Andrew White

'Every Single Christian Wants to Leave' Iraq, Says Vicar of Baghdad

The Rev. Canon Andrew White, the "Vicar of Baghdad," says he fearful that Christianity might soon become nonexistent in the Nineveh province of northern Iraq after Islamic State militants have seized most of the region's churches and established offices inside church buildings.

Syrian refugees

Syrian Boy Dies as Devastated Family Is Unable to Pay Lebanese Hospital Fee

Syrian refugees are sharing stories of deep pain and loss, with over 3 million of them having fled to neighboring countries seeking protection from the devastating civil war that has torn their nation apart. One family that fled to Lebanon revealed how they lost their 5-year-old son to leukemia after they were unable to pay the fees charged by a local hospital.

Pakistan Protests

Christian Pastor Shot Dead by Pakistani Police

A Christian pastor accused of blasphemy was shot dead by police in a Pakistani jail in Rawalpindi. A persecution watchdog group has said this is the latest incident of blasphemy laws being used to commit human rights violations.

The Open Mosque in Cape Town, South Africa, pictured in this undated photo.

South African Mosque Open to Gays Is Shut Down by Government

A recently opened mosque in Cape Town that welcomed openly gay residents and allowed women to lead prayers, was criticized by the local Muslim community and subsequently shut down by the government, reportedly for violating city bylaws regarding parking spaces.

A woman passes a sign posted in an awareness campaign against the spread of Ebola in Freetown, Sierra Leone September 18, 2014 in a handout photo provided by UNICEF.

Ebola Outbreak Could Hit 1.4 Million People by January if Not Contained, CDC Warns

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned that between 550,000 and 1.4 million people could be infected by the deadly Ebola outbreak by January if it is not contained. Although the World Health Organization confirmed 5,800 cases earlier this week, which has led to 2,800 deaths, health experts agree the numbers are highly under-reported.