George Thomas

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Staffed by a group of acclaimed news professionals, CBN News delivers stories to over a million viewers each day without a specific agenda. With its headquarters in Virginia Beach, Va., CBN News has bureaus in Washington D.C., Jerusalem, and elsewhere around the world.

What began as a segment on CBN's flagship program, The 700 Club, in the early 1980s, CBN News has since expanded into a multimedia news organization that offers today’s news headlines and other stories that impact the global Christian community.

My Stories

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Mandatory Verses Has City Driving for Jesus

One city in the Philippines requires that a scripture be painted on the main public transportation method -- a three-wheeled motorcycle.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Battered Ukraine Wary of Wounded Russian Bear

The Russian economy is now crumbling, and some fear President Vladimir Putin may lash out to prove he's still in charge. The target? His vulnerable neighbor, Ukraine.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Saudis Target Iran, Russia in High-Stakes Oil War

Americans are actually smiling as they fill up at the pump these days. But for some of America's adversaries like Russia and Iran, plummeting oil prices are hurting -- and hurting bad.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Police End Hostage Standoff with Islamist Gunman

People in Australia are still in shock after a deadly terror hostage situation in Sydney left many to wonder about the safety of their country.

Friday, December 12, 2014

'Pineapple Express' Pounds West Coast, Heads South

They were praying for rain, and now they've got it. A powerful storm is still battering the West Coast Friday, including drought-stricken California.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Mayor Campaigns for God After Miraculous Escape

A year ago one of the strongest storms in history devastated the Philippines. As one city slowly recovers, its mayor speaks out about how his faith helps with the challenges of rebuilding.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Family's Unspeakable Loss Turns to Unimaginable Glory

Typhoon Haiyan smashed into Philippines a year ago, and residents are still trying to put together the pieces of their shattered lives. One family's heartbreaking loss has become an inspiration for many.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Human Scars Haunt Tacloban One Year Later

Thousands of Filipinos gathered this past weekend to remember the day when one of the most powerful storms in history battered their nation.

Friday, November 07, 2014

Organic Farming Puts Philippines on Road to Recovery

One year after a powerful typhoon hit the Philippines, CBN's Disaster Relief teams are still on the ground helping families who lost everything to earn a livelihood.

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Typhoon Anniversary: Philippines Slowly Mends

This weekend marks one year since a powerful super typhoon hit the Philippines, killing thousands.

Monday, October 13, 2014

God Help Us!: Liberian Leaders Spearhead Prayer Charge

With the death toll in Liberia climbing above 4,000, the country's president and vice president are calling on people to pray for their nation.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Liberia's President 'Cautiously Optimistic' on Ebola Epidemic

This week, the country's president talked exclusively with CBN News about the illness ravaging their country. While U.S. health officials warn this could become the next AIDS epidemic, she insists the situation is improving.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

In Ebola’s Hot Zone, Bereaved Says 'We Have Jesus'

One Liberian pastor is determined to bring hope back to a grieving country gripped with fear. The cry of his heart is palpable as he prays with Operation Blessing volunteers and affirms that God is able.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Life-Saving Chlorine Helping Liberians Stay Alive

In a corner of Liberia's capital city of Monrovia, the frantic pace to get ahead of the deadly Ebola virus continues.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Panic, Fear in Ebola-Plagued Liberia Is Tangible

In Liberia, the panic and anxiety are palpable as U.S. troops begin setting up the first of 20 medical clinics to help roll back the Ebola crisis.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Ukraine Protestants Target of Russian Orthodox 'Jihad'?

Peter Dudnik, the senior leader of Good News Church in Slavyansk, Ukraine, believes the Russian Orthodox Church is using pro-Russian rebels to silence evangelicals in the east. Some Christians are calling it "Orthodox jihad."

Monday, September 15, 2014

Tortured in Ukraine: Christians Living a Nightmare

On top of living in a dangerous war zone, Christians in Ukraine are also facing persecution from pro-Russian separatists who have already captured, tortured, and killed some top church leaders.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Ukraine Aid: 'We Had to Risk Our Lives to Save Children'

Galyna Kucher, with Orphan's Promise, will be the first to admit she's in unfamiliar territory. She's made several trips to Ukraine's war zone, each time struggling with the magnitude of suffering and heartbreak.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Orphan's Promise Helping War Weary Ukrainians

In the war zone of eastern Ukraine, life has come to a standstill. Everything has stopped working: hospitals, schools, factories, mines and shops.

Friday, September 05, 2014

World Leaders Press to 'Squeeze ISIS Out of Existence'

President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and other world leaders say they'll help form a multi-national coalition for potential air strikes against ISIS.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Ukraine Accuses Russia of 'Full-Scale Invasion'

Ukraine's leaders say Russia has started a full scale invasion of their country. Satellite images show thousands of Russian troops and heavy military equipment have crossed into Ukraine's southeastern border.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Gaza Bishop: Hamas Used Church to Fire Rockets

Hamas is not only using mosques to launch attacks against Israelis. It has also used a church compound.

Friday, July 25, 2014

As Rockets Fly, Gaza Christians Find Refuge at Church

During a brief humanitarian truce, some 1,000 Palestinians, most of them Muslims, left their homes and sought refuge in one of the only two churches in Gaza.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Unrest All Around: Israel Ripe for a Third Intifada?

As the war in the Gaza Strip continues, some fear a third intifada (armed Palestinian uprising) may be brewing.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Newest Citizens Defy Rockets to Make Israel Home

The conflict between Israel and Hamas hasn't stopped Jews from immigrating to Israel.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Politics Aside: Docs Treat Gaza, Israeli Patients

Hamas's deadly rocket attacks on Israel are threatening some of the same hospitals where Palestinian doctors are being trained and Palestinian patients are being treated.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

IDF Soldiers Killed after Palestinians Breach Border

Two Israeli soldiers were killed and four others were injured Saturday when Palestinian terrorists infiltrated the Israeli border and opened fire on them.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Boko Haram Leader Mocks #BringBackOurGirls

Boko Haram has released a new video mocking the social media campaign highlighting the plight of the young women abducted by the terrorist group.

Friday, July 11, 2014

What's Taking So Long? Sudan Mom Stuck at Embassy

Almost two weeks after being freed from prison, many wonder why Meriam Ibrahim is still stuck in a corner of the U.S Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Tired of Islam, Iranians Ask ' Who Is This Jesus?'

