July 2009 Headlines
For more than 2,000 years, the whereabouts of the Ark of the Covenant have been shrouded in mystery. One experienced explorer has his own theory.
The British government continues to push an aggressive gay rights agenda, while threatening to criminalize Christian speech and practice.
Isabelle Redford is only 7 years old, but she is making a difference for orphans around the world.
Radio Shema FM 98 is doing something that is rarely allowed in a Muslim country -- sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with listeners.
Thousands of genocide perpetrators have been returned back to the communities they helped destroy. Can they be forgiven?
Defying all odds, two women are among the candidates running for president in Afghanistan's election, to be held next month.
A new report says 13 million babies are aborted in China each year.
A woman who works for the United Nations is being prosecuted for wearing pants in public. Now she faces a painful punishment if convicted.
In a landmark decision Friday, Britain's House of Lords essentially created a right to die in English law.
A spiritual revolution is happening in Iran. A Christian worker is broadcasting the gospel to one of that nation's largest people groups, the Azeris.
The U.S. State Department said Friday it was investigating reports that three American tourists have been detained by Iranians while hiking near the border in Northern Iraq.
At least 29 people died in coordinated bombings in Baghdad on Friday. The violence brings the death toll in Iraq for July to more than 300 people.
Pope Benedict XVI has just signed a record deal that will utilize the same recording studio that the Beatles used in the 1960s.
CBN's Operation Blessing is partnering with Christian engineering organization Water Missions International to save lives in Nigeria.
A massive protest broke out today during a memorial service for a young Iranian woman named Neda Agha-Soltan, who became the symbol of opposition.
In a rare show of transparency, the People's Liberation Army of China invited some 90 foreign journalists for a sneak peak at a base just north of Beijing.
In Sudan, 10 women were publicly whipped for wearing pants, which is a violation of the dress code imposed by Sudan's Islamic regime.
Atheists in Germany recently made a bus tour of several cities, advertising their belief that God doesn't exit. However, a group of German Christians decided to counter their message.
The high profile trial of Myanmar's opposition leader and democratic icon Aung San Suu Kyi should come to an end this week.
Nearly two decades ago, an Islamic court sentenced Daniel Patrick Boyd to lose a hand and foot for robbing a bank.
A powerful car bomb destroyed a police barracks housing officers and their families in northern Spain on Wednesday.
Many Jews in Israel are starting an annual fast at sundown, Wednesday, to mourn the destruction of their biblical temples in Jerusalem.
A Canadian businessman is suspected of eliminating his own family in a so-called "Muslim honor killing."
The U.S. and China have pledged closer cooperation to deal with the global economic crisis.
More than 400 people have died since Sunday in violent clashes between Islamic militants and security forces in Nigeria's northern states of Yobe and Bauchi.
King Muhammed VI of Morocco is working to educate the Muslim world about the Holocaust, a rarely accepted idea in the Islamic world.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is meeting with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad, Wednesday.
Imagine being born in Texas then moving to Iran as a small child and having to flee the country's violence.
Nigerian army troops surrounded the suspected hideout, Tuesday, of a radical Muslim leader believed to be the mastermind behind three days of violence in the nation.
U.S. Middle East Envoy George Mitchell met Tuesday with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the ongoing dispute over West Bank settlements.
President Obama is urging the U.S. and China to cooperate to lift the global economy out of a recessions, on the second day of high level economic talks between the two countries.
A vessel carrying as many as 200 Haitian migrants capsized and sank near the Turks and Caicos Islands on Monday.
Israel stood firm on its insistence Monday that it would do anything it felt necessary to stop Iran from getting a nuclear bomb.
President Barack Obama is calling on China to rely more on their domestic market and less on exports to the U.S.
Chinese authorities have revoked the law licenses of more than 50 human rights attorneys in Beijing.
After the killing of Christian worker Rami Ayyad in October 2007, a number of Christians have fled from Gaza to Bethlehem and the West Bank.
Doctors said his illness was due to heat and overwork and ordered the 54-year-old to rest but prescribed no further medical treatment, his office said.
