November 2011 Headlines

Pyongyang Univ. a Bridge Between Two Koreas?

The founder of Pyongyang University of Science and Technology hopes to unite North and South Korea through education.  Can it work?

Churches Burned in Nigeria, Four Dead

Eight churches were burned and at least four people were killed in attacks that occurred in the city of Geidam in Nigeria's Yobe state, Nov. 26.

Democracy Question Remains Amid 'Arab Spring'

Nearly one year has passed since demonstrations in Tunisia led to the overthrow of the country's dictator and democratic elections.

UK Withdraws Embassy Staff from Iran after Riots

Britain and the United States have condemned Iran for failing to stop the protesters who stormed the British Embassy in Tehran Tuesday.

Islamists Want Sharia Law in Libya

Libyan Muslim leaders are demanding that Libya's constitution be based on Islamic Sharia law and that anything that violates Islam remain illegal.

Coalition Forces to Withdraw 40,000 from Afghanistan

More Afghan forces will be placed on the front lines as foreign troops start to leave the country, after ten years of war against the Taliban.

Report Says Taliban Lured NATO into Pakistan Raid

Pakistan will boycott an upcoming conference on the future of Afghanistan in protest of a NATO airstrike that accidentally killed 24 Pakistani soldiers Nov. 26.

Islamists Win Majority in Moroccon Elections

An Islamist party has won the majority of the parliamentary elections in the north African country of Morocco - one of the latest victories by Islamists in the Middle East.

Arab League Approves Sanctions against Syria

The move marks the first time in 66 years that the league has punished one of its members.

US, Pakistan Relationship on Shaky Ground

Tension is growing between the United States and Pakistan following a weekend assault by NATO that killed at least 24 Pakistani soldiers.

All Three Arrested US Students Leave Egypt

Three American students arrested during a protest in Cairo caught flights out of Egypt early Saturday.

Egypt New Prime Minister Claims More Powers

Egypt's new prime minister says the military has given him greater powers than his predecessor.

Soles4Souls Launches 'Thanks4Giving' Campaign

Soles4Souls is a charity that gives away free pairs of shoes to people all over the world.

Yemen President Quits after Months of Protests

The president of Yemen agreed Wednesday to step down after 33 years in power.  He's the fourth Arab leader to be toppled in the Middle East this year.

Charity Aid Group Delivers Food, Water to Haitians

Operation Blessing International, the Virginia Beach, Va.-based charity aid organization, is maintaining its presence in the island nation of Haiti.

Fifth Day of Violence in Egypt, Death Toll Rises

Egyptian police and anti-government protesters clashed for a fifth day in Cairo as the United Nations condemned the use of excessive force against the demonstrators.

Egyptians Want More Control Over Their Lives

The protestors who continue to gather in Cairo and other Egyptian cities want civilian control of the country and a shorter timeline for next year's presidential election

Thanksgiving Comes Early for US Troops in Iraq

Troops at Camp Victory celebrated with a traditional Thanksgiving lunch on Sunday.

Egypt Military Holds Crisis Talks as Clashes Grow

As clashes between police and protesters in Cairo escalate, the ruling military council held crisis talks in an effort to defuse growing calls for a "second revolution."

CBN Indonesia TV Program No. 1 in Time Slot

The show targets people in their twenties and includes powerful testimonies and interviews.

Lebanon's Hezbollah Bests CIA at Spy Game

U.S. spies working undercover in Lebanon have been identified and captured by Hezbollah forces, according to the CIA. Some fear the agents will be executed.

Spanish Voters Elect Conservative Party to Lead Gov't

Voters in Spain booted the Socialist Party from power over the weekend and instead chose the conservative Popular Party in an overwhelming and historic victory in the general election.

Death Count Rises in Egyptian Clashes

Three days of violent protests that began Saturday in Cairo's Tahrir Square have left dozens dead and nearly 2,000 injured.    

Hispanic Shift the Salvation of American Christianity?