The harsh treatment of Christians in Iran is fueling church growth. Despite threats, one television channel is beaming the Christian message directly into the Islamic country.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Obama Vows to Go it Alone on Immigration

Accusing the GOP of inaction on immigration reform, the president says he's going to bypass Congress and take executive actions to shore up the border.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Obama Excludes Ground Troops as Jihadis Near Baghdad

With fighters from ISIS closing in on Iraq's capital city of Baghdad, President Barack Obama is weighing options on how to counter the insurgency.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Iraqi Military, Christians Flee Islamist Onslaught

The Iraq crisis is dismantling eight years of U.S. sacrifice to stabilize the nation. Jihadists are marching toward Baghdad, taking key cities along the way.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Taliban Releases Video of Bergdahl Prisoner Swap

The Taliban has released a video showing the moment Bowe Bergdahl was handed over to U.S. forces in Afghanistan in exchange for five Taliban fighters.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Pres. Obama Defends Reluctance on Military Force

President Barack Obama is declaring American isolationism is not an option and  gave a broad defense of his foreign policy Wednesday at West Point Academy.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Nigeria Says It Knows Location of Abducted Girls

Nigeria's military says it knows where the terror group Boko Haram group is holding the girls it abducted last month from their school in Chibok.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Skeptics: Nigeria In Over Its Head with Boko Haram

Nigeria has vowed to rescue the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram. But doubts are growing whether the Nigerian military is up to the task.

Monday, May 05, 2014

Fragile Ukraine Gov't Losing Control City by City

Ukraine's fragile government is losing control of city after city as violent clashes continue to spread to other parts of the country.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Egypt 'Christians Expecting Death Any Time'

Egyptian government may no longer be in the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood, but the country's Christian population still faces death and violence in their daily lives.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

US Accuses Russia of Fueling Ukraine Protests

Pro-Russia protesters have captured government buildings in eastern Ukraine. The U.S. says Russia is fueling the protests to justify an intervention.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Dreams and Visions: Revival Hits Muslim N. Africa

A Christian revival is touching the northernmost parts of Africa. In a region once hostile to the Gospel, tens of thousands of Muslims are following Jesus.

Monday, March 31, 2014

'Is This a Joke?' Obamacare Delays Rankle GOP

To counteract last-minute technical glitches, the Obamacare enrollment deadline has been delayed again - a move that didn't sit well with Republicans.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Wash. Town Mayor: 'Our Community Is Devastated'

Days after a massive wall of mud slammed into a small community near Oso, Wash., evidence has emerged the area was prone to a catastrophic landslide.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Jet Victims' Families Accuse Malaysia of Cover-Up

Malaysia's prime minister said satellite data shows Flight 370 crashed in the southern Indian Ocean. But the victims' families are demanding proof.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Companies Embracing Drone Technology Worldwide

While the U.S. government figures out how to control drones, companies around the world are embracing use of the remote-controlled devices.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Russia Fomenting Unrest to Expand Grip on Ukraine?

The head of a Ukraine orphan ministry says Russia is sending men across the border to instigate chaos and create a reason for a broader invasion.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A Wary Ukraine Watches for Putin's Next Move

Russian President Vladimir Putin's bold military moves have left much of the world reeling and on edge.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Pro-Russian Separatists: Crimea Just the Beginning

The final results of the referendum in Crimea are in: More than 96 percent of residents voted Sunday to leave Ukraine and join Russia.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Ukraine Boosts Defenses for Possible Russian Invasion

Once again, thousands of Russian troops are holding military exercises near the Ukrainian border.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Ukraine's Christians Standing in the Gap for Peace

Ukraine's acting president Oleksandr Turchynov, a man of deep faith and prayer, is in the center of the storm in Ukraine, but he's not alone.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

High Stakes: West Scrambles to Calm Ukraine Crisis

World powers are engaged in high stakes diplomacy, as Russian President Vladimir Putin hints that he might move on eastern Ukraine, as well.

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Russia Takes Southern Ukraine in 'Act of Agression'

Secretary of State John Kerry is calling Russia's seizure of Crimean airspace, airports, highways, and regional government an "act of aggression."

Friday, February 28, 2014

Deposed Ukraine Leader Makes Defiant TV Appearance

Speaking from neighboring Russia, Viktor Yanukovych insisted he is still the elected leader of Ukraine and wasn't giving up his power.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Ukraine Installs New PM amid Crimean Take-Over

Ukraine's parliament is moving forward with building a new government, despite claims from fugitive President Viktor Yanukovychthat he's still in charge.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Divided Country: Ukrainians Count the Cost of Change

President Viktor Yanukovych is still on the run as the country prepares for elections to replace him. Meanwhile, for many protesters, the future remains uncertain.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Ukraine President Becomes Fugitive from Justice

Ukraine's interim government issued an arrest warrant for Viktor Yanukovich after last week's mass killings, prompting the diposed leader to flee Kiev.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Ukraine Warned of 'Consequences' as Violence Rages

President Barack Obama is condemning the violence in Ukraine, warning there will be consequences if something doesn't change soon.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

UN Blasts N. Korea Leader for Nazi-Like Crimes

The United Nations has implicated North Korea's Kim Jong Un in crimes against humanity "strikingly similar" to those Nazis committed in the world's most secretive nation.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

CAR Violence a Disaster of 'Unspeakable Proportions'

As violence escalates between Christians and Muslims in the Central African Republic, the U.N. is warning of a humanitarian disaster of unspeakable proportions.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Egyptians See Simmering Insurgency Heating Up

Some Egyptians are beginning to accuse the military of oppressive tactics and blame them for fueling a jihadist insurgency in retaliation for Morsi's ouster.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Ukraine Parliament Debates Constitution amid Protests

All eyes are on the Ukraine parliament Tuesday as lawmakers debate constitutional changes designed to weaken presidential powers.

Monday, February 03, 2014

Ukraine Rebels Continue Fight, Demand Gov't Reform

Despite freezing temperatures and the threat of more violent clashes, the face-off in Kiev's Independence Square continues.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Kiev Christians Pray amid Reports of Torture

Reports are surfacing that Ukraine forces may have kidnapped and tortured rebel activists. Meanwhile, Christians are praying for a peaceful resolution.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Ukraine Leader Takes Sick Leave as Conflict Lingers

The president of Ukraine has taken sick leave in the midst of his country's crisis. Officials havent said if he is able to work to end the two-month protests against him.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Fmr Ukraine President: Nation on Brink of War

After two months or protests, former Ukraine President Leonid Kravchuk expressed concerns Wednesday his country is on the brink of civil war.

