Minority Christians in Somalia faced more violence this week after news emerged that Islamic militants publicly executed a young man because he was a Christian.

The 28-year-old Hassan Hurshe, who had become a Christian while living in neighboring Kenya, was shot by

More than 1,000 people have reportedly died as a result of floods in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand while thousands still remain stranded.

The flooding has been caused by early monsoon rains, believed to be the heaviest in 80 years. Rescue and relief


Nigerian Islamic militants have threatened a massive bloodbath after killing at least two Christians in recent days, forcing thousands of people to flee their villages along Nigeria's northeast, refugees said on Saturday.

The reported threats came as local believers were mourning Christian

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Six Iranian converts to Christianity were convicted of crimes related to their membership in a house church, a news service has reported.

Mohabat News, which reports on news of Christians inside Iran, published a report on

More people were displaced from their homes as at the end of last year than at any time since 1994 - with one person being displaced from their home every 4.1 seconds, according to the UNHCR's latest Global Trends report.

The report, issued on Wednesday

The Nubian community of Kibera in Kenya - the largest urban slum in Africa - should be given "equal rights and opportunities", according to the UK-based Global Minorities Alliance.

The organisation says the Nubian community is often the victims of injustice and deprived of

The plight of widows around the world will come into focus on the third annual International Widows Day to be held on 23rd June.

First held in 2011 following a declaration by the UN General Assembly, the day is aiming at casting light on

17th June, 2013

Twenty US congressmen have urged Secretary of State John Kerry to pressure Romania's government to end "persecution" and "fully restitute" properties that were "illegally confiscated" from churches and other religious groups under Communism after 1945.

14th June, 2013

Two evangelical pastors were among some 16 Christians recovering from serious injuries after suspected Islamic militants on a motorbike threw an explosive device into their church compound in southeastern Kenya, police and church officials said.


13th June, 2013

World Vision Australia chief executive Tim Costello has been named chair of a new Australian committee aimed at coordinating civil society engagement with G20 world leaders in the lead-up to next year's G20 meeting.

13th June, 2013

A judge in Upper Egypt found a Christian teacher guilty of defaming Islam today and levied a massive fine against her after prohibiting her lawyers from presenting a single witness during the trial.




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