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Fierce fighting rages in Benghazi amid political instability

Fierce fighting rages in Benghazi amid political instability Watch

Africa

Fierce fighting between troops loyal to the retired general, Khalifa Haftar and those loyal to Ansar Charia continues to rage on in the eastern ...

Liberian bishop reminds world that the poor must not be forgotten during Ebola crisis

Liberian bishop reminds world that the poor must not be forgotten during Ebola crisis Watch

Africa

Bishop Anthony Fallah Borwah of Gbarnga in Liberia says that the world that "it is the poor who are the Church's priority." Ebola, which has ...

Sectarian violence spreads in Yemen, where Shi'ite militia square off against al-Qaeda

Sectarian violence spreads in Yemen, where Shi'ite militia square off against al-Qaeda Watch

Middle East

A Yemeni city was taken by al Qaeda fighters, and 33 people were killed by a suicide bombing and gun fighting during the group's challenge to the ...

Al Qaeda launches 'magazine war' with Islamic State in effort to attract new recruits

Al Qaeda launches 'magazine war' with Islamic State in effort to attract new recruits Watch

Middle East

Al Qaeda is attempting to make a comeback in the public eye following the stunning rise of the competing Islamic State. In an online publication, ...

New Indonesian president promises a 'people-centric' government

New Indonesian president promises a 'people-centric' government Watch

Asia Pacific

Indonesia got a new president, Joko Widodo, a 53-year-old man who was sworn in on October 20 after Bambang Yudhoyono stepped down after having ...

Pope Francis - Petitions UN, Muslims and Christians to address 'ongoing genocide' in Iraq

Pope Francis - Petitions UN, Muslims and Christians to address 'ongoing genocide' in Iraq Watch

Middle East

Pope Francis has once again spoken out about the atrocities being committed in the Middle East by the Islamic State, labeling them "terrorism of ...

Nigerian ceasefire intended to free abducted schoolgirls broken with two attacks by Muslim Jihadists

Nigerian ceasefire intended to free abducted schoolgirls broken with two attacks by Muslim Jihadists Watch

Africa

Boko Haram militants are blamed in two separate attacks on Nigerian villages following a ceasefire intended to free 200 abducted schoolgirls. ...

Islamic State takes mounting death count in Syria

Islamic State takes mounting death count in Syria Watch

Middle East

Islamic State has taken heavy casualties over the past several days. At least 70 fighters for the terror group have been dropped off over the ...

Hopes for saving the species die with northern white rhino

Hopes for saving the species die with northern white rhino Watch

Africa

Another of the nearly extinct northern white rhino has died in Kenya, leaving just six of these animals in the entire world.

Algerian police engage in widespread protest

Algerian police engage in widespread protest Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

While security becomes a serious issue in Algeria, especially with the size taken by the Islamic State, a wave of protests began last week by ...

Even state-recognized church in China targeted for persecution

Even state-recognized church in China targeted for persecution Watch

Asia Pacific

By CNA/EWTN News

The state of religious freedom in China is moving from bad to worse, said U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), responding to a new report by the ...

A despicable act! Islamists butcher 23 people in Democratic Republic of Congo

A despicable act! Islamists butcher 23 people in Democratic Republic of Congo Watch

Africa

In the town of Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo, suspected Ugandan rebels are believed to have killed at least 23 people, in their second ...

Christians, Yazidis and Turkmen face genocide in Iraq

Christians, Yazidis and Turkmen face genocide in Iraq Watch

Middle East

By Kieran Guilbert, Thomson Reuters Foundation

More than 12,000 civilians have been killed in Iraq so far this year, mainly by Islamic State (IS), and minorities facing ethnic cleansing are ...

Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to death by hanging on blasphemy charges

Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to death by hanging on blasphemy charges Watch

Asia Pacific

A Pakistani Christian woman has been sentenced to death by hanging following accusations that she made blasphemous comments about the prophet ...

