June 2009 Headlines
The Islamic regime has found it is incapable of reversing the rapid spread of Christianity.
June 6 marks the 65th anniversary of the D-Day invasion on the beaches of Normandy, France.
In the tiny kingdom of Bhutan, located in South Asia, you are guaranteed freedom of religion -- if you are a Buddhist. For a follower of Christ, it's another story.
The international human trafficking crisis is often hidden in plain sight, but a group of Christians are bringing the issue to light, hoping to defeat it.
CBN News recently traveled to Ethiopia, where the military is working against terrorism with a U.S. military medical team.
The story of another Iranian woman who faced torture and death has been made into a movie.
A new spate of killings has raised questions as to whether the time known as "the troubles" is making a comeback in Northern Ireland.
A freight train derailed, setting off an explosion and fire that killed at least 12 people and injured at least 50, officials said Tuesday.
Iran's highest ruling body has confirmed the re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as president.
U.S. forces complete their withdrawal from Iraqi cities and towns as Iraq's leaders declared Tuesday, June 30 as National Sovereignty Day.
A passenger jet from Yemen with 153 people on board crashed in the Indian Ocean early Tuesday as it tried to land on the island nation of Comoros.
Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya says he will return to his country Thursday, and plans to bring the leaders of Argentina and Ecuador with him.
Four U.S. soldiers were killed in combat on the eve of the withdrawal of American troops from Baghdad and other Iraq cities.
Iraqi forces assumed formal control of Baghdad and other cities Tuesday after American troops handed over security.
Pope Benedict announced that fragments of bone dating to the first or second century have been discovered in a tomb in the Basilica of St. Paul in Rome.
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak meets Monday with U.S. Middle East envoy George Mitchell in New York City.
Iran dismissed the idea of downgrading diplomatic relations with Britain on Monday despite soaring tensions between the two countries.
Argentina's first couple suffered a stunning setback in an election seen as a referendum on their political dynasty.
The president of Honduras has been ousted and forced from the country by his own military.
U.S. forces will redeploy to bases outside of Iraqi cities on Tuesday. But with recent attacks -- is this the right time for the Iraqis to take charge of security?
By Tuesday, all but a small number of American soldiers will have left Baghdad and other urban areas, handing over security to Iraqi soldiers.
Soldiers ousted the democratically elected president of Honduras on Sunday and Congress named a successor.
Warplanes and helicopter gunships pounded suspected militant positions in Pakistan's troubled northwest on Sunday.
Gen. Khodaidad, who like many Afghans goes by one name, said that Afghanistan has achieved "a lot of success" with its anti-drug strategy.
Police used tear gas and truncheons to break up Iran's first post-election demonstration in five days.
The United States has announced a new drug policy for opium-rich Afghanistan.
The North has designated a no-sail zone off its eastern coast from June 25 to July 10 for military drills.
Pakistani security forces raided a Taliban hideout in the southern city of Karachi Saturday and pounded suspected militant training camps.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vowed Saturday to make the U.S. regret its criticism of Iran's postelection crackdown.
U.S. forces will re-deploy to bases outside of Iraqi cities on Tuesday and Iraqi forces will be in charge of security.
President Barack Obama scoffed at the idea that he should apologize to Iran's leaders for criticizing their violent crackdown on demonstrators.
British street preacher Andy Robertson says all he wants from his community in eastern England is the freedom to disagree.
CBN's Operation Blessing's new state-of-the-art dental clinic is on its way to Central America.
The president of Mexico said his country's future is at stake and warned of a failing democracy.
Unrest continued in the streets of Iran as Ahmed Khatami called for harsh consequences for leaders of the protests.
Fans from around the world continue to mourn the death of the man who called himself the "King of Pop."
A booby-trapped motorcycle exploded in a crowded bazaar Friday in Baghdad, killing at least 11 people and wounding dozens.
Search crews in the mid-Atlantic have retrieved the bodies of the chief pilot of Flight 447 and a flight attendant, Air France said Thursday.
A North African branch of Al Qaeda is claiming responsibility for the death of a Christian aid worker from the U.S.
Violence continued in Iran Thursday as the Islamic Republic clamped down even harder on protesters taking to the streets to protest the nation's recent election.
The Obama administration has concluded that the risk of a security collapse in Iraq is too slight to slow plans for withdrawing U.S. troops.
