Terrorists from Islamic State, or ISIS, in northern Syria Sunday released 19 Assyrian Christians, out of the hundreds they had captured last week, but refused to set free a 6-year-old girl, whom they are likely using as a "bargaining chip," an activist group said.
'Jihadi John's' Emails Claim British Officials Harassed Him; Ex-ISIS Militant Says He was 'Strange, Loner'
Islamic State's masked executioner "Jihadi John," who was recently identified as a Kuwaiti-born Londoner, sent emails to a Muslim advocacy group between 2009 and 2012 claiming he was "harassed" by British security agencies. An Islamic State defector says he was cold and remained aloof in Syria.
Icelandic atheist group Vantru has suggested it would like to register all newborn children as atheist members, mocking the National Church's practice of automatically registering babies if their mothers belong to the church.
Archeologists in Nazareth say a first century house discovered in the 1880s could be the home of Mary and Joseph where Jesus was brought up.
A Christian nursery worker in London, who was allegedly sacked for telling a colleague that God doesn't condone same-sex mariage, has challenged her former employer's decision.
Kim Jong Un Tells North Korean Army to Prepare for War With America and 'Tear to Pieces the Stars and Stripes'
Kim Jong Un has reportedly told the North Korean army to prepare for a "great war" with America and to "tear to pieces the stars and stripes," in response to military drills set to be carried out by the U.S. and South Korea.
American Pastor on 15 Most Wanted List Arrested in Brazil; Prosecutors Call Him 'Master Manipulator'
Brazilian authorities say they have arrested Victor Arden Barnard, an American pastor wanted in connection with a long list of sex charges in Minnesota and who told his church members he was "Christ in the flesh."
Scientists have claimed an initial breakthrough in their efforts to make human egg and sperm cells using skin from two adults of the same sex. The process would also help couples affected by infertility.
British Prime Minister David vowed Friday to do "everything we can" to bring to justice terrorists such as Islamic State executioner "Jihadi John," who has been identified as a Kuwaiti-born computer-programming graduate from London. Cameron also defended Britain's security services.
Norwegian Police Raid Offices of Catholic Bishop Accused of Defrauding the State of $6.57 Million; Bishop Denies Fraud
Norwegian police raided the offices of Bishop Bernt Eidsvig, the head of the Roman Catholic Church in Oslo, after a prosecutor accused the church of defrauding the state of $6.57 million by falsely registering people as Catholics. Eidsvig has formally denied the accusation and said he's "extremely unhappy" with the charges, though he admitted that mistakes were made.
Patrick Sookhdeo, the founder and international director of Christian aid group Barnabas Aid International, has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a female staff member in an incident that occurred in February 2014.
'Jihadi John' Mohammed Emwazi Photo Emerges: ISIS Executioner Went to Church of England Primary School, Loved 'The Simpsons'
The first clear photo of Jihadi John, now revealed as Mohammed Emwazi, has emerged on Thursday night, with a British publication allegedly showing Emwazi as a primary school student attending the St Mary Magdalene Church of England School in Maida Vale, West London.
Assyrian Church Leader Says 'Grotesque Mistakes' by the US Have Led to ISIS Beheading, Kidnapping Christians
Assyrian Archbishop Jacques Behnan Hindo, ordinary of the Syrian Catholic Archieparchy in Hassaké-Nisibis, has spoken out against the kidnapping of more than 260 Assyrian Christians by terror group ISIS by blaming the U.S. and its Western allies for triggering conflicts that have destabilized the region.
ISIS Fighters Claim All 150 Syrian Christian Hostages Are 'Safe,' Will Be 'Released Within a Few Days'
Members of the Islamic State terrorist organization who were involved in the kidnapping of as many as 150 Christians in Syria this week, are claiming that the hostages are "safe" and will be released in a few days, according to the Assyrian International News Agency.
An American blogger has been hacked to death by a "knife-wielding mob" in Dhaka, Bangladesh, police have said. Avijit Roy, an atheist, is believed to have been attacked for promoting secularism and criticizing religious extremism online, which has angered hardline Islamic groups.
Islamic State terrorists captured more Assyrian Christians Wednesday night, bringing the total number of hostages to 262 as the group continues its siege on the country.
American 'Soldier of Christ' Says He Is Fighting ISIS in Iraq to Answer Jesus' Call to Protect the Defenseless
A 28 year-old U.S. Army veteran from Detroit, describing himself as a "Soldier of Christ," has said that he is fighting ISIS militants on the front lines in Iraq to answer Jesus' call to protect defenseless people.
Most radical Islamic jihadis claim to be devout Muslims who promote the spread of strict conservative Islamic societal principles, yet it has been continuously documented through the years that many of those Muslim extremists are chronically addicted to sex and pornography.
'Mystifying' Why Obama Admin Disclosed Details of Planned Attack on ISIS to Retake Mosul, Says Senator on Armed Services Committee
The U.S. Central Command is drawing criticism for revealing too many operational details about its plan to train up to 25,000 Iraqi troops as part of a mission to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State terror group in Iraq in April or May.
Displaced Iraqi Christian Girl Who Fled Home to Escape Death at the Hands of ISIS Asks God to 'Forgive' Islamic Terrorists
Even though her village was seized by the Islamic State and she's now living a rough life in an unfinished mall in Kurdish-protected Northern Iraq, a displaced Christian refugee child is asking God to "forgive" the ISIS militants.
ISIS' Apocalyptic Magazine: Islam Is 'Religion of the Sword;' Muslims Will Continue Beheading Non-Believers Until Jesus Slays the Antichrist
In the newest edition of its apocalyptic English-language propaganda magazine, the Islamic State terrorist organization refutes the long-standing mantra that Islam is a "religion of peace" and insists that Islam is a "religion of the sword."
Pope Francis Condemns Coptic Beheadings: They Are Christians, the Blood of Our Brothers and Sisters Cries Out
Pope Francis has come out and officially condemned the beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians by terrorist organization ISIS on Tuesday.
One day after the Obama administration confirmed that American aid worker Kayla Mueller was killed by Islamic State terrorists, the president asked Congress to authorize additional war powers in an attempt to defeat ISIS. To better understand the U.S.'s mission in Iraq and the plight of Christians in the floundering country that's fighting for its survival, CP spoke to Joseph Ghougassian, a former ambassador to Qatar, who was also a special envoy in Iraq and Afghanistan, about whether Iraq is a lost cause or if the U.S. still has a chance to help save the country from absolute destruction.
Vatican Commission Speaks Out Against Pope Francis Saying It's OK for Parents to Spank Children; Urge Pontiff to Revise Comments
A number of members from the Vatican commission against sex abuse have reportedly spoken out against Pope Francis' recent comments saying that it's OK to spank children for discipline, and called on the pontiff to revise his comments.