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Pakistani Christians protest after Taliban church bombings

By Anna K. Poole
Posted

Pakistan | Attacks and counterattacks are roiling the streets of Lahore, Pakistan. Suicide bombers attacked two churches in the Christian neighborhood of Youhanabad on…

Pakistan reinstates death penalty, Christians fear blasphemy charges

By Julia A. Seymour
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Pakistan | Pakistan recently reinstated the death penalty for all eligible offenses after a seven-year moratorium on capital punishment. A government official said the…

Globe Trot: A story of forgiveness goes viral in the Arab world

Globe Trot: A story of forgiveness goes viral in the Arab world

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | IRAQ: I’ve been three weeks on the road, including time in Iraq among those displaced by ISIS and those fighting ISIS, or Islamic State. Reports to come in…

Globe Trot: Ann Voskamp launches prayer campaign for persecuted Christians

By Mindy Belz
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International | PERSECUTED: Author and speaker Ann Voskamp has turned her #Pray703 campaign, launched at this month’s IF: Gathering in Austin, Texas, to focus on the Copts…

Globe Trot: Syrian and Iraqi refugees celebrate Christmas in Lebanon

By Mindy Belz
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International | LEBANON: Christmas for Refugees, a program serving Syrians and Iraqis fleeing the war, continues—and watch these children sing. EUROPE: A Roman Catholic…

Midday Roundup: Remembering a giant, deadly wave

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Somber day. Today, people in India, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia marked the 10th anniversary of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami that killed 226,000 people…

Taliban kills 130, mostly children, in Pakistani school attack

By Lynde Langdon
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Terrorism | The Taliban attacked a school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar earlier today, killing about 130 people, most of them children. At least half a…

Globe Trot: Pope and patriarch unite against persecution

By Mindy Belz
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International | POPE FRANCIS: The pontiff ended a visit to Turkey with a pointed call for Muslim leaders—political, religious, and academic—to condemn Islamic…

Midday Roundup: Weathermen work overtime as winter arrives early

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Brrrrrrr. New Yorkers are digging out from an unwelcome blanket of snow this morning as unseasonably cold temperatures set most of the country shivering. As…

Activists call for justice after Pakistani mob kills Christian couple

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Christian groups and human rights organizations are calling for justice after an angry mob killed a Christian couple in Pakistan on Nov. 4. The violent frenzy…

Globe Trot: Kurdish children detail ISIS torture

By Mindy Belz
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International | ISIS: Kurdish children from Kobani were tortured and abused for months while detained by the Islamic State (also known as ISIS), Human Rights Watch documented…

The martyr’s death

By La Shawn Barber
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Persecution | “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” (Revelation 6:10, NKJV) Only God knows the…

 
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