Monday, January 13, 2014

End in Sight for West Virginia's Water Crisis

Five days after a toxic chemical spilled into West Virginia's water system, residents may soon be able to use their tap water again.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

New Report 'Wake-Up Call' on Christian Persecution

North Korea remained the world's top persecutor of Christians in 2013, according to the new World Watch List from Open Doors International.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Central African Violence Prompts Int'l Intervention

The escalating conflict between Muslims and Christians in the Central African Republic has left hundreds dead.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Relief Finally Reaching Remote Philippines Villages

While aid continues to reach more typhoon stricken areas in the Philippines, people are still going hungry, especially in remote areas.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Remote Philippines Villages: 'We Need Food!'

Remote, nearly unreachable villages devastated by the storm are getting aid for the first time.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Philippines Relief Teams Kick into Overdrive

CBN's Disaster Relief warehouse in Manila is in overdrive mode.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Typhoon-Weary Filipinos: 'Only God Can Help Us'

It's been a week of desperation and anguish in the central Philippines. But even amidst of all the suffering, the people are turning to the Church to make it through.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Isolated Philippine Towns Desperate for Food, Water

At least 2,344 in the Philippines are now confirmed dead from Typhoon Haiyan and about 600,000 have been displaced by the storm.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Justices Weigh Constitutionality of Town's Prayers

The Supreme Court is again wrestling with the role for religion in government in a case involving prayers at the start of a New York town's council meetings.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

A Preview of 2014? Takeaways from Election Night

Tuesday's election results could prove to be an early barometer of the parties' support ahead of the midterm elections in 2014.

Monday, November 04, 2013

Egypt's Morsi at Court: 'I Am the Legitimate President'

Chaos erupted in an Egyptian courtroom as the trial of the country's first democratically elected president got underway.

Friday, November 01, 2013

Killing Egypt’s Christians: ‘She Was Our Only Little Child’

Radical Muslims still blame Christians for the uprising in Egypt. Georgas' wife was at home the evening they got the call that changed their lives forever.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Fed Workers, Tourists Brace for Long Shutdown

The political mess in Washington has government employees and tourists alike worried about a shutdown that could now last weeks.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Budget Showdown Centers on Obamacare Concerns

Washington faces a potential shutdown if Congress cannot agree on a budget soon. On top of the budget showdown: the government borrowing limit and the future of Obamacare.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Lawmakers Push to Label Ft. Hood 'Act of Terror'

The 2009 Ft. Hood massacre is the worst mass shooting on a military base in U.S. History. Victims of the shooting spree say it should also be known as the worst terrorist attack since 9/11.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Obama in Full Lobby Mode for Action on Syria

U.S. House and Senate leaders are meeting with the president again Tuesday. Several key lawmakers are already giving their tentative support.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Christian 'Gap Year' Pushes Teens Beyond the Margins

As many high school graduates head to college this fall, a growing number take a year off instead. It's called a "gap year" and some of America's top universities support it.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Egyptian Army Accused of Not Protecting Christians

Scenes of churches burning across Egypt should have never happened. Amnesty International is accusing security forces of a "shocking dereliction of duty" in protecting Christians.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Muslim Brotherhood Fights for Control in Egypt

Tens of thousands of protesters continue to defy government orders as deposed Egyptian leader Mohammed Morsi called for a million-man march against his ouster.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Snowden Nabs Classified NSA Operational 'Blueprints'

The NSA agent accused of spilling the beans on America's most sensitive surveillance intelligence apparently has more secrets.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Angry Islamists Turn Wrath on Egypt's Christians

Egyptian Christians are facing growing retaliation by angry Islamists for opposing ousted President Mohammed Morsi.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Asiana Pilots Reveal New Details on Cause of Crash

The NTBS has revealed new information regarding the pilots of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 and what went wrong in Saturday's crash.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Secret Believers Share Faith under Fire

CBN News gained exclusive access to a gathering of secret believers inside a former Soviet Republic to get a close-up look at what life is like for Christians who face daily persecution.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Senators Reach Bipartisan Border Security Deal

After weeks of negotiations, a plan to tighten security along America's border with Mexico got bipartisan support in Congress Thursday.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Karzai Backs Out of Taliban, US Peace Talks

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai said he wanted no part in peace talks, insisting that any discussions with Taliban insurgents must be Afghan-led and not U.S-led.

Friday, June 14, 2013

US OK's Aid to Syrian Rebels after 'Red Line' Crossed

The U.S. is giving aid to rebels after confirmation the Syrian regime had crossed President Obama's "red line" and used chemical weapons against its own people.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Boston Bomb Trail: Answers in Russia's Islamist South

The Boston bombing suspects lived in Russia’s terror-riddled south before moving to the United States. Radical Muslims are still fighting for control of the region.

Friday, June 07, 2013

Critic: NSA Snooping Violates 'Soul of America'

The Obama administration is secretly collecting the phone records of millions of Americans -- and it's been going on for years.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Deadly Floods Wreak Havoc on Parts of US, Europe

From Florida to the Midwest to central Europe, heavy rains and major flooding are causing havoc for millions of people.

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Saeed's Wife Uses UN Speech to 'Plant Gospel'

The wife of Pastor Saeed, the man jailed in Iran for his faith, said she wanted to use her UN appearance to plant the seeds of the Gospel before the world.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Mass Protests Erupt over Islamization of Turkey

Turkey is in the grips of unprecedented protests. For days tens of thousands of Turks have taken to the streets demonstrating against their government.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Miles of Destruction: Okla. Governor Calls for Prayer

Residents in the tornado-battered town of Moore spent the day trying to recover and clean up as the state's governor asked America to pray for Oklahoma.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Senate Panel OKs Immigration Bill, Future Uncertain

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved an immigration reform bill Tuesday, sending the measure on to the full Senate.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Officials Fear Texas Tornado Death Toll May Rise

Multiple tornadoes, flash floods and huge hail hit North Texas hard on Wednesday. At least six people dead and more are missing. 

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Boston's Top Cop Kept in Dark on FBI Bomber Probe

A House hearing Thursday on the Boston Marathon bombings revealed a breakdown in intelligence sharing between city and federal authorities.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Whistleblower: Benghazi a Terror Attack from 'Get-Go'

Three State Department officials will testify that the White House misled the country on what happened at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

FDA Plan B Ruling Outrages Conservatives

The government is moving the morning-after pill over the counter but only those 15 and older can buy it.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

North Korea Signals It's Ready to Bargain

After weeks of heightened tensions on the Korean peninsula, it appears North Korea may be ready to talk, but with conditions.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

South Koreans Unfazed by North's Sabre Rattling

An afternoon in a bustling shopping center in Seoul gives the impression the West is more concerned about North Korea than most South Koreans.

