A pre-teen girl in socially conservative Paraguay who was denied an abortion by the government after being allegedly raped by her stepfather has given birth on Thursday, highlighting the intense debate between protecting life of the unborn and human rights.
Three women who defected from the extremist terror group Islamic State and fled to Turkey described what Raqqa in Syria is under the caliphate's clutches: a paradise turned horror movie.
US humanitarian aid worker Kayla Mueller was repeatedly raped by the top leader of the jihadist group Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, before her death earlier this year, said counter-terrorism authorities.
US President Barack Obama has made contact with Iran and even confirmed Iran's right to operate a nuclear program in 2011 during covert conferences with officials of the Middle Eastern country, Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei claimed.
British law enforcers and intelligence services are now working to solve a reported plot by the jihadist group Islamic State to attack the Victory over Japan Day commemoration ceremonies in London this weekend, using a pressure cooker bomb similar to the one used in the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013.
The Chinese government's crackdown on churches has been getting worse as the campaign now includes even state-sanctioned churches, but the campaign has drawn backlash from the faithful who risk their lives to defy state orders, including a bishop who urged Christians to "defend" the right to religion.
Arab-Christian clergymen have been the recent targets of abductions, torture, and executions by Islamic extremist groups, including a priest who was taken for ransom and chopped into pieces.
Christians in North Korea have been forced to worship God in secret as authorities tell people there is no God and order them to praise the state leaders instead, a woman who managed to escape the Communist country said.
While Christians have been targeted for their faith in Syria, a pastor who now co-heads a church planting ministry said it is important to know that the Church is not losing the fight.
Twenty-nine US scientists, including Nobel Prize winners and nuclear experts, have expressed their support on Saturday to the historic nuclear deal struck by world powers led by the US with Iran.
An elderly couple who got married even before the Second World War say they have never fought with each other in their 75 years of marriage.
A young adult minister has warned that marriage is not for everyone, saying there are truths about marriage that the Church has not taught people about.
Iranian officials downplayed comments by US officials on the historic nuclear agreement recently hammered out by Iran and six world powers, saying they are made only for "domestic consumption."
While everyone feels shame before going to Confession, it is through the sacrament that we experience God's mercy, Pope Francis said in his weekly Angelus address in St. Peter's Square on Sunday.
Christians in Cuba received tens of thousands of Bibles last month from the International Missions Board.