Compass Direct News


  • Muslim Villager Allegedly Rapes Sixth Christian Girl

    A Muslim who allegedly confessed to sexually assaulting five Christian girls raped a 10-year-old Catholic girl in Punjab Province last month, according to her family.

  • 11 Christians Arrested at Gunpoint in Laos

    Following the arrest of 11 Christians at gunpoint on Tuesday, three house church leaders remain behind bars for \"holding a secret meeting,\" according to advocacy group Human Rights Watch for Lao Religious Freedom.

  • Lao Officials Destroy Rice Paddies, Expel More Christians

    Officials and residents of Katin village in Ta Oih district, Saravan Province, on Sunday destroyed rice paddies farmed by 11 Christian families previously living in the village.

  • Rebel Group in Bangladesh Prevents Christmas Worship

    One of the two main political parties of the indigenous people in Bangladesh\'s southeastern hill tracts prevented Christians from celebrating Christmas, sources said.

  • Theology Students in Indonesia Still Seek Facilities, Compensation

    Two and a half years after an Islamic attack on a seminary here left hundreds of students without facilities, they are still in temporary shelters and the government has not compensated the loss of eight buildings. Students from the Arastamar Evangelical Theological Seminary (SETIA) have until the end of this month to leave the Wisma Transito building, and no alternative shelter has been arranged.

  • Vietnam Authorities Move to Stop Protestant Christmas Events

    In what appeared to be part of a central government crackdown on Protestant Christianity in Vietnam, hundreds of Christians from 10 northern provinces were locked out of a Christmas celebration that was supposed to take place here on Sunday.

  • Links between Murders in Turkey and 'Masterminds' Expected

    Attorneys prosecuting the murder of three Christians in southeastern Turkey are making progress linking the knifemen who slayed them to the masterminds who put them up to it, an attorney representing the family of one of the victims said Friday

  • Islamists Raid House Churches in Indonesia

    About 200 demonstrators from hard-line Islamic organizations in West Java disrupted the worship of a church in Rancaekek district, Bandung, driving more than 100 worshippers from the building last Sunday.

  • Life on Hold for Egyptian Christian Arrested for his Faith

    An Egyptian who left Islam to become a Christian and consequently lost his wife, children and business is waiting to see if the government will now take away his freedom for \"defaming\" Islam.

  • Afghan Authorities Block Lawyer from Visiting Jailed Christian

    A Christian in Afghanistan facing \"apostasy\" charges punishable by death is still without legal representation after authorities blocked a foreign lawyer\'s attempt to visit him in prison, sources said.