Israel's greatest concern is that a Palestinian state on its border will become a launching pad for attacks against the Jewish state.
Radio Free Asia reports that officials with the Civil Affairs Bureau raided a legal center called the Open Constitution Initiative.
A conflict in Vietnam has erupted after Catholics built a make-shift place of worship on the site of where a church that was desrtoyed during the Vietnam War once stood.
North Korea opened the door to possible dialogue with the U.S. Monday on resolving tensions over their nuclear weapons program.
The Revolutionary Guard tightened its already powerful hold over Iran during the post-election turmoil.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Sunday she would not reveal any specifics of a possible defense umbrella to protect Mideast allies.
The prime minister of Iraq, Nouri al-Maliki, says an Iraqi officer was wrong to order American soldiers detained.
With the global economy mired in recession, the United States and China begin talks Monday to seek a solution together despite tensions over currencies.
Protesters around the world demanded the release of hundreds rounded up during demonstrations against the country's disputed election.
Exiled Honduran President Manuel Zelaya promised to camp out across the border in Nicaragua with his supporters and urged Washington to slap tough sanctions on coup leaders.
U.S. military authorities in Afghanistan may hire a private contractor to provide around-the-clock security at dozens of bases and protect vehicle convoys.
Cuban President Raul Castro seemingly has little positive to report in his speech Sunday marking Revolution Day, the communist country's top holiday.
Iran's opposition leader asked authorities Sunday for permission to hold a memorial service for victims of last month's post-election unrest.
Less than a month before Afghanistan's presidential election, Taliban fighters attacked a provincial capital Saturday, triggering gunbattles that killed seven militants.
Protesters across the world on Saturday called on Iran to end its clampdown on opposition activists.
Iraqis voting in Saturday's election in the Kurdish north expressed hope it would reduce tension with Baghdad over oil and land disputes that threaten the country's stability.
South Korean activists say a Christian was publicly executed last month in North Korea for distributing the Bible.
You can now use the social networking website Twitter to send your prayers to the Wailing Wall located in Jerusalem, Israel.
CBN's Operation Blessing is doing what it can to save lives by partnering with Water Missions International.
The troubled African nation of Somalia is once again at risk of falling into the hands of Islamic extremists.
U.S. officials believe Saad Bin Laden-- the son of the terror kingpin behind the Sept. 11 attacks-- was killed in a U.S. air strike earlier this year.
President Barack Obama and Iraq's prime minister Nouri al-Maliki agreed that the U.S. is on schedule to remove all troops from the Iraq in a little more than a year.
Since the Iranian government has silenced protesters, those who support their cause around the world have been speaking out for them.
Russian President Dmitri A. Medvedev announced a new pilot project to teach young Russians religion or secular ethics.
Christian artifacts and paintings in ancient churches and monasteries on the island of Cyprus are in great peril.
Reconciliation in Iraq was the top priority as President Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki met in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.
At a Tuesday regional security news conference in Thailand, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attempted to crank up the pressure on North Korea.
Bombs killed at least 18 people and wounded dozens in Iraq on Tuesday.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that the Obama administration is concerned that North Korea may have military ties to Myanmar.
Japanese PM Taro Aso dissolved the lower house of parliament Tuesday, setting the stage for national elections next month.
A roadside bomb killed four American troops in eastern Afghanistan on Monday.
The Defense department has launched an aggressive search for the U.S. Army soldier who has been captured by the Taliban.
Operation Strike of the Sword in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province has met with success, but at a price.
The American soldier who went missing June 30 from his base in eastern Afghanistan appeared on a video posted Saturday to a Web site by the Taliban.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad came under criticism from his own supporters Sunday for appointing a first vice president who once caused an outcry by saying Iranians were friends of Israelis.
The Defense Department released the name of Pfc. Bowe R. Bergdahl, 23, who was serving with an Alaska-based infantry regiment.
Chinese police killed 12 people during July 5 rioting in the western city of Urumqi, officials said.
Clinton said that devising a comprehensive and strategic approach for achieving a clean energy future is an important topic of her three-day trip.