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

N. Korea Christians Remain Faithful amid War Threat

One North Korean defector says the best way to pray for the North in these tense times is to remember underground believers who work quietly in the shadows.

Monday, April 15, 2013

S. Korean Pastor: Prayer Answer to War Tensions

South Korea's Pastor Baik Kyung Sam of World Loving Church says prayer, not politics, is the only solution for lasting peace on the Korean peninsula.

Friday, March 01, 2013

Spirit of Adoption Sweeps across Ukraine

A powerful movement is sweeping through Ukraine. Thousands of Christians are coming together to care for the fatherless.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Critics Say Obama Fearmongering on Sequester

The White House released a report showing the impact of the looming sequester, state by state. But critics called it a fear tactic, designed to scare Americans.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Cyber Espionage Report Reveals US Vulnerability

A new federal report released Wednesday revealed evidence of an unrelenting campaign of cyber-stealing linked to the Chinese government.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Obama Pitches Universal Preschool Education

President Obama took up the issue of early education Thursday, unveiling a proposal to provide universal preschool to children in America.

Friday, February 01, 2013

'Secret Believers' Fight Spiritual War on Islamic Grounds

While radical Russian Muslims are fighting to take over Dagestan for Islam there are secret Christians engaging in a different type of war, a spiritual one.

Monday, January 14, 2013

French Military Pounds Islamist Targets in Mali

A radical Muslim group in Africa is vowing to attack France in revenge for air strikes the French military launched against them last Friday.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Ex-Satanic Russian Hitman Fights for Peace

Gennady Terkun, a former Satanist and Russian hit man, has been on a mission to bring peace to the southwest corner of Russia.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

China Relaxes Censorship Controls after Protests

In response to protestors, China's local government propaganda authority has reportedly made a deal to relax censorship controlsfor a well-known liberal newspaper.

Thursday, January 03, 2013

One Fiscal Crisis Averted; Another Just Beginning

Experts say despite the lengthy debate over taxes, the fiscal cliff deal was actually the easy vote. There are still billions of dollars of deficits that've barely been touched.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Sandy Hook Students Begin First Day of Classes

Twenty days after a gunmen turned a small Connecticut town upside down, children at Sandy Hook Elementary are back in school for the first time.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

What the Last-Minute Fiscal Deal Didn't Solve

Lawmakers struck a last-minute deal to keep America from tumbling off the fiscal cliff. But the GOP notes the bill fails to address Washington's ongoing spending spree.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Fiscal Cliff Deal Clears House; Heads to Obama

The House has passed a fiscal cliff deal approved by the Senate early New Year's Day to neutralize a combination of across-the-board tax hikes and spending cuts.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Shoebox Dreams: Tween Brings Christmas to Needy Kids

One girl with a big dream traveled to the Dominican Republic to personally give a very special shoebox.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Shock, Anger Continue as Shooting Details Emerge

Connecticut's governor said the man suspected of killing 26 children and adults at a Newtown elementary school committed suicide just as authorities closed in.

Friday, December 14, 2012

'Evil Visited' Newtown Community; 20 Children Killed

Twenty children who had simply come to learn at Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday are dead, along with eight adults, in one of the worst shootings in U.S. history.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Navy SEAL in Afghan Rescue Gave Life for Others

The Navy SEAL who died after helping to rescue an American doctor in Afghanistan has been identified as Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Businessman's Restlessness Leads to Church Planting

John Heerema was a Christian businessman who was beginning to feel restless. He soon realized God was calling him to a life much bigger than he'd been living.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

California Church Stands Up for India's Untouchables

One Southern California church is on a mission to help free India's outcasts through education, a biblical message of hope, and a movie about their plight.

Friday, November 09, 2012

Church Demolished: Russia's Fading Religious Freedom

A recent nighttime raid and destruction of an evangelical church outside Moscow raised concerns that religious freedom is fading in Russia.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Obama Vows Justice for 'Senseless' Ambassador Killing

President Obama condemned the killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya in "the strongest possible terms," Wednesday, and vowed to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Friday, September 07, 2012

Romney: Jobs Numbers Evidence of Obama's Failure

New numbers from the Department of Labor could force the Federal Reserve to stimulate the sluggish economy with more money.

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Sikh Temple Massacre Suspect a 'Frustrated Neo-Nazi'

The man who allegedly opened fire inside a Sikh temple in Wisconsin is being described as a "frustrated neo-Nazi" who led a white supremacist band.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Christian Chorus Rising Among Tribal Hindus

Christians are still a minority in many parts of Rajasthan. Yet, it's said as many as 300,000 people have become believers in just the last 10 years.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Damascus Blast Shows Escalating Situation in Syria

Three top Syrian regime officials were killed in a suicide bombing in central Damascus Wednesday, according to Syria's state-run TV.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Disappearing Daughters: India's Female Feticide

Abortion is legal in India. Sex-selective abortion, however, is illegal but widely common. The impact has been devastating.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

India's Innocent: Secret Weddings of Child Brides

In India, marrying off a daughter means one less mouth to feed, which is why children are forced to illegally marry very young. CBN News was there for one ceremony.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Florida Sues Feds over Voter Registration Flap

Amid rising concerns of voter fraud, Florida leaders are embroiled in a government lawsuit over the names of registered voters.

Friday, June 08, 2012

Deadly E. Coli Outbreak Has South on High Alert

The nation's top disease hunters are searching for the source of an E. coli outbreak that's sweeping the South.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

California's Prop 8 Likely Headed to Supreme Court

A federal appeals court refused Tuesday to reconsider a landmark ruling by two of its member judges that struck down California's ban on same-sex marriages.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Poor Economic Reports Spark Dreary US Outlook

The most recent reports on the job market now has many analysts pessimistic about the U.S economic outlook for the rest of the year.

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Death Toll Expected to Rise in Nigeria Plane Crash

Nigerian emergency workers have begun recovering bodies from the site where an American-built airliner crashed in Lagos, Nigeria's largest city.  

Friday, May 18, 2012

Indonesia Believers Cry Out to God in Historic Rally

Indonesia's largest sporting arena became one big giant prayer house Thursday. The event was televised across the world's most populous Muslim country.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Thousands Hope for Revival through Prayer Event

 Thousands of the world's Christian leaders are joining forces in Indonesia to cover the world in prayer.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Muslim Indonesia Hosts Historic Christian Gathering

Thousands of the world's Christian leaders are in Indonesia seeking God's guidance on how to transform the nations with Christ's message of love.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Al Qaeda Magazine Encourages Forest Fire Attacks

In issue No. 9 of al Qaeda's English language "Inspire" magazine, there's a section called "Open Source Jihad."

