March 2015 Headlines

All Eyes on Nigeria as Presidential Voting Begins

Nigerians turned out en masse to vote in a crucial presidential election. The election pits an incumbent Christian against a Muslim challenger in a nation that has been rife with a brutal Islamic insurgency.

Egypt, Saudi Arabia Lead Push for Joint Arab Force

The 22-member Arab League is meeting in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh this weekend to talk about forming a joint Arab military alliance.

Nation on Fire: Saudi Arabia Steps into Yemen Fray

A nation that President Barack Obama once heralded as a success story in the war on terror is now engulfed in chaos.

Alps Plane Crash: Copilot Hid Illness from Bosses

Andreas Lubitz, the copilot of downed Germanwings Flight 9225, appears to have concealed evidence of an illness from his bosses, prosecutors said Friday.

China Pastor Jailed for Questioning Cross Removal

A Christian pastor in China is facing one year in jail for asking questions about the forced removal of crosses from church rooftops in the country.

High Stakes in Nigeria's Presidential Election

Nigerians head to the polls this weekend for a crucial election. With a Christian and Muslim candidate vying for the presidency, the outcome could test the unity of this important African country.

Brave German Woman's Stand Comes with Hefty Price

U.S. Christians are sometimes insulated from the high cost many believers around the world must pay for their faith. Heidi Mund, the woman known as the "brave German," is now experiencing this firsthand.

Obama Urges Saeed's Release on Iranian Holiday

President Obama is calling on Iran to release pastor Saeed Abedini and two other Americans imprisoned in the Islamic state Friday.

Refugees Fleeing ISIS Overwhelming Kurdistan

The refugee crisis caused by Christians and other minorities fleeing ISIS is threatening to overwhelm Kurdistan, with the more than 1 million displaced people placing a huge burden on the state's resources.

Bergdahl Latest Blow to Obama Foreign Policy?

President Obama's Middle East foreign policy is in chaos. The latest example? Last year, the president gave up Taliban leaders to get back Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Now he has been charged as a deserter.

How Yemen's Chaos Threatens US Security

Al Qaeda has a long history in Yemen and it's been the breeding ground for several plots against the United States. How can the recent unrest lead to more dangerous threats to the U.S. homeland?

Prosecutor: Germanwings Co-Pilot Wanted to Crash

The co-pilot of the Germanwings passenger jet that crashed in the French Alps "intentionally" sent Flight 9525 into the side of a mountain, a prosecutor said Thursday.

US Launches Airstrikes against ISIS in Tikrit

At the request of Iraqi leaders, the United States began airstrikes in Tikrit Wednesday against the Islamic State.

Will the Biblical Antichrist Be a Muslim?

Author Joel Richardson argues pursuasively that the Antichrist, his empire, and his religion will come from the Middle East and not Europe as has been widely taught by many modern prophecy teachers.

US Ally in War on Terror Collapsing into Chaos

A U.S. ally in the war on terror is collapsing into chaos as rebels have overrun another key city.

American Demand for Fish Funding Slavery?

A year-long investigation by The Associated Press found connections between modern-day slaves in Indonesia and supply chains of seafood reaching markets around the world.

A Dark Day: What Caused Germanwings Tragedy?

At least 700 people are searching for answers at the site of Tuesday's crash of Germanwings Airbus A320 in the French Alps that left all 150 passengers dead, including two Americans.

Lawmakers to Obama: Close Path to Iran Bomb or Else

A whopping 367 out of 435 members of the House co-signed a letter to the president saying any deal with Iran will have to close the path to a nuclear bomb. Only then will Congress consider lifting economic sanctions.

US Will Slow Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan

The United States will keep the current number of 9,800 troops in Afghanistan through the end of 2015, instead of cutting the number by about half as originally planned, the White House announced Tuesday.

ISIS Grabbing Millions from Iraqi Govt Paychecks

Islamic State terrorists are stealing tens of millions of dollars from the Iraqi government.

Officials Fear No Survivors in Airbus Crash in Alps

About 150 people are feared dead in a plane crash in the French Alps Tuesday. French President Francois Hollande warned that there are probably "no survivors."

Protesters Demand Justice in Kabul Woman's Death

In Kabul, thousands of protesters took to the streets demanding justice for a woman who was beaten to death by a mob after being falsely accused of burning a Quran.

Outspoken Islam Critic Calls for an Islamic Reformation

Muslim-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali makes the powerful case that a religious reformation is the only way to end the terrorism, sectarian warfare, and repression of women and minorities that claim thousands of lives every year.

Christian Worship Rises amid Vanuatu Destruction

Christians gathered to worship this weekend in Vanuatu, only a week after a deadly cyclone killed nearly 20 people.

ISIS Includes Addresses on US Military 'Hit List'

The Islamic State is calling for lone wolf attacks on U.S. military personnel, posting a "hit list" that includes photos, names, and addresses.

