The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility in a statement carried by its Aamaq news agency, saying it had targeted Shiite “apostates.”
The Supreme Court in the United Kingdom denied on Friday the latest appeal by the parents of a toddler on life support to keep him alive. Still, Alfie Evans' embattled father and mother fight on.
Authorities in the north African nation of Algeria are closing churches in an attempt to curtail the activities of minority Christians in this Muslim-majority nation.
Fighting between government forces and a rebel group forces thousands of ethnic Christians in Myanmar into the jungle. “We have been asking permission to rescue people who are trapped in the jungle and they are in a very critical condition."
A new Hebrew-English Bible has been published just in time to celebrate Israel's 70th anniversary.
The parents of a toddler on life support in the United Kingdom refuse to give up their fight to keep their son alive. Alfie Evans' father, Tom, even flew to Rome to meet privately with Pope Francis Wednesday morning.
People in India are joining widespread protests because of a rape epidemic which one prominent figure describes as a "national emergency." The brutal rape and murder of a little girl in Kashmir has inspired celebrities, business people, sports figures, and social activists to join rallies demanding that something be done to prevent more young Indian girls from suffering the same horrific fate.
Cuba on Wednesday selected 57-year-old First Vice President Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez as sole candidate to succeed Raul Castro as president of Cuba, in an effort to ensure that the country's single-party system outlasts the aging revolutionaries who created it.
Bishop Doru de Ilioi, the man who baptized Mario Lopez in Israel's Jordan River last month, says many people who witnessed Lopez's baptism committed to follow Jesus and be baptized themselves.
The American sons of a US legal permanent resident are pleading with China to release their imprisoned missionary dad. "I would like the world to first and foremost pray for China and the Chinese government officials and their leadership to have mercy and compassion in their hearts for my father."