One hundred sixty Christians were recently forced to flee their village after it was attacked by Muslim extremists.
Hassan Rouhani won Iran's presidential election over the weekend. President Rouhani often is portrayed as being a "moderate" Iranian cleric, but because of his loyalty to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, Iranian Christians don't expect positive changes.
A Christian woman in Somalia was imprisoned recently for participating in underground Christian work.
A judge in Upper Egypt found a Christian teacher guilty of defaming Islam and levied a massive fine against her after prohibiting her lawyers from presenting a single witness during the trial.
In February, sustained night-time attacks by "villagers with the hand of the government behind them" in Vietnam's Central Highlands destroyed the homes and thousands of coffee plants of ethnic Sedang Christians. Eventually four families were forced to flee for their lives.
From January 2013 to date, Sri Lanka saw 30 incidents of persecution against Christian churches.
Religious persecution in Eritrea is at its "highest level ever and getting worse," says an Eritrean Christian leader.
Nigeria continues to own the shameful title of being the deadliest place to be a Christian. This deadly fact is characterized by the brutal murder of Rev. Faye Pama Musa, who was followed home by suspected Boko Haram militants and shot.
A pastor in India's Uttar Pradesh state was recently attacked and beaten during his church service.
Security forces arrested an Iranian pastor in Tehran after raiding his house and pressuring his church to close as a crackdown on Christians intensified ahead of June elections.
The U.S. State Department's International Religious Freedom Report for 2012 shows persecution against Christians and Jews is on the rise, especially in Muslim countries.
A Muslim political candidate suspected of murdering a Christian has instigated calls from mosque loudspeakers for attacks on Christians, whom he blames for his May 11 election loss.
Two men accused of helping a young woman flee Saudi Arabia after her conversion to Christianity were sentenced to prison terms and lashes with a whip by a Saudi court last week.
Everyone's asking whether the U.S. should back the Syrian rebels. But who's asking about the fate of Syria's Christians?
Iran's treatment of its Christian minority has come under fresh scrutiny in recent months with some damning verdicts on the country's human rights record.
The flight of Christians out of the Middle East is unprecedented and it's increasing year by year. In our lifetime alone, "Christians might disappear altogether from Iraq, Egypt and Afghanistan."
According to a new study, blasphemy and evangelizing accusations are disproportionately used against members of Egypt's Christian minority -- particularly those working in education.
Open Doors USA has issued an urgent appeal for prayer after receiving news that suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked the predominantly Nigerian Christian village of Zangan in southern Kaduna state around midnight on Monday. Local sources report fatalities and Open Doors says it understands "the entire village has been destroyed."
Iranian authorities released American pastor Saeed Abedini from solitary confinement this week after forcing him to spend the week of his birthday in a "small dark hole."
Ten out of the 15 countries with the worst religious freedom abuses are Muslim nations.