In a move welcomed by LGBTQ activists, Argentina now officially allows citizens to place an ‘X’ in their national ID document, instead of male or female, DW reports. The first South American country to make this change, Argentina is following New Zealand, Canada, and Australia in its decision.
Chinese government officials interrupted a Christian memorial service at a funeral home as part of a broader crackdown, Christians told Worthy News.
UNICEF reported last week that over 71% of people in Lebanon are at immediate risk of losing access to safe water as a grinding economic crisis causes water pumping to cease across the country. More than 4 million citizens are within ‘highly critical’ and ‘critical’ levels of risk.
Hindu nationalists in India’s Uttar Pradesh arrested at least 30 Christians in the last month, accusing them of forcing Hindus to convert to Christianity, International Christian Concern reports. Rights groups report that persecution against Christians and other non-Hindu religious groups in India has intensified substantially since the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power in 2014.
Tunisia plunged into the worst social unrest in years Monday, with the main political parties accusing the president of staging a coup.
New evidence has emerged of violence against Christian converts in Uganda where a pastor was killed, and two Christians seriously wounded for their faith in Christ, Worthy News learned.
The Dutch are facing social and political unrest over the government’s decision to return at least some of the dozens of mainly female Islamic State group fighters and their 56 children from Syria to the Netherlands. The government views it as a humanitarian and legal obligation. Still, populist parties fear the radicalized returnees may threaten Dutch security.
Israeli authorities have warned US officials in recent days that Iran is closer than ever to attaining nuclear weapons, according to the Kan public broadcaster.
An Algerian pastor says authorities have sealed three more church buildings amid a government campaign to close down Christian places of worship in the Muslim-majority nation.
There is mounting pressure on millions of Americans to take coronavirus vaccines despite concerns about their side effects.