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

On 'Day of the Sun,' Seoul Prays for N. Korean Revival

As millions of North Koreans celebrate the late President Kim Il Sung, millions of Christians in Seoul, South Korea, are praying that revival hits the communist nation.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Specter of War Looms Heavy over Bosnia

Twenty years ago, Serbian snipers took up positions around Sarajevo and began shooting. Today, an economic gloom over Bosnia could lead to conflict again.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

New Boats are 'Victorious Treasure' for Japanese Village

Fishermen in one Japanese village were left in despair after last year's tsunami washed their livelihood away.  Now with new boats, they look forward to the future.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Japan Rebuilds, Struggles in Fear of Second Disaster

There's growing anxiety in Tokyo as residents believe the city is long overdue for a powerful shaking.  Scientists are already warning of a mega-quake.

Friday, March 09, 2012

Graham: Japan's Tragedy Opening Hearts to the Gospel

In an exclusive interview with CBN News, the Rev. Franklin Graham explained how his ministries are helping to rebuild Japan, both spiritually and physically.

Friday, March 09, 2012

A Year Later: Restoring Hope to Tsunami-Ravaged Japan

Japanese Christians have been working non stop for the past year to bring hope and comfort to thousands devastated by the natural disaster.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Terror Group 'Enjoys' Killing Nigerian Christians

While a Islamic terror group has declared war on Nigeria's Christians, the people being targeted have called for prayer and for forgiveness.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Boko Haram's 'Holy War' on Nigeria

Boko Haram is threatening to turn Nigeria into an Islamic emirate. The sophistication of their attacks has many worried over the group's links to global terrorists.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

North Korean 'Bride Slaves' Sold into Misery

Lured by the promise of food, money and a better life, human smugglers are tricking hundreds of North Korean women each year into a web of human trafficking.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Radical Islamic Group Continues Attacks in Nigeria

The African county of Nigeria remains on edge after a wave of deadly bombings and attacks by gunmen this year.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Secret Worship: N. Korea Defector Tells of Survival

Some North Koreans have escaped from the Communist country and its human rights violations. Kim Eun Jin is one of those survivors.

Friday, February 03, 2012

Basketball Opens Doors to Minister to Africa Youth

One American ministry is trying to change a central African country's destiny by focusing on young people.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Somalia's Al Shabab Terror Group in CIA Crosshairs

Violence on the Horn of Africa has grown dramatically in the past six months.  And much of it is to do the al Qaeda-linked terrorist group al-Shabab.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Turkey Warns France over 'Racist' Genocide Bill

Turkey is urging the French president not to sign a bill that would make it a crime to deny that the killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks nearly a century ago constituted genocide.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Radical Islamic Attacks Threaten Nigeria's Future

The African country of Nigeria is continuing to witness a wave of attacks by the Islamic group Boko Haram.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Perry's Exit, Gingrich Endorsement Shake Up Race

Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced he is dropping out of the presidential race and endorsing former opponent Newt Gingrich.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Franklin Graham: War Looms in South Sudan

The government of South Sudan has declared a disaster as thousands of people flee sectarian attacks.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Iowa Caucuses Shake Up GOP Presidential Field

The news comes after the Minnesota congresswoman cancelled her trip to South Carolina after finishing poorly in the Iowa caucuses.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Franklin Graham: Islamists 'Lining Up' Against Israel

Franklin Graham joins in on the concern that Islamist victories in the Middle East will be perilous to Israel and the region's non-Muslims. 

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Kim Jong Il Dead; Eyes on N. Korea's Heir Apparent

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il has died at the age of 69 of heart failure. Now the world is wondering what's next for the tyrannical regime.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Putin Protesters Eye Russia's Soviet Days

Frustrations are high in Russia and some are openly talking about a return to the old days of the Soviet Union.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

US Troops Arrive in Africa for Efforts against LRA

The LRA is a brutal rebel group in Africa known for kidnapping children and forcing them to become soldiers or sex slaves.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Gingrich New Target at Top of GOP Pack

Newt Gingrich has surged to the front of the Republican presidential candidate pack, but can he overcome the attacks that have taken down previous frontrunners?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Inside N. Korea’s Prisons: Moms Kill Children to Survive

For 28 years, Kim Hye Sook languished as a prisoner inside North Korea's oldest concentration camp, where she witnessed unspeakable horrors.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Occupy Wall Street Protests Gain Ground

The movement started in New York City last month and has now spread to at least 25 cities.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Bosnians Find 'Prototype' to Heal Divided Nation

Only 16 years ago Bosnians were killing each other over their differences. Today, with divisions still deep, evangelical Christians are trying to bridge the fault lines.

Monday, October 03, 2011

Therapist: Knox Faces Slow Road to Recovery

The young American woman accused of murdering her roommate is headed home to the U.S. Tuesday after an Italian appeals court threw out an earlier conviction.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Bible 'Balloon Offensive' Floats into North Korea

A group of South Korean Christians is using an unusual aerial offensive to encourage North Korea's secret believers.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Dozens Walk Out on Ahmadinejad During UN Speech

The United States criticized Iran's president for resorting to 'anti-semitic slurs and despicable conspiracy theories' during his speech to the United Nations.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Japan Study Finds Diabetes, Alzheimer's Link

Could diabetes lead to Alzheimer's? New research from Japan has connected the two diseases.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Fighting the Ghosts of Bosnia with Love, Hope

Nearly two decades after Bosnia witnessed the horrors of war, one woman's mission is to help heal the wounds of the past by giving children hope for the future.

Monday, August 29, 2011

NC Church Offers Aid to Storm-Battered Outer Banks

Christians living in the Outer Banks have been giving thanks for God's protection from Hurricane Irene. Now they're ready to help others in the region.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Muslim Syria Full of Christian History

The image of Christians sharing their faith in a Muslim-dominated country may come as a surprise, but Christianity has had its roots in Syria for centuries.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Houses of Horror: North Korea's Secret Prison Camps

Those who speak out against North Korea are routinely tortured, killed or sent to harsh labor camps. Now new evidence exposes how bad those camps are.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Ex-Boyfriend's Anti-Abortion Ad Sparks Controversy

An anti-abortion billboard posted by a New Mexico woman's disgruntled ex-boyfriend has sparked a legal battle over free speech and the right to privacy.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

China's Women Shortage Fuels Trafficking

Three decades after the controversial one-child policy, millions of men cannot find spouses. Some families even rely on human traffickers to find their sons a bride.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Young Couples Seek Girls ‘Made in China’

For decades Chinese families preferred baby boys to baby girls. But shifts in China's economy and family attitudes have more parents now hoping for daughters.

