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U.S.-Iranian Pastor Abedini’s Ordeal in Iran Tests, Builds Faith of Wife, Children

Addressing president of Iran or her kids, Naghmeh Abedini chooses words carefully. By Our Middle East Correspondent Naghmeh Abedini, wife of U.S.-Iranian pastor Saeed Abedini. (Facebook photo)ISTANBUL, Turkey, September 29, 2015 (Morning Star News) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani yesterday declined to meet with the wife of imprisoned U.S.-Iranian- pastor Saeed Abedini during his trip […]

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Aid Worker Assassinated in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Islamic State claims responsibility for killing. By the Editor
Sept. 29, 2015 (Morning Star News) – The Islamic State (IS) has taken responsibility for gunning down the Italian program manager of a Christian-backed aid group on Monday (Sept. 28) in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

An online statement claiming to be from the Islamic extremist IS said a “security detachment” […]

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Pastor in Laos Stabbed to Death

Church planter refused orders to stop proclaiming Christ. By the Editor
September 17, 2015 (Morning Star News) – A pastor in northern Laos who disregarded officials’ orders to stop preaching Christ has been stabbed to death, sources said.

A prison official identified only as Wansai entered the home of pastor Singkeaw Wongkongpheng in Na-ang village, Chomphet District, […]

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Muslim Herdsmen Attacks in Nigeria’s Middle Belt Show Jihadist Aims, Sources Say

In 2014 alone, 23,890 people displaced from Christian areas in southern Kaduna state, agency reports. By Our Nigeria Correspondent
KADUNA, Nigeria, August 24, 2015 (Morning Star News) – The killing of Christians by Muslim Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria’s middle belt, including two slayings on Saturday (Aug. 22) in Taraba state, is part of a jihadist drive […]

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Freed Pastors Arrive Home from Sudan after Ordeal of False Charges, Travel Ban

Freed Pastors Arrive Home from Sudan after Ordeal of False Charges, Travel Ban NISS prevented them from leaving country. By Our Sudan Correspondent
JUBA, South Sudan, August 19, 2015 (Morning Star News) – Two South Sudanese pastors arrived home in Juba from Khartoum, Sudan today after an eight-month ordeal of imprisonment, fabricated charges of capital crimes […]

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Muslim Relatives Attack Mother, Sons in Uganda for Turning to Christ

Husband who beat, strangled wife leaves her and son for dead.
By Our East Africa Correspondent
Rural Mbale in eastern Uganda. (Photo Michael Shade)NAIROBI, Kenya, August 14, 2015 (Morning Star News) – A Muslim in eastern Uganda beat and left for dead his wife and 18-year-old son on Tuesday (Aug. 11) after learning they had converted to […]

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Commentary & Analysis Case in Malaysia Could Decide if Sharia Supersedes Constitution

Commentary & Analysis Case in Malaysia Could Decide if Sharia Supersedes Constitution Decision against Christian attorney could impede Malay conversions from Islam. By Our Southeast Asia Correspondent
August 7, 2015 (Morning Star News) – A legal case involving the constitutional position of sharia (Islamic law) courts in the Malaysian legal system could strengthen the power of the […]

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Supreme Court of Pakistan Agrees to Hear Appeal of Christian Mother on Death Row

Supreme Court of Pakistan Agrees to Hear Appeal of Christian Mother on Death Row Execution of Asia Bibi suspended until final ruling. By Our Pakistan Correspondent
LAHORE, Pakistan, July 22, 2015 (Morning Star News) – Pakistan’s Supreme Court today agreed to review the case of a Christian mother sentenced to death on a blasphemy charge, temporarily […]

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Two Young Christian Women in Sudan Fined for ‘Indecent’ Dress

Two Young Christian Women in Sudan Fined for ‘Indecent’ Dress Remaining eight await verdict. By Our Sudan Correspondent
JUBA, South Sudan, July 21, 2015 (Morning Star News) – Two of 10 young Christian women charged with wearing indecent clothing in North Khartoum, Sudan were fined 500 Sudanese pounds (US$85) on Wednesday (July 15), a Christian leader […]

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Two Injured in Arson Attack on Historic Church in Galilee, Israel

Two Injured in Arson Attack on Historic Church in Galilee, Israel Monk, volunteer recovering from smoke, fumes. By Our Middle East Correspondent
ISTANBUL, Turkey, June 19, 2015 (Morning Star News) – An elderly monk is recovering from smoke and toxic fumes he inhaled in an arson attack on a Galilee church yesterday as Israeli police investigate […]

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