September 2009 Headlines
Freedom of speech has been a hallmark of Christian civilization. But today there is less and less freedom to criticize Islam.
Tass Saada, a Palestinian native was once determined to help the Fatah movement and its founder Yassar Arafat push Israel into the sea. Until a longtime friend told him about Jesus Christ.
The Galapagos Islands are known for their connection to Darwin and his theory for evolution, but missionaries are now spreading God's word there.
As the United States attempts to push-start peace talks between the Palestinians and Israelis, a comprehensive peace agreement may depend on one of Israel's long-time enemies.
As the Taliban gains ground in Afghanistan, support for the war is waning back home in the U.S. But in the midst of all the uncertainty,troops on the ground remain steadfast in their mission.
A diamond recently discovered in a mine near Pretoria, South Africa, is an astounding 507 carats.
A German court ruled that a Berlin high school must provide special rooms where Muslim students can pray during school hours.
British intelligence officials say they have evidence showing Iran is in the final steps of acquiring nuclear weapons capability.
Dozens of people were killed and thousands trapped after an earthquake struck Indonesia's coastal town of Padang Wednesday morning.
People in the Samoan Islands are just beginning to recover from a deadly tsunami triggered by an earthquake earlier this week.
In West Africa, deadly violence has forced Guinea's military to ban all public gatherings and demonstrations for two days of mourning.
Among the millions who lost their homes in the devastating Philippines flooding is American missionary Jerome Sack. CBN News' spoke with him about his experience.
In an unfortunate coincidence, two separate earthquakes struck both Indonesia and America Samoa, with the quakes occurring within a day of each other.
Typhoon Ketsana has been downgraded to a tropical depression after having killed close to 300 people in the Philippines, Cambodia and Vietnam.
The U.S. Geological Survey says a powerful 7.9-magnitude earthquake has struck in the South Pacific between Samoa and American Samoa.
After eight years of war, many NATO nations are facing the same choice as America: commit more troops in Afghanistan or start to unwind their involvement there.
Leaders from Israel are scheduled to travel to Washington on Tuesday in an attempt to discuss new plans for peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians.
Typhoon Ketsana roared into central Vietnam on Tuesday, killing at least 23 people as it brought flooding and winds of up to 90 mph (144 kph), disaster officials said.
The country is trying to clean up after the worst flooding in decades and the government says it needs help before things get worse.
The African nation of Mozambique is one of the poorest countries in the world - but it's also a place of extraordinary miracles.
President Obama will personally lobby the International Olympic Committee to bring the games to Chicago in 2016.
Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday told tens of thousands of faithful that societies exclude God at their peril.
A new report by the Library of Congress revealed former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was removed from power legally and constitutionally.
Iran completed its missile tests Monday and they were hailed a success, according to the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Air Force.
In the Philippines, the death toll has hit 240 after massive flooding in Manila and nearby provinces. Thirty-two people are still missing.
At an open-air Mass for at least 40,000 faithful, Benedict issued a call for holiness as he wrapped up his three-day visit to this central European country two decades after the fall of communism.
The tests come just days after the Islamic republic revealed it had a second secret nuclear facility.
A powerful member of President Hamid Karzai's Cabinet threatened to quit after a suicide car bomb attack targeted him Sunday,
Rescuers plucked bodies from muddy floodwaters and saved drenched survivors from rooftops Sunday after a tropical storm tore through the northern Philippines.
Israeli police used stun grenades Sunday to disperse Palestinian rioters at a volatile Jerusalem site holy to Jews and Muslims, police said.
German voters handed conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel a second term and a chance to create new center-right government Sunday.
Iran said it successfully test-fired short-range missiles during military drills Sunday by the elite Revolutionary Guard.
Family members of the Yale University doctoral student found murdered said they'll always remember the fun-loving spirit of the woman who hoped to change the world through her medical research.
Iran will allow the U.N. nuclear agency to inspect a newly revealed and still unfinished uranium enrichment facility, the country's nuclear chief told state television Saturday.
The U.S. and its five allies plan to tell Tehran in a meeting on Thursday that it must provide "unfettered access" to its previously secret Qom enrichment facility within weeks, a senior administration official says.
The pope criticized the communist era's religious persecution as he began a pilgrimage to the Czech Republic, and urged the secular nation to rediscover its Christian roots.
Nearly a month's worth of rain fell in six hours in the Philippines, killing five people and stranding thousands on rooftops in the capital's worst flooding in more than 42 years.
German political parties held their final campaign rallies before Sunday's national election, mindful of warnings by Islamic militants that they would exact retribution for the country's presence in Afghanistan.
Obama may not be able to meet his goal of closing Gitmo by January as his administration runs into troubles with moving the more than 220 detainees still there.
