July 2008 Headlines

London Church Hangs On Amid Opposition

LONDON - A recent poll shows that most Britons think Christianity will have vanished from the United Kingdom within the next 100 years.

CBN News Summer Olympic Coverage

Our CBN News team is in Beijing to bring you the latest on the 2008 Summer Olympic games.

Bush to Promote Religious Freedom in China

President Bush plans to promote human rights, including freedom of worship, while in China for the opening ceremonies of the Olympic games.

Graham, Others Bring Hope to N. Korea

Evangelist Franklin Graham made a historic visit to North Korea, Thursday, bringing food and a message of peace to the country.

Bush: Iraq Troop Tours to be Reduced

President Bush declared steady improvement in the Iraq War Thursday, saying terrorists "are on the run." The President also announced the improved security conditions would permit further U.S. troop reductions.

Israel PM Olmert Signals Resignation

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert held a press conference Wednesday announcing he will not run in the Kadima primary election in September.

Beijing Olympic Law Targets Car Pollution

BEIJING - Chinese officials are hoping to keep the air clear during the games.

Iraq Coverage Plummets Amid Progress

The number of U.S. casualties in Iraq is down significantly, but the number of journalists covering that progress has plummeted, a recent analysis uncovered.

Iran Announces More Nukes than Suspected

Iran's president says his country now has 6,000 centrifuges capable of enriching uranium.

Gillerman: UNIFIL Failing Israel, World

CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Outgoing Israeli UN Ambassador Dan Gillerman said UNIFIL (United Nations) peacekeeping forces deployed in southern Lebanon are not fulfilling their mandate.

Israel Plans New West Bank Settlement

Israel is planning to build the first new settlement in the West Bank in a decade.

Anglican Church in Crisis over Sexuality

The top Anglican bishop in Sudan is calling for V. Gene Robinson, the openly homosexual bishop in New Hampshire, to "resign for the sake of the church," according to an Anglican expert.

China Welshing on Human Rights Vow?

The Beijing Olympics are less than three weeks away, but some say China has not lived up to its promises.

Rice Meets Top N. Korean Diplomat

CBNNews.com - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met North Korea's top diplomat Wednesday, the first such meeting for four years.

Ex-Bosnian Leader Faces Genocide Charges

After more than a decade on the run, ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic will face charges of genocide and other atrocities against Muslims and Croats in his country, a Serbian prosecutor said Tuesday.

Rice: Iran Not Serious at Nuke Talks

CBNNews.com - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Iran was not serious at weekend talks about its nuclear program -- despite the presence of a senior U.S. Diplomat. As a result, Iran may face new sanctions.

Obama, Al-Maliki Share Hope for Withdrawal

CBNNews.com - In a highly anticipated and broadly covered Middle East visit, Presidential candidate Barack Obama met with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki on Monday.

European Terrorists a Threat to the U.S.?

Homeland Security says European terrorists are trying to get in to the U.S. And they're focusing on recruiting people with legitimate Western European passports.

Israel Arrests Six Men with al-Qaeda Links

Israeli authorities have arrested six men suspected of trying to set up a terror-network linked to al-Qaeda, including one who expressed an interest in shooting down President Bush's helicopter earlier this year, security officials said Friday.

Obama's First Step on World Stage

Illinois Senator Barack Obama's trip to the Middle East and Europe is his first step upon the world's political stage. And his audience -- the international community -- will be closely watching his every move.

Israel Foreign Ministry Addresses Arab World

CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Israel's Foreign Ministry embarked on a new initiative to speak directly with the Arab world via the Internet.

Arab World Esteems Nasrallah

CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - In a poll conducted in six Arab countries, Hezbollah spiritual leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah was voted most admired, followed by Syrian President Bashar Assad and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

U.S. Changes Course on Iran

After almost 30 years of tension, there are signs of progress in the relationship between the U.S. and Iran.

Coptic Christians Protest for Equal Rights

Coptic Christians protested outside the White House Wednesday, demanding freedom for their fellow believers in Egypt.

Waiting for Islam's Messiah

QOM, Iran -- Iran's president believes Allah has chosen him to prepare the world for the coming of an Islamic 'savior' called the Mahdi.

Rwanda: Witnessing a Rebirth

KIGALI, Rwanda - A brutal genocide ended in the African nation of Rwanda 14 years ago this week. Up to a million people were massacred. The killing ended when a rebel group took control of the government. Mr. Paul Kagame led that group and he was elected president in 2003.

U.S. Envoy to Join Iran Nukes Meeting

CBNNews.com - America's third highest-ranking diplomat will attend talks with an Iranian envoy in Geneva, Switzerland, on Saturday.

Missionaries in Kenya Attacked

An elderly missionary couple is recovering in the hospital in Nairobi, Kenya following a brutal attack last week.

Int'l Religious Freedom Act Commemorated

The International Religious Freedom Act was meant to put muscle behind America's push for religious rights around the world.

More U.S. Troops to Afghanistan?

The Bush administration is considering pulling more troops out of Iraq.

Olmert: Closer to Palestinian Peace Deal

Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert says a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians is closer than ever.

Sudan President Charged with Genocide

CBNNews.com - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has been accused of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes in Darfur by the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.

N. Korea Rejects Resuming Talks with South

CBNNews.com - SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea on Sunday rejected a proposal to resume stalled reconciliation talks with South Korea, while Seoul denounced the communist regime for the shooting death of a tourist, which heightened tension between the divided nations.

Sudan President Charged for Darfur Violence

An international criminal court announced it will charge Sudan's President Omar Bashir with genocide for atrocities committed in Darfur.

New Suspicions Arise over Israeli PM

It could soon be the end of the political road for Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

Pakistan's Christians Face Taliban Terror

CBNNews.com - The Pakistani military mobilized troops in around the city of Pershawar, launching attacks on Taliban hideouts.

Take 2: Iran Test-fires More Missiles

WASHINGTON - Iran is turning up the heat in the Middle East.

World's Oldest Bible to be Posted Online

The oldest surviving copy of the New Testament and parts of the Old Testament will soon be available to the world --- online.

Christians Respond after Philippines Storm

ILOILO, Philippines - In the Philippines, Christians are responding to last month's devastating typhoon that killed more than 1,000 people.

Turkey Suspects Al-Qaeda in Attack

A possible al-Qaeda-linked terrorist attack at the U.S. consulate in Turkey left six people dead Wednesday.

Iraq Insists on Withdrawal Timetable

President Bush has been adamant against setting specific deadlines for pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq.  However in the past two days, two Iraqi leaders have suggested otherwise.

G-8 Endorses Halving Emissions by 2050

CBNNews.com - Leaders from the world's super-powers are signing off on what's being called a "50-50 Pledge." The agreement is designed to cut emissions of greenhouse gases by 50 percent by the year 2050.

Haiti's Children Forced into Slavery

Child slavery is against the law in Haiti, but an estimated 300,000 children there are forced to become domestic laborers.

How America Is Funding Terrorism

In the recent, Academy Award-winning film There Will Be Blood, one man's lust for oil - and the power and wealth that comes with it - eventually drives him mad.

Ick! Algae Bloom Threatens Olympic Event

CBNNews.com -- An unexpected infestation is threatening to cancel another Olympic event.

Iraq Gets 'Satisfactory' Progress Report

A new U.S. report card released on Iraq says the country's government is making progress.

Thousands Protest Election in Mongolia

Heavily armed soldiers are patrolling the streets of Mongolia's capital after five people were killed in post-election riots.