Middle East

Islamists nearly wipe out Christians in Syrian city

Originally published in Christian Post While the world is raising concerns over rights abuses by anti-government forces in Syria’s ongoing violent conflict, few would even know that militant Islamists have expelled the majority of Christians from the western city of Homs, according to the country’s largest church. The Catholic news […]

US Congress condemns Iran for sentencing Christian pastor to death

Originally published in FoxNews.com Congress unanimously approved a new resolution condemning the Iranian government for sentencing to death a Christian pastor accused of renouncing Islam. Youcef Nadarkhani’s sentence has been affirmed at the highest levels of Iran’s legal system and could be carried out at anytime, according to his supporters. […]

Youcef Nadarkhani — execution order fears

Originally published in INcontext Ministries The American Center for Law and Justice, focusing on constitutional and international law, said today it has received information that Iran may have issued an execution order for Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who was sentenced to death because he refused to recant his Christian faith. The […]

Jailed Iranian pastor’s health deteriorating

Originally published in Worthy News The health of a jailed pastor of one of Iran’s largest evangelical house church movements is deteriorating and there were fears on Monday he that may die, a well-informed representative told Worthy News. Behnam Irani, who was jailed for what critics view as “trumped up” […]