President Barack Obama says the world's leaders are "confident and united" to tackle the worst global economic crisis since the 1930s.
After Iran's recent admission to running a secret second nuclear plant, President Obama and other world leaders are demanding the nation give international inspectors access to the facility.
When it comes to producing progress in Africa, some say "trade" is better than "aid."
President Obama banged the gavel at the multi-nation gathering signaling the unanimous approval of a resolution aimed at ridding the globe of nuclear weapons.
The G-20 summit gets underway on Thursday. The U.S. is hosting the meeting, but doesn't carry the same clout it once did -- thanks to trillion dollar deficits and a weakening dollar.
Pope Benedict XVI will visit the Fatima shrine in Portugal next year, the Portuguese president's office announced Thursday.
An amateur treasure hunter prowling English farmland with a metal detector stumbled upon the largest Anglo-Saxon treasure ever discovered.
Both President Barack Obama and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke to the United Nations on Wednesday. But they got very different responses.
The nurse has told her employer that she has never injured herself or another patient in three decades of nursing, while wearing the one-inch silver cross.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev opened the door Wednesday to backing potential sanctions against Iran.
Christian human rights activists are urging the Obama administration to discuss religious freedom issues during a meeting next month with Iran.
President Barack Obama addressed the U.N. General Assembly Wednesday, admonishing the world's leaders that the time had arrived for a "new era of engagement" on world problems.
Ahmadinejad spoke to a half-empty chamber as he sought to cast himself as a beleaguered champion of the developing world.
Months after resigning her post as governor of Alaska, a more moderate Sarah Palin addressed a group of global investors in Hong Kong giving what she called her view of Main Street.
Addressing the United Nations for the first time, Wednesday, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi accused the U.N. of being unfair in its leadership.
A dust storm in Australia has given a new meaning to the phrase, "paint the town red."
In a speech ahead of his U.N. address, Ahmadinejad threatened to cut off the hands of would-be invaders and warned, "arrogant powers" that the Iranian nation will resist all invaders.
President Barack Obama increased the pressure on Israeli and Palestinian leaders Tuesday to work harder to make Mideast peace talks possible.
President Obama says he is determined to go after the, "reckless risk-taking" that pushed the global economy into the worst financial catastrophe since the 1930s.
Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya has returned to his country and it is igniting more political fireworks.
President Barack Obama will meet Tuesday with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, but expectations for progress on issues like Jewish settlements are low.
Gen. Stanley McChrystal says more troops and a new strategy are needed in Afghanistan as the situation there continues to get worse.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he's proud that he angered the West with his most recent denial of the holocaust.
This summer, flash floods in the southern Philippines left hundreds of families homeless. Operation Blessing has been helping alleviate their suffering.
Police officers foiled a plan to assassinate a regional education minister in northwestern Pakistan.
The United Nations passed a resolution Friday calling for inspections of atomic sites in Israel.
Military officials say three American troops have died in Afghanistan, including one killed in combat in the country's east.
Iran's supreme leader says U.S. officials are "wrong" about his country's nuclear program and the threat Iran's missiles pose.
Nuclear proliferation and disarmament will be the topics at the United Nations Security Council meeting this week.
Muslims in Indonesia who commit adultery could be stoned to death starting next month.
A feared Taliban commander known for beheading opponents died in custody Sunday from wounds sustained during a fierce firefight with Pakistani security forces last week.
Iran's Supreme Leader warned government supporters on Sunday against accusing opposition members of wrongdoing without proof.
With the details of Iran's nuclear program so unclear, many are criticizing President Obama's decision to scrap the Bush Administration's plan for a missile defense shield in Europe.
The holiday known as Rosh Hashanah started sundown, Friday, Sept. 18, as the "high holy days" in the Jewish faith.
Asian leaders gathering at next week's economic summit in Pittsburgh will be demanding a greater voice in the way global financial institutions make crucial decisions.
Pakistani police raided a local security firm that helps protect the U.S. Embassy on Saturday, seizing dozens of allegedly unlicensed weapons.
The Associated Press has obtained a secret report by the International Atomic Energy Agency, or IAEA, that shows that Iran is now able to build a nuclear bomb.
President Barack Obama's Middle East envoy was unable Friday to broker an agreement on renewing peace-talks between Israel and Palestine, the chief Palestinian negotiator said.
NATO's leader called Friday for the U.S., Russia and NATO to join their missile defense systems against potential nuclear threats from Asia and the Middle East.
In a move likely to draw the ire of both Israel and the West, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Friday once again dismissed the holocaust as myth.
Venezuela's plans to purchase a large amount of weapons is fueling concern about a new arms race in South America.
ABC News anchor Dan Harris traveled to Cambodia to see first-hand how a local human rights group is working with police to identify child predators.
