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Muslims protect Christians in Kenyan bus attack

By Julia A. Seymour
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Religion | Islamic militants with Somalia’s al-Shabaab are suspected of attacking a commuter bus in northeast Kenya on Dec. 21. The attack killed two people and…

Indonesia deploys 150,000 police to protect churches for Christmas

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Concerned about the threat of Islamic terrorism, Indonesian authorities dispatched 150,000 police officers to protect churches in North Sumatra province…

Christianity growing in northern India despite Hindu hostility

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Missionaries in northern India say Hindu extremists are increasingly trying to entrap them with trumped-up accusations of forced conversions. But the rise in…

African troops free Boko Haram hostages, arrest militant fighters

By Julia A. Seymour
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Terrorism | Troops killed and arrested hundreds of Boko Haram fighters in an offensive in Cameroon late last month. Soldiers from Cameroon, Nigeria, Chad, and Benin swept…

Proposed Iraqi law would force some children to become Muslim

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Religious minority groups in Iraq are protesting a new law that would force some children to become Muslim. Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako of Baghdad urged…

Justice is rare for Christian women raped in Pakistan

By Julia A. Seymour
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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…

Christian groups cheer State Department’s latest religious liberty report

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Groups focused on persecution of Christians around the world welcomed the Oct. 14 release of the U.S. State Department’s latest report on international…

Islamists detained in Bangladesh for trying to kill pastor

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Authorities in Bangladesh have arrested five militant Islamists suspected of trying to murder a Christian pastor. The five detained men are members of the…

Aid shortfalls are driving desperate Syrians back home

By Julia A. Seymour
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Syria | Desperate conditions and cuts to humanitarian aid helped drive many Middle Eastern refugees into Europe in recent months. But a new scarcity of aid is now…

U.S. lawmakers file bills to help Iraqi, Syrian Christians

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | As the world watches an international refugee crisis driven by conflict in the Middle East and ISIS persecution, a group of U.S. lawmakers is trying to pass…

New Islamic terror group sprouts in northwest Africa

By Julia A. Seymour
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Terrorism | A new Islamic terror group is taking root in Mali, terrorizing the central and southern parts of the country in a spate of attacks. Macina Liberation Front…

Hungary’s ‘ordinary heroes’ see mission opportunity in migrant crisis

By Julia A. Seymour
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Europe | The flood of Middle Eastern migrants streaming across the Hungarian border has divided the country’s Christians as well as its political leaders. While some…

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