Young Latinos are shifting their attendance from the traditional Catholic churches they were raised in to varying evangelical and Pentecostal congregations.

Gadhafi Son to be Tried in Libya

Moammar Gadhafi's son and one-time heir apparent will be tried in Libya and not handed over to the International Criminal Court.

Film Shows Dangers Somali Christians Face

At only 15 minutes long, producers hope the film will become an evangelism tool -- something that Somalis could even watch on a cell phone.

Stakelbeck: Filmmakers Take on Radical Islam

Alex Traiman and Harold Rhode are part of the Clarion Fund, a non-profit group dedicated to producing documentaries on the threat of radical Islam.

Gadhafi's Son Seized in Southern Libya

Moammar Gadhafi's son Seif al-Islam - the only wanted member of the ousted ruling family to remain at large - was captured as he traveled with aides in a convoy in Libya's southern desert.

Brotherhood Rallies in Egypt against Military Rule

Tens of thousands of Egyptians rallied in Cairo's Tahrir Square Friday, protesting what they say are attempts by the country's military rulers to reinforce their power.

Islamic Militants Target Kenyan, Somali Christians

Police officials have reported that a grenade attack on a church in eastern Kenya left two people dead, including an 8-year-old girl.

Secretary Clinton Plans Historic Trip to Myanmar

The U.S. and Myanmar are set to begin historic talks next month when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton travels to the country.

Greeks Attend Church Amid Economic Downfall

More Greeks appear to be turning to faith as the country faces economic uncertainty.

Royals Mark 400th Anniversary of King James Bible

England's Queen Elizabeth II took part in a celebration marking the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, Thursday.

US Beefs Up East Asia Ties to Counter China

The president is attending the East Asia summit in Bali as part of a mission to bring U.S. allies closer together to counter the rising power of China in the region.

Syrian Opposition Mounts as Violence Continues

The protests against Syrian President Bashar Assad keep springing up, and government-led tanks keep coming to crush them.

Anglicans Fear UK Church Faces Extinction

While many Anglican churches are in decline, some are not giving up without a fight.

US Expands Military Presence in Australia

As China grows its military, the United States is expanding its military presence in Australia in hopes of strengthening security throughout the region.

Syrian Soldiers Attacked, Killed by Defectors

Defectors from the Syrian army ambushed and killed dozens of soldiers and security forces in the province of Daraa, Monday.

Obama, Candidates Disagree on How to Handle Iran

President Obama is looking to Russia and China for help in thwarting Iran's nuclear weapon plans.

Canada Looks to Asia after Oil Pipeline Delay

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is disappointed with the Obama administration's decision to delay construction of TransCanada Corp.'s $7 billion Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico.

EU Debt Crisis Reaching Financial Meltdown

Now more than ever, the European Union is staring into a financial abyss as more experts are talking about the end of the euro.

Iran Exile Group Claims Blast Hits Missile Base

An Iranian exile group claimed Saturday that a blast near Tehran hit a missile base run by Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Islamist Kills 7, Self in Kazakhstan

A radical Islamist killed seven people, including five law enforcement officers, in a rampage Saturday in Kazakhstan.

Pope: Yes to Adult Stem Cells, No Embryonic

Pope Benedict XVI has reaffirmed his opposition to embryonic stem cell research, saying it's morally wrong no matter how beneficial.

Nigeria Christians Pray for Strength in Persecution

Last year alone, more than 2,000 Christians in Nigeria were killed in clashes with Muslim extremists.

Day of Prayer Highlights Stories of the Persecuted

Christians around the world will gather this Sunday in honor of the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.

Even on Honeymoon, Sekulow Devoted to Others

Jordan and Anna spent the first two days of their married life serving the poorest of the poor with the India outreach group Pehechaan.

Face of Mexico's Drug War Dies in Crash

Mexican Secretary of the Interior Francisco Blake Mora, a leading figure in the country's bloody unpopular war on drug traffickers, died Friday.

