Displaced Iraqi Christians
(Photo: Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah)

ISIS' Genocide Against Christians Escalates in Iraq, Syria; Religious Freedom Group Demands UN Take Action

The fight to protect Christians and other religious minorities from genocide at the hands of the ISIS has intensified, with the U.N. being called to take immediate action, the American Center for Law and Justice has confirmed.

Vietnam

Obama Heads to Vietnam, Japan; Is Religious Freedom on the Agenda?

Barack Obama departed Saturday afternoon for his first trip to Vietnam and Japan. As a goodwill gesture, Vietnam's Communist government released a Catholic priest from prison, but the president's agenda might press for the release of more political prisoners while making no mention of a new highly restrictive religion law being enacted in that country.

EgyptAir

EgyptAir Crash: Can't Rule Out Terror Attack, Says Intelligence Firm

Even as investigators said Saturday that smoke was detected in multiple places inside the EgyptAir flight minutes before it crashed into the Mediterranean Sea with 66 people on board last week, an intelligence firm said an act of terror cannot be ruled out just because no jihadist group has claimed responsibility thus far.

Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani was arrested in Oct. 2009. Recent reports indicate that he

Iran Releases Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani; 3 Church Members Remain in Custody

Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, a house church leader from the Church of Iran denomination, and his wife, who were re-arrested as part of a series of raids targeting around 10 Christian homes last week, have been released, but three other Christians are still in custody, according to U.K.-based Christian Solidarity Worldwide.

ISIS Executes 25 by Dipping Them in Nitric Acid

ISIS victims

Islamic State publicly executed 25 civilians, who had been accused of spying on the terror group for Iraqi government security forces, by throwing them into a basin carrying nitric acid in Iraq's embattled northern city of Mosul in Nineveh Province, according to reports.