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By The Dispatch On Sunday, March 10th, 2019
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Jaysh al-Izza faction of the Free Syrian Army blamed for attack on Christian City

(International Christian Concern) –The Syrian Christian city of Mhardeh is once again under attack, this time from the Jaysh al-Izza faction of the Free Syrian Army. The attack severely damaged a thermal power More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
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Jesuit priest Father Paolo Dall’Oglio remembered after disappearance in Syria six years ago

Portrait of Father Paolo Dall’Oglio SJ, founder of the Community al-Khalil in Deir Mar Musa, Syria, taken in the premises of the Community’s new monastery Deir Mariyam al-Adhra in Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
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Egyptian Convert Stands Firm for Christ, Sacrificing his family and Risking his Life

(International Christian Concern) –Growing up in Egypt as the son of an Islamic Sheikh, Mohamed’s life was filled with religion. As a Sheikh, his father was supposed to live as a religious man from whom others More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
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2018 says an increase in Boko Haram and Fulani attacks

(International Christian Concern) –Bloodshed in 2018 spiked dramatically in Nigeria’s Middle Belt region, with the heaviest attacks taking place in Plateau State. ACLED reported that approximately 1,930 brutal More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
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Nepal Pastor Dharmendra Singh arrested for ‘charges of forced conversion’

(International Christian Concern) –On January 28, Pastor Dharmendra Singh, from Nepalganj, Nepal, was arrested by police in Rupaidiha village, located in India’s Uttar Pradesh state, on charges of forced conversion. More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
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Ethiopia Police Officer Arrested and Dismissed for Talking about His Faith

(International Christian Concern) –A Christian police officer in Ethiopia was recently arrested, dismissed, and told to move to another part of the country after he was discovered talking about his faith in uniform. More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
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Terrorist Taufik Abdul Halim has ‘no remorse’ for bombing Jakarta’s Atrium Plaza

(International Christian Concern) –Taufik Abdul Halim, the Malaysian terrorist behind the first ever bombing launched by a foreign terrorist in Indonesia, says that he has no remorse while recalling how he tried More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, January 28th, 2019
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Iraq: Isam Bahnam cites lack of water, electricity, and employment for mass exodus

(International Christian Concern) –On Saturday, the governors of two Christian towns in Iraq’s Nineveh Plains warned that a lack of basic life necessities are causing citizens to relocate back to or remain in More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, January 28th, 2019
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Christian lawmaker Garo Paylan attacked by Turkish officials, trying to strip his ‘parliamentary immunity’

(International Christian Concern) –According to a recent Gatestone Institute Article, prosecutors in Turkey have filed a motion to strip Garo Paylan, an Armenian member of Turkey’s parliament, of parliamentary More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, January 28th, 2019
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Nigeria’s top judge, Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen suspended ahead of election

(International Christian Concern) –Nigeria is about to have its presidential elections that will solidify country’s leadership for the next four years.  With mere weeks to go to the elections, Nigeria’s current More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, January 28th, 2019
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Pakistan court to review Asia Bibi acquittal on Tuesday

(International Christian Concern) –Pakistan’s Supreme Court has announced that it will hear arguments regarding a petition to review Asia Bibi’s acquittal next Tuesday, January 29. The news has left many Pakistani More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, January 28th, 2019
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Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, Chinese Christian politician, was released from prison after nearly two years

(International Christian Concern) –International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on January 24, 2019, the former Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, an ethnic Chinese Christian politician, was released More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, January 28th, 2019
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New data shows nearly 200 Christians in Pakistan face blasphemy charges

(International Christian Concern) –New research by the Catholic Church in Pakistan has found that almost 200 Christians face charges under the country’s notorious blasphemy laws. Those accused face punishments More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, January 28th, 2019
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Pastor Raymond Koh now missing 700 days after his abduction and failed ransom attempt

(International Christian Concern) –On 13 February 2017, Pastor Raymond Koh was kidnapped by a group of men in Petaling Jaya, when he was on his way to visit his friend. His abduction in a military-precision operation More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, January 28th, 2019
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Iran’s persecution of Christians detailed in new report

(International Christian Concern) –A new report details how last year brought continued violation of religious freedom for Iranian Christians, cumulating in an unprecedented wave of raids targeting the underground More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 24th, 2019
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Indonesia: Muslims fight to get cross-shaped road mosaic in front of its city hall painted over

(International Christian Concern) –After receiving multiple complaints from conservative Muslim groups, the Surakarta administration in central Java has decided paint over a cross-shaped road mosaic in front of More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 24th, 2019
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Egypt: Islamic State militants kidnap Coptic Christian in Sinai Peninsula

(International Christian Concern) –A Coptic Christian man traveling on a microbus in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula was kidnapped by Islamic militants on January 18th.  Abeed Nakhla Yassa was traveling to the city More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 24th, 2019
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Turkey builds first new church, but it’s on top of a Christian graveyard

(International Christian Concern) –Earlier this month, Turkey announced that the construction of the country’s first new church would begin next February. While there are several churches throughout Turkey, More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
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Libya: Mass grave found with over 30 dead Ethipian Christian bodies, murdered by Islamic State

(International Christian Concern) –The bodies of 34 Ethiopian Christians killed by ISIS militants in 2015 have been discovered in a mass grave in Sirte, Libya. Authorities located the mass grave as a result of More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
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Asia Bibi still trapped in Pakistan, even after acquittal from blasphemy charges

(International Christian Concern) –Asia Bibi, a Christian woman formally on death row in Pakistan, continues to live like a prisoner almost three months after her acquittal by the Supreme Court. Bibi, who continues More...


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