Charities Provide Food for Famished Kenya

Operation Blessing provided emergency food and relief to families in refugee camp Kenya as the Horn of Africa is suffering from a severe drought and famine.

Sudan Bombs Camp in S. Sudan: Invasion Near?

South Sudan is blaming Omar Bashir's Islamic regime in Khartoum for bombing a refugee camp in its country.

Believers Kick Off First 'Global Day of Worship'

Organizers say the purpose of the Global Day of Worship is to unite believers worldwide through the adoration of the name of Jesus.

Christians Call on God for the Imprisoned, Tortured

On Sunday, Nov. 13, Christians around the world will join together to ask God to help those imprisoned, tortured, and even killed for their faith.

US Ambassador: Release Condemned Pastor

In a speech at the U.S. Institute for Peace Wednesday, Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook took up Pastor Youcef's cause.

Turkey: Quake Kills at least 7, Dozens Trapped

A strong earthquake rocked eastern Turkey, killing at least seven people in a grim replay of the temblor that devastated the area last month.

Awaiting Justice: Asia Bibi Supporters Call for Mercy

Since 2009, Asia Bibi's husband and children have been forced to live without her.  And because of Pakistan's blasphemy laws, she may soon be killed for her faith.

Saudi Arraigned at Guantanamo in USS Cole Attack

The Saudi man charged with bombing the USS Cole in 2000 appeared before a military court at Guantanamo Bay, Wednesday.

US Commission: Pakistan Schools Teach Hatred

A new government study released Wednesday reveals Pakistan's educational system encourages radical Islam.

UN Report Shows Iran Testing Nuke Weapons

Iran is getting close to developing nuclear weapons, according go to a new report by the International Atomic Energy Agency to be released Wednesday.

Pastor's Death Sentence Highlights Christians' Plight

Despite Iran’s brutal government crackdown on Christianity, more Iranians are now embracing the faith than perhaps at any other time in history.

Holiday Draws Thousands of Muslims in Moscow

More than 100,000 Muslims gathered in Moscow to celebrate the religious holiday Eid al-Adha over the weekend, Moscow police reported.

US: Sect Attacks Possible in Nigerian Capital

U.S. officials warned of more bombings against luxury hotels frequented by foreigners after a radical Muslim group killed more than 100 people in northeastern Nigeria last Friday in a series of attacks.

Stakelbeck on Terror: The Coming Caliphate

CBN News Terrorism Analyst Erick Stakelbeck examines the growing strength of global jihad and the possibility of a new Islamic caliphate or state.

Red Cross: 63 Dead in Nigeria Attacks

A Red Cross official said at least 63 people died in a wave of bombings and shootings carried out in northeast Nigeria overnight.

Churches Open Doors to El Salvador Flood Victims

In El Salvador, floodwaters swept away entire crops of corn, beans and rice, devastating many small farmers.

Storm Battered Mexico Coast Gets Clean Water

Thousands of homes were damaged by the storm that battered Mexico's Caribbean coast last week. Many areas are still without clean drinking water.

Does Iran Already Have a Nuclear Bomb?

A group of experts recently gathered on Capitol Hill to explore whether Iran has gone beyond the development stage in their nuclear weapons program.

US Starts Withdrawing Forces from Iraq

The U.S quietly began withdrawing its military forces from Iraq on Sunday.

Bangkok Residents Evacuate as Flooding Spreads

As floodwaters continue to spread across the Kingdom of Thailand, residents in the capital city of Bangkok are being forced to evacuate their homes.

Plane Makes Belly Landing in Poland

A Boeing 767 traveling from Newark, N.J., was forced to make an emergency landing in Warsaw Tuesday, after the jet's landing gear failed to open.

UN Discovers Evidence of Syria-Pakistan Nuke Ties

The U.N. says a building in Syria closely matches the design of a uranium enrichment plant Moammar Gadhafi tried to build under the guidance of A.Q. Kahn.