May 2013 Headlines

'Truth Unlocked' Reveals Keys to Evangelizing Muslims

A new DVD series called "Truth Unlocked" is reminding Christians that they're called to minister to Muslims and helping them replace fear with love.

Scientist Fired for Believing Jesus Heals

A professor at a Catholic University is fired for his faith.

'Shocking' Report Out on Christians Killed for Faith

The Vatican representative to the United Nations says 100,000 Christians around the world are killed every year for their faith.

Russian Arms Shipment Arrives in Syria

The Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad just got a big weapons boost from Russia.

Iraqi Christians Face Tough Times Amidst Violence

The nation of Iraq is awash in violence. More than 500 people have been killed there in just the last month.

Pastor Youssef Shares Gospel in Muslim Indonesia

For three days, with music and prayer, Pastor Michael Youssef brought a message of God's love to Indonesians in the city of Jakarta.

Sudan's 'Lost Boy' Finds God, Changes Nation

Thousands of former Sudanese revolutionary soldiers have immigrated to the United States. But one soldier, John Garang, stayed to build a new nation.

 

Nigeria Legislators Ban Gay Marriage

Nigeria's House of Representatives voted to ban same-sex marriage and outlaw any groups that actively support gay rights.

Ala. City Council Rejects Islamic Center Expansion

The Mobile, Ala., City Council unanimously blocked the expansion of an Islamic center Tuesday, citing traffic concerns.

Egyptian Bill May Stifle Work of Aid Organizations

Amnesty International is denouncing the bill, saying it will be a "death blow" to civil society. The disputed measure is aimed at non-governmental organizations or NGOs.

France Celebrates First Same-Sex Marriage

France broadcast its first gay marriage live on public television.

New 'Superbook' Episodes Premier in the Philippines

New episodes of CBN's Superbook recently premiered in the Philippines. Filipino fans of Superbook flocked to the free cinema screening of its new edition.

EU Lifts Syria Embargo, Sparking Fears of Arms Race

The European Union's decision to lift its arms embargo on Syria is raising concerns about a new arms race in that country's civil war.

Imprisoned Chinese Pastor near Death

It's life and death struggle for an imprisoned house church leader in China.

Thousands in France Protest New Gay Marriage Law

Tens of thousands of French demonstrators took to the streets of Paris Sunday to protest the nation's new law that redefines marriage.

Suspect in Brit Soldier's Murder Arrested in 2010

U.K. authorities say one of the suspects in last week's deadly attack on a British soldier was arrested in Kenya in 2010.

Operation Blessing Restores W. African Orphanage

While Operation Blessing teams deployed to Moore, Okla. following last week's devastating tornado, halfway around the world OB teams helped repair a West African orphanage.

Syria's Government To Attend Proposed Peace Talks

Syria says it will attend proposed peace talks

'Friend' of suspect in UK slaying arrested

'Friend' of suspect in UK slaying arrested

Autistic Missionary Overcoming Odds, Serving God

Steve Kunkel grew up an "MK." Missionary Kid for those may not recognize the nick-name.

American Missionary Mysteriously Disappears in Africa

American missionary Jerry Krause has been missing for nearly two months.

London Beheading Part of a Wider Terror Plot?

British authorities want to know if two men who hacked a British soldier to death outside an army barracks in London Wednesday were part of a wider terror plot.

Fmr UK Archbishop: Cameron 'Betrayed' Christians

A recent poll shows two thirds of Christians in the United Kingdom believe they are a persecuted minority.

Iranian Authorities Arrest Everyone in Tehran Church

The Farsi Christian News Network reports that Islamic security agents entered the church premises, arrested everyone present, and confiscated church materials.

Christian, Jewish Persecution Up in Muslim Nations

The U.S. State Department's International Religious Freedom Report for 2012 shows persecution against Christians and Jews is on the rise today, especially in Muslim countries.

Pastor Saeed: Thanks for 'Praying for My Freedom'

American Pastor Saeed Abedini's family had another successful visit this week at the infamous Evin prison.

 

Terrorist Attack in London Ends with 'Beheading'

An alleged terrorist attack has left one man beheaded and two injured in southeast London.

Five Benghazi Suspects Identified - So What Next?

U.S. Intelligence officials are electronically monitoring five men suspected in last year's attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

UK Prime Minister Under Fire for Gay Marriage Bill

A push to legalize gay marriage in the United Kingdom is creating a stir both inside and outside parliament.

State Sec'y Kerry Tackles Benghazi, Syria

Secretary of State John Kerry says the Obama administration will do everything possible to protect U.S. diplomats serving overseas.

Christians Remain Targets as Nigeria Violence Grows

Christians warn they are the main target of ongoing violence in Nigeria's restive northeast.

