Turkey on Monday called for aerial support from the U.S.-led international coalition in its fight against Islamic State in al-Bab near the Syrian border and also promised to extend the scope of the fight to the terror group's de facto capital Raqqa provided President-elect Donald Trump's administration restricts Kurdish forces from participating in the efforts.
Indonesia's only Christian Gov. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, popularly known as "Ahok," is undergoing a blasphemy trial at a time when the gubernatorial election is less than two months away. At stake, however, is not just the political career of the official, but also the political culture of the Muslim-majority country.
The Tim Tebow Foundation has helped an American woman to adopt a 4-year-old boy, who was deaf and had been abandoned by his parents in China. The boy can now hear after medical tests and treatment, also sponsored by the Christian athlete's charity.
The Islamic State terror group has released and circulated a new video purportedly showing two uniformed Turkish soldiers being forced to crawl and then burned alive in northern Syria.
A school in Sweden says it has stripped a Christmas carol of its reference to Christianity because children need to be prepared for a "changing world" and inclusion.
Evangelical Christian leader Russell Moore congratulated Chick-fil-A for being America's most popular fast-food chain, according to the Foursquare app check-ins.
Almost six in 10 Americans prefer "Merry Christmas" to "Happy Holidays," and a strong majority associates the meaning of the season with the birth of Jesus, a recent poll has found.
What does it mean when we say in our prayer, "Give us this day our daily bread?" The Bible tells us that bread represents four things, explains Pastor Rick Warren of the California-based Saddleback megachurch.
At Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, a student asked Christian apologist and author Frank Turek, "Why does the Bible not talk about dinosaurs?" Here's what he replied.
The Islamic State terror group has developed a mobile application to indoctrinate young children in Iraq and Syria by allowing them to blow up Western landmarks, including Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower and Statue of Liberty in 9/11 style attacks.
Sen. Ted Cruz has urged leaders of the Smithsonian Institution to add Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to its museum of African-American History and Culture due to his "enormous legacy and impact."
The evangelical church in Nigeria which collapsed last week killing at least 160 people had several structural faults and was constructed without any building permit, according to the regulators.
President Obama signed the Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act, which further strengthens the United States' effort to combat persecution of religious minorities around the world as part of the country's foreign policy.
Canadian officials met with the Rev. Hyeon Soo Lim, a 60-year-old Canadian pastor who was born in South Korea and was arrested and given a life sentence of hard labor by a North Korean court in December 2015, and discussed his case with local officials, according to the Communist government's official news agency.
A German shoemaker, Atheist Shoes, has announced pre-orders for its new line of shoes bearing the atheist message, "Ich Bin Atheist," or I'm an atheist, on the soles, and is offering free shipping worldwide, including to the United States in five days.
The Islamic Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has switched from the lunar-based Islamic calendar, which starts with the emigration of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina, to the "Western" Gregorian calendar, named after Pope Gregory XIII and based on Jesus Christ's birth.
While the Christmas cards President Barack Obama sent from the White House failed to mention the word "Christmas," he chose to wish U.S. troop "a Very Merry Christmas" in his last news conference of the year Friday which led to several comments on social media, some of which called it "peer pressure" referring to President-Elect Donald Trump.
Donations to evangelical Christian organizations in the U.S. continue to increase, according to the latest numbers provided by a national financial standards association representing evangelical groups that qualify for tax-exempt, nonprofit status and receive tax-deductible contributions.
Pastor Greg Laurie, senior pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, told his congregation Sunday that they can discover God's master plan for them through the door of forgiveness, explaining how it sets them free and leads to happiness, based on the life of Joseph in Genesis, the first book of the Bible.
In one of the deadliest attacks on Egypt's Christians in years, at least 24 people were killed Sunday after a bomb exploded inside the main Coptic cathedral in Cairo, which is home to the office of Pope Tawadros II. The funeral procession for the victims will be held Monday.
Grammy-award winning gospel artist and preacher Shirley Caesar has sued an Atlanta DJ alleging at least $5 million in losses due to his failure to take down the "U Name It Challenge," a video rendition of a portion of her 2010 sermon and song, with explicit portrayal of alcohol in it.
At least 160 people have died after the roof of an evangelical church in southeastern Nigeria collapsed Saturday. Rescue operations were still being carried out Sunday.
Donald Trump met with ExxonMobil's CEO Rex Tillerson for the second time this week amid reports that the longtime oil executive is the president-elect's top choice for U.S. secretary of State. Here are five things you should know about the businessman from Texas.
Popular Christian athlete and former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow can make the transition from American football to baseball and one day "break through into the major leagues," New York Mets hitting coach Kevin Long said.
After more than 100,000 people signed a petition asking YouTube to restore a U.S. conservative group's video of a Muslim who shared how his Israel visit "de-radicalized" him, the video-sharing website has now partially made it available online. YouTube earlier alleged the video carried "hate speech."