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A German woman and her Afghan guard were killed, and a Finnish woman apparently kidnapped, at an international guesthouse run by a Swedish-based charity in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul late on Saturday evening.

The two women were aid workers employed by Operation Mercy, a relief and

Nineteen people have been confirmed dead and 50 others injured following reports of an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena in the UK.

In a statement, Greater Manchester Police confirmed the number of dead and injured and added: "This is currently being treated as a terrorist incident

BosNewsLife (with reporting by STEFAN J BOS)

Christians have been detained in Eritrea this month as part of a massive government crackdown on members of unregistered churches, according to rights activists.

In one incident, six men and four women were reportedly captured in a raid on a prayer meeting

The Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce has expressed its dismay at Immigration Minister Peter Dutton's decision to give 7,500 asylum seekers living in Australia until October to lodge an application for protection as a refugee, describing his declaration that the "game is up" for "fake refugees" as "unbecoming" of an Australian

The fight against cancer, higher education, early childhood initiatives, Indigenous Australians, and the battle to eliminate 'modern slavery' are among the recipients of a $400 million donation - the largest philanthropic donation ever made by a living Australian - announced by mining magnate Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest and his wife Nicola

RNS/USA Today

US President Donald Trump urged leaders of Muslim countries to stand up against what he calls "Islamic extremism" on Sunday, adopting a tough stance on terror that nonetheless attempts to soften the anti-Muslim rhetoric of his campaign for president.

The use of that terminology appears to be

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As more details emerge, it has been confirmed that it was Rev Nicolas Guérékoyamé-Gbangou’s youngest brother and nephew, not his son and grandson, who were killed in the latest eruption of violence in the Central African Republic.

A local church leader told World Watch Monitor

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The US Commission on International Religious Freedom presented their 2017 annual report at a briefing in Washington DC on 17th May. PICTURE: World Watch Monitor

An influential US government commission that monitors religious freedom around the world is urging President

A retired Church of England vicar is cycling down the length of Britain with the aim of raising £50,000 in support of persecuted Christians.

Seventy-five-year-old Robert de Berry, of Pewsey in Wiltshire, set off on Tuesday from Cape Wrath on the north coast of Scotland and is spending 33 days

One in four children in North Africa and the Middle East live in poverty, according to a new study from UNICEF.

Based on research conducted among children in 11 countries, the UN child-focused organisation said at least 29 million children are deprived of two or more of the

RNS

 

Catalino Guerrero, 59, greets Cardinal Joseph Tobin of the Catholic Archdiocese of Newark during the Faith in New Jersey program at Bethany Baptist Church on 4th May, 2017, in Newark, New Jersey. PICTURE: NJ Advance Media/Aristide Economopoulos

As the nation’s capital buzzed

The Russian Government will finance $US4 million of restoration and reconstruction work in the historic centre of Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, centring on the kilometre long route known as Star Street.

Fides reports that the project, which is scheduled to start in September and which will include buildings as

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Rev Nicolas Guérékoyamé-Gbangou and his wife Priscilla, in a 2014 photo. PICTURE: World Watch Monitor

A new flurry of violence has hit the Central African Republic, a country many hoped had turned a corner following the brutal civil war of

RNS

 

Rev Jimmie R Hawkins speaks with other faith leaders at a press conference responding to the US President Donald Trump administration's policies in Washington, DC, on 15th May, 2017. PICTURE: Ray Chen/Office of Public Witness, PC(USA)

Black clergy, standing in the shadow

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