September 2011 Headlines

Fighting the Ghosts of Bosnia with Love, Hope

Nearly two decades after Bosnia witnessed the horrors of war, one woman's mission is to help heal the wounds of the past by giving children hope for the future.

Bible 'Balloon Offensive' Floats into North Korea

A group of South Korean Christians is using an unusual aerial offensive to encourage North Korea's secret believers.

Stakelbeck on Terror: Muslim Brotherhood's Growing Influence

On this week's special episode of Stakelbeck on Terror, a panel of experts examine the Muslim Brotherhood's growing power in 2011.

Haiti Quake Survivors Make, Sell Jewelry Line

On a recent visit to Haiti, CBN News found a unique undertaking that's providing jobs and hope for some of the people.

Above the Law? German Agency Destroying Families

A CBN news investigation shows repeated human rights violations by the German government toward its own people. And the European Union is about to get involved.

Missionary Sam Childers Featured in New Movie

Sam Childers once lived a life of bar fights, alcohol, and drugs. But an encounter with Jesus Christ changed him - and his life's mission forever.

'Nefarious' Docu-Drama Unmasks Global Sex Trade

Benjamin Nolot seeks to unmask the dark secrets of the modern day sex trade in his new docu-drama "Nefarious: Merchant of Souls."

Christians Unite to Support Iranian Pastor

Christians around the world are rallying behind efforts to free Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, who's facing the death penalty in Iran after refusing to deny his faith.

Yemen: Key Al Qaeda Cleric Al-Awlaki Killed

The Yemeni government announced Friday that the U.S.-born al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki has been killed in an air strike in eastern Yemen.

Pressure Increases as Iranian Pastor Faces Death

The Iranian regime is under increasing pressure to release the Christian pastor facing execution for refusing to recant his religious beliefs.

Mini-Noah's Ark Created for Japan's Next Disaster

A small company in Japan is preparing for any future tsunamis in a somewhat biblical way by developing a miniature version of Noah's Ark.

Disabled Haitians Blessed with Gift of Mobility

CBN's Operation Blessing International is working with the non-profit group Free Wheelchair Mission to bring mobility to Haiti's disabled residents.

Top US Envoy Attacked by Mob in Syria

The Obama administration blamed the Syrian government for the incident, saying the attack is part of a larger attempt to intimidate U.S. diplomats in the country.

Death Sentence Still Stands for Iran Pastor

Iranian Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani's lawyer said the reports of his death penalty being overturned are false. The White House has also condemned Iran for its actions.

Suicide Bomber Wounds Dozens in Indonesia

A suicide bomber blew himself up inside an Indonesian church on Sunday, as hundreds were leaving a worship service.

Swiss Lawmakers Consider Burqa Ban

The lower house of parliament approved the burqa ban by a 101-77 vote, Wednesday. Now, the veil decision goes to the upper house.

Baby Joseph Dies at Home with Family

The Canadian boy known by millions as Baby Joseph, whose parents' struggle to keep him alive sparked an international end-of-life debate, has died. He was less than 2 years old.

Iran to Pastor: Renounce Christ or Die

Iran's supreme court will hold a hearing Wednesday to give Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani one last opportunity to recant his faith in Christ before executing him.

Deadly Typhoon Submerges Manila Neighborhoods

A powerful typhoon that hit the Philippines submerged entire neighborhoods in Manila.

Poll: US Popularity at Low Point in Arab World

Arab American James Zogby has been polling about America's popularity in the Arab world since 2000, and he says approval is currently at a low point.

Indonesia Violence: 'Something Radically Wrong'

Christians often face persecution in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country. But other Muslims have also been attacked by radical Islamists in their own country.

Orphan's Promise Provides Congo Safe Haven

The Christian Broadcasting Network's Orphan's Promise ministry is working to provide a safe haven for girls in the Congo, where brutality and rape against women and children continues.

Saudi King: Women Can Vote in Four Years

Saudi King Abdullah announced Sunday that women will be allowed to vote in local elections, beginning in 2015.

UK Government Looks to Legalize Gay Marriage

The British government wants to legalize same-sex marriage by 2015, but the proposed change is expected to face opposition from traditional conservatives.

CBN News Gives Rare Look at Libyan Church

As rebel fighters close in on Moammar Gadhafi, many wonder what will become of Christians in the north African country.