N. Korea said U.S. pledge to provide nuclear defense of S. Korea invites a potential 'fire shower of nuclear retaliation.'
As the Iranian government steps up its crackdown, demonstrators have found another way to voice their frustration.
President Barack Obama has decided to send an ambassador to Syria in ongoing efforts to reinstate diplomatic relations with the country.
A weakening Tropical Storm Andres was heading out to sea Wednesday after flooding homes.
An American destroyer was tailing a North Korean ship suspected of transporting weapons toward Myanmar.
Riot police in Iran's capital fired tear gas and bullets in the air Wednesday in clashes with protesters.
Just a few weeks ago, it would have been unthinkable for the Iranian people to defy the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Getting information out of Tehran is becoming more difficult, but people aroung the world are using technology to help Iranians get the word out.
The people of Afghanistan are preparing for a presidential election of their own.
During his press conference, Tuesday, President Obama used some of his strongest language yet towards the Iranian regime.
Tropical Storm Andres was expected to grow into the Pacific season's first hurricane Tuesday.
Despite the protests and the charges of fraud, the results of Iran's presidential election will stand.
Pope Benedict is calling on the countries of the world to open their borders to refugees, despite the problems they create.
A parliamentary committee on Tuesday backed a deal that allows the United States to ship non-lethal military supplies through a Kyrgyz air base to Afghanistan.
The French government has taken another step closer to banning the Muslim veils known as burqas.
French military ships searching for the black boxes of Flight 447 have detected sounds in the Atlantic depths, but they are not from the Air France plane's flight recorders.
Iran's top electoral body, the Guardian Council, said it has found "no major fraud" in the June 12 voting results.
The Basij is one of the most committed enemies of the United States in the world today. Tens of thousands serve full time and follow a radical ideology.
A North Korean-flagged ship under close watch in Asian waters is believed to be heading toward Myanmar.
A Taliban faction leader who criticized the terror group's Pakistani head over attacks that killed civilians was fatally shot Tuesday.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy called the Muslim burka a "debasement of women," which was not welcome in France.
Amateur video has emerged showing the brutal killing of a woman identified as "Neda." Some are calling her Iran's Joan of Arc.
Ahmad Batebi managed to escape the beatings and torture of the Iranian regime and make his way to America.
President Nicolas Sarkozy said the practice of wearing the Muslim burqa is a sign of the 'debasement' of women and that it won't be welcome in France.
A long-awaited trial is underway in Israel, where Messianic Jews are suing the chief Rabbi of the town and a powerful anti-missionary organization.
U.S. spokesman saying top U.S. general will soon change rules of engagement.
Oil prices fell to near $68 a barrel Monday on concerns over a weak U.S. economy and the dollar's rise.
Deadly bombings killed at least 13 people in the Baghdad area as Iraqi officials braced for withdrawal of U.S. troops from major cities.
The president of Ingushetia was hospitalized in critical condition after an assassination attempt Monday morning.
Iran's Revolutionary Guard is threatening to crush any further opposition protests, saying they will confront demonstrators if they take to the streets again.
Mexico's president and officials from the Ministry of Health are praising CBN's Operation Blessing for its contribution to helping the people of Mexico.
Missiles and strafing runs from fighter jets destroyed much of a Taliban compound, but the insurgents had a final surprise for a pair of U.S. Marines.
North Korea reminded the U.S. on Monday that it has nuclear weapons and warned it will strike back if attacked.
It was unclear Monday whether protesters would dare to continue massive demonstrations after a bloody crackdown.
An explosion at a factory in eastern China killed 16 people and injured dozens early Sunday, authorities said.
Police and rescue crews sifted through the rubble of a mosque and dozens of damaged homes Sunday.
North Korea has accused the United States of plotting atomic war against the communist regime.
A rare rocket attack on the main U.S. base in Afghanistan early Sunday killed two U.S. troops and wounded six other Americans.
A backstage struggle among Iran's ruling clerics burst into the open Sunday.
President Barack Obama on Saturday challenged Iran's government to halt a "violent and unjust" crackdown on dissenters.
Saturday was World Refugee Day, an annual event created by the UN to draw attention to the plight of refugees and internally displaced people.
Afghanistan's government welcomed Saturday a U.S. report accepting blame for a bombing run that killed dozens of villagers.
Thousands of protesters defied Iran's highest authority Saturday and marched on waiting security forces that fought back with baton charges.
