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Iraqi Yezidi couple flees ISIS to freedom

Yezidis

Rescue operations began Dec. 19 in northern Iraq for thousands of Yezidi villagers trapped for the past four months on Mount Sinjar and its surrounding villages. Aided by a barrage of coalition air strikes, Kurdish Peshmerga forces began a military offensive …

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United States and Cuba diplomacy sparks hope & wariness

President Obama’s opening of diplomatic relations with Cuba may fuel an already-vibrant evangelistic movement there, or it may fuel a repressive regime, according to some leaders and pastors voicing divergent opinions over the White House action. “Our prayer is that …

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Sudanese police destroy churches

Sudan church

NORTH KHARTOUM, Sudan — The government of Sudan has accelerated its persecution of Christians since mid-November, confiscating church grounds and beating and arresting believers in at least three attacks in North Khartoum. On Dec. 2, armed police in nine vehicles …

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Bangladesh pastors arrested for preaching

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Two pastors in northwestern Bangladesh could each face two years in prison if convicted of “hurting religious sentiments.” Police arrested the pastors Nov. 9 along with 41 people listening to their preaching at a rented house in …

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Kenyan city of Mombasa tense after mosque closures

NAIROBI, Kenya — Christian and Muslim leaders fear more violence in the coastal city of Mombasa after the government indefinitely closed four mosques over suspected terror activities. On Friday (Nov. 21), religious and political leaders united to urge the government …

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Four killed in Jerusalem synagogue terror attack

Har Nof, Israel

JERUSALEM — At least four worshipers, three of them U.S.-born, were killed in an attack on a west Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday (Nov. 18) by two Palestinians wielding a gun, an ax and a meat cleaver, police said. The incident was …

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Jailed Egyptian convert awaits appeal hearing

A jailed Egyptian Muslim convert to Christianity is scheduled Sunday, Nov. 16 to appeal his conviction on a misdemeanor — if he can get to the courtroom. But according to his lawyer, prison and security police officials have not confirmed …

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