Port Authorities in Sudan Detain Bible Shipment without Explanation

Container held for more than two years.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Authorities in Sudan have detained a container of Bibles in Port Sudan without explanation for at least two years, a source said. A Bible Society in Sudan representative told Morning Star News the container was one of two containing Arabic Bibles detained more than two years ago. The other […]




Christian Teenager in India Arrested for Comments on Fake Facebook, Sources Say

First-year university student charged with posting anti-Hindu comments.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – A Christian teenager in northern India was jailed for 12 days after anti-Hindu comments appeared on a fake Facebook account in his name, sources said. Sandeep Kumar, 18, christened Karan Anthony, was released on bail 12 days after being arrested on Aug. 23 and charged with posting anti-Hindu comments on […]




Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Massacre 20 Christians in Plateau State, Nigeria

Apparent reprisal attack included Islamist militants, villagers say.

ANCHA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen in central Nigeria’s Plateau state massacred 20 Christians, including children, as they slept in the hours after midnight on Friday (Sept. 8) in an apparent reprisal attack that mystified villagers, sources said. Police reportedly said the attack was an act of vengeance after the discovery last week […]




Fulani Herdsmen Kidnap Pastor in Plateau State, Central Nigeria

Wounded, released driver relates ordeal.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Armed Fulani herdsmen on Friday (Aug. 4) kidnapped a pastor as he and his driver were traveling in central Nigeria’s Plateau state, the wounded driver told Morning Star News. The Rev. Jen Tivkaa Moses and his driver, Yohanna Maina, were on their way to Abuja from Jos to attend a […]




Sudan Orders Christian Schools to Operate on Sundays

Educational institutions are not to take the day off.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – In an ongoing campaign to rid the country of Christianity, officials in Sudan this week ordered all Christian schools in the capital to regard Sunday as a work day, sources said. The Ministry of General Education of Khartoum State sent a letter dated July 26 (Wednesday) ordering all Christian schools […]




Christian Student Killed in Spate of Boko Haram Attacks in Northeast Nigeria

Student ministry quarters targeted.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Among several Boko Haram bombings that have put northeastern Nigeria on edge this year was a suicide attack on Christian student organization quarters that killed a Christian student, sources said. Ambore Gideon Todi, a 21-year-old student at the University of Maiduguri in Borno state, was staying in the Evangelical Church […]




Converts in Iran Await Verdict after Delays

Spurious charge of acting against ‘national security’ leveled at Christians.

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – Four Iranian converts facing the possibility of up to six years in prison on charges of “acting against national security” are awaiting a verdict expected to be issued soon after numerous delays, according to human rights activists. During a June 14 hearing to hear the verdict in their case, pastor […]




Christian Sanitation Worker in Pakistan Dies after Hospital Refuses to Treat Him, Family Says

Muslim doctors said he was ‘unclean,’ brother says.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A Christian sanitation worker in Pakistan died on Thursday (June 1) after Muslim doctors refused to treat him for poisonous gas he was exposed to in a sewer, sources said. Doctors at Civil Hospital Medical refused to treat 28-year-old Irfan Masih of Umerkot City, Sindh Province, saying they did not […]




Nigeria Orders Christian Leaders to Cancel Mourning, Prayer Day for Killed Christians

Journalists, clergymen threatened for speaking out on violence.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Having warned journalists and Christian leaders to stop speaking out about anti-Christian violence in Nigeria, the government this week also ordered the cancellation of a day of prayer and national mourning for slain Christians, sources said. Christian leaders here said the day of prayer and mourning planned in churches across […]




Burma Army Admits Detaining Two Church Leaders

Pastors accused of aiding armed ethnic groups.

YANGON, Burma (Morning Star News) – Burma (Myanmar) army officials have confirmed that they arrested two pastors missing since Dec. 24 and accused them of aiding ethnic separatists. The Burma army accused Dom Dawng Nawng Latt and La Jaw Gam Hseng of serving as “informers and spreading false news on behalf of the armed insurgents” in […]