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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Nigeria: Boko Haram suspected in attacks that leave at least 74 dead

By Carey Lodge

Two attacks in north-eastern Nigeria on Sunday, including one on a Catholic church, have left at least 74 dead

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Sri Lanka: Christians protest after attacks by Buddhist extremists

By World Watch Monitor

More than 2,000 Christians gathered in Colombo on Sunday to protest against a perceived lack of religious freedom in Sri Lanka, following recent attacks on Christian places of worship by Buddhist extremists.

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Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Blasphemy laws - the all time threat for the Christians of Pakistan

By Lubna Thomas Benjamin

"Pakistan is an intolerant society where there is no space left for non Muslims"

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Saeed Abedini struggling with ill-health behind bars in Iran

By ASSIST News Service

The imprisoned pastor's family have said his medical problems are worsening

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Pakistani Christians in search of a new homeland

By Lubna Thomas Benjamin

After decades of false blasphemy accusations, murders, and attacks, some Christians in Pakistan are making the difficult decision to leave their country

Monday, 20 January 2014

Saeed Abedini's wife to pray outside the White House

By Carey Lodge

Naghmeh Abedini has vowed to leave no stone unturned in her struggle to see her husband freed by the Iranian authorities

Friday, 17 January 2014

Fears of death-only punishment for blasphemy in Pakistan

By ASSIST News Service

Last month, the Federal Shariat Court (FSC) of Pakistan ordered that the death penalty be the "only punishment for a blasphemer", and that life imprisonment be removed as an option.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Christians in northern Mali experiencing insecurity 'in all aspects of life'

By World Watch Monitor

Christians in a city in northern Mali, already forced to hold services in a school classroom because their church was looted and not ready to host meetings, had a bomb scare on Sunday.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Hostility towards religious groups increasing worldwide

By Michael Trimmer

A new survey has concluded that the number of countries where religious individuals experience high levels of social hostility reached a six year high in 2012.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

UK grants asylum to Afghan atheist

By Michael Trimmer

In a case that is believed to be the first of its kind, the UK has given persecution based asylum to an atheist wishing to escape his religious native country.

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