August 2013 Headlines

Crisis of Conscience: Anti-Semite Learns He's a Jew

What do you do when you learn you're the very thing you hated? CBN News reports from Budapest on one man's crisis and amazing transformation.

CBN's 'Superbook' Airs on Top Indonesian Network

CBN's "Superbook" will soon be seen on television screens in the world's largest Muslim country.

Syrian Christian Ministers to Countrymen via TV

In the midst of suffering and civil war, a Syrian Christian is ministering to his countrymen via TV.

Syrian Christians Brace for Strike, Ask for Prayer

As Syrians brace themselves for a possible U.S. military attack, many of the county's Christians are praying for divine intervention.

Christian 'Gap Year' Pushes Teens Beyond the Margins

As many high school graduates head to college this fall, a growing number take a year off instead. It's called a "gap year" and some of America's top universities support it.

Egyptian Christian Leader: 'Shame on Obama'

An Egyptian Christian leader is calling out President Barack Obama and his administration for not speaking against the persecution of the Church by the Muslim Brotherhood.

Mob Destroys India Church, Beats Up Pastor

A mob of 1,000 people destroyed a church building under construction in northern India and beat up its pastor.

President Obama: No Boots on the Ground in Syria

There is human and satellite evidence to prove Syria used a chemical nerve agent in attacks on its people, the Obama administration announced Friday.

Most Egyptians Reject Muslim Brotherhood

The majority of Egyptians do not want the Muslim Brotherhood involved in their society or in politics.

US, Allies Mull Legality of Military Strike on Syria

President Obama said there is no doubt that the Syrian government used chemical weapons on its own people and that a response would send a "strong signal."

Kerry Calls Iran to Free Saeed, Two Other Americans

Secretary of State John Kerry is asking Iran to release three U.S. citizens, including Pastor Saeed Abedini, who has been sentenced to eight years in Iran's brutal Evin prison.

Weakened Brotherhood Pushing for More Protests

Egypt's weakened Muslim Brotherhood is calling out for nationwide protests on Friday.

Firefighters Use Backfire to Contain Yosemite Blaze

Firefighters are making progress against the rim fire near Yosemite National Park.

Early Risers Bringing Spiritual Awakening to Cartegena

Hundreds of Colombians are choosing to get out of bed in the pre-dawn hours to walk the streets and pray passionately for their city.

Torture, Prison: Iran Continues Christian Crackdown

The persecution of Christians continues across Iran. At least 13 Christians have been arrested since July, but the charges against them remain unknown.

Syria Strike: Mideast Preps for 'Nightmare Scenario'

Strong words are coming from the Obama administration as the United States moves closer to a military response in Syria.

Envoy to Seek Release of Missionary Held in N. Korea

A special envoy will travel to North Korea this week to seek the release of jailed American Christian Kenneth Bae.

Defense Sec. Hagel Says US 'Ready to Go' on Syria

Judging from the rhetoric coming out of the mouths of Western leaders, the United STates and its allies appear to have already decided to attack Syria.

Pakistani Girl Shot by Taliban Honored with Peace Prize

The Pakistani girl who survived a Taliban assasination attempt last year is being given the prestigious International Children's Peace Prize.

Two More States Set to Ban Conversion Therapy

New York and Massachusetts could be the next states to ban conversion therapy, the treatment method therapists use to help kids overcome unwanted attraction to people of the same sex.

West Mulls Action on Syria; UN Inspectors Fired On

U.N. inspectors in Syria said they were fired upon "deliberately and multiple times" as they tried to investigate the scene of a chemical weapons attack that killed hundreds.

Iran Rejects Saeed's Appeal, Family 'Devastated'

An Iranian court has rejected the appeal of Saeed Abedini, the American pastor jailed in Iran for his Christian faith, according the ACLJ.

Islamist Leaders Offer to End to Egypt Protests

Leaders of the lslamist groups Gamaa Islamiya and Islamic Jihad are proposing an end to the deadly protests in Egypt.

U.S. Official:Chemical Weapons Likely Used In Syria

A senior administration official said Sunday there is "very little doubt" that a chemical weapon was used by the Syrian regime against civilians in an incident that killed at least 100 people last week, but added that the president had not yet decided how to respond.

Tale of Two Regimes: Mubarak, Brotherhood on Trial

Egyptian courts heard separate cases Monday - one against deposed President Hosni Mubarak and the other against top leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Egyptian Christians, Muslims March against Obama

Hundreds of Egypt protestors, many of them Coptic Christians, rallied in D.C., outraged over President Barack Obama's support of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Obama Seeks More Evidence in Syrian WMD Attack

President Barack Obama is calling the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria a "big event of grave concern."

Philippines Flooding: 'The Water Was Up to My Neck'

The Philippines' capital is underwater as torrential rains brought massive flooding to Manila this week.

Mubarak Out, Is Egypt Returning to Old Regime?

The military-backed Egyptian government ignited more tension Thursday with by releasing ousted President Hosni Mubarak from prison.


Nigeria Military: Boko Haram Leader May Be Dead

Nigeria's military says the leader of a vicious Islamic terrorist group may be dead.

Ministry Airlifts Persecuted Christians Out of Sudan

Christians facing persecution in the Republic of Sudan are being flown out of the country.

Hindu Extremists Attack Christian Family in India

A Christian family was recently attacked by Hindu extremists in Rajasthan, India.

Egypt's Mubarak Release Could Fuel More Unrest

Although officials say an Egyptian court ordered ex-President Hosni Mubarak be released, it's still unclear whether prosecutors will appeal the decision.

Brotherhood Crackdown Continues, US May Cut Aid

The Egyptian government is continuing its crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, arresting more of the terror group's top leaders and allies.

