It was a tough Saturday night in Oklahoma City for Dirk Nowitzki, who had only 18 points on 7-for-21 shooting, especially compared to his 46 and 29 points in the previous two games.
Three churches in a predominantly Muslim province in Russia were set on fire by arsonists early Monday.
The death toll from Sunday's church hostage crisis in Iraq shot up to 52 on Monday while the number of people wounded rose to 67.
At least seven churchgoers were killed Sunday after about a dozen militants took their congregation hostage for several hours.
All churches, synagogues, and mosques in the Chicago area are being urged to be vigilant for any unsolicited or unexpected packages, especially those originating from overseas locations.
Authorities in Haiti say the deadly cholera epidemic there is slowing down, but many people are still at risk, report aid groups working in the area.
A special two-week assembly of Middle East bishops concluded Sunday with a list of 44 propositions and a call by Pope Benedict XVI for individuals, groups and nations to work together for peace.
A pastor in Iran who was sentenced to death for apostasy had his execution delayed, according to a ministry that assists the persecuted Church.
A girls school in northern West Bank was found damaged by fire and vandalized Wednesday with Hebrew graffiti reading "regards from the hills."
An ecumenical delegation from Sudan concluded its tour through the United States on Friday after 12 days of raising awareness on the situation in Africa's largest nation, which may soon be divided into two.
Thirteen of the 33 men who had been trapped underground for 69 days in Chilean mine returned to the site of their entrapment Sunday for a private thanksgiving mass.
A U.N. resolution that seeks to criminalize words and actions perceived as attacks against religion – particularly Islam – will be up for vote again this year.
Churches across Chile have been hosting around-the-clock vigils and special services as rescuers pulled out one-by-one the 33 miners who have been trapped underground for 69 days.
An ecumenical delegation of Sudanese religious leaders met with U.N. officials Monday to express concern over what might happen if the upcoming referendum is not carried out as planned.
Christian persecution watchdogs are hoping that a change of leadership will mark a turning point for the North Korea's Christian population.
Pope Benedict XVI opened up a special two-week assembly of Middle East bishops Sunday in hopes of contributing toward peace efforts through the Church.
The world's largest network of evangelicals has committed itself to taking measures to ensure that the critical referendum in Southern Sudan is a success.
Catholic Bishops from Muslim-majority countries and elsewhere in the world will convene at the Vatican for a landmark "Special Assembly for the Middle East."
Authorities in Saudi Arabia have charged 12 expatriates from the Philippines and one from France with proselytizing, according to an official at the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh.
The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh said Tuesday that it has extended assistance to 12 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were arrested along with around 90 other expatriates for congregating for a religious activity.
Libya has released from detention two South Korean nationals – including one pastor – who were arrested this past summer for their alleged engagement in missionary activities.
An India-born mission leader is pleading for Christians in America to "not grow weary in well-doing" and continue to stand with those who are bringing relief – and God's healing love – to the victims of Pakistan's massive flooding.
Around the world Tuesday, Protestant and Catholic churches marked the International Day of Prayer for Peace with ecumenical and inter-faith events.
The U.N. Human Rights Council is being called upon to pass a resolution condemning the highly-publicized and now-defunct plan of a U.S. preacher to burn Qurans.
World leaders will gather over the next few days in New York for a U.N. summit to accelerate progress toward the Millennium Development Goals.