April 2014 Headlines
In Nigeria, Christians in the Muslim-majority North have been the targets of relentless deadly attacks by Islamic extremists.
The United Nations says hundreds of civilians in South Sudan were massacred last week in the city of Bentiu.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said the U.S. and Europe should set aside their differences with China and Russia to focus on the growing threat of radical Islam.
U.S. troops and NATO allies conducted separate military maneuvers in Europe as part of the strongest Western response so far to Russia's threat to Ukraine.
President Barack Obama arrived in Tokyo Thursday, his first stop on an eight-day fence-mending trip focusing on assuring America's Asian allies.
Some 234 girls are missing from a Nigerian school attacked by Islamic extremists last week, much more than the 85 originally reported.
Pastor Saeed Abedini sent an Easter message from his hospital bed in Iran, where he's serving an eight-year sentence for his faith.
Syria's embattled president is promising to defend the tiny Christian minority from Islamist rebels.
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.
Having already retaken South Ossetia from Georgia a few years ago and now Crimea, Russian troops are poised on the border of Ukraine, ready to take more.
South Korea's president is calling the actions of the captain and some of the crew of the sunken ferry "unforgivable, murderous acts."
President Barack Obama begins an eight day trip across Asia this week to strength ties with key countries like the Philippines, Japan, Malaysia, and South Korea.
The future of climbing Mount Everest is in jeopardy after a deadly avalanche killed at least 13 Sherpa guides, Friday.
China will be the "world's most Christian nation" in 15 years, according to a report from the London Sunday Telegraph.
The world's more than 2 billion Christians celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ Sunday.
Celebrating Easter Sunday, Christianity's most joyous and hopeful day, Pope Francis prayed for peace in Ukraine and Syria and for an end to the terrorist attacks in Nigeria that have targeted so many Christians.
With little to celebrate, Nigerians marked Easter Sunday with heightened security against a spreading Islamic uprising, mourning the deaths of at least 75 bomb blast victims and fearful of the fate of 85 abducted schoolgirls.
Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.
The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody, including a rookie third mate who a prosecutor said was steering in challenging waters unfamiliar to her when the accident occurred.
An airplane that mysteriously ended up in Iran is registered to a Utah bank under an arrangement for aviation ownership that has prompted two warnings from a government watchdog in the past year.
Pro-Russian insurgents in east Ukraine say they will vacate government buildings in more than 10 cities only if the interim government resigns.
In commemoration of Holy Thursday, Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 elderly and disabled people as a reminder that Christians are called to serve like a "slave."
A chilling sign reminiscent of the rise of Adolph Hitler is taking place in eastern Ukraine.
Dive teams searching the sunken South Korea ferry raced against time and weather. Meanwhile, prosecutors are seeking an arrest warrant for the captain.
The wildfires that devastated poor neighborhoods in Valparaiso, Chile, are under control Thursday.
British Prime Minister David Cameron is encouraging his country to stand up for Christianity.
The city of Birmingham, England, is investigating an alleged Muslim plot to expand Islamic influence in the public schools.
A crew member said the ship's officers spent a half hour trying to stabilize the ferry before telling passengers to get off, something that may have cost lives.
Representatives from Russia, Ukraine, the United States, and the European Union reached a deal Thursday to de-escalate tensions in eastern Ukraine.
The search is on Thursday for the teenage girls abducted by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria.
A new video shows what looks like the largest gathering of al Qaeda terrorists in years.
Nearly 300 people are still missing and two are confirmed dead after a ferry sank off the coast of South Korea.
The White House expressed "grave concern" over Putin's support for pro-Russian militia in eastern Ukraine, after Obama and the Russian leader spoke Monday.
No one has claimed responsibility for the bombing in Nigeria that killed at least 72 people and injured 169 others.
Government and rebel forces are blaming each other for an alleged chemical strike that killed and injured several people in central Syria April 11.
A morning explosion at a busy bus station in Nigeria's capital of Abuja claimed the lives of at least 71 people and injuring 124 others.
Armed pro-Russian mobs defied a Ukraine government order Monday to turn over all occupied buildings in the region.
Raging fires continue to sweep through the Chilean city Valparaiso Monday. At least 12 people are dead and around 2,000 homes have been destroyed.
Search crews are sending a robotic submarine into the depths of the Indian Ocean, hoping to locate what could be the black boxes from missing Malaysia Flight 370.
