A video posted online appears to show the corpses of some of the seven foreign hostages abducted by Islamic extremists in northern Nigeria and later killed, a gruesome warning of the growing dangers in the region. The video, viewed by The Associated Press on Monday, matched still images released earlier by the Islamic extremist group [...]
An Egyptian Foreign Ministry official says a man suspected of trying to spread Christianity in Libya has died in prison there. The diplomat says Ezzat Atallah, who suffered from diabetes and heart ailments, likely died of natural causes. He spoke anonymously Sunday in line with regulations. Atallah was among five Evangelical Christian Egyptians detained in [...]
Life for Christians under the government of Mohammed Morsi in Egypt has become difficult. Reports are emerging that up to 100,000 Christians have left Egypt since the Muslim Brotherhood came to power. Some of those have arrived in Moscow. VoR’s Brendan Cole went there to investigate. This week Cairo saw the launch of a Committee [...]
Nigeria. Deborah Shettima, 48, mother of six, lost nearly all her family in an attack by Boko Haram.
Her narration was as spell binding as it was gruesome. Mrs. Deborah Shettima, 48, and mother of six, who in a day lost nearly all she had laboured for in life in an attack by Boko Haram insurgents on her household, recounted yesterday in Abuja, the blackest day of her life. She watched in horror [...]
North Korean is raising the level of its anti-American rhetoric, threatening to cancel its decades-old armistice and launch a nuclear strike while accusing the United States of using military drills in South Korea to launch a nuclear war. The cease fire between Korea and America in 1953 ended the three-year Korean War, and if dissolved [...]
Last week’s news of four Christian missionaries in Libya placed under arrest, possibly facing the death penalty for “proselytizing,” is apparently the tip of the iceberg. Yesterday, Arabic media reported that over 100 Christian Copts from Egypt, who appear to have been living and working in Libya, were recently arrested in Ben Ghazi—also on the [...]
After one unsuccessful attempt to arrest a Christian couple, Iranian judicial and security authorities summoned their families, threatened them and asked them to cooperate with them. Knowledgeable sources told Mohabat News that plain-clothes security authorities arrested two Christian converts, identified as Shahrzad Y. and Sam S. in Tehran. The reports received indicate that security authorities [...]
The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN has urged the authorities to probe the gruesome killing of 13 factory workers identified as Christians at Sheka, Sharada Phase 111 in Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano, by gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members. Although CAN has started its own probe of the killings, it wants the [...]
China. Christian seminar harassed by Public Security Bureau – police booked by force ID information.
Christians of various house churches in Beijing held a joint seminar on Monday of this week so that they could give their opinions on the Cape Town Commitment achieved at the Third Lausanne Congress. However, the seminar was harassed by the Public Security Bureau when a police officer booked by force the ID information of [...]
Libyan Islamists detained 48 Egyptian Christians in Benghazi last week, torturing them and using acid to burn off tattoos of the cross, according to family members. The Christians, who are peddlers, were arrested by Islamist Salafists in Benghazi, who said they had Christian icons at their marketplace stalls, according to Mideast Christian News. The men [...]