Christian Security Guard Killed in Islamic Extremist Terrorist Attack in Pakistan

September 5th, 2016|

LAHORE, Pakistan, September 4, 2016 (Morning Star News)

Swift action by security forces prevented a major tragedy in northwestern Pakistan after four Taliban suicide attackers armed with bombs and assault rifles targeted a Christian colony early Friday (Sept. 2).

One Christian security guard was killed and five others – two Christians and three security personnel – were […]


Coptic Teenagers Sentenced in Egypt for ‘Defaming Islam’ in Video Flee to Switzerland

September 3rd, 2016|

ISTANBUL, Turkey, September 3, 2016

Sentenced to prison in Egypt for allegedly insulting Islam in a video, four Coptic teenagers who had taken refuge in Turkey for months on Thursday (Sept. 1) flew to Switzerland to seek asylum.

In exclusive interviews with Morning Star News, the boys said they made their video before the release of the […]


Iran: Death sentence for a Christian convert

September 2nd, 2016|

A 22-year-old new Christian believer, Sina Dehghan, who is convicted of starting teachers protest campaign and blasphemy through his writings on Line and Instagram has been sentenced to death by execution.

VOCIR said, according to one of the Christian activists, “Sina Dehghan, a Christian convert, who is now serving his sentence in Arak Central detention was […]


Iran Suspected of ‘Forcing Confessions’ to Obtain ‘Evidence’ against Church Leader Five Christians illegally arrested at a picnic

August 30th, 2016|

ISTANBUL, Turkey, August 29, 2016 (Morning Star News)

Five members of an Iranian house church are missing after government agents arrested them on Friday (Aug. 26) without a warrant and took them to an undisclosed location, according to a leading advocacy group.

No information is available on the whereabouts of Ramiel Bet Tamraz, Amin Nader Afshar, Hadi […]


Dramatically in First Half of 2016 Violence on track to far exceed cases in 2014 and 2015

August 24th, 2016|

UDAIPUR, India, August 21, 2016 (Morning Star News) At least 134 incidents of violence against Christians in India were carried out in the first half of 2016 alone, compared with 147 incidents in all of 2014 and 177 in 2015, according to an independent report.

The Evangelical Fellowship of India’s Religious Liberty Commission (EFIRLC) notes that […]


Seven Christians Killed in North-Central Nigeria

August 17th, 2016|

JOS, Nigeria, August 17, 2016 (Morning Star News)

Muslim Fulani herdsmen attacked a predominantly Christian village in north-central Nigeria on Saturday (Aug. 13), killing seven Christians, sources said.

Two weeks after herdsmen attacked a nearby area in Kaduna state, the assailants attacked Golkofa village in the same state’s Jema’a Local Government Area on Saturday night, they said.

“The […]


At Least 13 Christians Killed

August 10th, 2016|

JOS, Nigeria, August 10, 2016 (Morning Star News)

Muslim Fulani herdsmen attacked a cluster of predominantly Christian villages in Kaduna state last week, killing at least 13 Christians and scattering members of three churches, area sources said.

A survivor of the attacks told Morning Star News that the herdsmen killed two Christian women in Ninte village in […]


Iran Levels Serious Charge against Noted Church Leader

August 4th, 2016|

ISTANBUL, Turkey, August 2, 2016 (Morning Star News) – Iranian authorities charged a well-known pastor with “acts against national security” and beat another as persecution of Christians continued the past month.

Youcef Nadarkhani, a pastor once charged with apostasy and then acquitted in 2012, was charged with acting against national security. Summoned to the 13th Branch […]


Government Fires Teacher from Christian School in North Khartoum, Sudan Police physically remove headmistress from her office

July 26th, 2016|

JUBA, South Sudan, July 21, 2016 (Morning Star News)
Police in Sudan last month showed up at a Christian school, handed over a letter of dismissal of the headmistress and physically removed her, installing another teacher in her office, sources said.

Civilians supporting Muslim investors’ desire to take over the church property on which the Bahri Evangelical […]


Baptist Pastor Loses Hand to Muslim Fulani Herdsman in Nasarawa State

July 26th, 2016|

KEFFI, Nigeria, July 22, 2016 (Morning Star News)
Two days after a slain pastor in one part of Nasarawa state, Nigeria was buried, a Muslim Fulani herder in another part of the state cut off part of the hand of another pastor working on his farm.

The Rev. Hamza Alkali, 66, had to have the rest of […]