The fighting between Muslims and Christians has left at least 30 people dead in the Central African Republic.
NATO urged Russia Friday to pull back its troops from Ukraine's border. New satellite pictures reveal an estimated 40,000 Russian troops gathered there.
After more than 17 years of negotiations, the Philippine government has finally signed a peace agreement with a militant Islamic separatist group.
A judge in Pakistan has sentenced a Christian couple to death on false charges of blasphemy.
A well-respected Dutch priest has been murdered in the Syrian city of Homs.
Citizens of Rwanda are marking a somber of anniversary. Twenty years have passed since the genocide that killed more than a million people in the African country.
Thousands of Christians in Wenzhou, China, have formed a human shield around Sanjiang Church after the government announced plans to demolish the building.
Voters are flocking to the polls in large numbers in India. For the next five weeks, voters in India will cast ballots to decide which party will control their federal government.
Violent crime can happen anywhere and to anyone and for many reasons, but in parts of France, it has become especially dangerous to be white.
Ukrainian authorities are threatening to use force against pro-Russian separatists who've taken control of government buildings in several cities in the east.
Searchers looking for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 detected another possible underwater ping that could be coming from the plane's black boxes.
Pro-Russia protesters have captured government buildings in eastern Ukraine. The U.S. says Russia is fueling the protests to justify an intervention.
The United States has barred Iran's pick for its new U.N. ambassador one day after U.S. lawmakers voted against letting the diplomat enter the country.
People searching for missing Malaysian Flight 370 found new clues and hope Wednesday.
Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program are underway in Vienna. But reports of multibillion-dollar oil talks between Tehran and Russia are posing another obstacle to reaching an agreement.
Armed groups have abducted two Italian priests and a Canadian nun serving as missionaries in northern Cameroon.
The international community is hailing Afghanistan's presidential election as a triumph of democracy over violence.
Ukraine officials are seeking to regain control Tuesday after pro-Russia demonstrator seized control of government buildings in several cities in the country.
An Australian ship in search of missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 picked up what could be ping signals from the airliner's black boxes.
Pro-Russia protesters stormed government buildings in eastern Ukraine over the weekend, demanding referendums be held on whether to join Russia.
The United States will re-evaluate its role in Middle East peace talks. Leaders made that decision after recent moves from both Israeli and Palestinian leadership all but ended negotiations.
More than two million Syrians have fled the fighting in their country, about half of them are living in Lebanon.
The U.S. has long viewed Turkey as an ally and force for moderation in the Muslim world. But recently, the republic has moved in a radically different direction.
Afghanistan is choosing a new president this weekend and as voting gets closer violence is escalating.
A video message from Pope Francis to U.S. charismatic Christians has gone viral, starting what some religious leaders are calling "a new era" with Pentecostals.
Pastor Saeed Abedini's wife says he's doing better now that he's getting some medical treatment.
The search is on for the black boxes that hold the key to what happened aboard the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.
In Costa Rica's mountainous coffee country, Christians recently joined forces to offer their neighbors free healthcare and entertainment, along with a life-changing message.
Lebanon is now home to more than one million Syrian refugees, that's equivalent to nearly a fourth of the entire Lebanese population.
The U.S. government secretly built a Cuban version of Twitter in hopes of undermining the communist Castro regime, according to an Associated Press report.
The north coast of Chile was rocked by another earthquake Wednesday night, prompting a new round of evacuations.
Viktor Yanukovych, who fled Ukraine in February, said he will try to persuade Russia to return Crimea to Ukraine.
Syria's U.N. ambassador is accusing militants of staging a chemical attack with the intent of blaming it on President Bashar al-Assad's regime.
Escalating violence in the capitol of Central African Republic has pushed to the United Nations to call on the international community to do more to help.
British intelligence agencies are investigating the Muslim Brotherhood inside and outside the United Kingdom.
A powerful earthquake struck off northern Chile Tuesday, setting off a small tsunami. Five people died and more than 80,000 have been displaced.
No U.S. service members died in Afghanistan in March, according to a recent NATO report.
Sweden is wealthy, beautiful, and modern. But it has been compared to nations like the Soviet Union. One U.N. report says it will soon be a third-world nation.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is downplaying recent reports that Russian troops are pulling away from Ukraine's border.