A Christian family from China has obtained political asylum in the US after the Chinese Communist Party raided their local church and subjected them to months of harassment and interrogation, International Christian Concern reports. The Ruiting family of six were helped to the US by the nonprofit ChinaAid and the Taiwan Association for China Human Rights.
Three former Muslims in Iran are the first Christians to be given prison sentences under Article 500, a new amendment to Iran’s penal code that aims to block the spread of the Gospel in the country, Morning Star News reports. Iran ranks 8 on the US Open Doors Watch List of countries that persecute Christians.
In the latest act of violent persecution against Christians in Uganda, Islamic extremists burned a pastor to death on June 30, leaving a note by his remains saying: ‘Your enmity to Islam is what you have reaped,’ Morning Star News reports.
Louisiana has passed a bipartisan law requiring medical abortion providers to inform women that there is an abortion reversal pill if they change their mind about ending the pregnancy at an early enough stage, the Christian Post reports. Passed by the Republican-controlled legislature, and signed by Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards on Friday, Act 483 will go into effect on August 1.
Dutch authorities say they have detained two suspects, including a rapper involved in shooting journalist Peter R. de Vries, known for his courageous reporting on the Dutch underworld.
Gunmen assassinated Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse and wounded his wife in an overnight raid on their home Wednesday, when the impoverished Caribbean country already endured gang violence, including kidnappings of church leaders and others.
The Army has directed commands to prepare to administer mandatory COVID-19 vaccines as early as Sept. 1, pending full Food and Drug Administration licensure, Army Times has learned.
The reported June 23 blast that rocked a building linked to Iran’s nuclear program in the city of Karaj, west of Tehran, appears to have disrupted the ability of the Islamic Republic to feed key nuclear program sites with new centrifuges.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced that he is filing a “major class action lawsuit against the Big Tech giants,” including Facebook, Google, Twitter and their CEOs.
In the latest in a series of assaults on U.S. interests in Iraq, more than two dozen rockets were launched Wednesday against an air base where American troops are stationed, wounding two service members and damaging a mosque, officials confirmed.