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Boko Haram remains ‘resilient’ after deadline

BORNO, Nigeria — Boko Haram reportedly remains a strong threat in northeastern Nigeria and neighboring countries despite Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s claim that military leaders have largely met his deadline to have defeated the group by the end of 2015. …

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Iranian pastor Fathi freed from prison

Farshid Fathi

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian pastor Farshid Fathi has been freed after five years imprisonment in Tehran because of charges linked to his Christian faith, Middle East Concern announced Dec. 22, estimating nearly 100 Christians remain imprisoned there. “We are so …

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2 Sudanese Christian leaders arrested

Sudan Christians

JUBA, South Sudan — Security officials have arrested two Sudanese Christian leaders near Khartoum and are seeking to re-imprison two pastors who were freed in August, Morning Star News has reported. The National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) arrested two …

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North Korea gives life sentence to Canadian pastor

Pastor Hyeon Soo Lim

North Korea — A Canadian pastor was sentenced to life in prison with hard labor by North Korea’s highest court for “crimes against the state.” Pastor Hyeon Soo Lim, 60, was convicted Dec. 16 of numerous charges, including an attempt …

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