Latest news: Middle East - Africa
Nov 15, 2018 - 09:45 am .- A group of 13 Christian converts in Darfur, Sudan was arrested and tortured last month for their faith, World Watch Monitor and several Christian aid groups have reported.
Nov 14, 2018 - 03:05 am .- While the world awaits the fate of Asia Bibi, who remains in hiding in Pakistan following the acquittal of her death sentence for blasphemy, religious freedom advocates are calling for an end to blasphemy laws across the globe.
Nov 12, 2018 - 02:32 pm .- Four priests who were abducted in Nigeria's Edo state last week were released Friday night.
Nov 9, 2018 - 12:00 pm .- Pope Francis and the Assyrian Patriarch Mar Gewargis III have pledged ecumenical unity in support of persecuted Christians in the Middle East in a joint statement released Nov. 9.
Nov 8, 2018 - 11:01 am .- Seventy-eight students and a driver kidnapped from a Christian school in Cameroon were released late Tuesday.
Nov 7, 2018 - 03:01 pm .- A Catholic priest and three other persons were kidnapped in Nigeria's Delta state Tuesday night, according to local media.
Nov 7, 2018 - 03:07 am .- Pilgrimage to the Holy Land is a powerful journey that can ignite Christian faith through seeing the places Jesus walked, worked miracles, died and rose from the dead.
Nov 6, 2018 - 01:58 pm .- Top Catholic prelates in Israel are asking the government to repeal the recent Nation State Law, which they say paves a path for discrimination against non-Jewish citizens.
Nov 6, 2018 - 11:49 am .- Armed separatists kidnapped 79 students from a Christian boarding school in Cameroon Monday.
Nov 5, 2018 - 03:16 pm .- The husband of the Pakistani Catholic woman who was recently acquitted of blasphemy charges is asking several Western nations to provide asylum for his family, whom he says is in danger of death.
Nov 3, 2018 - 07:01 am .- Despite recent disparaging Western commentary on high African birth rates, fertility rates on the continent are normal when viewed in the context of development, new data analysis from the Institute for Family Studies shows.
Nov 2, 2018 - 11:30 am .- At least seven Coptic Christians were killed and 12 more injured in Egypt when a bus traveling to a desert monastery south of Cairo was ambushed by Islamic militants who opened fire, Egyptian authorities said on Friday.
Oct 31, 2018 - 03:29 am .- The Pakistan Supreme Court Wednesday overturned the death sentence of Asia Bibi, a Roman Catholic woman convicted of blasphemy in 2010, after reserving judgment on the verdict earlier this month.
Oct 30, 2018 - 03:01 am .- Among those calling for a ceasefire in the disastrous Yemen conflict is Bishop Paul Hinder, apostolic vicar for Southern Arabia. Though the path out of war is difficult and requires warring parties to overcome deep mistrust, the bishop said both Christians and Muslims are praying for peace and justice.
Oct 27, 2018 - 06:00 am .- Bishops and lawmakers in Nigeria gathered Oct. 15-18 to discuss the educational needs of children in the country in light of revelations of sexual abuse around the world.
Oct 22, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- Nigeria’s vice president accused “religious leaders” of impeding efforts to rid the country of corruption ahead of a February election that has elevated tension between Christian leaders and government officials in the country.
Oct 19, 2018 - 04:00 am .- The possibility of mass starvation in Yemen continues as a military engagement over a major port city could block food and other aid for millions of people.
Oct 18, 2018 - 11:45 am .- The head of the United States government’s international aid agency met with Vatican officials and an Iraqi cardinal Wednesday, in an effort to highlight U.S. efforts in the Middle East.
Oct 12, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- A Turkish court has released Pastor Andrew Brunson after two years’ detention, leaving him free to return to the United States. The court declared him free to leave on Oct. 12.
Oct 12, 2018 - 11:00 am .- The joint effort was agreed in a memorandum of understanding announced Oct. 12 and will begin in Iraq, before being rolled out throughout the region.