JAKARTA (Reuters) - An Indonesian court on Friday sentenced to death a cleric linked to Islamic State, for masterminding from his jail cell a string of deadly militant attacks across the world’s largest Muslim-majority country. Islamic cleric Aman Abdurrahman leaves a court following his verdict in Jakarta, Indonesia, June...
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey’s battered lira weakened 3 percent on Friday after a Turkish court rejected an American pastor’s appeal for release, drawing a stiff rebuke from President Donald Trump, who said the United States would not take the detention “sitting down”. The case of Andrew Brunson, an evangelical...
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Parts of New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington, ground to a halt on Friday after a substation fault cut off power to the nation’s parliament, shut down traffic signals and plunged businesses into darkness. Utility provider Wellington Electricity said on its website the outage had cut electricity...
ACCRA/GENEVA (Reuters) - Leaders around the world paid tribute to former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan, who died in hospital in Bern, Switzerland, in the early hours of Saturday aged 80. FILE PHOTO - Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan displays a...
Dutch senators have approved a bill to ban the burqa from some public locations, including schools and hospitals.   The bill would prohibit wearing clothing that completely covers the face, or only shows the eyes, in schools and universities, government buildings, hospitals or on public transportation.   The Netherlands joins Austria, Belgium, France...
A massive crackdown on religious freedom has for years been underway in China, where churches are being demolished, Bibles confiscated and posters of Jesus replaced with imagery of President Xi Jinping. In China, the communist government sees the spread of the Christian faith as a Western threat to their culture...
Most Christians wouldn’t uproot their entire family and move them into the middle of some of the most dangerous places in the world – even if it was for the purpose of helping others and spreading the Gospel in the process. Army Vet Says ‘God Opened a Way’ to Help...
Finally, after an excruciatingly long wait of almost two years, it appears the incarceration of United States pastor Andrew Brunson will finally come to an end. According to NBC News, the White House has brokered a deal to secure Brunson’s freedom: The White House expects North Carolina pastor Andrew Brunson to...
TUNIS (Reuters) - At least six members of Tunisia’s security forces were killed on Sunday in an ambush in the northwest of the country close to the border with Algeria. Hospital workers transport the body of member of Tunisian security forces, who was killed in an ambush in the...
(Reuters) - A seventh person died in a northern California wildfire Saturday, officials said, as a couple of other fast-growing wildfires in the state expanded by more than 25 percent overnight and continued to spread. More residents were ordered to evacuate their homes as weary firefighters endured high temperatures...