Nigeria Orders Curfew in Extremist Neighborhoods

Nigeria's military declared a weekend curfew in the spiritual home of Boko Haram, the Muslim group that has killed hundreds of Christians.

Captive in Iran: Women Share Horrors of Evin Prison

Two Iranian women -- Maryam Rustampoor and Marzieh Amirizadeh -- are telling their story of persecution in Iran's Evin Prison.

 

Saeed, Family Visit for First Time Since Solitary

The American Pastor Saeed Abedini jailed in Iran has seen his family for the first time since being released from solitary confinement.

Boko Haram Kills Nigerian Pentecostal Leader

Boko Haram terrorists are believed responsible for the murder of a popular Pentecostal pastor in Nigeria. Faye Pama was the Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria, North East zone.

 

UN Condemns Assad, Calls for 'Political Transition'

The U.N. General Assembly called for a “political transition” in Syria and condemned the Assad regime for its use of heavy weapons in populated areas.

Militants Turn Nigeria into Christian Killing Field

Last year more Christians were killed in Nigeria than any other country. The onslaught of bombings made Nigeria the nation with the highest Christian death toll.

GOP Calls for Depositions in Benghazi Probe

Republicans are calling for an independent investigation of last year's Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, left four Americans dead.

Fmr. Pakistani PM Sharif Returns to Power

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Shaif is set to return to office after an overwhelming victory in weekend parliamentary elections.

Obama Vows to Work with Britain on Syria

President Obama vowed Monday to work with Britain to pressure the Syrian government to end its bloody civil war, calling the violence there appalling.

Diplomat Stands by Report that Clinton Not to Blame

The seasoned diplomat who penned a highly critical report on security at a U.S. outpost in Benghazi, Libya, defended his assessment but absolved then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Election Day Attacks in Pakistan

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has declared victory following an election marred by violence today.Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has declared victory following an election marred by violence Saturday.

Pastor Saeed Released from Solitary Confinement

Saeed Abedini, a U.S. pastor imprisoned for his faith in Iran, has been released from solitary and returned to the general population of Evin Prison.

Pro-Family Groups Gather for World Congress of Families

This week members of more than 95 pro-family groups from across the globe will gather in Sydney, Australia, for the seventh World Congress of Families.

Six Arrests Made in Tanzania Church Attack

Tanzanian police have arrested six people, including four Saudi Arabians, in the investigation of a church bombing in Arusha.

Crucified Again: The New Islamic War on Christians

Like a drum beat echoing throughout the Islamic world, Christians are the targets of violence. Now one man is seeking expose this humanitarian crisis.

EU Leader: Federal Europe to Become 'a Reality'

Jose Manuel Barroso, the most powerful leader in the European Union, says Europe will become a united political federation within the next few years.

Whistleblowers: Not Enough Done to Stop Libya Attack

Three witnesses told a House panel not enough was done to prevent the deaths of four Americans in  attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Benghazi Whistleblowers Offer Emotional Testimony

In emotional testimony before a House panel, three key witnesses said they suspected last year's Benghazi attack was terrorism from the beginning.

Pastor Saeed Spends Birthday in Solitary

Saeed Abedini, an American pastor imprisoned in Iran, turns 33 today.

Kerry Urges Russia to Toughen Stance on Syria

Secretary of State John Kerry met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow Tuesday to convince the president he needs to take a tougher stance against Syria.

N. Korea Vows to Strike South Korean Islands

North Korea is once again threatening the United States and South Korea -- this time over joint naval drills taking place in the Yellow Sea.

Whistleblower: Benghazi a Terror Attack from 'Get-Go'

Three State Department officials will testify that the White House misled the country on what happened at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Pentagon Accuses China of US Cyber-Attacks

The Obama administration is accusing China's military of carrying out computer-based attacks against the United States.

 

Islamic Protests in Bangladesh Turn Deadly

At least 20 people were killed in Bangladesh as Islamic protestors took to the streets Monday, demanding the government to enforce strict Islamic law.

Malaysia Investigates Death of American Pastor

Authorities in Malaysia are investigating the death of an American pastor in Kuala Lampur.

Dozens Injured in Deadly Tanzania Church Attack

A bomb blast at a church in the African nation of Tanzania killed one woman and injured dozens more.

Extremism Blamed for Religious Minority Persecution

The rise of religious extremism is largely to blame for an increase in persecution of religious minorities around the world, according to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

US Calls N. Korea to Release American from Prison

A Korean-American has been sentenced to 15 years hard labor in a North Korean prison.

April Deadliest Month in Iraq in Five Years

While much of the United States was focused on the violence in Syria and Boston last month, attacks were soaring in Iraq.