Monday, May 09, 2011

Jesus in the Rice Fields: China's Countryside Revival

Even though it's forbidden for Chinese Christians to share the gospel, CBN News has obtained exclusive images of Christians worshipping in the countryside.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Obama Marks bin Laden's Death at Ground Zero

President Barack Obama laid a wreath Thursday at New York's ground zero, in a somber ceremony marking the death of America's No. 1 enemy Osama bin Laden.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Russian Evangelicals Leery of Orthodox Church

Once persecuted by the Communist Party, the Russian Orthodox Church now has a relationship with Russia's government that worries the country's  evangelicals.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Russia's Muslims Demand More Mosques

Moscow has four mosques serving some two million people, the largest Muslim population in Europe. But the need for more space is stirring controversy.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Moscow Church Spearheads Russia Revival

Despite social and political upheaval, Russia is witnessing a Christian revival. At the heart of this powerful move of God is the Moscow Good News Church.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

After Setbacks, Libyan Rebels Get Secret Help

American and British undercover operatives are inside Libya aiding rebel forces after President Barack Obama recently ordered the secret operation.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Russian Ministries Molds Students for God's Work

The fall of Communism in Russia ushered a new era of religious freedom. Now, "Schools Without Walls" is reaching the next generation of Christians.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Syria's Unraveling Regime the Next to Fall?

For decades, Bashar al Assad and his family have ruled the Syria with an iron grip. Now the president is facing a threat against his regime like never before.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Stalin's 'Railroad of Death' Witnesses Revival

A local pastor is honoring the memory of Russian political prisoners by starting a church on the location of a 1949 Siberian labor camp. 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Iran Fanning Islam's Messianic Hopes?

Millions of Muslims believe the Mahdi will one day return to save humanity. But before he can appear, Israel and America must be destroyed.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Obama: 'It's Time for Libya's Gadhafi to Go'

President Obama says it's time for Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi to relinquish power, as intense fighting continues to ravage the north African nation.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Libya's Gadhafi Claims Sole 'Authority' to Rule

Protesters vowed to take Libya's capital city, as President Moammar Gadhafi compared himself to Queen Elizabeth and blamed Osama bin Laden for the revolt.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Unfrozen: Gospel Reaches the 'End of the World'

In the northernmost parts of Siberia, Peter Khudi is braving the frigid temperatures to share the gospel with remote tribes.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Promises Do Little to Ease Egypt's Chaos

Violence continued in Egypt Thursday, even as government officials took to the airwaves promising political reforms in the country.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Russian Christians Prep to Celebrate Christmas

Orthodox Christians around the world will celebrate Christmas, Jan. 7. In Russia, some have used the holiday to bring a deeper understanding for the reason behind the season.

Monday, January 03, 2011

'Third Church' China's New Face of Christianity

Young professionals in big cities like Beijing and Shanghai are changing the face of Chinese Christianity, as faith moves from rural to more urban areas.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Iraqi Christians Want Their Own Province

Assyrian Christians, who trace their roots to the time of Noah, have historically claimed the Ninevah Plains region as home.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Underground Chinese Church Goes Public

They've faced torture and death for their beliefs. But decades after the Cultural Revolution, China's Christians are getting bolder about sharing their faith.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

China Begins World's Largest Census

Massive demographic changes are underway in the communist country, so the government is trying to document the transformation.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Indonesia: Front Lines against Radical Islam

Some of the most dangerous international terrorist networks are using Indonesia as a base to recruit, plan, and train for attacks on Western targets.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Obama's Visit to Indonesia a 'Homecoming'

President Barack Obama travels to Indonesia on Tuesday as a part of his 10-day tour of several Asian countries.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Africa: The Most Religious Place on Earth

Researchers have discovered the most religious place on earth.  It is here that Christianity is attracting followers in numbers not seen in more than 100 years.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Africa's Renaissance: A New Day Dawning?

Africans increasingly want to play a role in world affairs. Today across Africa, the power of "Ubuntu" is giving millions hope about the continent's future.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Al Qaeda Group Promises Attacks On Iraqi Christians

Radical Muslims with ties to al Qaeda say Christians in Iraq should be prepared to die.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Laussane Congress Ends With Call to Spread Gospel

Over 4,000 Christians from 198 countries reaffirmed their commitment to Biblical truths and spreading of the gospel message.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Despite Setbacks, Lausanne Congress a Success

Computer hackers denied thousands of Christians the opportunity to take part in the Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization in Cape Town, South Africa, this week.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Lausanne Congress: Elevating World Evangelism

The congress has taken place only three times in 36 years.  But the gathering could impact the future of world evangelism for decades to come.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Congo: A 'Bottomless Pit' of Turmoil

The Democratic Republic of Congo is home to some of the most valuable minerals in the world, yet its economy remains one of the poorest.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Congo's First Lady: 'We Need You, Lord'

Marie Olive Kabila, one of the youngest First Ladies in Africa, is using her belief in God to bring spiritual change to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Zimbabwe: Building a Nation that Forgives

Zimbabwe is on the verge of writing a new constitution. Christians there are using this time to lay the groundwork for a model nation for reconciliation and healing.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Amid Withdrawal, Troops See Deadly Day in Iraq

At least 60 people are dead and many more injured after a suicide bomber attacked a military recruitment center in Baghdad Tuesday.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Meltdown: Zimbabwe Back from the Precipice?

In an exclusive interview with CBN News, Prime Minister Morgan Richard Tsvangirai tells about the efforts to bring his country back from the brink of destruction.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

100 Days Later: Has Gulf Disaster Really Turned?

One hundred days after the massive oil rig explosion that killed 11 workers and sent millions of gallons of crude gushing into the Gulf, a tranquil image is emerging.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Arizona Prepares for Immigration Law Protests

With one day left before Arizona’s immigration law goes into effect, passions are running high as those for and against the measure prepare for large scale protests.

Friday, July 09, 2010

North Korean Refugees Risk Life for Freedom

Many starving North Koreans found themselves fleeing to nearby China after a famine in the 1990s.  But escaping the brutal dictatorship became a dangerous feat.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Indonesia's 'Religious Revolution'

Indonesia has the world's largest Muslim population and nowhere is Islam more devoutly followed than in the Aceh province.  But many believers are getting fed up.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Islamic Police Ridding Streets of Sin and Vice

In one Islamic province of Indonesia, hundreds of Muslims patrol the streets to guard against so-called vices and discipline is administered quickly.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

New National Security Strategy Limits Armed Forces

A new national security strategy has been unveiled by the Obama administration and it differs greatly from the plan developed under former President George W. Bush.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Commission Cites 13 Nations as Religious Violators

A U.S. government commission has turned the spotlight on countries that restrict religious freedom.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Hungary’s Anti-Semitic Party Gains Foothold

A group with fascist, anti-semitic and anti-Gypsy views has gained political prominence in Hungary for the first time since the end of World War II.

