November 2013 Headlines

Trafficked: 'Won't Cooperate? We'll Hurt Your Child'

The sex slave trade is a global industry that's getting worse. Sex slaves never get a break and if they don't keep up their quota, even their children will pay a price.

Pastor Who Lost His Kids: 'God Will Not Forsake Us'

Aid is still urgently needed several weeks after super Typhoon Haiyan battered the central Philippines.

Christian B&B Owners Lose Case Over Gay Couple

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom has dismissed the case of Christian owners of a bed and breakfast who refused to accommodate a gay couple.

White House Pleads with Iran for Americans' Release

The White House is pleading with Iran for the release of three American hostages, including Pastor Saeed Abedini.

Afghanistan Won't Sign Security Agreement with US

Afghan President is refusing to sign a security agreement with the U.S. that would allow some U.S. forces to train Afghan security forces after most foreign troops withdraw next year.


Relief Finally Reaching Remote Philippines Villages

While aid continues to reach more typhoon stricken areas in the Philippines, people are still going hungry, especially in remote areas.

Egypt: No Gatherings of 10 or More Without Approval

Egypt's interim president has recently banned public gatherings of more than 10 people without prior government approval.

ACLJ: Obama Admin. Betrayed Pastor Saeed, Others

The ACLJ is disappointed with the Obama administration for not making the release of Pastor Saeed Abendini and other imprisoned Americans part of deal with Iran.

Death Threats Force Children's Center to Close

A children's center in eastern India is being forced to close because of threats to the Christians operating it.

CBN to Launch 'Superbook' in Former Soviet Union

CBN is working to launch "Superbook" in the former Soviet Union.

North Korea Detains 85-Year-Old American Veteran

North Korea has detained another American, this time an 85-year-old veteran of the Korean War.

Muslim Leader Warns against Christian Persecution

A foreign office minister in the United Kingdom warned that Christians in parts of the world face extinction because of violence against them.

Jewish Hospital Won't Comply with Religious Symbol Ban

Montreal's Jewish General Hospital says it won't comply with a new bill that would ban religious symbols on public employees, including hospital workers.

Kerry Joins Geneva's Iran Nuclear Deal Talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry joins other world leaders in Geneva who are hoping to make progress in Iran Nuclear talks.

Exhausted Philippines Survivors Turn to God for Comfort

Families in the Philippines are facing the task of finding each other since the devastation from the typhoon has separated loved ones from each other.

Vatican Unveils Italian Catacomb Frescoes

The Vatican unveiled the newly restored frescoes in the Catacombs of Priscilla Tuesday, with Cardinal Ravasi presiding over the opening ceremony.

Remote Philippines Villages: 'We Need Food!'

Remote, nearly unreachable villages devastated by the storm are getting aid for the first time.

House Panel OK's Bill Calling for Saeed's Release

A House panel has passed a resolution calling on Iran to release American Pastor Saeed Abedini. The measure also condemns Iran for its persecution of religious minorities.

Afghan President Defers Signing US Security Deal

In an about face, Afghanistan's president said Thursday he would defer signing a security deal with the United States to the winner of next year's presidential elections.

Pastor Saeed Allowed Unexpected Prison Visit

Pastor Saeed Abedini's relatives were allowed to visit him at Iran's infamous Rajai Shahr prison, where he was transferred earlier this month.

China Police Detain Pastor of State-Approved Church

Police in central China detained a pastor who leads a state-approved church and 20 church members this weekend.

Belgium Backs Out of Hosting Syria's Weapon Destruction

Belgium has ruled itself out as a possible location to destroy Syria's chemical arsenal.

China Vague on Timeline to End One-Child Policy

China plans to abolish its one child policy eventually, but it might not be as soon as some hope.

Philippines Relief Teams Kick into Overdrive

CBN's Disaster Relief warehouse in Manila is in overdrive mode.

Water a Pressing Concern for Typhoon Survivors

With water scarce in the Philippines people struggling to rebuild and survive risk catching intestinal and other diseases that can spread quickly.

Tacloban City Officials Work to Curtail Looting

Authorities in Tacloban City sought to contain looting and violence and to ensure crucial food and water reaches the remote areas where people are in danger of starving.

