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Iraqi Christians Freed from ISIS Hoping for Trump Victory After Obama 'Abandoned' Them

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 02:13:00 GMT

Some Christians in Iraq who feel like they were abandoned by the administration of outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama are clear with the outcome they want for Tuesday's U.S. presidential election: They hope Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would emerge the winner.



Ancient mosaic panels depicting Noah's Ark, parting of Red Sea discovered in Israel ruins

Sun, 10 Jul 2016 07:32:00 BST

Archaeologists have discovered two panels of a mosaic floor of a Roman-era synagogue that depict Noah's Ark and the parting of the Red Sea during the exodus from Egypt at a synagogue in Huqoq, Israel.



ISIS tries to sell sex slaves on social media

Tue, 31 May 2016 16:10:41 BST

Islamic State is starting to sell captured women on social media as "sex slaves", according to new reports.



Christians fear losing ancient churches in Turkey after government takeover

Sun, 10 Apr 2016 01:15:00 BST

Christians are fearful that they might lose six of these ancient churches recently taken over by the Turkish government.



ISIS ignored cries of 'Don't kill the sisters' before murdering Yemen nuns

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 15:13:04 GMT

An eyewitness account has emerged describing the terror faced by the four nuns from Mother Teresa's order murdered by Islamic State in Yemen.



Christians attacked by Muslims in Lahore during prayer meeting

Sun, 17 Jan 2016 15:50:00 GMT

A group of Christians claimed to have been attacked by Pakistani Muslims during a prayer meeting of the 30-member congregation.



Syrian mother thanks Christian and Jewish doctors for saving daughter's life

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 09:43:00 GMT

A young Syrian one-year-old was recipient of a life-saving heart surgery. The benefactor was a group of Jews and Christians, religious and contemporary, who pool funds together to save children in the middle-east.



'Worse than Nazis': ISIS allows fighters to kill children with Down Syndrome

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 16:19:53 GMT

Just when we thought members of the terrorist group Islamic State could not get any more ruthless and heartless, the jihadist organization reportedly recently allowed its members to kill children with the genetic disorder Down syndrome.



Thousands of evangelical Christians descend on Jerusalem for Feast of Tabernacles

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 14:07:55 BST

Thousands of evangelical Christians from 80 countries worldwide are meeting in Israel this week to worship and praise in an event organised by the International Christian Embassy of Israel, an organisation that aims to stand with Israel "in support and friendship".



Only '4 or 5' US-trained Syrian rebels left to fight 30,000 ISIS fighters, general admits

Sat, 19 Sep 2015 04:57:00 BST

The United States is losing the war against the jihadist Islamic State, with only "four or five" out of the 54 rebels trained by the American military still alive and active in the battlefield, facing an estimated 30,000 heavily armed ISIS fighters, multiple defence officials have revealed.



15 Pakistani Christians arrested over flyer that gave deceased pastor title of 'apostle'

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:46:00 BST

Fifteen Christians were charged with blasphemy by Pakistani police in Gurjat for publishing a flier that described a deceased pastor as one "who was given the title of an apostle."



Christian leaders in Syria can't contact flock after ISIS kidnapping spree, takeover of city

Sun, 09 Aug 2015 04:01:00 BST

The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that members of the extremist organization had already taken over the strategically important town of al-Qaryatayn in western Syria.



Kurdish forces seize ISIS-held city, cutting supply line to jihadists' capital

Tue, 16 Jun 2015 08:06:00 BST

Syrian Kurdish fighters have closed in on the outskirts of an Islamic State-controlled town on the Turkish border on Sunday, giving them the chance to cut off a key supply line for the extremists' nearby de facto capital.



Turkish ruling party's stand on Armenian genocide worries Christians

Sat, 18 Apr 2015 11:06:50 BST

Christians in Turkey are worried about the Justice and Development Party's stance on the 1915 Armenian genocide.



Archeologist expresses concern over fate of ancient Assyrian city of Khorsabad under ISIS

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 22:40:39 BST

An Assyrian archeologist expressed concern that the Islamic State may turn its attention next to the ancient Assyrian citiy of Khorsabad after the militants destroyed the city of Nimrud.



Claims of discovery of tomb of Jesus and his family are sensationalist, biblical archaeologist says

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 20:36:13 BST

A biblical archaeologist has dismissed claims of the discovery of a tomb containing the remains of Jesus Christ and his family, calling them sensationalist.



Christians will disappear from Middle East in two years, Lebanese MP warns

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:41:55 BST

A Christian member of Lebanon's parliament warned that there might not be any Christians in the Middle East in two years, except in his country.



Saudi's top cleric calls for destruction of Christian churches

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:02:02 BST

A top official in Saudi Arabia is calling for the destruction of Christian churches in the Arabian peninsula.



Capture of suspected ISIS members in Lebanon could help dismantle terror networks

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 20:25:35 GMT

The capture of two suspected members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or ISIS could help dismantle terror networks in Lebanon.



Amnesty International claims Syrian government used chemical weapons against civilians

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:07:48 GMT

The Syrian government has allegedly launched two chemical gas attacks in northern Syria, killing an entire family.