Uzbekistan continues to raid people exercising freedom of religion or belief without state permission, Forum 18 News Service has learned. Police on 1 December raided a group of about 80 Protestants on holiday together in the Simurg (Phoenix) resort, in Bostanlyk District in Tashkent Region around the capital. Charges under six different articles of the [...]
During its three-decade-long rule, the Islamic regime of Iran has proven that it doesn’t pay the least attention to the maintenance of cultural monuments, especially if the building belongs to non-Islamic religions. According to the Iranian Christian news agency, Mohabat News, the Islamic Republic’s negligence in the maintenance of cultural monuments has resulted in the [...]
An American citizen born in South Korea and believed to be affiliated with a Protestant group has been held captive in North Korea for over a month now, reports acknowledged by the U.S. State Department revealed. Kenneth Bae, a 44-year-old travel agent who specializes in taking tourists and investors around North Korea, was detained in [...]
Philippines. Terrorist killed by police after he threatened to detonate a bomb targeting church or aid workers.
A suspected terrorist killed by Philippine police snipers after he threatened to detonate a powerful bomb may have been targeting a church or foreign aid workers helping typhoon-devastated provinces, a senior police official said Monday. SWAT snipers killed Mohd Noor Fikrie late Friday while he threatened to set off a bomb in his backpack outside [...]