Government of Pakistan Bows to Islamists on ‘Blasphemy’ Suspects, Critics Say. LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – The Pakistan government’s surrender to demands of an Islamic extremist group jeopardizes the last chances for Christian mother Aasiya Noreen (Asia...
ABERDEEN, Scotland (Morning Star News) – Fear of Islamist attacks was again cited as the cause of stopping worship in Egypt this month, even though parishioners said local Muslims supported the opening of the shuttered church outside Cairo, sources said. Anba Morcos,...
HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – For 12 years Mahendra Nagdeve had met with friends and relatives in his house in Madhya Pradesh state, India to worship Christ until he received this notice from city officials this month: “With effect from the moment you receive...
Baptists in Ekibastuz have been fined and told that they "should not meet for worship until they register". Meetings for worship by Oskemen's New Life Church remain banned until 19 December after church members, relatives and friends sang religious songs without state...
Twenty-one churches in Egypt’s southern rural Minya governorate can restore, expand and rebuild their churches after receiving approval from the Minya Governor. Governor Essam al-Bedeiwi approved the 21 applications over the last six months. Some of the churches had...
Muslim father of woman who left Islam accuses noted lay leader. NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Police in eastern Uganda on Sunday (Feb. 26) arrested an evangelist after a Muslim accused him of kidnapping his adult daughter, who had taken refuge with the...
Indian villagers attacked by Hindu extremists, when they report it to the police they are threatened with fines.
A Christian in Pakistan who reported an attempt to blackmail him for allegedly blaspheming Islam’s prophet was sentenced to death this week.
Muslim father of 9-year-old boy in Uganda who put his faith in Christ this month tied his son to a tree and burned him, Sources for Morning Star News said.
To convert away from Islam is “treason” that should carry the death penalty, according to Sunni Islam’s topmost religious authority.
A church leader in Lahore was beaten up during his Sunday service by a policeman, during a dispute over whether or not music was being played over his church loudspeaker.
A Christian in eastern Uganda who received death threats from Muslims after a religious discussion was killed on June 4, sources for Morning Star News said.
At the age of 89 and a half, former Soviet-era Baptist prisoner of conscience Yegor Prokopenko has again been fined for leading a meeting for worship.
Vietnam continues to crack down on Christian human rights campaigners and Christian leaders.
Officers in China’s central Guizhou province alleged to have tortured a detained house church pastor and threatened his life and family.
Mohammadreza Omidi (Youhan), a Church of Iran member who was arrested on 13 May in Rasht, Iran, has been released on bail.
China Aid conducted an exclusive interview on May 12 with a member of a serially targeted house church in China’s central Guizhou province.
Nigerian officials scrambled to calm religious tensions after Muslims in Kano state on Thursday (June 2) killed a Christian pastor’s wife on a baseless “blasphemy” charge.
Muslim Fulani attacks on Christians have advanced into a southern state, with a church leader saying this could ultimately result in a civil war in the country.
At least one Christian was killed, several injured and two church buildings attacked in central Nigeria’s Niger state after a Facebook exchange resulted in a Muslim accusation of blasphemy, sources for Morning Star News said.
A convert to Christianity imprisoned for her involvement in the Iranian house-church movement has gone on a hunger strike to protest denial of needed medical treatment, religious freedom advocates said.
A Coptic human rights activist arrested this month by Egyptian security officials faces the possibility of life in prison on concocted charges because of his efforts to expose persecution of Christians
A Muslim in eastern Uganda strangled his wife to death this month for leaving Islam, relatives and neighbours said.
A Sudanese Air Force bombing of civilians in the Nuba Mountains town of Heiban on Monday (May 23) struck a Christian family, killing a 6-month-old boy and wounding six others, a rebel source said.
Hindu villagers in India last month attacked 28 Christians, drove them from their homes and set their houses on fire, sources for Morning Star News report.
A young Pakistani Christian woman accused of blasphemy chose not to flee from her home, so that her Christian neighbours wouldn’t be targeted in her absence.