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Sudan Helps Muslim Investors Take Over Last Piece of Church Land

Months of harassment culminate in deprivation of congregation’s ministry property. By Our Sudan Correspondent
JUBA, South Sudan, February 18, 2015(Morning Star News) – The Sudanese government today helped Muslim investors take over the remaining property of Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church in Khartoum North, church leaders said.

Riot police on two trucks arrived at the church property at […]

Egypt in Mourning as It Bombs Libyan Terrorist Targets after Beheading of Copts

Battle against Islamic State expands to Libya; U.S. help sought. By Our Middle East Correspondent
ISTANBUL, Turkey, February 16, 2015 (Morning Star News) – After months of indifference to Islamist militants killing Egyptian Christians in Libya, Egypt bombed Islamic extremist targets in Libya and declared seven days of mourning following the beheading of 21 Copts.

Video released […]

Christians Excluded from Pakistan’s ‘Blasphemy’ Cases Fast-Tracked for Acquittal

Officials fear ‘violent reaction’ if they examine cases of non-Muslims. By Our Pakistan Correspondent
LAHORE, Pakistan, February 13, 2015(Morning Star News) – Punjab Province has excluded Christians from a list of people accused without basis of blaspheming Islam who will have their cases expedited for acquittal, sources said.

Pointing to several Christians languishing in jail on trumped-up […]

Sudanese Air Force Bomb Kills Pregnant Christian Mother in Nuba Mountains, Sudan

In Khartoum, another Christian-owned building confiscated. By Our Sudan Correspondent
JUBA, South Sudan, February 12, 2015 (Morning Star News) – Sudan’s bombing of a civilian area in the Nuba Mountains on Friday (Feb. 6) killed a Christian woman who was nine months pregnant, a relative said.

Naheed Saeed Komi, a 25-year-old mother of a 3-year-old boy, was […]

Police in India Manhandle, Detain Protestors against Anti-Christian Attacks

Free speech muffled as officers force demonstrators onto buses. By Our India Correspondent

NEW DELHI, Feb. 7, 2015 (Morning Star News) – Delhi police manhandled nuns, priests, lay leaders and human rights activists in temporarily detaining nearly 300 Christian protestors on Thursday (Feb. 5), sources said.

More than 1,500 Christians had assembled peacefully at the Sacred Heart […]

Charlie Hebdo Protestors Ransack Christian School in Pakistan, Demand Closure

Security said to be lax just weeks after massacre at school in Peshawar. By Our Pakistan Correspondent
LAHORE, Pakistan, January 29, 2015(Morning Star News) – Among several protests across Pakistan against a French satire magazine’s cartoons of Islam’s prophet Muhammad, hundreds of Muslims in a terrorist-infested northwestern province on Monday (Jan. 26) stormed a Christian school, […]

Slain Ministry Leader in Nigeria Mourned as Dedicated Servant to the Poor

Father of two brought school, health and clothing to thousands. By Our Nigeria Correspondent
JOS, Nigeria, January 27, 2015 (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen on Friday (Jan. 23) killed a father of two in Taraba state whose pastoral ministry had brought education, medicine and clothing to thousands of impoverished people, sources said.

Pastor Joshua Adah […]

Faith of Christians in Niger Grows Stronger in Face of Unprecedented Violence

Churches could see further attacks as task of rebuilding begins. By Our Nigeria Correspondent
A pastor leads a Christian meeting by flashlight at damaged church building in Niamey, Niger. (RUN International)JOS, Nigeria, January 23, 2015 (Morning Star News) – Christians in Niger are joyfully meeting in homes under police protection as they plan to rebuild church […]

Imam in Uganda Allegedly Beats Daughter to Death for Converting to Christ

Father also seeks to kill her traumatized 12-year-old sister, sources say. By Our East Africa Correspondent
NAIROBI, Kenya, January 21, 2015 (Morning Star News) – A 12-year-old girl who was hospitalized for two weeks after her Muslim father beat her and her sister for converting to Christ last month is traumatized after learning that her sister […]

Christian in Egypt Gunned Down

Family of victim believes alleged killers are trying to intimidate them into dropping charges in 2013 murders. By Our Middle East Correspondent
ISTANBUL, Turkey, January 17, 2014 (Morning Star News) – Police in Upper Egypt have arrested a man who, according to eyewitnesses, gunned down a Christianon Tuesday (Jan. 13) for what family members believe was their […]