June 2014 Headlines
When it comes to persecution of Christians, Islamic nations top the charts but there's another trend moving through those nations.
The World Cup in Brazil is dominating the attention of more than a billion people around the world. Even in war-torn Northern Iraq, some young kids recently competed in their own tournament.
The terrorists that have conquered large areas of Iraq and Syria have declared their territory an Islamic caliphate and are demanding support from Muslims worldwide.
The advance of ISIS has left few safe havens for Iraq's Christians. Many have found protection in Iraqi Kurdistan and help from American believers.
Gunmen attacked four Christian churches in northern Nigeria, Sunday, killing at least 30 people.
It's another game day here in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and thousands of fans have arrived to support their teams in the World Cup.
Peshmerga is the most cohesive fighting force opposing ISIS. Their name means "those who face death." CBN News saw firsthand how they live up to it.
CBN News contributor Raymond Ibrahim explains the Islamic terrorists' goal of restoring the caliphate and what it means for Christians and the West.
Thousands of Iraqi Christians are fleeing for their lives before the brutal onslaught of the ISIS jihadist army. Many refugees fear they'll never return.
Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese mother who was detained again after her death sentence was overturned, is taking refuge family at the U.S. Embassy in Sudan.
The Libyan militant accused of masterminding the deadly Benghazi attacks that have become a flashpoint in U.S. politics pleaded not guilty to conspiracy Saturday in a federal courtroom in Washington.
President Obama is asking Congress for $500 million to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels as ISIS rampages through Syria and Iraq.
Brazil's World Cup is drawing people from Muslim nation's like Iran and Algeria, who've never heard of Jesus. That's why churches have deployed an army of evangelists to use this unique opportunity to share the good news.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a trade and economic pact with the European Union on Friday.
Germany is easing its immigration rules for Ukrainian Jews after reports of an increase in anti-Semitic incidents in Ukraine.
Egypt's most famous Christian convert from Islam has been sentenced to five years in prison.
The British government has announced that schools will be required to teach "British values" after Islamists took over several schools in the United Kingdom.
The terrorist group Boko Haram bombed a Nigerian shopping mall in the capital city of Abuja, killing 21 people and wounding 17 others.
The United States is disbanding its anti-terror task force in the southern Philippines.
One group working closely with Meriam Ibrahim's attorneys say she isn't free and that Meriam is back in prison for allegedly falsifying travel documents.
Christians are the most persecuted of any faith group. Mideast expert Raymond Ibrahim warns that such persecution happens most often in the Muslim world.
Russia's parliament has cancelled a resolution allowing the use of troops in Ukraine.
A group of men from the Christ Community Church in Illinois traveled to Manaus for the World Cup and to use the event as a unique opportunity to spread the Gospel.
There is a new urgency to defeat the terrorist army on the march in Iraq, after new intelligence has surfaced showing the jihadists are a threat to America.
In yet another turn of events, Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman sentenced to death for refusing to renounce her Christian faith, has been freed again.
Much of Iraq has disintegrated, but the Kurdish government in Northern Iraq, is strong and stable and some are wondering if this is the time for the Kurds to emerge.
The Sudanese mother condemned to die for refusing to renounce her Christian faith has been set free, according to her attorney.
Malaysia's top court is upholding a government ban forbidding non-Muslims from using the term "Allah" to refer to God.
Team USA's World Cup soccer hopes are still alive in Brazil, even after a last-second disappointment in last night's showdown with Portugal.
Relations between the United States and Egypt are back on course following Secretary of State John Kerry's weekend visit to Cairo.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Iraq as the country continues its violent downward spiral at the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Not too long ago, Pacifique Niyitanga was roaming the streets of Rwanda, doing almost anything to survive. He has memories of a past filled with uncertainty.
There's a sadistic practice prevailing in the bowels of Egypt. Christian girls are being forced to marry Muslim men
As the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continues its Iraqi terror campaign, Many are wondering who ISIS is and what do they hope to accomplish?
The Islamic jihad in Iraq is hitting Kurds on the home front as they try to navigate the stormy waters of the unfolding crisis.
At their heart, sports are about the thrill of competition. But for kids in the slums of Brazil, it serves as an inspiration to aim for higher goals in life.
President Barack Obama is vowing not to send any combat troops to Iraq, but he's left the door open to airstrikes. Many Republicans are skeptical.
The World Cup soccer championships are underway in Brazil, but one of the top issues is what's happening off the field: sex trafficking.
Throughout its Iraq campaign, ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) has targeted Christians.
The stunning blitzkrieg by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) in Iraq has left thousands of broken lives in its wake.
Denmark's Parliament has approved a new law that forces the country's churches to conduct formal gay marriages rather than just short blessing ceremonies.
A Christian evangelist has been released after being arrested in Scotland for alleged homophobic "hate speech."
Kenyan authorities say Islamic terrorists from Somalia are responsible for a massacre at the coastal resort city of Mpeketoni, about 60 miles from the Somali border.
The crisis in Iraq is stirring fears that Afghanistan could be next.
Ukraine's orphans are caught in the middle of the war between Russian separatists and the government.
The aid group Doctors Without Borders said an aerial bombing run over a Sudanese village hit one of its medical facilities, partially destroying a hospital.
At least 14 people are dead after a suicide bomber attacked a World Cup viewing site in northeast Nigeria.
The brutal jihadist army ISIS taking even more ground in northern Iraq, after attacking an oil refinery near Baghdad.
As the terror group identifying itself as ISIS sets its sights on Baghdad to the south, thousands of Iraqi families have fled to the Kurdish area of Iraq.
