A missionary has been killed and several churches set ablaze in attacks by Nigeria’s Islamist group Boko Haram in neighboring Cameroon.
Tensions between Christians and Muslims are rising in the Central African Republic, where deadly clashes have occurred in recent weeks.
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After months of bulldozing or taking over church buildings on the pretext that they belong to South Sudanese who are no longer citizens of the country, authorities are aiding a Muslim businessman's effort to take over church property in Khartoum North.
Police and a banned Islamic extremist group in Lahore, Pakistan are searching for a young Christian accused of blasphemy – with the extremist group calling for his death – after he sought to correct misconceptions about Christianity in a Muslim book.
Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed 10 Christians in three villages in Plateau state last week in what authorities called a cattle-rustling attempt, but a visit to the home where eight members of one family were killed revealed the presence of no cows.
A Moroccan court postponed until Dec. 31 an appeals hearing for a convert hastily sentenced to prison for alleged "proselytizing," in hopes that international publicity over his conviction will subside by then.
Tension remained high in Kenya's port city of Mombasa over the weekend after riots in protest of the murder of a prominent Muslim cleric on Thursday left four dead, about eight injured and on Friday the Majengo Salvation Army Church razed.
"If you guys only knew how much fun we have over here; this is the real Disneyland. You need to come here and join us, and take pleasure in this fun." So said Muhammad Al-Amriki in a video titled "Minnesota's Martyrs: The Path to Paradise."
Two weeks after Somalia-based Islamic extremists attacked a Nairobi shopping mall, Kenya saw another pocket of its territory turned into a battle zone.
With Islamist rebels in the Central African Republic continuing to commit atrocities unchecked, including violence against Christians, U.N. and rights officials are calling for outside military help to establish rule of law.
A local government official in central Bangladesh has halted the construction of a church, forced Christians to worship at a mosque and threatened them with eviction from their village unless they renounce their faith.
A group of Muslims robbed two Egyptian Christians living in Libya, then tied up and shot them to death after the two Copts refused their demand to convert to Islam.
Muslim herdsmen killed 15 Christians in Nigeria's Kaduna state Saturday morning, two days after suspected Islamic extremists in Yobe state killed an Anglican pastor and his son.
"I'm afraid to get out from my home and walk in the streets of the village," says Father Youannis Shawky, a Coptic priest. "The situation is so dangerous for us here."
Anguish and anger has erupted across Pakistan since Sunday after two suicide bombers killed dozens of people as they were leaving church services.
Eighty-five people were killed — including 34 women and 7 children — in a suicide bombing at a historic church in Pakistan on Sunday morning.
After her family in Khartoum, Sudan, nearly buried her alive for leaving Islam and authorities imprisoned her for six months, a Sudanese Christian thought she might find refuge in Ethiopia. She had fled to Ethiopia in 2010, five years after putting her faith in Christ. By the following year, she found herself face-to-face with hostile Sudanese officials.
At least 70 people attending Sunday church services were killed by twin suicide bombings in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar, one of the bloodiest attacks against the country's Christian minority.