Yemen on 'Brink of Civil War' as Taiz Falls to Rebels

A U.N. officials said Yemen is "on the brink of a civil war" as the country's third largest city has fallen to Shia Houthi rebels, a group backed by Iran.

France: 'We Are On the Side of Persecuted Minorities'

The U.N. Security Council will meet to discuss the persecution of Christians in the Middle East.

ISIS: Yemen Attack 'Glimpse of an Upcoming Flood'

A Yemeni branch of the Islamic State is claiming responsibility for a quadruple suicide bombing in Yemen that left at least 137 people dead and more than 300 wounded.

Boko Haram Weakening in Nigeria?

Nigeria's president predicts areas dominated by Boko Haram will be "retaken in a month," saying the terrorist group is getting weaker and weaker by the day.

Obama to Iran: It's Now or Never on Nuclear Deal

In a video message, President Obama told Iran that another moment to pursue better relations between the Islamic Republic and the U.S. may not come again soon.

Syrian, Iraqi Christian Refugees Plead for Int'l Help

Syrian and Iraqi Christians are asking for more international help amid the onslaught of the Islamic State. They made their plea from their new homes in Lebanon, where they had to flee after being attacked by ISIS.

Pakistani Christians Mourn Deadly Church Attacks

The Christian community in Pakistan is in mourning Monday following Islamic attacks on two churches that left 14 people dead and more than 70 injured.

Digital Revolution Eradicating Bible Poverty Wordwide

For the first time in history, the means are available to make the Gospel available to the whole world. Could such a time hasten the return of the Lord?

Thai Police Arrest 400 Pakistani Christian Refugees

Police in Thailand have arrested more than 400 Pakistani Christian immigrants, including children.

#BringBackOurGirls: Society Can't Just 'Move On'

A humanitarian crisis is unfolding in West Africa as Nigeria attempts to retake territory held by Boko Haram terrorists. One church-turned-refugee center has become a safe haven for survivors to tell their stories.

Europe Anti-Semitism Triggers Record Jewish Exodus

Terrorist attacks and rising anti-Semitism have convinced European Jews there's no future for them in Europe. That's leading to an exodus of the Jews unprecedented since the creation of Israel.

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Tunisia Terror Attack

Tunisian security forces are searching for three remaining suspects Thursday in yesterday's lethal terrorist attack at a museum in the nation's capital.

Several Dead in Tunisia Terror Attack; Gunmen At Large

At least 21 people, mostly foriegn tourists, are dead in Tunisia after gunmen opened fire Wednesday at a major museum in the country's capital city of Tunis.

Keeping a Legacy Alive: Life after Myles Munroe

Four months ago, news that Dr. Myles Munroe and his wife died in a plane crashed shocked Christians around the world. It shook the congregation he pastored, but they are growing with a new passion to keep his legacy alive.

State Dept. Investigated over Anti-Netanyahu Campaign

As Israelis were voting for their next prime minister Tuesday, American lawmakers were demanding to know if U.S. taxpayer dollars helped fund a campaign to oust current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Protests over Pakistan Church Attacks Turn Violent

Thousands of Pakistani Christians blocked streets in several cities Monday to protest attacks against two of their churches over the weekend.

Russia, West Launch War Games amid Rising Tensions

Tensions between Russia and Europe over Ukraine are rising again, with the United States and Germany threatening more sanctions and Russia and Europe deploying thousands of troops in military exercises.

ISIS Exposed: Islamic Caliphate Coming to the US?

Erick Stakelbeck describes how ISIS is calling on its legions of followers in the West to rise up and conduct attacks and turn the United States and Europe into a war zone.

Cyclone Devastates Vanuatu: 'A Monster Has Hit Us'

The president of Vanuatu is calling for help after Cyclone Pam ripped through the country, killing at least eight people and injuring at least 30 others.

US-Iran Nuke Deal Not Likely as Deadline Nears

Insiders say there's little hope that Iranian and U.S. negotiators will come up with a framework for a deal on Iran's nuclear program within the next two weeks.

US to Maintain Military Presence in Afghanistan

The Obama administration is dropping plans to slash the number of troops in Afghanistan this year.

CBN News Sunday

Terror groups like ISIS and Boko Haram bent on death and destruction show no signs of letting up. We take a closer look at their agenda and talk with victims who survived their evil acts. Plus, how Christians and the Church as a whole are responding.

New School Empowers, Inspires Destitute Village Kids

Poor and uncshooled childred in Indonesia are receiving a free education thanks to CBN.

CBN News Weekend

On CBN News Weekend, March 14: Digital revolution eradicating Bible poverty wordwide; Miracle survivors tell of Boko Haram's unspeakable 'evil'; Thai police arrest 400 Pakistani Christian refugees; and more.

Islamic State Welcomes Boko Haram 'Brothers'

The Islamic State has officially accepted Boko Haram's pledge of allegiance. The joining of the two Islamic terror groups has been in the works since last week.

