Family members of the Pakistan Christian couple burned to death say they are being pressured to drop their calls for a criminal case and demand the government to protect them, in a recent press conference.
Radwan Taleb al-Hamdouni, the top ISIS leader in the terror group's Iraq stronghold of Mosul, has reportedly been killed by an airstrike, local sources said on Thursday.
For the first time since the Islamic State seized most of the Nineveh province in northern Iraq over the summer, a Christian mass was successfully held at a church in a small Iraqi village nearly 20 miles north of the ISIS stronghold of Mosul this past Sunday, Iraqi News reports indicate.
Students for Life Abortion Debate Shut Down at Oxford University Following Intimidation by Feminist Group
A planned abortion debate at Oxford University organized by a pro-life group was shut down this week following intimidation by members of the Student Union's Women's Campaign group. A barrister has accused the college of caving into "criminal intimidation" and not respecting free speech rights.
Fifth Person Dies in Jerusalem Synagogue Slayings That Killed 3 American Rabbis; Hamas Calls It Revenge Attack
An Israeli police officer has died from his injuries sustained in the terror attack on a Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday that also led to the deaths of three rabbis with dual American-Israeli citizenship, and one with British citizenship. Terrorist group Hamas has claimed that the attack was revenge for the killing of a Palestinian bus driver on Sunday night. An autopsy report reveals, however, that the bus driver committed suicide.
Christian Professor Arrested for Blasphemy in Pakistan, Charged With Same Offense as Mother-of-Five Asia Bibi
A 40-year-old Christian man was arrested for blasphemy in Lahore, Pakistan, and has been charged with insulting the Prophet Mohammad, the same offense that Christian mother-of-five Asia Bibi is facing the death penalty for.
Twenty-three Christian families who were unable to flee the city of Raqqa in northern Syria, which terror group ISIS has made its stronghold, are reportedly facing Islamic fanaticism and a "protection tax" they will be forced to pay in order to keep their homes.
Euthanasia does not reflect dignity but is, in fact, a sin against God and creation and a "false sense of compassion," Pope Francis said Saturday, denouncing the right-to-die movement. The pontiff also rejected abortion, in vitro fertilization and embryonic stem cell research.
British Survey Finds the Bible Is 'Most Valuable to Humanity;' Beating Out 'Origin of Species,' '1984'
The Bible has been crowned the book "most valuable to humanity," beating out Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species and George Orwell's 1984.
ISIS Claims to Have Beheaded American Peter Kassig; Masked Man in Videos Reportedly Wounded in US Airstrikes
ISIS released a video Sunday of the beheading of who it claims is 26-year-old American aid worker Peter Kassig. While still authenticating the video, the White House and British Prime Minister David Cameron have quickly responded with statements condemning the gruesome murder.
Nigerian Army Recaptures Mubi in Rare Victory Over Boko Haram; But Islamic Militants Raid Chibok Again
The Nigerian army has claimed a rare victory over terror group Boko Haram with news that it has recaptured the northeastern town of Mubi. The Islamic militants, however, have in turn raided the town of Chibok, where in April they kidnapped over 200 schoolgirls and later sold them off.
Catholics Turning to Protestant Churches in Latin America to Find Relationship With God, Survey Finds
A new Pew survey found that Latin American Catholics are increasingly leaving the Church, either to join evangelical Protestant churches or are abandoning religion altogether. The survey participants cited a search for a personal connection with God as the biggest reason for their shift.
Despite the fact that Islamic State leaders have their eyes set on expanding the caliphate outside of Iraq and Syria, a recent poll surveying respondents from seven Arab nations and refugees in Syria found that ISIS is overwhelmingly unpopular among people there.
Russian Troops, Tanks Photographed Entering Ukraine as Ceasefire Collapses; US Says Russia Fueling War
Russian troops and tanks have been photographed entering Ukraine as the ceasefire in the Eastern European country has all but collapsed. The U.S. responded by accusing the Russian administration of talking peace while at the same time fueling war with its every action.
In June and July of 2013, Tahrir Square became a place where history was made. This Cairo, Egypt landmark housed the largest outpouring of protest against the radical Jihadist agenda in the Middle East, with estimates of over 20 million people protesting the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Vatican announced Tuesday that Pope Francis will set up a panel to help process the "backlog" of appeals from priests who've been accused of committing sexual abuse against minors.
A new initiative is encouraging supporters of Iranian-American pastor Saeed Abedini to purchase and send postcards to the White House to urge President Barack Obama to demand the release Abedini as part of the upcoming nuclear negotiations with Iran.
The Israeli army revealed on Friday that it has arrested four Palestinians believed to be Hamas fighters who were planning to assassinate Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman using an RPG (rocket-propelled grenade).
Pope Francis plans to hold a raffle for all the gifts he has received since becoming the Bishop of Rome over the past year with proceeds going to charity.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth has warned in a rare social issues statement that the ongoing Ebola crisis could divert attention away from other killer diseases, and pave the way for the comeback of malaria.
A new United Nations report is warning that the Islamic State terrorist organization has stored up enough small arms, weapons and ammunition to allow the group to continue fighting its war for as long as two more years even if the U.S.-led coalition airstrikes continue to take out ISIS' heavy weaponry and vehicles.
Russian President Putin Wants Closer Ties With Kim Jong Un; North Korean Leader Accused of Crimes Against Humanity
Russian President Vladimir Putin signaled Wednesday that he wants to establish closer ties with North Korea in hopes of improving regional security. Leader Kim Jong Un, meanwhile, is facing a new U.N. resolution accusing his administration of crimes against humanity.
The bodies of renowned evangelical pastor and motivational speaker, Myles Munroe, his wife, Ruth, and three of seven other persons who died with them in a fiery jet crash in Freeport, Bahamas, two Sundays ago were returned home to family and friends in the island's capital of New Providence Monday in preparation for multiple memorials in upcoming weeks.
'Ruffneck Pastor' Dave Burrows Takes Reigns of Myles Munroe's Bahamas Faith Ministries; Vows to Continue Munroe's Vision
Locals affectionately call him "The Ruffneck Pastor" but Bahamian preacher Dave Burrows, who was recently named to take over as leader of the Bahamas Faith Ministries formerly led by prominent evangelical pastor Myles Munroe, knows he has some big shoes to fill.
Three Americans are among four people killed during an attack Tuesday at a Jerusalem synagogue carried out by two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and gun. The Israeli police, who shot down the attackers, said they view the incident as a terror attack.
Myles Munroe's Children Weep as Thousands Show Up for First Sunday Service Since Crash; Church Recalls Last Sermon
Although prominent evangelical pastor Myles Munroe told the world that he had prepared his children to live without him should he die, his daughter, Charissa, and son, Myles Munroe Jr., couldn't hold back their tears as they faced his former congregation for the first Sunday since his untimely death with their mother, Ruth, and seven others in a fiery jet crash two Sundays ago.
Catholic Doctors Claim UN Aid Groups Sterilized 1 Million Kenyan Women With Anti-Fertility-Laced Tetanus Vaccinations
Catholic doctors in Kenya are claiming that a tetanus vaccine being administered by two United Nations humanitarian aid organizations on Kenyan women is acting as a cover-up for a mass sterilization effort, which could have already affected over a million women and could affect over a million more.
Janina Kolkiewicz Wakes Up 11 Hours After Being Declared Dead; Part of Phenomenon Known as 'Lazarus Effect'
Janina Kolkiewicz stunned doctors by waking up in the morgue 11 hours after she was declared dead on Nov. 6 in Poland.