Death Sentence Upheld for Two Christians in Pakistan

Brothers devastated after years in jail under blasphemy law.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Hopes for freedom of two Christian brothers on death row under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws were dashed this month when a court upheld their death sentence despite lack of evidence against them, their lawyers said. Qaiser Ayub, 45, and Amoon Ayub, 42, have been incarcerated since 2014, and their appeal of […]

Police in Sudan Arrest Church Leaders from Bible Study

Two charged with disturbing peace, released on bail.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Police in Sudan walked into a church Bible class on Tuesday (June 14) and arrested two Christian leaders for “violating public order,” their attorney said. Officers in Omdurman, across the Nile River from Khartoum, took Pastor Kabashi Idris of the African Inland Church and evangelist Yacoub Ishakh of the […]

Muslim Gunmen in Pakistan Wound at least Four Christians

Pregnant woman said to be among those injured.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Muslims in an area of Lahore, Pakistan on Monday (Sept. 6) fired high-powered weapons at the homes of Christians, wounding a pregnant woman and at least three other people, sources said. A wounded Christian resident in the Shamsabad locality of Lahore’s Sherakot area, Asif Masih, said he heard shouts followed […]

Christian Pastor Paraded, Injured, Forced into Hindu Ritual

Church leader in southwest India loses hearing in one ear.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Pastor Sanjay Bhandari had taken his wife for a medical check-up earlier this month when they decided to visit her sister in the same area in Karnataka state, southwest India – only to be attacked as they were drinking tea. “While we were still having tea, a few men barged […]

Christian in Algeria Imprisoned for Cartoon on Facebook

Father of four sentenced to five years in prison.

TIZI-OUZOU, Algeria (Morning Star News) – A Christian who had received and reposted a cartoon of the prophet of Islam on his Facebook account three years ago was not too concerned when gendarmerie showed up at his door on Jan. 20. By the next day, the 43-year-old father of four young children had been sentenced to […]

Herdsmen Kill 12 Christians, Kidnap One in Attacks in Benue State, Nigeria 

Several others injured in series of assaults.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed 12 Christians and kidnapped another in attacks in Benue state earlier this month, sources said. Four Christians were killed in Tse-Haaga village on May 12, area residents said. “The herdsmen invaded our village riding four motorbikes around 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, and attacked […]

After Killing of Clergyman, Priest Narrowly Escapes Death in Southeastern Nigeria

Muslim Fulani herdsmen shoot at his windshield two weeks after killing of another clergyman, parishioner. 

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Following the killing of a Roman Catholic priest and a parishioner in southeastern Nigeria earlier this month, another clergyman on Thursday (Aug. 15) narrowly escaped an attack by Muslim Fulani herdsmen about 40 miles away, sources said. Armed Fulani herdsmen on Aug. 1 killed the Rev. Paul Offu in Awgu […]

Pregnant Mother among Five Christians Slain in North-Central Nigeria

Priest, parishioner wounded in country’s southeast.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A pregnant mother of two children was among three Christians killed by Muslim Fulani herdsmen in north-central Nigeria the night of July 14 and morning of July 15, sources said. Margaret Wakili, a 27-year-old member of the Baptist Church in Ancha village, Plateau state, was slain on her farm at […]

Christian Widow Driven from Home in Central Uganda

Hard-line Muslims give her one day to recant.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A widow in central Uganda has fled her homestead after receiving Islamist threats when she arranged for a pastor to bury the body of her husband, sources said. Local leaders on July 11 gave Sharifa Kasozi Nakamate, of Kirinda in Wakiso District, one day to recant her Christian faith or […]

Unable to Finish School for Becoming Christian, Young Man in Uganda Faces Bleak Future

Beaten, disowned and homeless.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Asuman Kaire is missing his last year in high school in eastern Uganda for having become a Christian two years ago. Homeless and without money to pay school fees since his Muslim stepfather disowned him earlier this year in Lelya-A village, Kabweri County in Kibuku District, the 20-year-old Kaire said […]