Friday, April 23, 2010

In Search of the 'God Particle'

Who are we? Where did we come from? What are we made of? Some scientists believe they are one step closer to answering those questions.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Saving Africa from Its Deadliest Disease

A young girl's battle against AIDS is making waves across the continent of Africa, where millions have lost their life to the disease.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Earthquake Kills Hundreds in Western China

At least 400 people are dead in China after a series of earthquakes struck the western part of the country.

Friday, April 09, 2010

The Bible in Every Tongue: A 'God-Sized' Mission

Amber and Terrill Schrock are part of an ambitious mission by Wycliffe Bible Translators to translate the gospel into hundreds of remaining languages. 

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Chilean Town Embarks on Road to Recovery

Less than two weeks after a massive earthquake hit the South American country of Chile, residents in one coastal town are trying to salvage what's left of their homes.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Charity Aid Group Involved in Chile Quake Recovery

Members of CBN's Operation Blessing International are on the scene to help the victims of the Chile earthquake get their lives back to normal.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Chile Residents Find Hope Amidst Disaster

Chile is still hurting from the powerful earthquake that killed hundreds and destroyed thousands of buildings late last month.

Friday, March 05, 2010

Israel's Shadow War against a Nuclear Iran

Iranian nuclear experts found dead or mysteriously disappear. Analysts say its all part of Israel's attempt to decapitate Iran's nuclear program, overtly and covertly.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Reports: Fourth Taliban Leader Caught in Pakistan

Another top Taliban leader has reportedly been captured in Pakistan, making him the fourth senior Afghan Taliban member caught in recent weeks.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Taliban's No. 2 Leader Captured in Pakistan

U.S. officials say Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban's No. 2 leader, was arrested by American and Pakistani forces in a joint operation.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Iran Protesters Rally on Anniv. Despite Risks

Thousands of people marched in the streets of Iran Thursday. Many were opposition protesters, who risked their lives to stand up against their government.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

'Good Samaritan' Reaches Out to Fellow Haitians

When the SOS call along Haiti's Avenue Pouplard went unanswered, earthquake survivors began to pull together.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Doctors: Help Needed to Get Haiti 'Walking'

Inside Haiti's largest hospital is the grim picture of an unfolding health crisis-- the majority of patients are facing a future without hands or legs.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

U.S. Ship Brings Comfort, Care to Quake Victims

Hundreds of thousands of Haitians still need medical care after the deadly earthquake two weeks ago, but not all of them are being treated in Haiti.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Haitians Use Streets as Place of Healing

At least 2 million Haitians have been left homeless by the earthquake and they are taking shelter wherever they can find it.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Forgotten People? Haitian Town Ravaged by Quake

Most of the quake news coverage in Haiti has focused on the capital city of Port-au-Prince. But some smaller cities in the countryside were also hit hard.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Turmoil in Haiti Turns Woman from Voodoo

As a teen, 83-year-old Anne Marie Polestier made the decision to practice voodoo, but the recent earthquake in Haiti has turned her away from witchcraft.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Haitian Quake Survivors Welcome U.S. Military Aid

As Haiti's homeless struggle to get food, water, and security, the ongoing arrival of U.S. military forces has been a welcome sight for many victims.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Haiti's Little Miracle: Baby Rescued from Debris

You could sense the anxiety peppered with moments of frustration outside one collapsed home in Haiti over the weekend.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Survivors: Quake Was God's Blessing in Disguise

Amidst the devastation and immense human suffering in Haiti, some of its people are responding with faith.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Christian-Muslim Tension Mounts in Malaysia

Police are investigating nearly a dozen acts of violence, including several arson attacks against Christians.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Missing Missionary Risks All for North Korea

North Korea has yet to confirm the identity or whereabouts of an American missionary arrested on Christmas Eve.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Charities Feel the Economic Pinch at Christmas Time

Many charities are suffering from the economic downturn this Christmas season.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

China Sees New Surge in Christmas Tradition

For many who celebrate Christmas in China, the holiday has little to do with the birth of Christ, but many are coming to know the true meaning behind the holiday.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

McCrystal, Others Support New Afghan Strategy

U.S. officials are sending a message of support about America's strategy in Afghanistan.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Wycliffe's Special Christmas Gift for Musoma

During this Christmas season, almost 2 million Africans will read the story of the birth of Jesus in their own language for the first time.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

China Flexes Soft-Power Through Confucius

As China emerges into a modern-society, its people are revisiting an ancient philosopher in an effort to hold on to their roots.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The 'Great Firewall of China' and Free Speech

While President Barack Obama was greeted with protests in South Korea, in China he was met with censorship.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

China Grapples with Its Role on Global Stage

During his visit to China, President Obama encouraged the communist regime to help solve global problems. But many in China don't see that as their responsibility.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Obama's China Visit Sparks Fascination, Curiosity

With a new man in charge, some in China are less concerned about presidential popularity, and more about America's economic future.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Obama Sees Somber Glimpse of Afghan War Toll

President Obama was given a chance to see up close the real cost of the war on U.S. forces on Thursday.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Indonesian Churches Rise from Rubble to Help Others

Some residents in Indonesia have delayed plans to rebuild in order to help their fellow quake survivors.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Afghanistan Weighs Second Gov't Election

A day after Afghanistan's incumbent President Hamid Karzai agreed to a run-off election, there is concern whether the nation can logistically pull off another round of elections.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Indonesian Village Revived by Operation Blessing

A team of aid workers with Operation Blessing International uncovered a remote village that was devastated by the recent earthquake and had yet to receive help.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Operation Blessing Helps Renew Filipinos' Spirit

In rural areas of the Philippines, the floodwaters have kept relief from reaching people in remote villages -- until now.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Philippines Emerges from Floodwaters with Hope

In Pasig, one of the hardest-hit districts of metro Manila, there are signs Monday that life is slowly returning to normal.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Leaders Hope for Progress at U.N. Assembly

Past gatherings have rarely yielded any major diplomatic breakthroughs. The Obama administration hopes this year will be different. 