Fifteen African countries prioritized to stem Ebola crisis

Fifteen African countries prioritized to stem Ebola crisis Watch

Africa

The World Health Organization is pledging to "ramp up" efforts in order to prevent Ebola from spreading. Fifteen African countries are being ...

Persecuted Indonesian Christians worship in strip mall

Persecuted Indonesian Christians worship in strip mall Watch

Asia Pacific

The Evangelical Christian Church in Bekasi, Indonesia is held in a most unusual place. Driven from traditional houses of worship on account of ...

It's getting harder to be a Christian in Indonesia - hardline Muslims prevent the opening of churches, burn others

It's getting harder to be a Christian in Indonesia - hardline Muslims prevent the opening of churches, burn others Watch

Asia Pacific

Christians in Indonesia are facing increasing persecution as hardline Muslims gain more influence in government. Indonesia is the world's most ...

Bermuda buttons down for Hurricane Gonzalo

Bermuda buttons down for Hurricane Gonzalo Watch

Americas

Bermuda is set to be hit by a strong storm on October 17, Hurricane Gonzalo, one of the most powerful on record to hit the island.

Sex trafficking ring that used teenaged girls, boys busted in Colombia

Sex trafficking ring that used teenaged girls, boys busted in Colombia Watch

Americas

After a lengthy investigation, a joint operation between the United States and Colombia successfully led to 11 arrests across the South American ...

Deadly Sarin bombs now in hands of Islamic State

Deadly Sarin bombs now in hands of Islamic State Watch

Middle East

An even more alarming fact has risen to the fore in the war in the Middle East, ISIS controls a vast compound in Iraq containing 2,500 rusting ...

Obianuju Ekeocha: Open Letter to A Synod Father - Listen to the African Bishops!

Obianuju Ekeocha: Open Letter to A Synod Father - Listen to the African Bishops! Watch

Africa

By Obianuju Ekeocha

Imagine my shock as I read the words of one of the most prominent Synod Fathers who implied that the views and values that our African Synod ...

Algerian authorities keep vigilant eye on Ebola virus

Algerian authorities keep vigilant eye on Ebola virus Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Although no cases of Ebola have been reported -- and there are no suspected cases of it within the nation of Algeria, local authorities remain ...

Nigeria and Senegal may be Ebola free, WHO says

Nigeria and Senegal may be Ebola free, WHO says Watch

Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that Nigeria and Senegal could be declared Ebola-free within just days, as the two countries near ...

Aware of Islamic State, Filipinos pray daily for Pope Francis' safety during January visit

Aware of Islamic State, Filipinos pray daily for Pope Francis' safety during January visit Watch

Asia Pacific

The head of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, General Gregorio Catapang Jr. asked in a statement that all Catholic service members to also ...

Do you still think Islam is a 'religion of peace?' These 10 verses from the Koran will show you the truth

Do you still think Islam is a 'religion of peace?' These 10 verses from the Koran will show you the truth Watch

Middle East

From Christian apologist and blogger David Wood, comes more evidence, ripped directly from the pages of the Koran, that Islam is not a religion of ...

180,000 people flee Iraqi city of Hit after ISIS claims town

180,000 people flee Iraqi city of Hit after ISIS claims town Watch

Middle East

The Iraqi city of Hit fell to Islamic State earlier this month. The bloodshed in Iraq's western Anbar province has forced up to 180,000 people ...

ISIS justifies enslavement of women as 'the revival of slavery before the Hour'

ISIS justifies enslavement of women as 'the revival of slavery before the Hour' Watch

Middle East

The kidnapping, enslavement and trafficking of women would not be condoned by any true religion - Islamic State, according to an online ...

ISIS continues push for control of Kobani

ISIS continues push for control of Kobani Watch

Middle East

Kobani, a key Syrian city on the border Turkey remains under attack as Islamic State troops push for control. If it retains control of the town, ...