The U.S. has finally captured the mastermind behind the 2012 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, but many are now asking, what took them so long?
Al-Shabab terrorists in Kenya killed nine more people overnight Tuesday.
A week after a radical Muslim group captured key cities across Iraq, the United States is once again sending troops and warships to the war-torn country.
The Iraqi town of Tal Afar is the latest to be captured by members of the Islamic group ISIS.
Pope Francis criticized Europe Sunday for its low birth rates, poor treatment of the elderly, and an increasing number of young people who neither work or study.
An un-named man is suing a church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for publishing his baptism announcement, saying the notice put his life in danger.
The United States will assist Nigeria in its fight against the radical Islamic Boko Haram.
Pro-Russian separatists shot down a military transport plane Saturday in the country's restive east, killing all 49 service personnel on board.
After a decades-long dispute between Arabs and Kurds over the oil-rich northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, it took just an hour and a half for its fate to be decided.
With fighters from ISIS closing in on Iraq's capital city of Baghdad, President Barack Obama is weighing options on how to counter the insurgency.
CBN's Operation Blessing is in northeast Nigeria bringing aid to school kids facing danger from Boko Haram and other Islamist groups.
The World Cup is the biggest sporting even in the world and it kicks off Thursday in Brazil. Locals have been sharply divided, with many saying it was a big mistake.
The Iraq crisis is dismantling eight years of U.S. sacrifice to stabilize the nation. Jihadists are marching toward Baghdad, taking key cities along the way.
Reports of corruption are already swirling around the 2022 World Cup and its host country, Qatar.
Protesters rallied outside the White House accusing the president of not doing enough to make Sudan free a young mother who's been sentenced to die for her faith.
Christian families are among tens of thousands of Iraqis fleeing Mosul after Islamic militants seized control of the city.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told lawmakers Wednesday he stands by the Obama administration's controversial prisoner swap with the Taliban.
The House Armed Services Committee is investigating the Obama administration's exchange of five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release.
Aaron Toppen of Illinois and Justin Helton of Ohio are among the five American soldiers who died in a friendly fire incident in Afghanistan Tuesday.
In a major defeat for Iraq's government and a victory for Islamic insurgents, al Qaeda overran Iraq's second largest city as overwhelmed security forces collapsed and deserted their posts.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is dismissing blame directed at her for the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Top leaders in Congress are seeking answers about the prisoner swap that set five Taliban leaders free in exchange for captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
Muslim prayers and Koran readings were held at the Vatican for the first time in history on Sunday.
North Korea has detained another American tourist who's been identified as 56-year-old Jeffrey Edward Fowle, a Christian from Ohio.
Quebec has adopted a bill that will legalize assisted suicide, the first legislation of its kind in that nation.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for a deadly attack at Pakistan's Karachi International Airport that left at least 18 dead.
Egypt's new president vows there will be no reconciliation with anyone who "committed crimes against Egyptians."
U.S. Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl says he was tortured, beaten by his Taliban captors during his captivity in Afghanistan.
President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin met informally about the Ukraine crisis at a D-Day commemoration in France Friday.
Friday marks 70 years since the landmark D-Day invasion that lead to the end of the Nazi regime during World War II.
Thirty years ago former President Ronald Reagan spoke in Normandy, France, at the site of the U.S. Ranger Monument at Pointe du Hoc.
There will be no hero's welcome in Hailey, Idaho, for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the American soldier who was freed in exchange for five Taliban leaders.
Twenty-five years after the Tiananmen Square massacre, one expert says the crackdown actually helped church growth in China.
An American woman and her Canadian husband being held hostage by the Taliban are finally getting attention after their families publicized two videos.
Lawmakers angry over the Taliban prisoner swap for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdhal are threatening impeachment if the president releases any more prisoners.
Boko Haram terrorists dressed as soldiers killed more than 200 civilians in northeastern Nigeria this week.
Meriam Ibrahim, the woman sentenced to death in Sudan for refusing to recant her Christian faith, has appealed the verdict.
President Obama is promising to provide Ukraine with $5 million in non-military aid, including body armor, night-vision goggles and communication equipment.
Ten of Nigeria's top military officers were found guilty of helping the Islamic terrorists group Boko Haram by providing them with weapons and information.
The Taliban has released a video showing the moment Bowe Bergdahl was handed over to U.S. forces in Afghanistan in exchange for five Taliban fighters.
President Barack Obama held a private meeting Wednesday with the new president of Ukraine.
Voters in certain parts of Syria are heading to the polls Tuesday, but many view the presidential elections as illegitimate.
The husband of the Christian woman sentenced to death for apostasy in Sudan is an American citizen.
Political fallout is growing over the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdhal in exchange for five Taliban leaders. The circumstances surrounding his capture are murky at best.
President Barack Obama is asking Congress to approve a $1 billion boost to the U.S. military presence across Europe.
A mob of angry Islamists set fire to Christian-owned shops near the ancient city of Luxor in southern Egypt on Monday.
Syria will miss the final deadline for destroying its chemical weapons stockpile.
Authorities say an explosion in the northeastern Nigerian town of Mubi left at least 14 people dead Sunday, but locals say that number could grow to more than 40.
Police now have a suspect in custody in the deaths of an Israeli couple and a French woman in last month's shooting at the Jewish museum in Brussels.
Three Catholic missionaries kidnapped in northern Cameroon were released by their captors Sunday.
A South Korean Baptist missionary has been given a life sentence at hard labor in North Korea.
The soldier held captive by Taliban forces for five years is now recovering at a military hospital in Germany. But his freedom came at a hefty price for the U.S.