May 2010 Headlines
There are dangers, but also blessings of embracing and sharing the Gospel in a very distressed region of the world.
In Burma, former Buddhists were baptized into the Christian faith after learning about God's love for them.
In one Islamic province of Indonesia, hundreds of Muslims patrol the streets to guard against so-called vices and discipline is administered quickly.
The Iranian government is using an international police agency to track down dissidents in other countries, including those in the U.S.
Torrential rains brought by the first tropical storm of the 2010 season pounded Guatemala and southern Mexico, triggering deadly landslides.
Suspected Islamic militants in Pakistan attacked two mosques Friday, killing at least 80 people.
Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., is calling on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to suspend more than $700 million in economic aid to Morocco.
Pro-life groups in the United Kingdom are outraged over a new commercial that promotes abortion services.
Two Iranian Christian women are free Monday after months of imprisonment and trial over their faith.
The new law makes Lleida the first city in Spain to regulate the veils, which have sparked intense debate across Europe.
The war against the Taliban in Afghanistan has reached a grim milestone as the American military death toll has reached the 1,000 mark.
Hundreds of thousands of Christians around the globe are gathering in their churches and homes to pray to God for their countries Sunday, May 23.
Investigators believe Maoist rebels known as Nazalites are behind the overnight attack. The passenger train derailed and crashed into an oncoming cargo train.
Both Britain and the United States have now unveiled the number of nuclear weapons in their arsenal as part of a nuclear arms treaty.
South Korea held anti-submarine drills Thursday, in conjunction with its U.S. allies offering words of support and warning North Korea not to try attacking again.
Secretary of State Clinton has pledged U.S. support for South Korea's government and its decision to end trade with North Korea.
Wearing her diamond-studded crown, Queen Elizabeth II arrived at Parliament in a gleaming horse-drawn carriage to deliver a message of austerity.
Jamaican security forces gained a tenuous hold on the slum stronghold of a powerful reputed drug lord.
Six people were killed in recent clashes between Muslims and Christians in Nigeria.
Stock markets around the world are down Tuesday amid fresh fears from the European debt crisis.
North Korea announced it would be severing all ties and communication with Seoul in punishment for what it calls a "smear campaign."
South Korea is threatening that North Korea will pay a price for an apparent torpedo attack against one of its warships.
For Jordan Romero, the 13-year-old American who became the youngest climber to summit Mount Everest, it all began with the desire to dream big.
The Jamaican government is in a state of emergency as police in the country battle with local drug gangs.
Radio Esperanza, or Radio Hope, is the first closed-circuit radio station in Central America operating within a prison.
An estimated 250 million Christians lifted their voices to God on the 10th anniversary of the Global Day of Prayer which was observed on Sunday.
A U.S.-born cleric who has encouraged Muslims to kill American soldiers called for the killing of American civilians.
Archaeologists unearthed 57 Egyptian tombs, most with a wooden sarcophagus containing a mummy.
A government crackdown against evangelical Christians is still underway in the central Asian nation of Uzbekistan.
Of the 166 passengers and crew aboard when the plane overshot a hilltop runway and plunged over a cliff at dawn Saturday, 158 were dead. Only eight survived.
Two Sudanese men and a 36-year-old woman from California were abducted Tuesday evening, May 18.
The streets of Bangkok were mostly quiet Thursday after the government used military force to crush recent demonstrations.
The children of a German missionary family who were kidnapped in North Yemen were rescued this week by Saudia Arabian security forces.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said North Korea must face consequences for sinking a South Korean warship.
The president of Mexico called on U.S. leaders to enact immigration changes that "fix a broken and inefficient system" and reduces the causes for migration.
Pakistan's government has blocked access to the video website YouTube because of what it calls "sacrilegious" content.
The mothers of three jailed Americans brought appeals for their freedom to Iran on Wednesday.
North Korea warned that retaliation against accusations they had sunk a South Korean ship last March could trigger war.
On Wednesday, French Justice Minister Michele Alliot-Marie presented a draft law to the Cabinet banning Muslim veils that cover the face.
Insurgents have launched an attack on one of the largest U.S.-controlled military fields in Afghanistan.
Downtown Bangkok has been turned into a bloody, fiery battleground as Thai government troops forced a final violent showdown with militant protestors.
Laura Silsby, the last U.S. missionary behind bars in Haiti for arranging to transport 33 children out of the country, has been set free.
One day after protestors in Bangkok said they would accept a truce, Thai leaders said there would be no cease fire until they return to their camps.
Conservatives and Democrats, which make up the new UK government, are among the critics warning that Britain had been losing its civil liberties.
A massive suicide car bomb ripped through a NATO convoy in Kabul Tuesday, killing six service members, including five American troops.
The Christian community in the Muslim nation of Afghanistan is so small that many residents have never encountered a believer.
Iran has agreed to ship most of its enriched uranium to Turkey, which will then be returned to Iran in the form of fuel rods.
Many of Europe's busiest airports are back up and running, following a weekend of delays due to volcanic ash.
Asian stock markets tumbled in early trading Monday as fresh worries over debt woes in Europe dampened sentiment across the region.