The global financial meltdown has pushed the ranks of the world's hungry to a record 1 billion.
Pakistani troops backed by jet fighters and artillery have killed about 50 militants in a volatile northwestern tribal region.
A panel made up of CBN News team members discusses the recent Iranian unrest in a roundtable discussion.
Iran's government threatened harsh action Saturday if opposition supporters take to the streets again.
A UN study reveals more than 1 billion people in the world are undernourished -- that's one out of every six people.
Two German Bible School students were brutally murdered while volunteering at hospital in Yemen this month.
Google Inc. said it was working to block pornography reaching users of its Chinese service.
A Japanese newspaper has reported the communist regime could fire a missile toward the islands of Hawaii around the Fourth of July holiday.
Congress voted overwhelmingly in favor of a resolution to support Iran's citizens as they stand for an election recount.
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadenijad has compared his country's nuclear program to a train with no brakes--and no reverse gear.
Oil prices rose above $71 a barrel Thursday, halting this week's decline as falling U.S. crude inventories suggested demand is improving.
A suicide bombing outside a hotel in western Somalia killed at least 20 people Thursday including the national security minister.
Pope Benedict XVI called Thursday for a "frank and complete acknowledgment" of the Catholic Church's weakness.
China is selling some its U.S. treasury bonds over concerns of the future of the dollar.
North Korea may fire a long-range ballistic missile toward Hawaii in early July, a Japanese news report said Thursday.
Demonstrators in Iran continue to openly defy President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for the fourth straight day.
Autopsies revealed fractures in the legs, hips and arms of Air France disaster victims.
These will be the highest level talks since Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu first proposed the idea Sunday.
Tech-savvy, young Iranians are using blogs, Websites, and Twitter to organize huge protest rallies and share images of the unrest with the outside world.
At the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Tuesday, a panel of Iran experts tried to piece together the complicated puzzle that is the Iranian regime.
On Wednesday, the communist regime vowed "one-thousand-fold retaliation with a "merciless military strike" if the U.S. infringes on its sovereignty.
The country's most powerful military force warned of a crackdown against online media in its first pronouncement on the deepening election crisis.
American missionaries have increasingly become targets of Muslim harrassment in the months since 9/11.
Two U.S. journalists have admitted to crossing into North Korea illegally.
Three foreign workers have been killed in Yemen. Six other foreign workers, including three children, are still missing.
For the fourth day in a row, Iranians flooded their streets demanding another election of the country's president.
President Barack Obama said the world is inspired by the outpouring of Iranian political dissent.
Obama met with South Korea's leader Tuesday at the White House to discuss North Korea's nuclear threat.
China and Russia sought greater international clout at a summit Tuesday, with China promising a $10 billion loan to Central Asian countries.
As a slave laborer in Auschwitz, Meyer Hack was forced to sort through the tattered clothing stripped off inmates before they were sent to the gas chambers.
Post-election protests over Iran's presidential race have turned deadly and the Iranian government says it is ready to conduct a recount.
Todd Nettleton of the Voice of the Martyrs talks about the threat North Korea made against the ministry and the suffering Christians are facing in that country.
Italy's interior minister is defending plans to allow citizen patrols amid outrage over a new right-wing guard.
The White House welcomed Benjamin Netanyahu's support for the creation of a Palestinian state.
Gen. Stanley McChrystal, a four-star American general with a long history in elite special operations, took charge of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan on Monday.
The U.S. and South Korea have pinpointed 11 underground sites in North Korea where it could conduct a third nuclear test, ahead of summit talks.
In a stunning turnaround, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has ordered an investigation into claims of election fraud.
Pakistan said it will pursue an army operation against the country's top Taliban commander.
North Korea's communist regime has warned of a nuclear war on the Korean peninsula.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday his re-election was "real and free" and cannot be questioned - despite accusations of mass voter fraud.
The Taliban claimed responsibility Saturday for recent suicide attacks in Pakistan, including the assassination of a leading moderate cleric.
The Group of Eight industrialized nations are acknowledging "signs of stabilization in our economies."
North Korea vowed Saturday to step up its atomic bomb-making program.
Supporters of the main election challenger to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad clashed with police and set up barricades of burning tires Saturday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will deliver a major foreign policy speech this Sunday.
Change has been the main platform for candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, but a closer look at his record suggests that there will be little change in the philosophy of the Iranian regime if he's president.
Three candidates are opposing incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the future stability of the Middle East is hanging in the balance.