Pope Benedict XVI blessed a few hundred faithful Sunday with his right arm in a cast during his first public appearance since surgery.
Talks to resolve Honduras' political crisis deadlocked over a proposal to reinstate the ousted president and form a national unity government.
A civilian helicopter crashed at southern Afghanistan's largest NATO base Sunday, military officials said.
Hopes for resolving Honduras' crisis dimmed when its interim gov't balked at a plan presented to reinstate ousted Zelaya and form a national unity government.
Clinton on Saturday gave an impassioned defense of American demands that India and other countries do more to tackle terrorism and global warming.
A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jet crashed early Saturday in central Afghanistan, killing the two crew members, the U.S. military said.
Two symbols of the West have become prime bombing targets in the world's most populous Muslim nation of Indonesia.
Sixteen Jewish leaders raised their concerns with the president at a private White House meeting.
A British couple's decision to travel to Switzerland to kill themselves last week has reignited the debate surrounding assisted suicide.
CBN's Operation Blessing recently help set up a first aid station, compiling desperately needed medical equipment from neighboring regions in Peru.
Outside Tehran University, pro-government Basiji militiamen in front of a line of riot police fired tear gas at hundreds of opposition protesters.
Pope Benedict XVI left the hospital in northern Italy smiling after he underwent surgery on his wrist Friday morning, a Vatican spokesman said.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appointed a new nuclear chief, following the abrupt resignation of its veteran head.
Monday marked the 196th anniversary of the arrival of the Burma's first permanent Protestant missionary.
Sudanese police raided a café on Monday, arresting 13 women for wearing slacks, a violation of Sharia law.
India has created a new government department known as the Unique Identification Authority, which will assign a number to every living citizen.
At least 46 international troops and 24 Americans have been killed in Afghanistan during this month.
Investigators found two of the black boxes from Wednesday's fatal Caspian Airlines crash in Iran.
A controversial report about the Israeli war in Gaza is getting swift condemnation from the Jewish state.
The surge against Taliban forces in Afghanistan has taken a toll on U.S. and coalition troops, and their efforts aren't expected to end anytime soon.
In a major foreign policy address to the Council on Foreign Relations, Hillary Clinton said Iran has limited time to stop its nuclear military program.
North Korea has released new photographs of its leader, hoping to silence wide-spread speculation that he is battling pancreatic cancer.
Muslim insurgents with links to Al-Qaeda are believed to be responsible for the beheading of seven Christians in Somalia.
A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck off New Zealand's western coast Wednesday generating a small tsunami.
A Russian-made Iranian passenger plane carrying nearly 170 people crashed shortly after takeoff Wednesday.
Liberia's ex-leader Charles Taylor is on trial at The Hague for backing rebels in Sierra Leone's 1991-2002 civil war.
China's embassy in Algeria warned Chinese nationals after an Islamist Web site called for retaliation attacks.
Christian artist Steven Curtis Chapman and wife Mary Beth are celebrating the grand opening of their new adoption facility in the Henan province of China.
A Spanish priest has been murdered in Cuba, marking the second priest from Spain killed near Havana this year.
Such news about the regime's strongman has the international community watching and waiting for more information about the current condition of his health.
Hackers extracted lists of files from computers that they contaminated with the virus that triggered cyberattacks last week in the United States and South Korea.
German prosecutors formally charged John Demjanjuk on Monday with 27,900 counts of being an accessory to murder at a Nazi death camp during World War II.
President Barack Obama is now back in Washington after wrapping up his weeklong, three-nation trip abroad with a history-making visit to Africa.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has life-threatening pancreatic cancer, a news report said Monday.
Four Iraqis were killed and several more were wounded in a series of bomb attacks against Christian churches in Baghdad over the weekend.
CBN News takes a closer look at the tough questions the Middle East has been forced to face recently.
A bomb blast killed two U.S. Marines in Afghanistan's dangerous south where thousands of American troops have deployed.
In a nationally broadcast announcement, the interim government said the curfew had reached its objective to "restore calm" and curb crime.
