• Gunmen kill Coptic Christian in Egypt’s Sinai, officials say

    EL-ARISH, Egypt - Egyptian security officials say gunmen have shot dead a Christian man in the turbulent north of the Sinai Peninsula, the latest attack to target members of the country’s Christian minority. The officials said three masked gunmen carried out the attack and identified the... Read more
  • Iraq’s Mar Behnam monastery: Rebuilding what ISIS could not destroy

    For over 1,700 years Christians have been the indisputable sons of Iraq. Contrary to the wild imaginings of ISIS, their presence largely preceded the Islamic conquest. Christians, who were evangelized very early on by St. Thomas, set about forming a church straight away. One of these early... Read more
  • Pakistani Christians Bury 11 After ISIS Attacks Methodist Church

    Pakistani Christian mourners buried their dead on Monday, only a week before the celebration of Christ’s birth. Worshipers were lining up to take communion on Sunday morning when at least two men, armed and wearing suicide vests, attacked Bethel Memorial Methodist Church in western... Read more
  • Suicide bombers attack Pakistan church, killing at least 9, officials say

    Two suicide bombers attacked a church in Pakistan where hundreds of worshippers were attending service ahead of Christmas, killing at least nine people and injuring dozens of others, officials said. One of the suicide bombers was shot dead outside Bethel Memorial Methodist Church in Quetta, but... Read more
  • 730 Rohingya Children Among Thousands Burned Alive, Shot, Beaten to Death in 30 Days of Horror

    At least 730 children were among the 6,700 Rohingya refugees who were burned, shot, or beaten to death in the space of a single month earlier this year, a major humanitarian aid group revealed. "We met and spoke with survivors of violence in Myanmar, who are now sheltering in overcrowded and... Read more
  • What one of the deadliest ever attacks on UN peacekeepers means for Congo

    At least 14 UN peacekeepers were killed and more than 50 wounded when armed men attacked their base in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN mission, known as MONUSCO, said on Friday. The attack on the troops in Semuliki, in North Kivu’s Beni region, began at dusk on Thursday and... Read more
  • Iraq is ‘fully liberated’ from ISIS, its military says

    (CNN)The Iraqi military has "fully liberated" all of Iraq's territory of "ISIS terrorist gangs" and retaken full control of the Iraqi-Syrian border, it said Saturday in a statement. "Our heroic armed forces have now secured the entire length of the Iraq-Syria border," Prime Minister... Read more
  • The Jihad on Sufism

    On Friday, November 24, some 30 gunmen carrying the Islamic State flag bombed and stormed a Sufi mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai, about 125 miles northeast of Cairo.  They managed to massacre at least 305 people, 27 of whom were children.  “The scene was horrific,” said Ibrahim Sheteewi,... Read more
  • Egypt mosque attack leaves at least 235 dead in Sinai Peninsula

    CAIRO — At least 235 people were killed when gunmen opened fire and bombed a mosque in Egypt's volatile Sinai Peninsula on Friday. Government officials said 109 more had been injured in the attack — among the deadliest in Egypt's history. Images from inside the building showed dozens of... Read more
  • Bosnian ex-military chief sentenced to life for genocide

    The former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladić, nicknamed the ‘butcher of Bosnia’, has been sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. More than 20 years after the Srebrenica massacre, Mladic was found guilty at the United... Read more