January 2013 Headlines
Christians comprise a little more than two percent of India's population. But that has not stopped Pastor R. Abraham from helping transform the lives of thousands in his country.
The wife of Iranian-American Pastor Saeed Abedini said she's focusing her attention on fighting to get her husband released from one of Iran's most brutal prisons.
Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani teen whose defiance of the Taliban almost cost her her life, is in the final stretch of recovery.
Iran is preparing to ramp up its nuclear program, according to an Associated Press report.
Egypt's liberal opposition leader, Mohamed El Baradei, is calling for a broad national dialogue with the Islamist government, all political factions, and the military.
French and Mali army troops made key gains against Islamic operatives in northern Mali in recent days.
An elite Iranian military unit and a terrorist group backed by Iran are stepping up their efforts to attack Western targets.
Donors from a conference held by the African Union have pledged more than $450 million and equipment to help fund the military push against Islamic extremists in Mali.
Egyptian Defense Minister Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi warned his country could be on the brink of collapse if the current protests continue.
People in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta are still homeless due to major flooding.
Pastor Saeed Abedini's wife says she won't stop fighting for her husband's release.
Two years after the bringing down the government of former President Mubarak, Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi is facing a wave of protests.
Many of the 233 victims who died in a nightclub fire in Brazil Sunday were university students under the age of 20.
French and Malian forces pushed toward the fabled desert town of Timbuktu on Sunday, as the two-week-long French mission gathered momentum against the Islamist extremists who have ruled the north for more than nine months.
Egyptian security officials say 27 people have been killed in riots sparked by death sentences given to nearly two dozen soccer fans convicted of violence after a game in Port Said last year.
American Pastor Saeed Abedini, who has been jailed in Iran since September for his faith, is still missing, according to the American Center for Law and Justice.
North Korea warned of "strong physical counter-measures" against its neighbor, South Korea, over U.S.-backed sanctions recently passed by the U.N., only a day after warning of rocket launches and nuclear missile test targeting the U.S.
Pope Benedict XVI told said Thursday that the Catholic Church should embrace social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter to spread faith to the next generation.
As many 30,000 people attended a pro-life vigil in Dublin's Merrion Square recently to oppose any changes to abortion legislation in the Republic of Ireland.
North Korea's top governing body warned Thursday that the regime will conduct its third nuclear test designed to carry warheads aimed at striking the United States.
Despite anti-Semitic remarks by Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, the United States has gone ahead with its gift of four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt.
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi told U.S. senators Wednesday that anti-Semitic remarks he made in a 2010 had been overblown by the U.S. media.
More than four months after the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton faced tough questions from lawmakers.
British Prime Minister David Cameron promised Wednesday to hold a vote on whether or not Britain would stay in the European Union if he is re-elected.
America's top commander in Afghanistan has been cleared of any wrong doing in the case that led to the resignation of former CIA Director Gen. David Patraeus.
Algerian forces continue to scour the Sahara Desert in search of five missing foreigners from last week's natural gas plant attack by Islamist terrorists.
Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi said he is opposed to France's military intervention in Mali fearing that it could create further unrest.
The prosecutor charged Pastor Saeed Abedini with attempting to undermine the Iranian government by creating a network of Christian house churches.
The Syrian government blamed a rebel attack Monday for a blackout that hit much of the country's south overnight.
The death toll from the terrorist siege at a natural gas plant in Algeria has climbed past 80.
Algerian bomb squads scouring a gas plant where Islamist militants took dozens of foreign workers hostage found "numerous" new bodies on Sunday.
In Egypt a court has sentence a woman and her seven children up to 15 years in prison for converting to Christianity.
American leaders are pressuring Iran to free Iranian-American Pastor Saeed Abedini, who faces trial Monday.
Algeria reported late Friday that nearly 100 of 132 kidnapped foreign workers have been freed in the hostage standoff, even as at least one American was confirmed dead.
CBN Indonesia is giving free cleft and hernia surgeries to suffering children, the majority from poor Muslim families.
The United States wants more than an apology from Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi regarding his anti-Semitic rhetoric.
After coming under fire from the Obama administration, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is trying to explain away his racist remarks about Jews in a 2010 speech.
A radical Muslim group in Africa is vowing to attack France in revenge for air strikes the French military launched against them last Friday.
