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Kidnapped Missionary in Nigeria Released

Kidnapped Missionary in Nigeria Released Phyllis Sortor, 71, freed after 11 days of captivity. By Our Nigeria Correspondent Image removed by sender. Phyllis Sortor. (FMCUSA)JOS, Nigeria, March 7, 2015 (Morning Star News) – The Free Methodist Church USA announced the release of its kidnapped missionary in Nigeria, Phyllis Sortor. In a statement signed on behalf […]

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Syrian Mother, Three Children Flee Attack as Officials Consider How to End Islamic State

Christians worldwide pray as fate of kidnapped Assyrians in Syria is awaited.
By the Editor
One of many Assyrians in Phoenix, Arizona showing support for Assyrian Christians in Syria. (AINA)March 6, 2015 (Morning Star News) – As the West and Middle East grapple with how to end the Islamic State (IS), an Assyrian mother who escaped Islamic […]

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Authorities in Iran Raid Christians’ Homes, Ask Them to Leave Country

Convert who received 80 lashes for drinking communion wine among those interrogated. By Our Middle East Correspondent
ISTANBUL, Turkey, March 1, 2015 (Morning Star News) – A Christian in Iran who received 80 lashes for drinking communion wine has been asked to leave the country, human right activists said.

Agents from the Iranian intelligence service, known as […]

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Islamic Extremists in Sub-Saharan Africa Pursue Convert from Islam Who Fled Egypt

After family tortures him, Christian tracked by relative, consulate and violent Islamists. By Our Sudan Correspondent
NAIROBI, Kenya, February 26, 2015 (Morning Star News) – When Ahmed Ali, a Christian convert from Islam, fled his native Egypt to a sub-Saharan nation after months of torture by his father and brothers, loneliness was not his worst problem.

On […]

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U.S. Evangelist Wins Five5-Year Battle for Residency in Turkey

Co-founder of Bible correspondence course faced threat of deportation. By Our Middle East Correspondent
ISTANBUL, Turkey, February 25, 2015(Morning Star News) – After a five-year court battle, a U.S. evangelist singled out by Turkey’s Ministry of the Interior for deportation because of his outreach activities has been granted a residency permit to stay in Turkey.

David Byle […]

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Hindu Extremists Strive to Mortify, Malign Christians in Jharkhand State, India

Tearing of woman’s clothes in one case, accusation of child molestation in another.
By Our New Delhi Correspondent

Hindu extremists in India this month sought to shame and malign Christians, as four women were publicly beaten in one village and a teacher was falsely accused of child molestation in another, sources said.

In India’s eastern state of Jharkhand, […]

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Court in Laos Fines, Sentences Pastors to Prison for Praying for Sick Woman Who Died

 Authorities try to stop spread of christianity by abusing law, group says. By the Editor
February 19, 2015 (Morning Star News) – A pastor and four other church leaders in Laos were convicted last week of being “illegal doctors” because they prayed for a sick woman who later died.

The People’s Court of Savannakhet Province on Feb. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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