South Korean police are analyzing a sample of the thousands of infected computers used to crash Web sites in South Korea and the U.S.
Al-Qaida-linked militants freed an Italian Red Cross worker Sunday from six months of jungle captivity in the southern Philippines.
Armed paramilitary police were on guard in People's Square, the site of the July 5 protest by minority Uighurs.
Five Iranian officials returned to Iran Sunday, where their return was hailed as a victory for Iran.
Most of the victims were inside their homes when the bomb exploded near the main street of the predominantly Shiite village.
Delegates representing the ousted and interim governments of Honduras failed to forge an agreement.
China raised the death toll from riots in Xinjiang, adding that most of those killed were Han Chinese in the first ethnic breakdown.
South Korea has obtained intelligence that North Korea last month ordered a military institute of computer hackers.
An American president praised and scolded the continent of his ancestors Saturday, asserting forces of tyranny and corruption must yield.
Since the rioting began on Sunday, northwestern China has been under tight security.
Christians have been flocking to Geneva, Switzerland, this week to celebrate the 500th anniversary of theologian John Calvin's birth.
The Shihn-wah News Agency says the quake killed one person and injured hundreds more.
The executions follows weeks of bloody fighting for control of the capital and at a time of mounting concern over the influx of hundreds of extremist foreign fighters.
Costa Rican president Oscar Arias met with Honduran leaders separately on Thursday to resolve the political crisis in Honduras.
Laura Ling confessed to illegally entering North Korea during a rare phone call Tuesday with her sister Lisa Ling, who is also a well-known TV reporter.
Officials said nearly 90 IP addresses in 16 countries were affected in the cyber attacks.
Iranian police gunned down two protestors on Thursday evening, according to an eyewitness in Tehran.
The Holy See arranged an unorthodox late afternoon gathering and live televised coverage to accommodate Mr. Obama's schedule in Italy.
Oil prices hovered just above $60 a barrel Friday in Asia as investors braced for a slew of company earnings reports next week.
Pope Benedict XVI raised some eyebrows with his papal statement on the economy.
Pope Benedict XVI offered suggestions for ethical ways to stimulate the economy.
Despite being threatened, anti-government protesters were once again taking to the streets of Iran, Thursday.
Talks have gone underway to resolve the political unrest in Honduras.
A massive bomb blast in central Afghanistan killed 25 people including 13 primary school students Thursday.
Life in China's Xinjiang province has begun to return to normal after days of ethnic violence.
The two American journalists imprisoned in North Korea are seeking amnesty from the country's Communist government.
South Korean police said Thursday that North Korea may be responsible for renewed cyber attacks that have affected seven more Web sites.
Two suicide bombers on Thursday killed at least 34 people and injured 70 in an attack on the home of an anti-terrorism officer in northern Iraq.
The G8 Summit in Italy is in full swing -- global security, international trade, and global warming are all on the table.
President Barack Obama wants the world's top polluters to keep driving toward a deal to halt global warming.
Surviving pages of the world's oldest Christian Bible, the Codex Sinaiticus, have been reunited and released as a digital document.
An Egyptian newspaper reported this week that several European members of an al Qaeda cell received training and financing in Gaza.
Suspected cyber attacks paralyzed Web sites of major South Korean government agencies and banks and other Internet sites.
A Nobel Peace Prize winner has agreed to mediate a diplomatic solution to the leadership crisis in Honduras.
President Obama joined leaders of the G8 nations today as they continue to battle the international economic crisis.
China flooded the area where the protests have been going on with security forces.
A Taliban website has claimed militants have captured and arrested a "drunken U.S. soldier."
Thrill-seekers sprinted through Pamplona in a swift and relatively clean start to the running of the bulls.
Indonesia's 176 million voters will elect a new president on Wednesday, making it only the second vote-based election.
President Barack Obama used a touch of charm and humor in his efforts to warm up strained U.S.-Russian relations.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met privately with ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, Tuesday.
The Chinese government has had a tough time stopping the violence in its northwest region.
