The European Union on Monday introduced new sanctions on Belarus after Minsk forced a passenger plane flying over its airspace to land and detained a Belarusian opposition journalist onboard.
Suspected Muslim Fulani herdsmen and bandits have killed five Christians, including a priest, in central and northern Nigeria, while another priest has been kidnapped, church officials say.
A devoted Chinese pastor of a banned evangelical church hospitalized after being assaulted by police in southwest China, Christians familiar with the situation told Worthy News Monday.
Nigeria is a “killing field” of Christians, and is headed toward Christian genocide, Commissioner Gary L. Bauer says in the Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) 2021 annual report, ICC reported. Islamic militants are primarily responsible for killing 1,470 Christians in Nigeria in the first four months of this year alone.
A report has been submitted to the UN Human Rights Committee about the persecution of Protestant Christians in Turkey, and about restrictions imposed against foreign Christians in the country, International Christian Concern reported Sunday.
The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has reported that China’s communist dictatorial regime continues to harass, detain and imprison Catholics and Protestants who refuse to participate in respective state-approved religious associations, CNS News reports. According to the 2021 USCIRF report, this treatment of Christians in China is part of the government’s “sinicization” effort to mix Christianity with communism.
U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo said he anticipates strong support from the G7 industrial democracies for the Biden Administration’s proposed 15%-plus global minimum corporate tax, which in turn should help solidify support in the U.S. Congress for domestic corporate tax legislation.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday signed a law establishing penalties for “censorship” by major technology companies and social media platforms.
A new survey points to a growing divide in the US between young evangelical Christians and their elders, particularly in their views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, indicating Israel could see a significant drop in support in coming years.
U.S. intelligence agencies are examining reports that researchers at a Chinese virology laboratory were seriously ill in 2019 a month before the first cases of COVID-19 were reported, according to U.S. government sources who cautioned that there is still no proof the disease originated at the lab.