December 2014 Headlines
Several independent news websites have been blocked in the former Soviet republic of Belarus, where the government exerts close control of news media.
Saeed Abedini has penned a Christmas letter to his family and supporters from an Iranian prison. For this American pastor, brutal circumstances have only served to drive home the meaning of the holiday.
What do two university students, a 95 year old American woman and orphans in India have in common? How so many lives are tied together with a common thread of love.
Boko Haram has struck again in Nigeria, killing 35 people and kidnapping 185 women, children, and militia fighters in a northeast village, according to government officials.
As the United States and Cuba work to restore full diplomatic relations, many hope the same policy shift will happen in Iran.
The Communist regime in Cuba has severely restricted religious freedom. Mike Gonzalez, Senior Fellow at the Heriatge Foundation, tells CBN News what this means for the Cuban Church.
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.
Unlike last Christmas, many Iraqi Christians say they're finding little to celebrate this year.
President Vladimir Putin is blasting the West for Russia's economic downfall, saying it's trying to subdue and disarm the nation.
The move to restore relations between the U.S. and Cuba is getting mixed reactions. While some celebrate, others are protesting the deal that have nations once on the brink of war now preparing to open embassies.
One city in the Philippines requires that a scripture be painted on the main public transportation method -- a three-wheeled motorcycle.
In a televised White House statement, President Barack Obama announced steps to re-establish a U.S. embassy in Havana, restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba broken in 1961.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is looking for answers on why the gunman in Monday's deadly hostage crisis was dropped from a national security watchlist.
After serving five years of 15-year sentence in Cuba, U.S. contractor Alan Gross landed in Maryland today, a free man.
Pakistan is mourning Wednesday after Taliban gunmen killed 132 children and 10 adults at a military-run school. International condemnation has been quick, but jihadi terrorists say the attack was justified.
There is grief and sadness across Australia Tuesday after a violent end to a 16-hour standoff that claimed the lives of the gunman and two of his hostages.
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.
Pakistani officials have fended off Taliban gunmen who stormed a military school in Peshawar Tuesday, but not before the attackers massacred 132 children and nine staff members.
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.
Remember after the Cold War when all the talk about Russia was sweetness and light? Well, the Russian bear is back. But this time, NATO and Western Europe seem unprepared.
Defying insurgents, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has given an impassioned speech following a wave of recent militant attacks, vowing to his country: "We will never surrender."
This week Ukraine saw its first 24-hour pause in violence since the war between government separatists militias began seven months ago.
U.N. global warming talks in Lima, Peru, are heading into their last scheduled day, with rich and poor countries bickering over who is to blame for global warming and how to divide the emissions cuts.
A United States agency infiltrated the Cuban hip-hop world in an attempt to launch a youth movement against the government.
Areas of the Philippines ravaged last year by the monster Typhoon Haiyan were hit again this year by Typhoon Hagupit.
Outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says Iraq's security forces have gained a new momentum, thanks in part to U.S. airstrikes against ISIS.
Unites States and NATO forces have ceremonially ended their combat mission in Afghanistan, transitioning now to a training and support role.
Six prisoners released from Guantanamo Bay are now beginning their new lives in the South American country of Uruguay.
Typhoon Hagupit that struck the Philippines has been downgraded to a tropical storm.
Indian police on Sunday arrested a driver from the international taxi-booking service Uber for allegedly raping a young woman in the capital.
Another Sierra Leonean doctor has died from Ebola, the 10th to succumb to the disease, a health official said Sunday.
A U.S. operation to rescue American Luke Somers in Yemen last month was unsuccessful, the Pentagon revealed Thursday. The 33-year-old was kidnapped last year by al Qaeda, who's now threatening his execution.
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.
The Cuban government lost its major patron when the Soviet Union collapsed in the early 1990s. Ordinary Cubans began to suffer shortages of food and other supplies for their homes.
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Despite opposition from Islamic extremists, the capital city of the world's most populous Muslim nation now has a governor and he's a Christian.
The Cuban government lost its major patron when the Soviet Union collapsed in the early 1990s, triggering food shortages. But one Havana family managed to turn crisis into an opportunity.
Thousands celebrated Dr. Myles Munroe and his wife Ruth, two influential leaders in Christianity being laid to rest Thursday in a state-recognized funeral in the Bahamas.
Kenyan authorities believe Islamic extremists from neighboring Somalia killed 36 quarry workers Tuesday morning in Mandera Country, near the Somalia border.
A year after the massive Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, another super typhoon is on its way.
Pope Francis and religious leaders from a half-dozen faiths signed a new Vatican initiative Tuesday aimed at ending modern-day slavery by 2020.
Matthew and Grace Huang, the American couple that had been facing charges in connection to their 8-year-old daughter's death, are now free to leave Qatar.
At least two people were killed by a massive explosion in Yemen on Wednesday near the home of the Iranian ambassador. Some speculated that al Qaeda was behind the attack.
Thousands of mourners will gather in the Bahamas on Wednesday to honor Dr. Myles Munroe and his wife Ruth.
A South African doctor is still working in an Afghanistan hospital, after Taliban suicide attackers killed her husband and family Saturday evening.
Three of the African countries hit hardest by Ebola are making progress in the fight against the deadly virus.
The FBI is warning members of the U.S. military to protect themselves from a possible attack by ISIS on U.S. soil, urging them to erase all information on social media that could help extremists learn their identitites.
There are shocking new government figures on the number of people being held as modern-day slaves in Britain
Islamic terrorists are threatening to bomb five European airliners over the Christmas season, prompting changes to traveler guidelines.
Police and pro-democracy protesters have been clashing in Hong Kong. At least 40 people were arrested.