Hours after the United States slapped Iran with some of the toughest sanctions ever to hit the Islamic regime, residents of the capital city of Tehran, already facing economic dire straits, are bracing for even more pain. "The sanctions have greatly affected our lives a hundred percent," said Mostafa Bavafa,...
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) - Armed separatists have kidnapped at least 78 students and their principal from a Presbyterian school in Nkwen village in Cameroon's restive northwest region, a governor said Monday. The kidnapping late Sunday took place near Bamenda, the capital of the troubled English-speaking region, according to Governor Deben...
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I on French soil, and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will be in London for a ceremony in Westminster Abbey with Queen Elizabeth II. But while Germany’s leaders visit the capitals of its...
Asia Bibi's acquittal by Pakistan's Supreme Court on charges of blasphemy last week has sparked numerous protests throughout the Islamic country.  Now her husband, Ashiq Masih, is requesting asylum for their family.  He told German broadcaster DW  that "he and his family were frightened" after Pakistan's government brokered a deal...
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt said Sunday that security forces have killed 19 militants in a shootout, including the gunmen suspected of killing seven Christians in an attack on pilgrims traveling to a remote desert monastery. The Interior Ministry, which oversees the police, said the militants were tracked to a hideout...
ISLA, Mexico (AP) — A 4,000-strong caravan of Central American migrants traveling through Mexico split up into several groups with one spending the night in a town in the coastal state of Veracruz and other migrants continuing toward the country’s capital. The divisions came during a tense day in which...
International Christian relief organization Samaritan's Purse is deploying disaster response specialists and emergency relief supplies to two Pacific islands devastated by Typhoon Yutu. The deadly typhoon destroyed homes and infrastructure on the Northern Mariana Islands of Saipan and Tinian, leaving hundreds of families isolated, and in need of medical care...
MINYA, Egypt (AP) — Hundreds of Egyptian Coptic Christians gathered Saturday for a funeral service south of Cairo to bid farewell to six of seven people killed the previous day when militants ambushed three buses carrying pilgrims on their way to a remote desert monastery. The service at Prince Tadros...
CAIRO (AP) - Islamic militants on Friday ambushed two buses carrying Christian pilgrims on their way to a remote desert monastery south of the Egyptian capital of Cairo, killing seven and wounding up to 16, according to the Interior Ministry and security officials.  Coptic Orthodox Church spokesman Boulos Halim said...
ABU DHABI, UAE – Now might not be the best time to visit Saudi Arabia, but a delegation of US evangelical leaders felt it was a risk worth taking. They met with controversial Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and other Saudi leaders. It was filled with both political controversy...