No Survivors in Nepal Plane Crash

All 19 people aboard a plane attempting to land in Nepal were killed when the aircraft hit a rooftop and broke apart.

Two Americans Released by Iran Head Home

Two Americans freed from an Iranian prison were believed to be on a flight heading to the United States on Sunday from Oman.

President Saleh Returns to Yemen

President Saleh returned Friday to the Yemeni capital after more than three months of medical treatment in Saudi Arabia.

Dozens Walk Out on Ahmadinejad During UN Speech

The United States criticized Iran's president for resorting to 'anti-semitic slurs and despicable conspiracy theories' during his speech to the United Nations.

Freed US Hikers United with Loved Ones

One day after being freed from an Iranian prison, the two American hikers are spending their first day of freedom with their families Thursday.

Typhoon Targets Japan's Disaster Zone

A powerful typhoon pummeled Tokyo Wednesday and is now taking aim at Japan's tsunami-ravaged northeastern coast.

American Hikers Jailed in Iran Set Free on Bail

Two Americans jailed in Iran were released Wednesday after being held captive for more than two years by the Islamic republic on charges of espionage.

Obama: Peace Talks Only Road for Statehood

President Obama, hoping head off a diplomatic showdown at the U.N., reiterated the U.S. position that peace talks were the Palestinians' only hope for statehood.

Turban Bomber Kills Ex-Afghan President Rabbani

Former president of Afghanistan Burhanuddin Rabbani and four of his body guards were killed in a suicide bomb explosion at his home Tuesday in Kabul.

Car Bomb Kills Three in Turkey

A car bomb was detonated near a high school in Ankara, Turkey Tuesday, killing three people and wounding 34 others.

Obama Praises Gadhafi Opposition at UN Meeting

In remarks at a high-level UN meeting on Libya, President Obama praised the efforts of the nation's oppositional forces to end Gadhafi's 40-year rule.

Four Earthquakes Rock Guatemala

Four earthquakes in less than two hours killed at least one person in Guatemala Monday.

Interfaith Envoy Returns from Iran, Minus Hikers

A U.S. religious envoy returned from Iran empty-handed Monday after holding talks with Ahmadinejad about the release of two American hikers jailed as spies.

Britain Pushes to Legalize Gay Marriage by 2015

British government officials announced plans Monday to legalize same-sex marriage within the next four years.

Will Graham in UK for First Time Mission

Evangelist Will Graham, grandson of Billy Graham, is in the United Kingdom this week for his first ever mission trip to the country.

UK Police Arrest Seven in Terror Raid

British police arrested a group of suspected Islamic extremists, in a large anti-terror operation Monday.

Powerful Quake Strikes India, Nepal, China

A powerful earthquake across the Himalayan region straddling India, Nepal and China killed at least 55 people when it struck Sunday night.

Summit: 'No Future for Christianity If Kids Not Reached'

The need for new tools and strategies to reach a new generation has drawn more than 1,000 leaders from 93 nations for the 4/14 Window Global Summit III.

Clinton: Religious Rights Still Top US Concern

People of faith are still in danger in many parts of the world and on Tuesday that message was echoed by the U.S. Department of State.

Key Al Qaeda Leader Killed in CIA Drone Strike

Abu Hafs al Shahri, al Qaeda's chief of operations in Pakistan, was killed this week in a CIA Drone strike in Waziristan, according to U.S. officials.

Indonesia Sends Troops to Stop Sectarian Fighting

Fighting between Muslims and Christians left five people dead and more than 150 wounded in the Maluku provincial capital of Ambon.

Astronauts Land Safely in Kazakhstan

A Russian Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts from the International Space Station touched down safely Friday in Kazakhstan.

Operation Blessing Provides Boats to Japan Fishermen

CBN's Operation Blessing International delivered 40 boats to Japanese fisherman affected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

French, Greek, German Leaders Hold Greek Talks

Greece is an "integral" part of the eurozone, the leaders of Greece, France and Germany said in an emergency teleconference Wednesday night.

Taliban Fighters Attack US Embassy in Kabul

Taliban fighters in Afghanistan fired on the U.S. Embassy and NATO headquarters in Kabul on Tuesday.

