17th December, 2012

An elderly Swedish missionary who was shot by a gunman while doing Christian work in Pakistan has died from her wounds, her Swedish church confirmed last Thursday.

Pastor Holger Strandgren told national radio that Birgitta Almeby,

17th December, 2012

An elderly Swedish missionary who was shot by a gunman while doing Christian work in Pakistan has died from her wounds, her Swedish church confirmed last Thursday.

Pastor Holger Strandgren told national radio that Birgitta Almeby,

UPDATED 13th December, 2012

EVACUEE-CENTRE: Some of those affected by Typhoon Bopha. PICTURE: Crislyn Felisilda/World Vision

13th December, 2012

Sixteen years after the Guatemalan Government and leftist rebel groups signed a peace accord, the country is still "struggling to overcome wide ranging issues that put the economic, political and social wellbeing of the country

12th December, 2012

Birgitta Almby's condition has not improved after being critically wounded on December 3rd in Lahore, Pakistan, when two gunmen shot her as she came home from work.

Using a medical air ambulance, officials flew the72-year-old Swedish

12th December, 2012

Birgitta Almby's condition has not improved after being critically wounded on December 3rd in Lahore, Pakistan, when two gunmen shot her as she came home from work.

Using a medical air ambulance, officials flew the72-year-old Swedish

8th December, 2012

Uzbek pastor Makset Djabbarbergenov has been released from prison in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

He was released on 4th December and taken to the airport, where he was reunited with his wife and four

6th December, 2012

Sydney-siders are increasingly struggling under financial pressure with The Exodus Foundation - the city's largest front-line provider of free meals and services to the poor - reporting increasing demand for its services.

The organisation reports a

5th December, 2012

Suspected Islamic militants have killed at least ten Christians, including a pastor, and torched several churches in the latest anti-Christian violence to hit Nigeria, a well-informed human rights group confirmed on Monday.

International Christian Concern (ICC)

4th December, 2012

Yemen's southern region of Abyan experienced a "human rights catastrophe" during 2011 and the first half of 2012 as government forces and members of an Al-Qa'ida affiliate group fought for control, according to human rights group

1st December, 2012

The upgraded status of the Palestinian Authority at the United Nations is a "positive step" towards peace and a reaffirmation of the body's "long-term commitment to a two-state solution", according to Rev Dr Olav Fyske

30th November, 2012

ON HIS WAY TO A FOURTH WIN: Nic Squiers claimed his fourth victory in the men's open event

29th November, 2012

World Vision Australia has launched an appeal to raise funds for the support of the thousands of Syrians who have fled to Lebanon to escape the violence in their home country.

While more than

28th November, 2012

An Iranian pastor who spent almost three years in prison and sentenced to death for apostasy, has thanked those who supported him with their prayers during his incarceration.

Speaking at the national conference of

28th November, 2012

Gunmen have attacked a police station near Nigeria's capital Abuja that holds members of the feared Islamic group 'Boko Haram', freeing prisoners and killing two police officers, officials said on Monday.

The shootings at the headquarters

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