January 2014 Headlines
Islamic militants have driven hundreds of thousands of Syrian Christians from their homes, stirring fear that without outside help, the Syrian church may disappear.
American Christian missionary Kenneth Bae must finish his sentence of 15 years hard labor in North Korea, according to an interview with a Pyongyang diplomat.
Reports are surfacing that Ukraine forces may have kidnapped and tortured rebel activists. Meanwhile, Christians are praying for a peaceful resolution.
Massive protests in Thailand are growing in advance of this weekend's election.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said not enough is being done to end the political crisis in Ukraine that began in November.
The European Union is working on a plan to let police stop cars by remote control.
The president of Ukraine has taken sick leave in the midst of his country's crisis. Officials havent said if he is able to work to end the two-month protests against him.
Terror threats from Syria pose a great risk to America, National Intelligence Director James Clapper warned Senate lawmakers Wednesday.
Syrian Christian leaders are asking the United States to help preserve Christianity in the war-torn country.
A Malaysian church was attacked with firebombs Monday.
An Iranian official recently offered a "glimmer of hope" the imprisoned American Saeed Abedini could be set free, according to the ACLJ.
Islamic terrorists, using bombs and heavy guns, killed at least 99 people in an attack on a Christian village in northeast Nigeria.
Concern over extremists planning attacks at the upcoming winter Olympics has Russian officials on high alert.
Secretary of State John Kerry is calling on North Korea to free imprisoned American Christian Kenneth Bae. Kerry met with his family on Tuesday.
After two months or protests, former Ukraine President Leonid Kravchuk expressed concerns Wednesday his country is on the brink of civil war.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is speaking out against the United States and Britain over their spy programs.
Ukraine's government has taken steps to end a potential nationwide uprising.
The U.S. special representative for North Korea policy is urging the government to let Korean-American missionary Kenneth Bae go.
The United States is resuming non-lethal aid to Syrian opposition forces, U.S. officials announced Monday.
Protestors in Ukraine have had enough with their government and they're done negotiating. Political demonstrations are quickly escalating into a revolution.
Archaeologists say writings on an ancient tablet confirm there was a global flood and an ark that carried animals.
At least 52 people have been killed in a bombing in Nigeria, and authorities are blaming the Islamic extremist group Boko-Haram.
American Pastor Saeed Abedini has been transferred from the murderer ward to a political prisoner ward in Iran's deadliest prison Rajai Shahr.
Ukraine is a country in crisis. What began as peaceful political protests two months ago turned into a battle at the barricades last week.
Egyptian riot police have fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi protesting as the country marks the third anniversary of the 2011 uprising.
South Sudan rebel forces said their positions in oil-rich Unity state and in Jonglei state have come under attack by government troops.
Anti-Brotherhood protestors gathered outside Cairo's main police headquarters after a suicide bomb ripped through the building earlier Friday, killing at least six.
After days of blooshed in the Ukraine, negotiations are underway between the government and opposition leaders.
Pope Francis is calling the Internet a "gift from God," saying it makes communication easier.
A senior Iranian official said the notion that the Islamic Republic agreed to dismantle parts of its nuclear program is a mischaracterization by the Obama administration.
Leaders from the Syrian regime and opposition forces are set to begin direct talks Friday.
World diplomats are in Switzerland trying to find a solution to Syria's deadly civil war.
The United Arab Emirates has convicted 30 men of trying to set up a Muslim Brotherhood cell in their country.
One day after terrorists released a video promising to target the Winter Olympics, Russian authorities are searching for a woman known as a black widow.
Russia and Iran are criticizing the United Nations for withdrawing its invitation to Iran to join the Syrian peace talks this week.
Syria's Western-backed rebels are threatening to skip this week's peace conference after the United Nations invited Iran to attend.
The first typhoon of the year is leaving a new wave of destruction in the Philippines.
There are growing concerns about terror attacks at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, which are scheduled to begin Feb. 6.
Kenneth Bae, the Korean-American missionary imprisoned in North Korea, appealed to the U.S. government Monday to secure his release.