Relief Teams Offering Glimmer of Hope Amid Despair

CBN Disaster relief teams have witnessed the extent of damage on life, property, and Filipinos' spirits. They are offering a glimmer of hope amid a desperate situation.

Typhoon-Weary Filipinos: 'Only God Can Help Us'

It's been a week of desperation and anguish in the central Philippines. But even amidst of all the suffering, the people are turning to the Church to make it through.

Typhoon Haiyan's Death Toll Could Top 10,000

The death toll in the Philippines is climbing, with the government now saying Typhoon Haiyan killed more than 3,600 people in the central Philippines.

Albania Rejects Destroying Syria's Chem. Weapons

Albania has rejected a U.S. request to destroy Syria's chemical arsenal.

Children Erupt in Prayer before Honduran Election

The streets of Tegucigalpa are alive with campaign posters as Honduran voters prepare to elect their next president this month

Japan Scaling Back on Gas Emissions Goal

Japan is scaling back drastically on its goal for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Typhoon Haiyan Relief: On the Ground in Tacloban

See raw images of the devastation in Tacloban, following Operation Blessing David Darg's report for more on what is being done to help.

Mass Burials Begin as Philippines Aid Trickles In

International aid is now trickling into the central Philippines. Meanwhile, Filipinos have begun to bury their dead in mass graves.

Pastor Saeed Denied Medication in Prison

Pastor Saeed Abedini has been transferred to a brutal prison in Iran, denied medication, and denied freedom. 

US Designates Boko Haram a Terrorist Group

The U.S. State Department is officially designating the group Boko Haram as a terrorist organization.

Isolated Philippine Towns Desperate for Food, Water

At least 2,344 in the Philippines are now confirmed dead from Typhoon Haiyan and about 600,000 have been displaced by the storm.

Waiting Game: US Filipinos Pray for Loved Ones

For the 3 million Filipinos living in the United States, hoping for news about the devastation in their homeland is a painful waiting game with no end in sight.

Afghan Opium Production Grows as Addiction Rises

Afghanistan produced their highest level of opium ever this year, according to a report from the United Nations.

Pakistan Key to Polio Outbreak in Syria, WHO Says

Twenty-one nations in the Middle East and nearby regions say the eradication of polio is an emergency priority.

Uzbekistan Deports Three American Missionaries

The central Asian nation of Uzbekistan booted three American Christians out of the country this week.

Missionary in Philippines: 'Bodies Lying Everywhere'

Typhoon Haiyan has displaced more than half a million Filipinos, who are now living in rubble and desperate for food, water, and medical aid.

Top Human Rights Abusers Tapped for UN Council

Some of the world's top human rights abusers are being named for seats on the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Hezbollah: Global Footprint of 'Party of God'

The civil war in Syria and the nuclear negotiations over Iran have captured a lot of headlines lately.

N. Korea Executes 80 for Owning Bible, Watching TV

North Korea has executed 80 people by firing squad for minor misdemeanors, the South Korean newspaper, JoongAng Ilbo reported.

CBS Back Tracks on '60 Minutes' Benghazi Report

CBS News is apologizing after information provided in a "60 Minutes" report on last year's attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was found to be questionable.

War Zone: Philippines Desperate in Haiyan's Wake

At least 2 million Filipinos are desperate after Super Typhoon Haiyan destroyed entire cities and left as many as 10,000 dead.

Atheist 'Mega-Churches' Becoming Global Phenomenon

Dozens of atheist "mega-churches," like the ones that have been successful in Great Britain, are beginning to spring up across the United States.

France Foils 'Sucker's Deal' on Iran Nuclear Talks

The nuclear talks between Iran and the world's leading powers ended over the weekend with no agreement.

Peace Conference Last Chance for Syria?

An international peace conference may be the last chance to negotiate an end to Syria's civil war, according to the Coalition of Forces for Peaceful Change.

Twenty-Three Senators Urge Obama to Save Saeed

Twenty-three U.S. senators sent a bipartisan letter Thursday, asking President Barack Obama to engage in direct talks with Iran to free Pastor Saeed Abedini.

Iran Talks End as France Warns of "Con Game"

Iranian officials said the country made progress with world powers during "serious" nuclear talks, but France warns of a "con game."