A 16-year-old Australian who braved boat knockdowns and seven months of solitude on a sail around the world set foot on dry land on Saturday.
The Dutch boy who survived the plane crash in Libya arrived back in the Netherlands on a medical evacuation flight.
Thailand's prime minister defended the deadly army crackdown on the Red Shirt protesters besieging the capital.
Eight people have died and more than 100 others have been injured in escalating protests in the streets of Bangkok, Thailand, Friday.
Increased violence in Iraq is raising fears about the country's political instability and the safety of its citizens.
When Britain's political future became uncertain following the country's May 6 elections, hundreds of Christians gathered to pray for their nation.
Gao Zhisheng was last seen in March after a 13-month disappearance at the hands of the Chinese government.
Prosecutors have asked the court to sentence Laura Silsby, the U.S. missionary who tried to take children out of Haiti without proper paperwork, to six months in jail.
The nine-year-old Dutch boy who was the sole survivor of Wednesday's Libyan plane crash had a bittersweet reunion with some of his family members on Thursday.
Indonesian police have reported an al Qaeda-affiliated group plotted to kill the country's leaders and declare an the country an Islamic state.
U.S. intelligence officials say some top al Qaeda agents have been quietly moving in and out of Iran.
Obama and Karzai met in the Oval office, smiled during a joint news conference and shook hands, re-affirming their commitment as strong allies.
Britain's Conservative Party and Liberal Democrats have joined forces to create the country's first coalition government since World War II.
Experts say the Obama administration's goal for talks is to push China to treat its citizens better without angering the communist country that remains vital to U.S. interests.
Officials said everyone on the Afriqiyah Airways Airbus arriving from Johannesburg, South Africa, was killed except a young Dutch boy.
The Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi has added the world's first ever gold dispensing ATM machine.
Shortly after Gordon Brown's resignation, Conservative Party leader David Cameron accepted an invitation from Queen Elizabeth to form a new government.
Traces of explosives were found on a Pakistani man who was summoned to the U.S. Embassy in Chile because his U.S. visa had been revoked.
Israel's foreign minister said N. Korean weapons aboard a plane seized in Bangkok in December were bound for Hamas and Hezbollah.
Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday blamed the church's own sins for the clerical abuse scandal and called for profound purification to end what he called the "greatest persecution" the church has endured.
Morocco is one of the most tolerant Arab Muslim nations. But the U.S. ally raised concerns when it deported dozens of Christian missionaries.
As many as 18 U.S. missiles struck an al Qaeda and Taliban stronghold near the Afghanistan border on Tuesday
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has been preparing a program to lure the Taliban off the battlefield and into peaceful coexistence.
Monday was the deadliest day of the year in Iraq. Almost 100 Iraqis were killed in a series of attacks.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will step down by September as part of a dramatic move to keep his Labour Party in power.
Investors seem to be more confident after European leaders took steps during the weekend to prevent their debt crisis from undermining the euro.
Many Filipinos are hopeful the elections will mark a clean start after decades of corruption.
One Filipino candidate has paid a high price for running against the Ampatuans, a powerful, political dynasty that ruled in Maguindanao for a decade.
For the last 20 years Mark Grantham has dedicated his life to raising funds for the five children he sponsors in Africa and India.
The trip comes as NATO is preparing to launch an assault in southern Kandahar province.
Airlines canceled hundreds of flights across Europe as planes were diverted around a large plume of ash spewed by an Icelandic volcano.
Two explosions tore through Russia's largest underground coal mine, killing at least 12 workers and injuring dozens of others.
Indonesian authorities issued a local tsunami warning on Sunday, following a 7.4-magnitude earthquake.
U.S. missiles killed 10 people in northwestern Pakistan on Sunday, according to Pakistani intelligence officials.
Many flights between Europe and North America were either delayed or canceled on Saturday due to the spreading cloud of volcanic ash, European flight control agency said.
Parliamentary elections in the United Kingdom have left the nation in a political limbo, but Christians are making sure their voice is heard.
Election results indicate Britain's Conservative Party may have won enough votes to form the United Kingdom's next government.
Operation Blessing International is helping some Haitian families get back on their feet after the devastating earthquake struck their island nation in January.
As thousands gathered in protest Thursday in Athens, Greece, lawmakers there approved a bill allowing a financial bailout from the European Union.
A Brazilian archbishop said adolescents are "spontaneously homosexual" and in need of guidance, while society at large is pedophile, according to a Wednesday report.
A magnitude-6.4 earthquake shook southern Peru near the Chilean border late Wednesday.
Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua, 58, died on Wednesday, following a long illness.
The mothers of three American hikers, who are being detained in Iran, have asked Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to free their children.
Angry workers walked off the job in Greece on Wednesday over major spending cuts aimed at saving the country from bankruptcy.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused the U.S. of committing acts of terror and rejected allegations that his country is developing nuclear weapons.
A British judge has said Christian beliefs have no standing in the law, because they can't be proven.
Two bombs exploded near buses full of Christian students in Mosul, Iraq on Sunday.
Two pastors of churches in Uzbekistan were thrown in prison last week for sharing the Gospel.
Pope Benedict XVI all but gave an outright endorsement of the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin on Sunday.