In a London park stands a new forest of steel pillars - each representing a victim of the July 7, 2005, attacks on the British capital's transit system.
A meeting between President Barack Obama and Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin was seen as a first step towards warming strained U.S-Russian relations.
Suspected U.S. missiles slammed into a training camp run by Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud on Tuesday, killing at least 12 militants.
Chinese state media has reported more than 800 people have been injured as a result of riots and streets battles.
Some tribes deep in the heart of the Amazon jungle of Brazil have no access to medical care. But CBN's Operation Blessing is helping them.
The new government and most Hondurans still believe the removal of President Zelaya was right.
A spokesman for the Yemen Embassy in Washington says his government is working to track down six missing Christian missionaries who disappeared last month.
President Obama has wrapped up his first day in Moscow, but not before both countries announced a tentative agreement to reduce nuclear arms.
A submarine scouring the Indian Ocean on Sunday picked up the signal beacons of the two black boxes of a Yemenia Airways flight.
Honduras braced for confrontation Sunday as ousted President Manuel Zelaya insisted on coming home to reclaim his post.
The ballistic missiles that North Korea test-fired this weekend were likely capable of striking key government and military facilities in South Korea.
The son of an Iranian revolutionary icon called on parliament to dismiss President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from his post.
Taliban militants fired rockets and mortars at a U.S. base in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday.
A detained Iranian employee of the British embassy has also been charged with harming Iran's national security, his lawyer said Saturday.
Honduras snubbed the OAS saying it would no longer recognize the Organization of American States charter.
Vice President Joe Biden celebrated the Fourth of July with his son and other American troops in Iraq on Saturday.
North Korea launched seven ballistic missiles Saturday into waters off its east coast.
Vice President Joe Biden is in Iraq and met with Iraq's president, prime minister and U.S. General Ray Odierno.
Doctors have determined that John Demjanjuk is fit to stand trial on charges that he was an accessory to murder at a Nazi death camp.
On Friday, the interim president of Honduras said he is open to holding early elections to resolve the political crisis in that country.
Myanmar's junta chief rejected U.N. secretary general's request to meet jailed opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
An Iranian cleric accused Britain of a role in instigating widespread protests that erupted over the country's disputed presidential election.
U.S. Marines pushed deeper into Taliban areas of southern Afghanistan on Friday.
It's rare that Israel and Hamas ever agree on anything but both are denouncing a report from Amnesty International on the recent war in Gaza.
The U.S. military has announced an American soldier has been captured by insurgents in Afghanistan.
The European Union is considering Britain's request to pull the bloc's ambassadors from Iran.
The British government said its new equality bill will force British churches to accept practicing homosexuals or transexuals as youth workers.
French investigators on Thursday will present their initial findings into what caused Air France Flight 447 to drop out of the sky.
The Honduran Congress installed Roberto Micheletti after the military seized and deported sitting president Manuel Zalaya on Sunday.
Mir Hossein Mousavi said he considered Iran's cleric-led government illegitimate and demanded political prisoners be released.
North Korea test-fired two short-range missiles from its eastern coast Thursday.
The young sole survivor of an Indian Ocean plane crash arrived Thursday at a Paris airport from Comoros.
The U.S. military launched a new joint offensive against the Taliban in Afghanistan after it was announced a solider went missing on Tuesday.
The Organization of American States says the interim rulers in Honduras have three days to restore ousted President Manuel Zelaya.
A Shiite cleric gave a cautious welcome Wednesday to the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from cities.
French officials were on guard after an al-Qaeda affiliate threatened vengeance for Sarkozy's criticism of the face-covering veils worn by some Muslim women.
Germany's governing parties agreed Wednesday on a blanket measure to overturn Nazi-era verdicts convicting people of treason.
Christian aid worker Chris Leggett is being remembered as a man who deeply loved the people he served.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's street enforcers sent the prosecutor a letter accusing Mousavi of taking part in nine offenses against the state.
The 14-year-old's family says she could barely swim, but she held on long enough for rescuers to find her.
A North Korean ship under scrutiny for more than a week by the U.S. Navy has changed course, heading back the way it came.