Another Pakistani Christian immigrant has died amidst the brutal conditions of a Thailand immigration detention center after guards refused to dispense medication to him.
The British Pakistani Christian Association reported this week that 53-year-old Pervaiz Ghouri Masih died while being detained at an immigration center in Bangkok, Thailand.
According to the association, Masih suffered from a heart condition and a tumor as authorities ignored his requests for medication and basic amenities, such as a chair to sit on. more >>
The Islamic State terrorist organization in Iraq has burned alive some its fighters after the militants were defeated and pushed out of the key Iraqi town of Ramadi by security forces.
In order to send a message to its rank-and-file fighters, unnamed sources told Fox News that IS burned alive its own fighters in the town square of Mosul after they arrived from their 250-mile journey from Ramadi, which is the capital of Iraq's mostly Sunni Anbar province and was recaptured by Iraqi forces over two weeks ago after IS seized the town in 2014.
"They were grouped together and made to stand in a circle and set on fire to die," one former resident of Northern Iraq who is now living in the United States but still remains in contact his family in Iraq explained. more >>
A 60-year-old Canadian megachurch pastor imprisoned in North Korea is being forced to work eight hours a day, six days a week in a labor camp while under the constant watch of guards.
The Rev. Hyeon Soo Lim, pastor of the 3,000-member Light Presbyterian Church located in the Toronto area, was interviewed by CNN at an undisclosed hotel in Pyongyang last week.
Close-shaven and wearing a gray uniform, Lim spoke to Will Ripley of CNN, telling him in Korean that he is getting medical treatment and regular meals while working hard labor. more >>
At least 12 children were killed Monday after a Russian airstrike hit a school outside of Aleppo, Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has said.
The children, along with three adults, were killed at a school located in the city of Ain Jara. SOHR told Al Jazeera on Monday that the death toll from the strike is likely to rise, as some of the injured are being treated for their life-threatening injuries at a local hospital.
The true story is spreading far and wide: following a years-long effort by a unique pro-life coalition, an abortion center in Selma, Alabama which had been operating illegally has finally closed its doors. This city of historic significance in the national civil rights struggle has now taken a stand against the injustice of abortion.
Yet the full story isn't only about cooperation and effective advocacy among local pro-life advocates, with an assist from national groups. As one deeply involved for over a decade in Alabama's movement to protect innocent lives, I saw how prayer played a role in these events as never before.
On May 21, 2015, I received a call from Catherine Davis of The Selma Project, asking that Bound4LIFE Birmingham take part in a historical march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. All eyes have been on this small Alabama town because of the Oscar-winning film Selma, marking one of America's greatest civil rights battles which took place in this city. more >>
World leaders need to continue their compassion toward migrants despite concerns of national security, Pope Francis said Monday.
Speaking in his annual address to the diplomatic corps of the Holy See, Francis argued it's possible for European countries to accept migrants without sacrificing their national security or culture, saying that global leaders must "overcome the inevitable fears associated with this massive and formidable phenomenon."
The pope went on to argue that the recent, massive influx of migrants from primarily Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq to European countries "seems to be undermining the foundations of that 'humanistic spirit' which Europe has always loved and defended." more >>