The United States will start easing sanctions on Iran after the Iranian regime halted the most controversial part of its uranium enrichment program Monday.
Anti-government protests in Ukraine turned violent Sunday, leaving dozens of officers and protestors injured.
Early results Thursday suggest Egyptian voters overwhelmingly approve of their new constitution.
President Barack Obama says his administration is committed to promoting religious freedom across the globe.
Religious hostilities around the world are getting worse, according to a new Pew Research report.
Those killed included two U.S. citizens working for the American University of Afghanistan. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
Iran has been invited to attend a meeting of foreign ministers in the Swiss city of Montreux.
The 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, could have been prevented, according to a recent finding by the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Two months after a historic typhoon devastated the Filippino city, Tacloban is starting to show signs of economic recovery.
The United States will send an additional $380 million in humanitarian aid to Syria.
The interim leader of the Central African Republic declared an end to the era of anarchy, warning Muslim and Christian militias to stop the violence.
A group of pastors is risking arrest to bring attention to the plight of Saeed Abedini, an American pastor sentenced to eight years in one of the world's most brutal prisons.
The Obama administration is applauding a nuclear deal made between Iran and six world powers. But some lawmakers feel it's a bad plan.
Sporadic violence marred the first day of polling as Egypt voters decide the fate of a revised constitution. Turnout was heavy despite Muslim Brotherhood opposition.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made a brief stop at the Vatican Tuesday to meet with a top papal diplomat.
Police in Scotland arrested an American Christian for publicly preaching against sexual sin.
Officials in El Salvador are investigating the murders of six evangelical church members.
Iran and the six world powers have agreed on terms for implementing the nuclear deal announced in November.
Al Qaeda-linked groups in Syria may be trying to recruit Americans who travel to the country.
Iraq is in danger of falling into the hands of al Qaeda and its off-shoots, and some say the American government isn't doing enough to help.
The U.N. reports 4 million Filipino children have been left traumatized by the monster typhoon that struck their homeland in November.
A new terrorism scare has roiled Russia in the lead-up to the Sochi Olympics.
The founder of Keeping Hope Alive, a U.S.-based ministry that runs an orphanage in South Sudan, shared how the unrest there is affecting the group.
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman said he's sorry for his comments implying North Korea had just cause to imprison American missionary Kenneth Bae.
North Korea remained the world's top persecutor of Christians in 2013, according to the new World Watch List from Open Doors International.
The United Nations is warning that western Iraq is facing a critical humanitarian crisis.
Iran has just sentenced a Christian convert named Hossein Saketi to a year behind bars, Mohabat News reports.
An Islamic court in Pakistan has decreed that blaspheming Islam's prophet should be punishable only by death.
Egyptian police are guarding Coptic churches across the country as they celebrate Christmas.
The United States will not send troops to help the Iraqi government re-take two cities captured by al Qaeda.
Peace talks over the violence in South Sudan have stalled, Ethiopia officials announced Monday
Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour made a rare visit to the Coptic pope in Cairo.
Coalition partners threather to topple the Israeli government if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu caves to American pressure in peace talk deal.
Iran's churches are under pressure from the government to stop holding services in the Farsi language.
Fifty-two scientists and tourists rescued from a trapped vessel in the Antarctic still can't get home.
Negotiations for peace between South Sudan and rebel leaders began Friday in Ethiopia.
Members of one indigenous group in Colombia are coming to Christ in record numbers, but choosing to embrace the Christian faith has come with a cost.
The Vatican will host a brainstorming workshop on January 13 to discuss bringing peace to Syria.
Afghanistan's failure to sign a key security deal poses a threat to that nation and the region, according to Sen. John McCain, R-AZ, and several other U.S. Senators.
China could be facing a possible debt crisis according to an official audit report released on Monday.
South Sudan's warring factions meet in Ethiopia Thursday hoping to head off a civil war in the world's newest nation
The 52 passengers trapped on a research ship stuck for more than a week in the Antarctic are rescued not by sea but by air.