Bishop's Urgent Plea to Prevent Christian Annihilation

As war and persecution in the Middle East threaten the existence of ancient Christian communities, a prominent church leader from the Assyrian Church of the East visited Washington this week to deliver an urgent plea.

Liberia Weeks from Being Declared Ebola-Free

Liberia is just weeks away from being declared Ebola-free, nearly a year after the deadly outbreak began.

S. Korean Church Marks 35 Years of Early Prayer

If you whine about waking up early for church, a congregation in South Korea might make you rethink those complaints.

Record Religious Genocide: 'ISIS as Toxic as Nazis'

Religious persecution has reached record levels in the Middle East and it's on the rise here in the United States, too.

Miracle Survivors Tell of Boko Haram's Unspeakable 'Evil'

As ISIS continues to grab the global spotlight, Boko Haram operates under the radar, seizing parts of Nigeria. Those fortunate to survive their wrath testify to unspeakable horrors.

Boko Haram Child Captives Can't Remember Names

Aid workers in Africa are concerned about the rehabilitation of a group of 80 children who were held in captivity by the Nigerian-based terror group Boko Haram.

Iraqi Forces Recapture Key Town from ISIS

Iraqi military forces have retaken a strategic town from ISIS.

Politics Behind Delay in Aid to Kurdish Troops?

Peshmerga means "those who face death." They're Kurdish soldiers, battling the Islamic State in northern Iraq and they've made significant gains.

Nigerian Kidnappers Release American Missionary

The American missionary abducted from a school in Nigeria last month has been released and is safe.

'Throuple' Ties Knot in 1st Three-Way Gay Wedding

Three gay men got married in Thailand in what is the first known male homosexual polygamous wedding in the world.

Boko Haram Swears Allegiance to ISIS, Now What?

Two of the world's most brutal terrorist groups are joining forces. The Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram has sworn allegiance to the Islamic State.

Ukraine Christian Sounds Alarm on Putin's Ambitions

Britain is considering a new round of sanctions on Russia for its involvement in the Ukraine conflict.

Pastor Saeed 'Shaken' after Brutal Executions

American Pastor Saeed Abedini, imprisoned in Iran for his faith, was visibly shaken after witnessing six fellow prisoners beaten and taken to the gallows for execution, his wife says.

ISIS Exposed: The Hellish Reality of Radical Islam

In his new book, CBN's Erick Stakelbeck describes how ISIS is calling on its legions of followers in the West to rise up and conduct attacks, turning the United States and Europe into a war zone.

Iraqi Minister: Concerns Over IS Looting Third Ancient Site

BAGHDAD - Iraq's government is investigating reports that the ancient archaeological site of Khorsabad in northern Iraq is the latest to be attacked by the Islamic State militant group.

Syrian Christian Worries for Friends Held by ISIS

Hadeel Kouki, a 24-year-old Syrian Christian who now lives the U.S., speaks out on behalf of persecuted Christians. She told CBN News that she has friends and neighbors among the hundreds of Christians kidnapped by ISIS.

ISIS Continues Desecration of Biblical Sites

Islamic State terrorists are continuing their path of destruction in Iraq. This time ISIS bulldozed the site of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud using heavy military vehicles, according to government officials.

Liberia on Verge of Being Declared Ebola-Free

Liberia could be Ebola free in 42 days, health officials predict.

US Envoy 'Stable' after Knife Attack in S. Korea

America's ambassador to South Korea is in stable condition following a knife attack at a breakfast meeting in Seoul Thursday.

Libyan Oil Fields Shut Down after ISIS Attacks

Libya's state-run oil corporation says 11 oil fields in the country are now closed down after a series of attacks by Islamic State jihadists.

Canadian Pastor Goes Missing in North Korea

A Canadian pastor has been missing in North Korea for more than a month, raising fears he may have been detained.

Islamic State Releases More Assyrian Christians

The Islamic State released four more Assyrian Christian hostages Tuesday from the more than 200 they kidnapped last week in Syria.

Cuba Diplomacy: Last Ditch Effort for Dying Regime?

The United States and Cuba recently met for a second round of diplomatic talks aimed at restoring relations between the two nations.

Pakistan Jails Parents for Refusing Polio Vaccinations

Police arrested 471 parents in northwest Pakistan for refusing to give their children polio vaccinations.

Boko Haram Beheading Video a 'Hallmark of ISIS'

The Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram has posted a beheading video that shows hallmarks of ISIS propaganda.

Netanyahu in US for 'Fateful, Historic Mission'

For Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his trip to the U.S. is a "fateful, even historic, mission."

 

Thousands March in Memory of Slain Putin Rival

Thirty-thousand people marched in Moscow Sunday to mourn murdered opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, a major critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

ISIS Frees 19 Assyrian Christian Captives

The Islamic state released 19 of the more than 200 Assyrian Christians it kidnapped last week.