Rain Compounding Pakistan Relief Efforts

More rain has added to the misery in Pakistan where floods have killed more than 200 people and left 200,000 homeless.

Pakistan: Al Qaeda's Al Zawahri has 'Migrated'

Al Qaeda's new leader, Ayman al Zawahri, has reportedly moved to either Yemen or Somalia.

Iran Judiciary: Hikers' Bail under Consideration

The two American hikers imprisoned in Iran may be held a bit longer while Iran's powerful judiciary reviews their offer for bail.

Kidnapped Canadian Boy Safely Returned Home

A Canadian family in Canada is rejoicing after their kidnapped son was returned to them unharmed early Sunday.

Iran: American Hikers Could Be Freed on Bail

Iran plans to free the two American hikers held on spy-related charges in a humanitarian gesture.

New Iran Nuke Intel Has IAEA Chief 'Concerned'

The International Atomic Energy Agency chief said he was "increasingly concerned" about new intelligence that Tehran may be experimenting with nuclear warheads.

Afghan Suicide Bomber Wounds Dozens of US Troops

Seventy-seven U.S. troops were wounded when a Taliban suicide bomber blew up his bomb-laden truck at the entrance to a coalition base on Saturday.

Pakistan Still Suffering One Year after Major Flood

It was the worst flood in Pakistan's history. Monsoon rains from July through September 2010 caused flooding that claimed the lives of nearly 2,000 people.

Bomb at US Base Reminder of Raging Afghan War

A powerful Taliban truck bomb wounded 77 American soldiers and killed five Afghans outside a combat outpost Sunday.

After 9/11: Why Muslim Outreach Must Continue

Tom Doyle, the Middle East director of e3 Partners ministry, recently spoke to CBN News about why Muslim outreach must continue.

Israeli PM Condemns Embassy Attack in Egypt

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the overnight attack on his country's embassy in Cairo, saying it inflicted a "severe injury to the fabric of peace."

In New Audio, Gadhafi Denies He Fled Libya

From hiding, Moammar Gadhafi denied rumors that he fled Libya, vowed "never to leave the land of his ancestors."

Kiloton Threat: Nuclear Iran a Runaway Train?

Iran's president has said his country's nuclear program is 'a train with no brakes.' So what would a nuclear-armed Iran mean for the Middle East and the world?

Bombings in India, Pakistan Kill, Injure Dozens

Ten people died and 45 were injured in a terror bombing in India, while twin suicide bombings in Pakistan killed 23 people.

Helicopters Deliver Aid to Typhoon-Battered Japan

Helicopters are flying in aid to Japanese communities isolated by the weekend typhoon that left at least 37 people dead and 54 missing.

Australia Strikes Christ's Birth as History Marker

Australian history books will no longer use Jesus' birth as a reference point for dates, to the outrage of some religious and political leaders.

Gadhafi Loyalists Flee to Neighboring Niger

Whether the embattled leader will join the convoy en route to Burkina Faso, where he has been offered asylum, is yet unknown.

Orphan's Promise Changes Live of Ukraine Kids

CBN's Orphan's Promise is changing lives in the Ukraine through summer camps for children in orphanages.

Search Underway after Killer Typhoon Rocks Japan

Rescue workers combed the west coast of Japan Monday after the worst typhoon in seven years hit the island nation, killing more than a dozen people.

Documents Links Libyan Spy Head, CIA

The CIA worked closely with the regime of Moammar Gadhafi, sharing tips and handing over terror suspects for interrogation.

Iran Frees Pastor after Year in Prison

A Dutch-Iranian pastor sentenced prison for sharing his faith has been freed by Iranian authorities after serving 359 days in jail.

Group Offers Free Bible App in 500+ Languages

Modern technology is bringing more opportunities to spread the gospel, and the group "Faith Comes by Hearing" is taking full advantage.

With No Hands, Man Teaches Others to Farm

Bambay Sawaneh was a teenage farmer's son in Sierra Leone, Africa, when rebels attacked and left him for dead.

Aid Group Supports Sudan Leper Colony

Operation Blessing International is helping people suffering from the effects of leprosy in South Sudan.

WikiLeaks: Breach Exposed Unredacted US Cables

WikiLeaks' massive archive of unredacted U.S. State Department cables had been exposed in a security breach.