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Asia | Dec. 13 2017

Restrictions on worship continue in Kazakhstan

EKIBASTUZ, Kazakhstan — Local police in Kazakhstan continue their crackdown on Christian church services. In October police raided the Sunday... [READ MORE]

Asia | Dec. 11 2017

Officials replace religious images in China

HUANGJINBU, China — In China’s Jiangxi province, officials are removing religious images and replacing them with portraits of Xi Jinping,... [READ MORE]

Asia | Dec. 10 2017

At least 25 Christians killed in Philippines

MARAWI, Philippines — Muslim militants reportedly targeted Christians during a six-month-long conflict on the Philippine island of Mindanao,... [READ MORE]

Asia | Dec. 4 2017

Churches ordered to stop holding worship

CHENNAI, India — Officials and police in India’s Tamil Nadu state have ordered 10 churches to discontinue worship services, sources said.... [READ MORE]

Asia | Dec. 3 2017

Pastor beaten after leading families to Christ

HYDERABAD, India — Weeks after a pastor led five families to faith in Christ in southern India, masked men on motorbikes intercepted him and... [READ MORE]

Asia | Nov. 19 2017

Nepal enacts law against religious conversion

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Converting to another religion is now a crime in Nepal, thanks to a bill signed into law Oct. 16 by President Bidhya Devi... [READ MORE]

Asia | Oct. 28 2017

Christian teen arrested for online comments

HYDERABAD, India — A Christian teenager in northern India was jailed for 12 days after anti-Hindu comments appeared on a fake Facebook account... [READ MORE]

Asia | Oct. 8 2017

Four imprisoned Christians released in Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Four Christians in Nepal who were sentenced to five years in prison on false charges of “witchcraft” and “violence”... [READ MORE]

Asia | Oct. 7 2017

China tightens its ‘chokehold’ on churches

GUANGZHOU, China — China has tightened its “chokehold” on churches across the country in recent weeks, according to advocacy group China... [READ MORE]

Asia | Oct. 2 2017

Jerusalem might have welcomed refugees B.C.

JERUSALEM — New archaeological finds in Jerusalem show that the city might have welcomed thousands of refugees in the millennia before Christ.... [READ MORE]

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