London’s metropolitan police have finally admitted to removing a street preacher from his location and transporting him over five miles away in order to stop him heralding the gospel. As Faithwire previously reported, Oluwole Ilesanmi was preaching outside Southgate Underground Station in North London when he was approached by police...
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - The United States announced late Monday that it is pulling the remaining staff from its embassy in Venezuela, citing the deteriorating situation in the South American nation.  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the decision as Venezuela struggles to restore electricity following four days of blackouts...
Anti-terrorism officers assisted by local police raided two Baptist house churches in Taraz, Kazakhstan, during worship services on Feb. 10 and 17, fining the worshippers for conducting prayers without government permission. Three people were issued with fines ranging between one and two months' worth of average wages and two other...
The nation of Ethiopia observed a day of mourning Monday for the victims of an Ethiopian Airlines crash which killed all 157 passengers and crew on board.  The Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft crashed Sunday morning shortly after takeoff from the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa. It was en route...
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - A young Iranian couple have been arrested after a marriage proposal in public that was captured on a video clip that went viral on social media. The police say the pair offended Islamic mores on public decency but were later released on bail. The video, which...
Asia Bibi, the mother of five who spent almost a decade on death row for a crime she did not commit, is reported to be in dire physical condition as she continues to be held in a safe house in the Pakistani city of Karachi. Bibi, 53, was acquitted...
The country of Venezuela is literally in the dark – its power grid failing in a devastated economy as an ongoing political power struggle rocks the nation. It's been five days since the city of Caracas went black, worsening an already devastating humanitarian crisis. Food is scarce and no power means...
HONG KONG (AP) — China has issued a protest over remarks the U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom made criticizing Beijing’s policies toward Muslim and Tibetan Buddhist minorities and saying the country was “at war with faith.” The foreign ministry’s office in Hong Kong said the speech Sam Brownback gave...
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — An Ethiopian Airlines flight with 157 people thought to be on board crashed shortly after takeoff Sunday morning from Ethiopia’s capital while headed to Nairobi, the airline said. There were no immediate details on what caused the crash of the Boeing 737-8 MAX plane, which...
India is seeing a dramatic rise in persecution as more and more churches and Christians are coming under attack in 2019. The newest figures show cases of hate and violence against India's minority Christians have jumped 57 percent in the first two months of this year. According to the Evangelical Fellowship...