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Pastor beheaded in Tanzania

Mathayo Kachili, pastor of the Pentecostal Assemblies of God church in Buseresere, Tanzania, was reportedly beheaded by a group of religious extremists in an attack on the church on 11 February.

Churches torched in Egypt

Muslims in the village of Sarsena, Tamiya district in Fayoum province set fire to the church of St George on Friday. They also threw rocks at the church, causing damage to its dome.

Muslims attack Christians in Egypt

Thousands of Muslims from Marashda and surrounding villages attacked eight Coptic homes and businesses, including five pharmacies, which were looted and torched. Coptic-owned cars were also torched.

Sudan cracks down on South Sudanese Christians

Sudanese authorities rang in the new year by bulldozing a church building outside Khartoum because it belonged to Christians of South Sudanese origin and lacked a permit, a source said.

Muslims in Indonesia violating rights of Christians

Concerns are growing over at least 50 cases of religious freedom violations against Christians in Indonesia last year, as not only extremists but ordinary Muslims were responsible for many of the acts of intolerance and violence, according to a recent study.

Christians killed in Christmas bloodshed in Nigeria

Christmas Eve attacks by suspected Islamic extremists in northern Nigeria's Borno state - already reeling from the slaughter of at least 10 Christians earlier this month - took the lives of six people at a Baptist church, as gunmen killed six others in Yobe state the same night.