Blasphemy case against Pakistani Christian teen dropped

 Declared innocent but in hiding — Rimsha and her family can never return home By Open Doors News The case against Rimsha Masih, the teenage Pakistani Christian girl, has today (November 20) been dropped by the court in the Pakistani capital Islamabad. Rimsha, who was arrested in August on suspicion […]

Rimsha and family will stay in Pakistan, lawyer says

By Open Doors News Rimsha Masih and her family will remain in Pakistan after her legal ordeal is over, one of her lawyers says. The teen-aged Pakistani girl, whose arrest in August on suspicion of desecrating Islamic texts, is due to appear in an Islamabad juvenile court on October 17. […]

8 South Africans killed in Afghan suicide bomb attack

  Riots start of serious movement — Hezbollah leader Eight South Africans were among 12 people killed in an attack by a 22-year-old woman suicide bomber in the Afghan capital, Kabul, today. An Islamist militant group Hizb-i-Islami, which claimed responsibility for the attack on a minibus carrying foreign aviation workers […]

Moscow destroys Russian Pentecostal church

Originally published in Worthy Christian News A congregation of evangelical Christians in Russia’s capital Moscow were without a church building Tuesday, September 11, after workers with bulldozers and other equipment destroyed their Holy Trinity Pentecostal Church complex, protected by local police, witnesses said. Photo’s obtained by Worthy News showed a […]

Rimsha Masih freed on bail in Pakistan but ordeal far from over

Originally published in barnabasaid Rimsha Masih, the Christian girl detained for blasphemy in Pakistan, has been freed on bail but remains “at grave risk”; meanwhile attacks on vulnerable young Christian girls in the country continue. The 14-year-old with Down’s syndrome was granted bail on Friday (7 September) by a court […]

Pakistan imam held in ‘blasphemy girl’ case

Originally published in theSundaily A Pakistani cleric who accused a young Christian girl of blasphemy in a case that sparked international concern was remanded in custody Sunday on suspicion of evidence-tampering and desecrating the Koran. The girl, Rimsha, has been held in prison since being arrested in the poor Islamabad […]