Landmark rulings on the cases of four U.K. Christian workers were both good news and bad news for believers who want to wear their crosses in the workplace.
A highly anticipated new law took effect in Cuba this week, ending the country's hated exit visa requirement causing Cubans to flock to agencies over new visa law.
An Iranian-born American pastor imprisoned in Iran is set to go on trial Monday, Jan. 21.
At least four foreigners and 13 others were wounded after Algerian forces launched an operation to free a group of hostages from their al Qaeda-linked kidnappers.
The Obama administration is considering sending military intelligence assets to help the French fight al Qaeda-linked militants in Mali.
An Iranian-American pastor imprisoned in Iran has been handed over to a judge who is notorious for violating human rights.
Beijing's air pollution kept schoolchildren indoors and sent coughing residents to hospitals Monday, prompting a transparent response from the government.
Thousands of people gathered in central Moscow for a protest against Russia's new law banning Americans from adopting Russian children.
Hundreds of thousands of protesters streamed into Paris on Sunday to oppose the French president's plan for legalizing gay marriage.
In New Delhi, India, a case of gang rape and murder has gained international attention.
President Barack Obama met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai Friday to discuss America's future military role in Afghanistan.
France has sent additional troops to Malli and conducted airstrikes to drive back Islamist rebels threatening a key city.
Christians in African nations are facing a significant increase in persecution, according to Open Doors USA.
Newly re-elected President Hugo Chavez was supposed to be inaugurated January 10th, but is being treated for cancer in Cuba and was too sick to return home for the event.
The man who started Open Doors ministry is challenging Christians to risk their lives to preach the gospel in the Muslim world.
France should be a warning to Americans who have just voted for four more years of big government spending.
In response to protestors, China's local government propaganda authority has reportedly made a deal to relax censorship controlsfor a well-known liberal newspaper.
Officials in the Obama adminstration are pushing for a dramatically reduced force in Afghanistan after 2014.
Venezuelan lawmakers have postponed this week's inauguration for Hugo Chavez, who hasn't been seen since he went to Cuba for cancer treatment.
More than 1.2 billion people don't have access to the Bible in their language. Now, several ministries have joined together to use digital technology to combat the problem.
A two-year-long inquiry has exposed widespread neglect and malpractice that led to the unnecessary deaths of up to 1,200 patients.
Iranian Pastor Youcef Nardarkhani has again been released from jail and is now at home with his family, according to the American Center for Law and Justice.
Child advocates say it's a tragedy: thousands of Thai kids growing up without a parent. It's led some to begin advocating for what's called family-based care.
Syria's President Bashar Assad slammed the West and called for political dialogue to end the fighting and for peace talks to begin, during a rare speech made Monday.
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi appointed Islamists to key posts in his government this weekend.
Prison authorities in Iran reportedly are denying medical care to imprisoned Christian pastor, Benham Irani.
Bashar Assad has outlined a new peace initiative that includes a national reconciliation conference and a new constitution.
Russia's president signed into law a ban on US adoption of Russian orphans. That's creating heartbreak for some would-be parents who are now waiting for their child.
The 15-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban last October has been released from a hospital in the United Kingdom where she was being treated.
Sudanese warplanes bombed Christian villages in the Nuba Mountains during the Christmas season.
A U.S. drone strike in Pakistant has killed senior Taliban commander Mullah Nazir, along with five of his lieutenants.
The president of Nigeria said "the church is one of the main targets" of terrorist attacks by the radical Islamic group Boko Haram.
The United Nations estimates that more than 60,000 people have been killed in the Syrian civil war, which is much higher than recent estimates by anti-regime activists.
The Arabic news network Al-Jazeera has bought U.S. cable channel Current TV, co-founded by former Vice President Al Gore.
A statue of Adolph Hitler in the former Warsaw Ghetto is stirring outrage. Thousands of Polish Jews died when the Nazi regime razed the ghetto and sent survivors to the death camps.
Gennady Terkun, a former Satanist and Russian hit man, has been on a mission to bring peace to the southwest corner of Russia.
Five female teachers and two aid workers shot by Islamic gunmen New Year's Day were buried Wednesday in Pakistan.
The Taliban is comparing the United States' withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan to America's pullout from Vietnam in the 1970s.