Monday, September 21, 2009

McChrystal: Troop Surge Crucial for Afghan War

Gen. Stanley McChrystal says more troops and a new strategy are needed in Afghanistan as the situation there continues to get worse.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Murder for the Sake of Honor

Every year, more than 5,000 women are executed by members of their own families.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Some Concerned by 9/11 Mastermind Photo

New images have surfaced of the self-proclaimed planner of the 9/11 attacks, and some say it could be used to benefit al Qaeda.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Despite Opposition, War on Terror Continues

Opposition to the war on terror appears to be growing in America, but military officials say the fight must continue.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Families Beg Iran to Release Detained Hikers

Three Americans are still being held hostage in Iran, essentially for walking in the wrong place, at the wrong time. Now their families are doing everything they can to get them released.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Fraud Claims Taint Afghan President's Poll Lead

Hamid Karzai has technically won re-election in Afghanistan's presidential election, but the result is fraught with controversy.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Murder for the Sake of Honor

Every year 5,000 women are murdered in so-called 'honor killings' where members of a family kill one of their own women because they believe her actions have shamed the family.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Christian Girl to Stay in FL, Parents Stand by Story

A Florida judge says Rifqa Bary can stay in the state for now while her parents say they love their daughter and want her home.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Calls Increase for New Afghanistan Strategy

A bombing Wednesday killed at least 23, including the deputy spy chief of Afghanistan, Abdullah Laghmani. It was the second high-profiling bombing in less than a month.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

IDF Targets Gaza Smuggling Tunnel

IAF pilots targeted a Hamas smuggling tunnel in the southern Gaza Strip in response to mortar shells fired by Palestinian terrorists.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Afghan Voters Stand Up to Taliban for Key Election

Afghanistan is counting the ballots after millions voted, Thursday, in the nation's second-ever presidential election.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Iraq, Afghanistan Residents Still Living in Fear

Residents in Iraq and Afghanistan are both living in fear as evidence of al Qaeda and terrorist activity continues to linger.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Amid Election, Afghan Jihad Continues

Turnout was low in Afganistan's elections Thursday as the Taliban threatened to disrupt voting.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Afghans to Vote in Tense Election

Afghans head to the polls next week in only the second presidential election since the fall of the Taliban regime.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

An Orphan's Tale: Fighting AIDS with Love

Grief-stricken and parentless, Teera began a very personal journey of healing that eventually led her to reach out to people suffering with the disease.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

U.S. Journalists Tearfully Reunite with Families

Two American journalists freed from a North Korean prison after four months tearfully reunited with their loved ones Wednesday morning in California.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

The Pyongyang Revival 100 Years Later

On January 14, 1907, a group of Korean Christians and Western missionaries met in Pyongyang for a Bible study in a church on the outskirts of the city. Halfway through, God began to move

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Malatya Martyrs: Oaks of Righteousness

On Easter Sunday, April 8, 2007, Necati Aydin was in the performance of his life. Ten days later, the intentions of five Muslims who watch that performance would unravel in a brutal attack that would shake Turkey's tiny Christian community.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Korean Hostage Crises: Who's to Blame?

The 19 Christian hostages who were held by the Taliban in Afghanistan returned home to Korea this weekend. But the hostage crisis has caused a controversy in Korea.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Christians in Pakistan, Nigeria Pray for Peace

Christians in Nigeria and Pakistan are on edge after witnessing days of death and destruction.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Against All Odds, Afghanistan Women Seek Office

Defying all odds, two women are among the candidates running for president in Afghanistan's election, to be held next month.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

China Offers Rare Glimpse of its Army

In a rare show of transparency, the People's Liberation Army of China invited some 90 foreign journalists for a sneak peak at a base just north of Beijing.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

South Korea: Appeasing the North?

The South Korean government insists that it is concerned about the North's nuclear capabilities. But its actions suggest otherwise.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Turkey's Radio Shema: Sharing the Gospel Daily

Radio Shema FM 98 is doing something that is rarely allowed in a Muslim country -- sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with listeners.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Iranian Woman's Death Seen as Martyrdom

Amateur video has emerged showing the brutal killing of a woman identified as "Neda."  Some are calling her Iran's Joan of Arc. 

Monday, June 08, 2009

N. Korea Sentences U.S. Journalists to 12 Years

Two American journalists have been convicted of "a grave crime" and sentenced to 12 years in prison by a North Korean court.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Tiananmen 20 Years Later: Has China Changed?

June 4 marks the 20th anniversary of a deadly Chinese government crackdown on pro-democracy protestors. Has China changed since then?

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Inside Iran: Truth and its Consequences

The man in charge of the Iranian Foreign Press office said the government is trying to give foreign journalists more freedom to do their job.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Muslim Scholars Unfold Hadith Law Practices

Mehmet Kirbasoglu is passionate about his faith in Allah, the Muslim God. But he believes that his religion needs a fresh interpretation.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Italy's Brewing Anti-Immigrant Climate

Italy is home to one of the largest concentration of immigrants in Europe.  But charges of Italian racism are widespread.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

'Angels & Demons' Draws Ire from Vatican

The makers of the highly controversial film, 'The Da Vinci Code,' will release a new movie in theaters Friday.

Monday, May 11, 2009

China Honors OB for Quake Efforts

Operation Blessing has been in the quake zone since day one, helping in recovery and rebuilding.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Islamic Scholars Seek 'Muslim Reformation'

You have probably heard of the Christian Protestant Reformation. Now get ready for what some are calling a Muslim reformation.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Malatya Martyrs: Oaks of Righteousness

On Easter Sunday, April 8, 2007, Necati Aydin was in the performance of his life.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Pastor Moves an Atheistic Hungary

Communist authorities tried repeatedly to destroy Pastor Nemeth's congregation.  But today he leads one of the fastest growing churches in Europe.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Christians in Iraq Form Militias for Protection

Christians in Iraq are forming new armed militias to protect themselves against what they call a systematic campaign by Muslim extremists.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Inside Iran: Ahmadinejad's 'Divine' Mission

Despite criticism of him and his regime, the 53-year-old president of Iran is a deeply religious man.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Dubai: A Spiritual Oasis

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates- Religious persecution is often a way of life for many Christians living in the Middle East. But in one Muslim country, Christians are experiencing unusual favor from government authorities.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

China for Christ in Post-Revolution Era

More than 40 years after the cultural revolution, Chinese Christians are getting bolder about sharing their faith.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Iraq's 'Safe Haven' a Refuge from Torture

ERBIL, Northern Iraq - Security conditions in Iraq have improved greatly in recent months. But for Christians living in this war-ravaged nation, life is still very challenging.