Persecution

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Rebel group demands trade for Syrian nuns

By Julia A. Seymour
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Syria | Syrian rebel group Ahrar Al-Qalamoun Brigade took responsibility for the recent abduction of 12 nuns and three civilians from the ancient Christian village of…

Naghmeh Abedini to Congress: ‘I felt abandoned’

By J.C. Derrick
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Persecution | The United States should have secured her imprisoned husband’s release before nuclear talks with Iran, she says

White House ignores imprisoned pastor in Iran negotiations

By Lynde Langdon
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Persecution | The Unites States’ agreement with Iran over its nuclear capabilities betrayed one of America’s own, held captive in Iran for his religious beliefs, says…

Counting the cost: How many Christians are actually martyred?

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Masked gunmen open fire on Coptic Christians leaving a wedding in Cairo. Unknown assailants murder two evangelical pastors in Kenya. Islamic militants bomb a…

Boko Haram now a ‘foreign terrorist organization’

By J.C. Derrick
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Nigeria | Lawmakers and advocates say the State Department’s decision to make the designation took too long

Globe Trot: Deadly persecution in Nepal

By Mindy Belz
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International | NEPAL: In “a purely anti-Christian act,” a Hindu neighbor has killed a church elder he had summoned to his home multiple times for prayer. The gruesome…

Saeed Abedini moved to prison for violent criminals

By Leigh Jones
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Persecution | Iranian-American pastor Saeed Abedini, imprisoned in Tehran for his faith, has been moved to one of the country’s most brutal prisons, according to his…

Kenyan pastors murdered as tensions, violence escalate

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Assailants killed two evangelical pastors in Kenya late last month, following anonymous threats and a government crackdown on Islamic extremists in the…

Globe Trot: Iraqi leader asks U.S. for ‘deeper security relationship’

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: President Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki meet this afternoon at the White House. Maliki will be asking for “a deeper security…

Freedom in the world’s darkest corner

By Angela Lu
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Persecution | As Western believers pray for the persecuted church, North Korean Christians pray for their ‘free’ brothers and sisters to realize God is all they need

Iran’s crackdown on Christians hasn’t let up

By Jamie Dean
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Persecution | As Christians pray for the persecuted church, Iranian believers remain in prison

Vietnamese Christians face arrest, violence

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Religious freedom remains a dream for Vietnamese Christians, despite recent reports touting the country’s diversity and tolerance. The communist government…

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