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Boko Haram sets up ‘Islamic Caliphate’

BORNO, Nigeria — Boko Haram has established its own government in Gwoza, a Nigerian city it captured three weeks ago by killing perhaps 1,000 residents and overcoming the Nigerian military, a legislator displaced from his home there has confirmed. The …

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Egypt yet to help persecuted Christians

CAIRO, Egypt — One year after the attacks, Mina Thabet can still see the ruins in his mind — a seemingly endless series of scorched, hollowed-out church buildings, schools, homes and businesses stretching out across Egypt. On Aug. 14, 2013, …

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Churches open doors to refugees fleeing ISIS


ERBIL, Kurdistan — Where can you go when you’ve lost almost everything? Throughout northern Iraq and Syria, the scourge of ISIS, the Islamic State, has forced thousands and thousands into a life without homes, jobs and family. While they face …

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Syrian Kurds rescue Yazidis from Iraq mountain

The stranded Yazidi refugees trapped on Sinjar Mountain in northern Iraq are finally being rescued. They’ve been stranded for more than a week with little food and water after Islamic State fighters, also known as ISIS, forced them from their …

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