She was one of a handful of people by his bedside when he died, and visited him in the hospital when he survived an assassination attempt.
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher broke her arm in a fall Friday.
A U.S. Navy ship is participating in the search for the remains of more than 1,000 U.S. servicemen missing from the Vietnam War, the first time an American vessel has taken part, embassy officials said Friday.
The families of two American journalists sentenced to 12 years in a North Korean labor prison are expressing concerns about the women's health.
A hospital in Haiti treats more than 200 patients a day, but has no running water.
In the week's leading up to election day, Iran's highly controversial President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad has been fighting for his political life.
A U.S. government official says North Korea may be preparing for its third nuclear test.
Four Chinese Muslims once held at Guantanamo Bay are resettling into their new home in Bermuda.
Somalia is fighting back against piracy.
The nation of Venezuela has decided to ban Coke Zero.
An Israeli woman has mistakenly thrown away a mattress worth a million dollars.
H1N1 has grown worse worldwide in recent weeks -- so much so that the World Health Organization has declared it an official pandemic.
In this edition of Quick Hits
, CBN News Senior Reporter George Thomas interviews Suzanne Scholte of the North Korean Freedom Coalition.
Five U.S. contractors detained during an investigation into the slaying of another American will be freed after a week in Iraqi custody.
Investigators searched a wrecked luxury hotel in northwestern Pakistan for evidence Wednesday after a bold suicide bombing killed 11 people.
There are 17 Guantanamo detainees that will soon have a new home.
A senior Israeli official says Palestinian terrorism, not Israeli settlements, is the real problem to lasting peace.
Up to 20 North Korean bank accounts are suspected of being involved in illegal transactions.
U.S envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell is in Jerusalem meeting with Israeli officials.
China is requiring personal computers sold in the country to carry software that blocks online pornography and other Web sites.
The U.S. has released an Iraqi Shiite militia leader who is accused in the 2007 killing of five American soldiers.
U.S. Envoy George Mitchell is in the Middle East pushing for a quick restart of peace talks.
A 17-year-old's family is trying to find out why he was killed under mysterious circumstances in Somalia.
Top Chinese leaders are worried about the enormous U.S. federal deficit and they are looking to diversify their foreign currency holdings away from the dollar.
A bombing Tuesday at a luxury hotel in Pakistan killed at least five people and injured dozens.
Europeans took a political lurch to the right over the weekend. Voters in 27 countries their cast ballots for candidates to fill the 736 seats in the European Parliament.
The recovery of Air France Flight 447's tail section could provide key clues as to why the airliner with 228 people on board went down in the Atlantic.
Police say five or six men shooting automatic rifles opened fire Monday on a mosque in Narathiwat province.
One of the most popular Christian music groups in the world was recently invited to perform inside North Korea. This is the second part of a two-part interview.
You wouldn't think this would be a positive time in U.S.- North Korean relations. But this past April, the Christian music group Casting Crowns was invited to perform inside North Korea.
A local police chief says as many as 1,600 tribesman are now taking part in the militia.
Chinese authorities have quarantined New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and his wife after a passenger on their flight exhibited flu-like symptoms.
Some observers described the vote as a showdown between American and Iranian influence in the Middle East.
Parents and family members of the victims filled churches to pay their respects.
Violence on the Israel-Gaza border has left four Palestinian gunmen dead on Monday.
Conservative parties scored victories in the European parliament election despite a record low turnout.
Some 7,000 of the new U.S. troops ordered to Afghanistan are fanning out across the dangerous Afghan south on a mission to defeat the Taliban insurgency.
Two American journalists have been convicted of "a grave crime" and sentenced to 12 years in prison by a North Korean court.
With 17 bodies pulled so far from the Atlantic, Brazilian and French military ships have no doubt they've located the wreckage of Air France Flight 447.
Hundreds of Pakistanis banded together and attacked Taliban strongholds in a troubled northwestern region.
Search ships methodically worked through a "sea of debris" from a doomed Air France jet Sunday, recovering 15 more bodies.
Europe was leaning to the right ahead of European Parliament elections Sunday.
President Barack Obama spent a few hours as a tourist this weekend, seeing Paris with his wife and two young girls.
Lebanon's pro-Western coalition declared victory early as local television stations reported.
Insurgents are increasingly using teenagers to stage attacks against American and Iraqi security forces.
