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By deskofbrian On Thursday, May 30th, 2019
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Remembering: Five Pakistan women killed on this day in 2012 for ‘singing and dancing,’ officials deny claims

On this day, in 2012, five women in Kohistan, four of whom were filmed ‘singing and dancing’ with men at a wedding party, were killed on May 30 after a tribal jirga ordered their execution, claimed Muhammad More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, May 28th, 2019
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Pakistan: Mob attacks Christian family, Naveed Masih, now facing blasphemy charges

On May 15, a Christian family living in the Arif Wala Tehsil District of Punjab was attacked by a mob after they were falsely accused of committing blasphemy against Islam. False accusations of blasphemy are common More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
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Pakistan moves bill forward to set the minimum marriage age at 18

The Pakistani Senate has passed a bill to amend the Child Marriage Restraint Bill, 1929, and set the minimum marriage age at 18 years. The bill aims to “curb the menace of child marriage prevalent in the country More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, April 27th, 2019
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Tragedy in Sri Lanka: How Church Leaders and Members Can Respond to Secular Media

As the World Asks Why?, Christians Offer Hope Reports of Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday tragedy have flooded the news, prompting some to ask if God forgot His people on the most sacred day of the Christian calendar. More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019
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8 Things You Should Know Before Travelling to Dubai

Dubai is a fast-growing tourist destination attracting thousands of tourists every year. With its stunning sci fi like skyline, bright sunny beaches, exciting nightlife, luxurious malls, lip smacking food and top-notch More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, March 23rd, 2019
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Adam Milstein vows to continue speaking out against Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and CAIR

Adam Milstein announced that he will continue to condemn antisemitic rhetoric from Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), even after he withdrew from a panel at the AIPAC Policy conference following More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, March 17th, 2019
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Iran elevates cleric Ebrahim Raisi to Judiciary Chief despite human rights violations, attacks on non-Muslims

(International Christian Concern) –International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on March 8, 2019, Ebrahim Raisi was sworn into office as the new Judiciary Chief of Iran’s Islamic Republic. His long More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, March 14th, 2019
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Christopher Wrays Statement on 12th Anniversary of the Abduction of Robert Levinson

March 9, 2019 marks the 12th anniversary of the abduction of Robert A. “Bob” Levinson from Kish Island, Iran. This milestone is an opportunity for the leadership of the government of Iran to demonstrate its More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
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Egypt legalizes 156 churches as Christians remained divided over President Sisi

(ICC): Last week, the Egyptian government legalized 156 churches, bringing the total to 783. More than 3,700 churches have sought legalization since Egypt passed a new law in 2016 which purported to streamline the More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Sunday, March 10th, 2019
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Boko Haram terrorist attack in Niger leaves 7 soldiers, 38 militants dead

Seven soldiers and 38 militants died in an assault by the Boko Haram jihadist group in southeastern Niger, the defense ministry said. “Armed forces … strongly repelled an attack by the terrorist group Boko More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, March 6th, 2019
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Egypt: Mahmoud Abou Zeid, Shawkan, released after spending over 5 years in prison

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) hails today’s release of Mahmoud Abou Zeid, the Egyptian photojournalist also known as Shawkan, after more than five and a half years in prison, but deplores that the fact that More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
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Egypt: NY Times David Kirkpatrick refused entry into Cairo, Ahmed Gamal Zyada arrested over social media remarks

Two journalists have been detained on landing at Cairo airport in the past few weeks. One, a US reporter, was denied entry and put on a flight back to Europe. The other, an Egyptian photojournalist, was imprisoned. 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...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
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Iran judges tell Christians Saheb Fadaie and Fatemeh Bakhteri to renounce their faith

(International Christian Concern) –Iranian judges Hassan Babaee and Ahmad Zargar presided over the January 15th final appeal hearing for Christians Saheb Fadaie and Fatemeh Bakhteri. These two judges asked the More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, January 5th, 2019
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Iranian Sisters Make Bail Following Harsh Interrogation

(International Christian Concern) –Two Christian sisters arrested and assaulted during interrogation by Iranian authorities have reportedly been released on bail. They were arrested in early December in Ahvaz More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, December 14th, 2018
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Pakistan: Christian brothers, Qasir and Amoon, sentenced to death under blasphemy laws after website posts

Pakistani Christian brothers Qasir and Amoon have been sentenced to death after being accused of blasphemy. The court of Mr. Javed Iqbal Bosal Additional Sessions Judge of Talagang District Jhelum. photo Kauhajoki.vaakuna.svg The More...

By Nasir Saeed On Friday, November 2nd, 2018
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Pakistan Christians living in fear as Asia Bibi’s acquittal sparks protests by Muslim extremists

The hardliners’ protests following the supreme court’s verdict to acquit Asia Bibi continue. Many roads of all major cities are closed and barricaded, and police and rangers are patrolling to monitor and control More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
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Pakistan Christian boy thrown out of classroom for touching water faucet, called ‘Choora’ and beaten

A 13-year-old Pakistani Christian boy was sent out of his classroom for turning off a tap that had been left running. On 16 October the fourth grade student, Sharjeel, was expelled from his class because it was More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, October 12th, 2018
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Pastor Andrew Brunson free from Turkish prison

Along with thousands of Christians and other faith-based groups, the Save the Persecuted Christians (STPC) Coalition is celebrating the release of imprisoned North Carolina pastor Andrew Brunson from his two-year More...

By Oscar Nkala On Sunday, October 7th, 2018
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Nearly 100 killed in one year of Islamist-linked terrorism in northern Mozambique

About 100 people have been killed and 70 others injured since a new Islamist rebel group launched attacks on villages and government installations in the Cabo Delgado region of northern Mozambique in October last More...


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