- 24th July, 2014727SUDAN:
Meriam Ibrahim arrived in Rome this morning with her husband Daniel and their two young children. The family flew out of Sudan on an Italian government jet and were accompanied by the Italian deputy foreign minister, Lapo Pistelli (pictured below).
- 22nd July, 2014726CHINA:
The daughter, son-in-law and baby granddaughter of detained pastor Zhang Shaojie have escaped from China. They arrived in Midland, Texas on 15 July, where they were photographed with China Aid president Bob Fu and his wife Heidi.
- 24th July, 2014728Nigeria:
One hundred days have passed since the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram abducted 276 students from the Government Girls' Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State on the night of 14 April 2014.
- 11th July, 2014722NEW
Persecution of Christians for their religious beliefs is on the rise around the world - a fact documented in the newly-published Church in Chains Global Guide. 60 countries are listed in this second edition of the Global Guide, compared with 52 in the first edition (published in 2008).
Seven of the countries listed in the Global Guide for the first time are from Sub-Saharan Africa, where persecution is mainly caused by armed Islamic terrorist groups.
- 21st July, 2014725IRAQ:
For the past few days, the remaining Christians in Mosul, Iraq's second city, have been fleeing, following an ultimatum from the Islamic State that they convert to Islam, pay a special religious tax or face death.
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