Washington DC, US

The Jesus Film Project is producing an animated version that is set to release in US theatres around Christmas, 2025.

“Do you realise that there are more people in the world today who have little to no knowledge of Jesus than ever before in

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A United Nations-led effort to use space satellites to detect methane leaks from fossil fuel infrastructure has alerted governments to 127 major methane plumes across four continents since its launch at the start of this year. 

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas,

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Britain's King Charles III said on Friday the world was "dreadfully far off track" on addressing climate change and that the global economy would be in peril unless the environment was rapidly repaired.

In an opening address to the COP28 UN


Israel's warplanes pounded Gaza on Friday after talks to extend a week-old truce with Hamas collapsed, sending wounded and dead Palestinians into hospitals and forcing hundreds to flee in the streets.

Eastern areas of Khan Younis in southern Gaza came under intense bombardment as

Gaza/Tel Aviv, Israel

A temporary truce between Israel and Gaza's Hamas militants that was due to end at 7am on Friday has expired, with neither side announcing a deal to extend it. 

In the hour before the truce was set to end, Israel said it intercepted

Near Maroun al-Ras, Lebanon

While trying to fulfil their mandate to keep the peace, UN soldiers deployed along Lebanon's border with Israel during the worst hostilities there in nearly 20 years have another urgent concern: keeping their own forces safe. 

Since the outbreak of war


President Volodymyr Zelenskiy called for faster construction of fortifications in key sectors under pressure from Russian forces, particularly in eastern Ukraine, the focal point of Moscow's advances 21 months into its invasion.

Zelenskiy issued his appeal after touring Ukrainian positions in the north-east, one of

Gdansk, Poland

Women are the main targets of online hate, including abusive language, harassment and incitement to sexual violence, a European Union report said this week.

This should encourage the EU and social media platforms to pay close attention to protected characteristics such as gender and ethnicity when moderating

Hong Kong, China

Singapore and Zurich tied for the world's most expensive city this year, followed by Geneva, New York and Hong Kong, the Economist Intelligence Unit said on Thursday as it cautioned that the global cost-of-living crisis was not yet over.

On average, prices have

Sydney, Australia

Australia faces an increased risk of bushfires during the approaching summer, authorities warned on Thursday, with the El Nino weather pattern expected to generate hotter and drier conditions across large swathes of the country.

Three years of incessant rain has increased vegetation, but the

The Hague, The Netherlands/Beirut, Lebanon

Illegal chemical weapons attacks killed and injured thousands during Syria's civil war, many of them children, but more than a decade later, the perpetrators go unpunished.

That could change under an initiative to create a new tribunal for such atrocities launched

Jerusalem/Tel Aviv

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Israel's military operations in southern Gaza must not repeat the massive loss of civilian life and displacement seen during its offensive in the north.

At a news conference in

Nairobi, Kenya

The All Africa Conference of Churches has elected its first woman as president of the ecumenical organisation, which represents some 200 million Christians on the continent.

On 22nd November, Rev Lydia Chituku Neshangwe, a Presbyterian minister, became the first woman to lead the


The world is in danger of losing the fight against malaria, as cases of the disease rose by around five million year-on-year in 2022, exceeding global targets to contain it, a new World Health Organization report showed on Thursday. 

Pandemic-related disruptions and extreme weather events linked

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

With a month to run, 2023 will reach global warming of about 1.4 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels, adding to "a deafening cacophony" of broken climate records, the World Meteorological Organization said on Thursday.

The WMO's provisional State of the Global Climate


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