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.
It's known as the "dry corridor"- six provinces in Guatemala that are experiencing some of the worst drought conditions in nearly three decades.
A recent United Nations report reveals that child pornography on the Internet is on the rise and the images of the kids posted online are becoming increasingly more shocking.
President Barack Obama announced Thursday that he is shelving the planned anti-missile defense shield for eastern Europe.
The U.S. military on Wednesday closed Camp Bucca, an isolated desert prison that was once its largest lockup in Iraq.
Indonesian authorities say the leader of al Qaeda in southeast Asia, Noordin Muhammed Top, has been killed during a raid.
Reports indicate one of the terrorists behind the deadly car bombing of a beach resort in Kenya and an attempt to shoot down an Israeli airliner in 2002 was killed in Somalia on Monday.
Longtime opposition leader Yukio Hatoyama took office as prime minister on Wednesday, naming a new Cabinet and vowing to rebuild the economy.
The communist government of Cuba is allowing inmates to attend Roman Catholic Mass and Protestant services inside prisons.
President Obama said Wednesday a hasty decision will not be made in sending more U.S. troops into the war in Afghanistan.
A Christian worker in London is paying a heavy price for speaking freely about faith in the workplace.
Officials at the prime minister's office say Aso and his Cabinet resigned after having their final Cabinet meeting early Wednesday.
Four mortar shells landed in the Green Zone as Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Iraq Tuesday on a previously unannounced mission.
Prosecutors in Hungary have questioned suspected Nazi war criminal Sandor Kepiro about the murder of civilians in Serbia during World War II.
The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at former President George W. Bush was released Tuesday after nine months in prison.
The powerful Somalia insurgent group, al-Shabab, vowed revenge Tuesday after one of its members was killed in a U.S. raid.
The release of the man who threw his shoes at former President George W. Bush was postponed until Tuesday because of delays in processing his paperwork.
A British judge on Monday sentenced the ringleader of a plot to bring down trans-Atlantic planes with liquid explosives to at least 40 years in jail.
President Barack Obama's new approach to the United Nations can be seen in his leadership position over the 15-member Security Council for its next meeting scheduled for Sept. 24.
While Americans paused last Friday to remember the victims of the 9/11 attacks, members of a select anti-drug task force were busy in Afghanistan honoring the fallen in their own way.
About 50 Taliban gunmen died in a battle in western Afghanistan after an insurgent ambush killed three U.S. troops.
Osama Bin Laden said President Barack Obama is "powerless" to win the war in Afghanistan, in an audio tape released by al Qaeda's media wing.
Israel is once again defying the Obama administration and is approving hundreds of new housing units.
The son of an Israeli astronaut who died in the space shuttle Columbia disaster six years ago was killed Sunday when his F-16 warplane crashed.
In a full-page notice on Sunday in Al-Riyadh newspaper, the family said Thabet bin Laden passed away and the funeral is scheduled that afternoon in the holy city of Mecca.
CBN News' George Thomas talks with CBN News Terrorism Analyst Erick Stakelbeck and Middle East expert and author Joel Rosenberg for more analysis.
Hundreds of Hong Kong journalists, lawmakers and residents marched Sunday to protest the alleged police beatings of three reporters.
A battle in western Afghanistan that included airstrikes killed dozens of Taliban militants after an insurgent ambush left three U.S. troops dead.
North Korea has reportedly launched a public propaganda campaign for its leader Kim Jong Il's youngest son to prepare the country's people for a successor to the ailing leader.
The Pentagon has begun putting into place a new program under which hundreds of prisoners being held by the military in Afghanistan will be given the right to challenge their detentions.
About 50 civilians, security forces and militants were killed in a wave of violence around Afghanistan.
"Lebanon," an Israeli film that recounts Israel's 1982 invasion of the Middle East country through the eyes of four soldiers in a tank, won the top prize at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday.
Troops serving in Afghanistan used Sept. 11 to remember why their mission in the country is so important.
The White House said Saturday that international talks with Iran should focus on the country's nuclear program, a topic Tehran had ruled off limits until its foreign minister opened the door.
Obama has imposed new punitive tariffs on all car and light truck tires coming into the U.S. from China, a move Beijing condemned as protectionism and a violation of the guidelines of global trade.
Malaria is one of the top 10 killers of people worldwide. Each year between 350 million and 500 million people are infected with the mosquito-born disease.
President Barack Obama has given Iran until Sept. 15 to agree to talks with the West over its nuclear weapons program.
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.
Costa Rican President Oscar Arias is trying to broker peace in Honduras, but he says it is a difficult task.
The mayor of London is asking people to fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
The U.N.-backed commission investigating fraud in Afghanistan's election issued its first orders Thursday to exclude some ballots from the final tally.
