Christians Taking Children to Camp in India Charged with Kidnapping, Forced Conversion

One minor held for 25 days, another still in custody along with five adult volunteers.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Six Christians taking children to a Vacation Bible School camp in Madhya Pradesh state, India, remain in custody after police detained them last month on charges of kidnapping and forcible conversion, sources said. Also detained was a 15-year-old boy who was held in a juvenile detention center for nearly a […]




Pastor Jailed in Burma Falls Ill

65-year-old Baptist leader on trial for ‘spying.’

YANGON, Burma (Morning Star News) – One of two assistant pastors arrested by the Burma army last Christmas Eve is suffering deteriorating health from malnutrition, sources said. Pastor Dom Dawng Nawng Latt, 65, has become weak, lacks energy and suffers from asthma and diarrhea, according to his wife and a lawyer for Nawng Latt and fellow […]




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 […]




Christian Woman in Eastern Uganda Coerced into Taking Poison

One week after she receives Christ, Muslim relatives leave her to die.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Muslim relatives of a young woman in eastern Uganda who put her faith in Christ at a Christmas service coerced her into taking poison at a New Year’s celebration, she said. Sandra Summaya, 24, of Bugayi village in Pallisa District, told Morning Star News that she converted to Christianity at […]




Authorities Foil Suspected Islamist Terror Attack in Melbourne, Australia

Anglican cathedral among targets.

MELBOURNE, Australia (Morning Star News) – Police in Australia today arrested seven suspected Islamic terrorists after thwarting a planned bomb attack on three sites in Melbourne, including St. Paul’s Cathedral. Some 400 heavily-armed police raided homes in five of Melbourne’s northwestern suburbs. The raids reportedly culminated weeks of intensive investigations and monitoring by Victoria Police, Australian […]




Kidnapped Woman’s Fate Still Unknown Two Years after Herdsmen in Nigeria Kill Husband

Four children left in uncle’s care.

ANGWAN MALLAM CHUNG, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Sunday Maidawa, a Christian in this town in southern Kaduna state, feels the loss of his brother and sister-in-law daily in the four children left to him. Muslim Fulani herdsmen two years ago killed his brother, 34-year-old Dauda Maidawa, and kidnapped the slain Christian’s wife. Their children, ages […]




60-year-old Christian Killed as Violence Ruins Homes, Churches in Nasarawa State, Nigeria

Muslim herdsmen attacks on individual farmers continue unabated.

LAFIA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A 60-year-old Christian farmer was hacked to death with machetes last week, the latest victim of attacks by Muslim Fulani herdsmen in Nasarawa state who have burned church buildings and homes and destroyed crops in the past four years. Barki Baikoh was working on his farm outside of Andaha town […]




At least 13 Christians Killed in Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Attacks in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Three churches scattered as hundreds flee violence.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen attacked a cluster of predominantly Christian villages in Kaduna state last week, killing at least 13 Christians and scattering members of three churches, area sources said. A survivor of the attacks told Morning Star News that the herdsmen killed two Christian women in Ninte village in the […]