A fast-moving fire killed dozens of children in a day care center in northern Mexico despite desperate attempts of firefighters.
Militants ambushed a military convoy in Pakistan's volatile northwest on Saturday.
On the 65th anniversary of the Allies' D-Day landings, President Barack Obama on Saturday paid tribute.
Searchers found two bodies in the Atlantic Ocean near where the jetliner is believed to have crashed.
President Barack Obama on Saturday suggested a new, stronger response to North Korean nuclear and missile testing.
The government says a suicide bomber is to blame for the attack on a mosque near Peshawar.
At least 25 people are dead and dozens hurt after a natural gas-powered commuter bus burst into flames in southwestern China.
Voters will decide between the Iranian and Syrian-backed Hezbollah party and a Sunni-led coalition that is supported by the United States.
The situation in Zimbabwe is going from bad to worse.
June 4 marks the 20th anniversary of a deadly Chinese government crackdown on pro-democracy protestors. Has China changed since then?
As President Obama stresses his new outreach to the Muslim world, some in Israel are wary of what this relationship means for the Jewish people.
Christians gathered around the world Sunday for the Global Day of Prayer.
Investigators are now looking closely at the airspeed of Air France flight 447, trying to determine why it went down.
President Barack Obama called Friday for a redoubling of efforts toward separate Israeli and Palestinian states.
Communist Cuba could be re-admitted into the Organization of American States, a move the U.S. favors.
Florida deep-sea explorers who raised an estimated $500 million treasure from the 200-year-old wreck of a Spanish galleon should give all the loot back to Spain, a federal magistrate judge said.
Actor David Carradine, star of the 1970s TV series "Kung Fu" has been found dead in the Thai capital, Bangkok.
President Barack Obama received a standing ovation when he arrived for his speech, and another one when he completed it.
Bob Fu remembers well those days in 1989 -- he was a student leader in the Tiananmen protests.
Imagine what life would be like if you lived under the threat of a ballistic missile attack.
Air France has told families of passengers on Flight 447 that the jetliner broke apart and they must abandon hope that anyone survived.
Two American journalists faced trial Thursday in North Korea on accusations of illegal entry and "hostile acts" in a case that could send them to a labor camp for 10 years.
The Organization of American States cleared the way for Cuba's possible return to the group by lifting a 47-year ban on the communist-run country.
President Barack Obama called for a "new beginning between the United States and Muslims" Thursday in Cairo, Egypt.
Foreign journalists were barred from Tiananmen Square on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the bloody crackdown on 1989 pro-democracy protests.
Osama bin Laden has threatened Americans in a new audio tape.
Oil prices hovered above $68 a barrel Wednesday in Asia near a seven-month high.
A senior American diplomat urged Pyongyang to return to disarmament talks.
A French accident investigator said Wednesday there were no signs of problems with Air France Flight 447 before takeoff.
President Barack Obama is beginning his latest bid to open a dialogue with the Muslim world by paying a call on Saudi King Abdullah.
A Yemeni detainee at Guantanamo Bay has died of an apparent suicide, U.S. military officials said Tuesday.
It's been announced that 26-year-old Kim Jong Un will eventually succeed his father.
The Obama administration has authorized U.S. embassies around the world to invite Iranian officials to Independence Day parties.
The drill is part of a five-day exercise aimed at testing the country's readiness for an enemy military strike.
President Obama is continuing his efforts to improve ties with the Muslim world.
A Pakistani court ordered the release of a cleric because there was insufficient evidence to link him to last year's deadly Mumbai attacks.
Brazilian military pilots spotted an airplane seat, an orange buoy, and other debris and signs of fuel in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday.
North Korea prepares to test-fire more missiles as leader Kim Jong Il moved to anoint his third son as heir to the world's first communist dynasty.
Suspected militants armed with rockets, grenades and automatic weapons abducted some 400 students, staff and relatives in northwest Pakistan Monday.
A bomb exploded Monday at a wholesale produce market in southern Baghdad, killing four people and wounding 14, Iraqi police officials said.
The military lifted curfews Monday in seven towns in the Swat Valley in a further sign of confidence that its offensive against the Taliban there is making progress.
Brazilian authorities are conducting a search and rescue mission off of Brazil's northwestern coast, looking for Air France Flight 447.
North Korea has transported its most advanced missile, believed to be capable of reaching Alaska, to a launch site on its west coast near China, news reports said Monday.