Pakistan

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Justice is rare for Christian women raped in Pakistan

By Julia A. Seymour
Posted

Persecution | Two Muslim men accused of raping Christian sisters in Pakistan were acquitted in October, an all too common outcome for rape trials in the Islamic nation. The…

Violence lashes Shiite Muslim self-flagellation rituals

By Anna K. Poole
Posted

Terrorism | Over the weekend, explosive violence interrupted two Shiite Muslim processions in Bangladesh and Pakistan, raising both suspicion and denial of the Islamic…

Globe Trot: Wave of destruction rumbles over northern Afghanistan

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | AFGHANISTAN: A major earthquake has killed at least 135 people in Afghanistan’s remote northeast and across the border in northern Pakistan. INTERNATIONAL…

Globe Trot: Boko Haram behind two bombings in northern Nigeria

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | NIGERIA: Twin bomb blasts have killed at least 17 in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state and headquarters of Boko Haram. Another blast is reported this hour…

Pakistan kills three terrorists with first native drone flight

By Anna K. Poole
Posted

Pakistan | Military officials in Pakistan announced on Sunday the maiden voyage of the country’s first natively developed combat drone, which killed three high-profile…

‘Glimmer of hope’ for Christian woman on Pakistan’s death row

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Pakistan’s Supreme Court suspended the execution of Pakistani Christian Aasiya Noreen (more often called Asia Bibi) after agreeing last week to hear her…

Children of Pakistani Christians burned to death get free education

By Julia A. Seymour
Posted

Persecution | The barbaric murder of Shahzad Masih and his pregnant wife Shama Bibi by a Muslim mob in Pakistan last November shocked the world. But they were not the only…

Midday Roundup: Mother Emanuel holds Bible study one week after shooting

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Laid to rest. Funeral services will be held today for two of the nine people killed last week when a gunman opened fire during a Bible study at Emanuel…

Pakistan to consider blasphemy law reforms amid worsening violence

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Lawmakers in Pakistan are considering reforms to the country’s blasphemy laws that could help curb persecution against Christians and other minorities. The…

Globe Trot: Arctic spies hunt for underground oil

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | ARCTIC: The Arctic may hold a staggering 13 percent of the world’s undiscovered oil, and that’s why a heady race of soldiers, spies, and scientists is…

Midday Roundup: Witness claims Freddie Gray may have hurt himself

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Overheard. A prisoner in the same van said he thought Freddie Gray, who died after injuries he received in Baltimore police custody, tried to hurt himself by…

Globe Trot: Turkish Christians apologize for Armenian genocide

By Mindy Belz
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International | ARMENIA: Today marks the start of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, where up to 1.5 million Armenians (plus 250,000 or more Assyrian Christians)

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