A suicide truck bomber hit a Kurdish village in northern Iraq before dawn Thursday, killing at least 19 people and injuring 30 others.
Joel Rosenberg's "Inside the Revolution" goes into the heart of the Middle East, where he says radicals, reformers and revivalists are battling for the soul of the region.
President Barack Obama will be the first sitting American president to chair the United Nations Security Council.
An airplane was briefly hijacked as it landed in Mexico City on Wednesday from the resort of Cancun, but all passengers and crew were released unharmed, officials said.
The Beatles are back, sounding better than ever, and Britain is embracing them one more time.
The United States said Wednesday it has "serious concerns" that Iran is deliberately trying to preserve a nuclear weapons option.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the world should reserve judgment on a German-ordered air strike in Afghanistan.
At least five people were killed in the rescue of a New York Times reporter Wednesday, including the journalist's Afghan translator and one of the troops, officials said.
Opposition to the war on terror appears to be growing in America, but military officials say the fight must continue.
A top Chinese official is repeating his government's concern that the U.S. is printing too much money.
Hamid Karzai has technically won re-election in Afghanistan's presidential election, but the result is fraught with controversy.
An appeals court in China overturned the death penalty Tuesday in a drunk driving case, sentencing the defendant instead to life imprisonment.
Three terror suspects in the United Kingdom were convicted Monday of a 2006 plot to blow up jetliners flying over the Atlantic.
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.
In Sudan, a woman who has been convicted of violating a law against wearing pants, says she's not going to pay her fine.
A Taliban spokesman has claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack near the military airport in Kabul.
Two U.S. journalists jailed in North Korea for months say soldiers "violently dragged" them back into the Communist country after they returned to Chinese soil.
People filled the streets of Caracas Saturday protesting what they say is growing authoritarianism by Chavez.
Israel Defense Forces medics are trained as warriors, but they are also humanitarians, treating all of the wounded -- no matter their race or religion.
Thousands of civilians have fled Pakistan's northwest Khyber tribal region where the latest military offensive killed 33 more suspected militants Sunday.
President Hamid Karzai nudged closer to the 50 percent threshold needed to avoid a runoff in Afghanistan's election, according to the latest results released Sunday.
The top NATO commander confirms that civilians were wounded by a devastating airstrike targeting insurgents in northern Afghanistan.
The Mexican army said in a statement that soldiers acting on a tip about armed men detained Jose Rodolfo Escajeda in Nuevo Casas Grandes, in northern Chihuahua state.
Pope Benedict XVI has marked the 70th anniversary of the start of World War II by saying religion should promote peace and fight racism and totalitarianism.
A U.S. special envoy said Sunday that Washington has just begun considering how to respond to North Korea's claim of moving closer to a second, easier way of making nuclear bombs.
A ferry carrying nearly 1,000 passengers sank in the southern Philippines early Sunday.
The top NATO commander in Afghanistan said Saturday that local villagers were among those wounded at the site of an airstrike on hijacked fuel tankers.
Israeli archeologists have uncovered a massive wall in Jerusalem from Biblical times.
Trade and oil considerations played a major role in a prisoner transfer agreement between Britain and Libya, a senior British official said.
In an effort to pressure Honduras to restore democratic rule, the Obama administration announced plans Thursday to cut off millions of dollars in aid to the country.
A vintage train carrying Holocaust survivors pulled into London on Friday, marking the 70th anniversary of their extraordinary rescue by a young British stockbroker.
Rescuers in Indonesia are looking for more survivors of a powerful 7.0 earthquake that struck the region on Wednesday.
North Korea is in the final stages of enriching uranium and has told the United Nations Security Council it is moving forward with its nuclear programs.
A group of British medical experts caring for the terminally ill say that some patients are wrongly judged to be close to death.
Dozens of villagers may have been buried in a landslide triggered by a strong Indonesian earthquake that killed at least 46 people.
Gunmen broke into a drug rehabilitation center and shot 17 people dead in a northern Mexican border city.
Madonna's interest in Israel is growing and seems to be mutual, as the pop singer wrapped up her world tour in the country Tuesday night.
In Rwanda, a former businessman is on trial for allegedly taking part in the murder of 2,000 Tutsis at the Nyange Church.
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.
Hurricane Jimena weakened to a Category 2 story before it pounded the middle of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula on Wednesday morning.
A powerful earthquake in Indonesia has killed at least 44 people and injured dozens of others.
Questions remain surrounding the release of the man convicted in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.
World War II began 70 years ago, Tuesday, with a German blitzkrieg across Poland.
Rescue crews struggled to evacuate thousands of slum dwellers as Hurricane Jimena approached Mexico's Baja California Peninsula.