A Christian ministry worker who encourages and equips believers and the local church inside Pakistan to face persecution, said that the recent rioting against a Christian colony in Lahore, in which 150 homes were burnt, was further evidence of increased Islamization in the country.
"The event did not come as a surprise to the residents of the area called Badami Bagh, in which there is a smaller colony called the Joseph Colony where Christians live," Hana, whose real name was not given for her protection, told The Christian Post earlier this week.
Even though Pakistan's National assembly condemned the action, Hana said it will take more than a proclamation by the government to help curb the problem. more >>
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea has declared invalid the armistice of 1953 with South Korea, ending the truce between the countries, and has cut off the direct phone connecting the two governments.
"The U.S. has reduced the armistice agreement to a dead paper," declared the Supreme Command of North Korea's army, according to CNN. The isolated Pacific nation is blaming the U.S. and the U.N. for imposing tougher sanctions on the Kim Jong Un-led government after it carried out nuclear tests on February 12, defying international regulations.
North Korea has also cut off the direct phone link it had with its southern neighbor at the inter-Korean border village of Panmunjom, which served as an emergency line of communication between the two sides. more >>
On Thursday, the United Nations Security Council unanimously voted to punish North Korea for its February nuclear test, imposing a fourth round of tougher sanctions on the Asian country.
The sanction vote came hours after the country threatened a preemptive nuclear attack against the U.S.
In a statement released by the Korean Central News Agency, considered to be a mouthpiece for the state, the country argued that the United States "is set to light a fuse for a nuclear war," adding that, in response, North Korea "will exercise the right to a preemptive nuclear attack to destroy the strongholds of the aggressors and to defend the supreme interests of the country." more >>
Evangelist and noted humanitarian the Rev. Franklin Graham has recently stated that President Barack Obama should consider the apparent offer of a phone conversation with North Korean dictator Kim Jung-Un.
Graham, who has visited North Korea five times and has a charity organization operating in the Communist nation, said in an interview with U.S. News and World Report that it was a "golden opportunity."
Graham was commenting specifically on the recent visit by NBA star Dennis Rodman to North Korea wherein the former Chicago Bull met with Kim Jung-Un. more >>
Local police are reporting that a violent attack in Kenya on Monday, during the country's first presidential election since 2007, has resulted in the death of at least 12 people.
The attack reportedly occurred at the early hours of dawn in Nairobi and nearby Kilifi, as voters waited in long lines to cast their vote for one of eight presidential candidates, the top two being Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta.
The group of attackers, numbering roughly 200 of the secessionist gang called the Mombasa Republican Council, reportedly arrived at the voting stations in Nairobi and Kilifi wielding machetes, guns, and bows and arrows. more >>
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is traveling in the Middle East this week and will meet with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad.
Israel is a common destination for U.S. presidential candidates and Rubio is a top choice among some Republicans to be their party's nominee in 2016. On Monday, he was in Jordan and met with King Abdullah II.
Rubio is making the trip as a member of the Senate's Select Committee on Intelligence and the Foreign Relations Committee. According to a press release, he discussed with Abdullah how Jordan and the United States could cooperate on economic and security issues. The Syrian civil war was also a topic of concern and he met with former Syrian Prime Minister Riad Hijab, who defected to Jordan. more >>