Three Kachin Baptist pastors detained for organizing prayers for peace are among more than 5,000 inmates freed in Myanmar, also known as Burma, church sources say.
Two Christian sanitation workers have died in Pakistan’s Punjab province while saving a Christian colleague tasked with clearing a poisonous sewer, rights activists said Thursday.
The Hindu-led government of southern India’s Karnataka state has reportedly launched an investigation into Christian activities linked to alleged “forced conversions” to Christianity.
Seven pastors have been detained in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh after allegedly violating the territory’s anti-conversion legislation, well-informed Christians say.
Britain’s 95-year-old Queen Elizabeth II was hospitalized overnight after canceling a trip to Northern Ireland, Buckingham Palace confirmed Thursday.
The Taliban beheaded a female national volleyball player in Afghanistan earlier this month, and posted pictures of her severed head on social media, the New York Post (NYP) reports. Mahjabin Hakimi, who played with the Kabul Municipality Volleyball Club, was murdered in Kabul as the Taliban forces conducted a search for female sports players.
Three ethnic Kachin pastors in Myanmar were among 5,000 prisoners freed by the Burmese Army (Tatmadaw) on Monday, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. The Tatmadaw said in a statement they had released the prisoners “on humanitarian grounds,” but it is widely believed this was a strategic move by General Min Aung Hlaing to gain international acceptance as the legitimate leader of Myanmar.
The Israeli Air Force has resumed training for a possible strike on Iranian nuclear facilities, Israeli television reported Thursday.
Iran on Thursday kicked off an air force drill across the country, a week after holding another massive exercise in air defense, state TV reported.
The head of the Lebanese Forces Christian group, Samir Geagea, has been summoned for questioning over deadly violence that erupted at a Shiite rally last week, a judicial official said Thursday.