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Al Qaida plot to bomb all churches in Ankara unveiled

Originally published in Christian Post An official indictment against 11 alleged al Qaida militants was made public on Friday (December 9) which revealed a plot to bomb “all the churches in Ankara,” as well as the Turkish Parliament and US Embassy in Istanbul. The daily Taraf newspaper reported that al […]

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Christain youth killed for wearing cross

Originally published in Worthy News In October of this year, Egyptian news media published stories of an altercation between Muslim and Christian students over a classroom seat at a school in Mallawi, Minya province, which left one student dead. It was being reported as a non-sectarian, that is, non-religiously motivated, […]

Iran presses pastor: Islam or death
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Iran presses pastor: Islam or death

By Benjamin Weinthal – originally published in Jerusalem Post Iran’s government and security apparatus have ratcheted up the pressure on Evangelical pastor Youcef Nadarkhani to convert to Islam or face execution, Fox News reported on Saturday. Youcef Nadarkhani, now 34, was arrested in 2009 for questioning the compulsory Islamic education […]

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Egypt’s finance minister resigns – then changes his mind

Originally published in The Sydney Morning Herald Egypt’s Finance Minister Hazem el-Beblawi has reversed his decision to quit after the country’s military rulers urged him to stay, capping a day of confusion as officials seek a transition to civilian rule after February’s revolution that ousted Hosni Mubarak. ”It’s more logical […]