Democracy is a good thing, but the persecution of Christians that can result from democracy is not.
Last month marked the deadliest month in Syria since protests against President Bashar al-Assad's regime began two years ago.
The World Evangelical Alliance's human rights ambassador has warned that Christians are being "chased from their homes" in Syria.
On the second anniversary of the fall of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, new protests broke out across the country.
The convictions of two Coptic Christians on Monday for stealing weapons from soldiers during a 2011 protest is the latest attempt by the Egyptian military to cover up their involvement in a massacre that left more than two dozen Copts dead, Christians say.
This Friday marks two years since the first fire of the January 25 Egyptian revolution against the Mubarak regime was lit by Egyptian young people.
As the civil war in Syria nears its two-year anniversary, the United Nations estimates that more than 60,000 people have been killed, with monthly casualty figures steadily increasing.
Syrian rebels beheaded a Christian man and fed his body to dogs, according to a nun who says the West is ignoring atrocities committed by Islamic extremists.
Egypt has approved a new, pro-Islamist constitution, and Christians and other minorities foresee bleak and repressive days ahead.
"We are not celebrating Christmas like before," says a church leader from the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. "We will have services in church and invite church people to come and bring their friends. The focus will be on children more than anyone else because they need to feel some joy."
The U.S. is now officially standing with the coalition of fighters opposing Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's regime. Syrian Christians, who fear for their future should Assad be defeated, say the growing presence of foreign Islamic fighters in the country and many Islamist brigades within the opposition Free Syrian Army are of particular concern.
Twin car bombs Wednesday morning killed at least 34 people and left dozens critically wounded in a Damascus suburb that is mostly loyal to President Bashar Assad and populated mainly by Christians and Druse, a minority sect.
A bomb exploded near a Syriac Orthodox church in Aleppo at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, injuring dozens and killing many more.
Put this story in the denier's file: An Egyptian jihad leader has called for the "destruction of the Sphinx and Giza pyramids in Egypt" because he considers them idols and Mohammed ordered all idols destroyed.
A Greek Orthodox priest has been found slain after being kidnapped near the Syrian capital of Damascus.
A humanitarian group has received an urgent prayer request from its partners in Syria for Christians in the city of Aleppo, whose major residential areas have been invaded by opposition fighters.
More than 30,000 have died in Syria's civil war, with innocent Christians continuing to become victims at the hand of radicals.
For every story that makes the news service, there are dozens that don’t. Besides attacks on Christian shops and churches, Christians are being kidnapped and held for ransom. They are often arrested and tried for "blasphemy," with the aim to humiliate, repress and intimidate them.
Here's a story that should shock no one who has been paying attention: Most of the arms shipped at the behest of Saudi Arabia and Qatar to supply rebel groups in Syria are going instead to hard-line Islamic jihadists and not the more secular opposition groups the West wants to bolster.
Thousands of Egyptian protesters marched Tuesday in Cairo to mark one year since the Maspero Massacre, when nearly 30 people were killed in a Coptic Christian demonstration that was violently crushed by security forces.