Church-Run Algerian Day Care Center Ordered to Close

Church-Run Algerian Day Care Center Ordered to Close

(World Watch Monitor) — Authorities in Algeria’s north-eastern city of Tizi-Ouzou, in the Kabylie region, have closed down a day care center for Christian children. The Early Childhood Home was established more than 10 years ago by Église Protestante du Plein Évangile (The Full Gospel Protestant Church), also known by its French acronym EPPETO. EPPETO […]

Hindu Radicals Force Indian Pastor to Flee Village After Series of Attacks

Hindu Radicals Force Indian Pastor to Flee Village After Series of Attacks

(International Christian Concern) – Chensingh Vasunia, a 26-year-old pastor, was forced to flee his village of Kondri, located in India’s Madhya Pradesh state, after a series of devastating attacks by Hindu radicals on his home and church. Beginning on March 16, the attacks left two of Pastor Chensingh’s church members seriously injured and his house […]

Christian Woman in Pakistan Dies After Being Set on Fire for Refusing to Convert to Islam, Marry Muslim

Christian Woman in Pakistan Dies After Being Set on Fire for Refusing to Convert to Islam, Marry Muslim

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A Christian woman in Pakistan died on Sunday night (April 22) after a Muslim in the Sialkot area set her on fire for refusing to convert to Islam and marry him, relatives said. Muhammad Rizwan Gujjar poured kerosene on 25-year-old Asma Yaqoob and set her on fire on Wednesday (April 17), […]

Suicide Machine Sparks Euthanasia Debate

Suicide Machine Sparks Euthanasia Debate

(The Independent) — Opponents of euthanasia have expressed concern at the creation of a “suicide machine,” which has been developed by Dr Philip Nitschke. The well-known advocate of individuals’ right to die has regularly caused controversy by assisting what he calls “rational suicides”. Having developed machines in the past that could be used by individuals […]

Iran Tells Israel: ‘Our Fingers Are on the Trigger, Missiles Are Ready to Launch’

Iran Tells Israel: ‘Our Fingers Are on the Trigger, Missiles Are Ready to Launch’

(Newsweek) — The second-in-command of Iran’s most elite force has warned Israel against moves that further threaten Tehran’s interest in the region, especially Syria, where the West and its allies have targeted Syrian government positions. Brigadier General Hossein Salami, commander-in-chief of the Revolutionary Guards, said Friday that a war between Iran and Israel would lead […]

Indian Police Play Down Mob Attack on Christian Meeting

Indian Police Play Down Mob Attack on Christian Meeting

(World Watch Monitor) — Christian families have fled their homes in eastern India after telling police a Hindu nationalist mob had attacked a church fellowship meal, only to be met with attempts to silence them. Pastor Kasi Ram told World Watch Monitor that only three Christian families remained in the village of Bakel—in Chhattisgarh state, […]

Chinese Church Interrogated for Holding Services, Evangelizing

Chinese Church Interrogated for Holding Services, Evangelizing

(China Aid) — Within 24 hours, officials in China’s central Henan province interrogated members of Autumn Rain Blessing Church on April 9. The trouble began at 10 a.m., when Jiang Rong, the wife of the church’s pastor, Wang Yi, was at a church leader’s home. The authorities showed up to inquire about their Sunday services […]

‘Rapidly Worsening Epidemic’: Flesh-Eating Disease Strikes Australia, Scientists Don’t Have Answers

‘Rapidly Worsening Epidemic’: Flesh-Eating Disease Strikes Australia, Scientists Don’t Have Answers

(Washington Post) — The spread of a flesh-eating ulcer in parts of Australia is being described as a “rapidly worsening epidemic” and, to make matters worse, researchers say they don’t know exactly where it comes from or how it is transmitted. Known as Buruli ulcer, the infectious disease initially appears as a small, red lump […]

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