South Korean Pastor Detained in North Korea for ‘Espionage’

South Korean Pastor Detained in North Korea for ‘Espionage’

SEOUL (Voice of America) — One of two South Korean men detained in North Korea on charges of espionage is a pastor, a Seoul-based Protestant association said Monday. Last week, the communist country said it is holding two South Korean men it identified as Kim Kuk Gi and Choe Chun Gil on charges of espionage. South Korea’s […]

Islamic Terror Group Targets Christians in Bloody Attack on Kenyan University, Over 140 Dead

Islamic Terror Group Targets Christians in Bloody Attack on Kenyan University, Over 140 Dead

NAIROBI, Kenya — Over 140 Kenyan students were shot dead today as an Islamic terror group carried out a bloody attack aimed at Christians at a university in Nairobi. “We sorted people out and released the Muslims,” Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, the spokesman for the group Al-Shabaab, which took responsibility for the armed assault, announced. “There are […]

Chinese Pastor Who Opposed Government Removal of Church Crosses Sentenced to Prison

Chinese Pastor Who Opposed Government Removal of Church Crosses Sentenced to Prison

BEIJING (New York Times) — A Christian pastor who defended local churches when the Chinese authorities removed church crosses was sentenced to one year in prison on Tuesday night by a court in Zhejiang Province. The pastor, Huang Yizi, was sentenced by the People’s Court in Pingyang County after being convicted of “gathering crowds to […]

Obama Calls for American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran to Be Released for Persian New Year

Obama Calls for American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran to Be Released for Persian New Year

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama issued a call on Friday for an American pastor imprisoned in Iran to be released for the Persian New Year, which began yesterday. As a tradition during the Iranian holiday Nowruz, some prisoners are set free or receive reduced sentences. Obama called upon the Iranian government on Friday to free Pastor Saeed […]

Vietnamese Christian Human Rights Lawyer Attacked While Under House Arrest

Vietnamese Christian Human Rights Lawyer Attacked While Under House Arrest

HANOI, Vietnam (Christian Solidarity Worldwide) — Vietnamese human rights lawyer and activist Nguyen Van Dai has reported that his home in Hanoi was attacked by “thugs” earlier this month. Lawyer Dai is reportedly unable to leave his home because he fears he will be attacked by “thugs” and security officers. On March 5, unidentified assailants […]

Two Christians Attacked, Church Building Burned in Coastal Kenya

Two Christians Attacked, Church Building Burned in Coastal Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Two siblings in their mid-20s were attacked and a church building burned last month in an area of Kenya where Islamic extremists killed at least 13 people last July – including the siblings’ father. Somalis in coastal Kenya’s Lamu County struck 25-year-old Annah after she answered their knock on the […]

ISIS Threatens to ‘Blow Up’ White House, Demands Middle East Christians ‘Convert to Islam’

ISIS Threatens to ‘Blow Up’ White House, Demands Middle East Christians ‘Convert to Islam’

In a new audio recording released by the Islamic terror group ISIS, which identifies itself as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani threatened to blow up the White House, Big Ben and Eiffel Tower and take over much of the world for Islam. “We won the day Europe and [the] U.S. dreamed of […]