the past week, and Russian aircraft have been dropping supplies to beleaguered army units. The […]

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