Typhoon Deaths Climb into Thousands in Philippines

At least 10,000 feared dead after Typhoon Haiyan unleashes deadliest natural disaster in the Philippines' history.

Typhoon May be Deadliest Philippines Disaster Ever

One of the most powerful typhoons in history has left a trail of death and devastation through the Philippines.

UK Intelligence: Al Qaeda 'Gleeful' over NSA Leak

British intelligence leaders say al Qaeda is "rubbing it's hands in glee" over the classified information revealed by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.

Quake Survivor Saved by Child's Superbook Song

The people of Boho Province Philippines are stll struggling to recover from the devastating earthquake that hit in October that killed 200 people.

Egypt Christians Threaten to Quit Constitution Panel

A dispute over the role of Islamic law in Egypt has Christians on the country's constitutional committee threatening to drop out.

UK's Tommy Robinson: Racist, Bigot, or Hero?

Britain's Tommy Robinson has long been labeled a bigot for his stance against Sharia. While his departure from the EDL shocked some, it isn't a surrender.

Quake-Ravaged Philippines Braces for Major Typhoon

Just weeks after suffering a devastating earthquake, the people of Bohol, Philippines, are bracing for a major typhoon.

Cook's Exit 'Opportunity' to Push Religious Freedom

Dr. Thomas Farr, with Georgetown University, says the United States hasn't done a very good job at promoting religious freedom in recent years.

Close But No Cigar: Leaders Guarded on Iran Offer

Iran and six world powers, including the United States, appear to be making progress in easing a standoff over Iran's nuclear ambitions. But a deal is still far off.

Most of Syria's Chemical Weapons Sites Destroyed

International weapons inspectors have verified that 22 of Syria's chemical weapons sites have been dismantled.

Pakistan Taliban Appoints New 'Ruthless' Leader

The Pakistan Taliban has chosen its next leader, the man who plotted the shooting of the school-aged activist, Malala Yousafzai, and a series of bombings and beheadings.

'Risk of Genocide' in Central African Republic

The United Nations warns there is a risk of genocide in the Central African Republic.

Killing Egypt’s Christians: ‘She Was Our Only Little Child’

Radical Muslims still blame Christians for the uprising in Egypt. Georgas' wife was at home the evening they got the call that changed their lives forever.

Nigeria's President Asks to Extend State of Emergency

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan is asking legislators to extend the state of emergency in three northeastern states battling an Islamic uprising.

Christian Youth Leader Murdered by Machete in Tanzania

A Christian youth leader has been murdered in Tanzania and two others seriously injured.

Kerry Vows NSA Spying Review Will Bring 'Balance'

Secretary of State John Kerry met with Poland's foreign minister Wednesday, vowing that a review into the NSA's activities will result in the "right" balance between security and privacy.

Once Prosperous Syrians Now Living in Desperation

The United Nations estimates more than 9 million Syrians are in need of humanitarian assistance because of the country's two-and-a-half-year civil war.

Saeed's Life in Jeopardy after Prison Transfer

Saeed Abedini, an American pastor imprisoned in Iran for his faith, is facing life threatening conditions after a recent prison transfer, the ACLJ reports.

Iranian Demonstrators: 'Death to America'

Tens of thousands of people packed the streets of Tehran for the biggest anti-American protest in years.

Egypt's Morsi at Court: 'I Am the Legitimate President'

Chaos erupted in an Egyptian courtroom as the trial of the country's first democratically elected president got underway.

Lawmakers Demand to Hear from Benghazi Survivors

U.S. lawmakers are still demanding answers about the attack on the U.S. Consulate that killed four Americans on September 11, 2012.

Egypt: Morsi's Trial Adjourned till January

The trial of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi ended almost as quickly as it began on Monday, when the deposed leader refused to put on the prison uniform.

Syria Christians Caught in Brutal Islamic Civil War

Christians in Syria are under increasing attack by Muslim rebels -- the same rebels fighting against President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

Russian Ministry: Winter Games a Missions Field

Since the fall of communism, most Russians still have not found spiritual freedom in Jesus Christ. Russian Ministries is hoping to use the 2014 Winter Games to change that.

Filipinos Battle Grief, Fear after Deadly Quake

The province of Bohol in the Central Phillippines was jolted by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake and most of the resident's are still living in fear and are finding it hard to overcome their tragic experience.