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New report: Unprecedented rise in violence against Christians

By Evan Wilt
Posted

Persecution | WASHINGTON—Last year saw the most prevalent and sustained attack on the Christian faith in modern history, according to Open Doors USA’s annual World…

Globe Trot: Christian refugees suffer harassment in Germany

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | GERMANY: Christian refugees are subject to harassment in refugee camps, said an Orthodox priest and member of Germany’s federal integration committee.

Iran releases U.S. Navy sailors, boats

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Iran | UPDATE: Iran has freed all 10 U.S. Navy sailors that were detained after their boats drifted into Iranian territorial waters Tuesday, the United States…

Dutch allow euthanasia for dementia patients

Dutch allow euthanasia for dementia patients

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Euthanasia | The Netherlands continues to loosen regulations for physician-assisted suicide. Last week, the ministries of Public Health and Security and Justice altered…

Midday Roundup: Turkey blames ISIS for bombing in Istanbul

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Newsworthy | Terror in Turkey. Turkish officials are blaming Islamic State (ISIS) militants for a suicide bombing in Istanbul this morning that killed 10 people and left…

Globe Trot: New York Times gives Iranian official a U.S. soapbox

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | IRAN: The New York Times, in what seems to me a controversial step, published a lengthy op-ed by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif criticizing Saudi…

Irish pastor acquitted of anti-Muslim hate speech

By Julia A. Seymour
Posted

Free Speech | A court in Belfast, Ireland, has acquitted an evangelical preacher accused of hate speech in 2014 for calling Islam “satanic.” Dismissing the case against…

Globe Trot: Egypt poised to end blasphemy laws

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | EGYPT: Rights advocates believe the political atmosphere has never been better to actually reform—or end—Egypt’s blasphemy laws. Under President Abdel…

Globe Trot: Britain comes closer to cutting EU ties over migrant crisis

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | EUROPE: The possibility of the United Kingdom quitting the European Union has gone up, as Europe struggles with an influx of migrants and Prime Minister David…

China cancels surrogacy ban amid fears over shrinking population

China cancels surrogacy ban amid fears over shrinking population

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

China | China canceled its proposed ban on surrogate motherhood last month just before its one-child policy officially ended Jan. 1. The two policy shifts represent…

Missing booksellers bad news for freedom in Hong Kong

By June Cheng
Posted

China | Five Hong Kong booksellers connected to a publishing house specializing in sensational books critical of China’s top leaders have gone missing, raising…

Was attack on Indian air base designed to sabotage peace talks with Pakistan?

By Anna K. Poole
Posted

India | In recent days, the historically icy relationship between India and Pakistan looked to be thawing, with Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi’s surprise…

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