'Poison Gas' Claims in Syria Crossing Obama's Red Line?

In Syria, there are reports of at least 100 casualties following an alleged "poison gas" attack near the capital.

Young Syria Refugee: 'I Waited with Blood-Soaked Clothes'

As fighting in Syria rages on, there appears to be no end in sight to the humanitarian crisis. CBN, with a Lebanese aid organization, is helping relieve some of the stress.

Fmr. Soviet Republics Limit Religious Freedom

Evangelical Christians and other minority faiths are targets for persecution in several former Soviet republics.

Fmr. Pakistan President Charged in Bhutto Murder

The former president of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, has been charged in connection with the assassination of Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

Guardian: UK Agents Destroyed NSA Leak Drives

The Guardian newspaper says British agents destroyed their newsroom hard drives after they began publishing revelations from NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

Germany Introduces Third Gender Designation

Germany will be the first country in Europe to introduce an "indeterminate" gender designation on birth certificates.

India Legislature OK's Anti-Christian Conversion Bill

Converting to Christianity without government permission could soon be a crime in one state in India.

Egypt Increases Security Before Pro-Morsi Protests

Egyptian authorities raided the homes of Muslim Brotherhood members Sunday in an apparent attempt to disrupt the group ahead of planned mass rallies.

From Outcast to Evangelist, An Ethiopian's Story

Tariku Fufa was a 13-year-old asthmatic boy when his father evicted him from the house for becoming a Christian.

New Zealand Rocked by 6.5 Earthquake

Officials in central New Zealand are assessing the damage caused by a 6.5 magnitude earthquake that struck the nation Friday.

Death Toll Rises as Egypt Clears Pro-Morsi Camps

The death toll is on the rise in Egypt as riot police moved in to clear camps filled with people pushing for ousted President Mohammed Morsi to be reinstated.

US Ready to Bargain with N. Korea for Bae's Release

The United States is willing to engage North Korea to secure the release of imprisoned American Christian Kenneth Bae.

ACLJ: Pastor Saeed Fainting from Prison Injuries

The American pastor imprisoned in Iran is suffering from increasing pain from his internal injuries.

State Dept. Calls for N. Korea to Free US Missionary

The U.S. State Department is calling on North Korea to immediately release American tour guide and missionary Kenneth Bae.

Boko Haram Suspected in Nigeria Mosque Massacre

Islamic terrorists in Nigeria are suspected in the massacre of 44 people praying in a mosque.

N. Korea Transfers Jailed Missionary to Hospital

Kenneth Bae, a Korean-American missionary detained in North Korea for the past nine months, has been transferred from a labor camp to a hospital.

Muslims Bomb Christian Homes, Church in Egypt

Angry Muslims tossed gasoline bombs into a Christian church and four Christian homes in southern Egypt over the weekend, wounding 15 people.

US Embassies to Reopen

Eighteen of the 19 U.S. embassies and consulates that were closed in the Middle East and Africa because of a terrorist threat will reopen Sunday, the State Department says.

New Bombing Wave Leaves 69 Dead in Iraq

A wave of car bombings, mainly targeting cafes and markets around the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, killed 69 people celebrating the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Egypt Christian: Islamists Threatening 'Slaughter'

Sixteen human rights groups are warning that more violence is about to erupt against Egypt's Christians.

UK Teens Severely Burned in Zanzibar Acid Attack

Two young British school teachers in Zanzibar are being treated for severe burns Friday after being attacked with acid.

US Ramps Up Drone War amid Global Terror Alert

The United States has escalated its drone war in Yemen, killing 12 terror suspects in three strikes Thursday.

Chinese Underground Church Hero Dies at 88

You may not know the name Samuel Lamb, but he was a hero of the Christian faith for millions of believers inside and outside of China.

Obama Pledges $195M More in Aid to Syria

President Barack Obama has pledged more than $195 million in additional humanitarian aid for Syria.

Detained American's Health Dwindles in N. Korea Prison

The family of an American detained in North Korea for the past nine months is renewing calls for his release amid growing concerns about his health.

Suspected US Drone Kills Terrorists in Yemen

A suspected U.S. drone strike has killed another seven alleged al Qaeda terrorists in southern Yemen Wednesday.

Egypt Christians Allege Torture Under Morsi Regime

The torture allegations come as no surprise to Egyptians demonstrators brutally beaten by pro-Morsi Islamists.

Gay Couple Sues to Wed in Church of England

A famous British couple is suing the Church of England so they can get married there.

Govt. Files Criminal Charges in Benghazi Attack

The Justice Department has filed criminal charges in last year's deadly terror attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Massive Fire Shuts Down Kenya's Largest Airport

A massive fire shut down East Africa's largest airport in Nairobi, Kenya, forcing planes to divert to other cities.

State Department Evacuates US Embassy in Yemen

Under the cover of darkness and high security, the United States has now evacuated almost all of its personnel from Yemen on an Air Force C-17.

Escaped Python Kills Two Boys in Canada

Two young boys in New Brunswick, Canada, were killed Monday by an escaped python.

US Embassies May Remain Closed Till End of Week

U.S. embassies in 19 cities across the Middle East and North Africa remain on lockdown Monday and may remain so through the end of the week.

CIA Ops Were on the Ground During Benghazi Attack

Dozens of CIA operatives were on the ground in Benghazi, Libya, the night of last year's Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate, according to a new CNN report.

Al Qaeda Leader: Morsi Abandoned Jihad for America

Al Qaeda's leader is condemning the overthrow of President Morsi, but also blaming the ousted Egyptian leader for trying to "satisfy America" by abandoning jihad.