Middle East

Middle East | Mar. 20 2017

Archaeologists uncover palace of biblical king in Iraq

NINEVAH, Iraq — Archaeologists in Iraq recently uncovered the ancient palace of biblical King Sennacherib, buried for millennia underneath... [READ MORE]

Middle East | Mar. 20 2017

Cross on hill represents hope for village in Iraq

MOSUL, Iraq — A giant cross now stands on a hill near Mosul, Iraq, to celebrate a village that is being rebuilt after its liberation from the... [READ MORE]

Middle East | Mar. 20 2017

Islamic State terror group kills 7 in Egypt

EL-ARISH, Egypt — In Egypt’s North Sinai province, the Islamic State (IS) terror group has killed seven Christians in three weeks and hundreds... [READ MORE]

Middle East | Mar. 5 2017

Teenage boy in jail on blasphemy charge

LAHORE, Pakistan — A 16-year-old Christian in Pakistan is languishing in jail under a baseless blasphemy charge after a judge declined to grant... [READ MORE]

Middle East | Feb. 11 2017

Suspects charged with burning homes acquitted

LAHORE, Pakistan — A judge in Pakistan recently acquitted all 115 suspects charged with burning more than 150 homes belonging to Christians... [READ MORE]

Middle East | Jan. 14 2017

Christian man receives blasphemy charge in Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan — Muslims in Pakistan have filed a blasphemy charge against a Christian in retaliation for refusing their demand that he and... [READ MORE]

Middle East | Dec. 22 2016

Church bombed in Egypt; 24 people killed

CAIRO, Egypt — At least 24 people were killed and 49 injured after a Dec. 11 blast near Cairo’s main Coptic Christian Cathedral in Egypt,... [READ MORE]

Middle East | Dec. 8 2016

Christian TV channels now illegal to air in Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan — Pakistan’s television regulatory body has now made it illegal to air Christian TV channels in the nation, a move that... [READ MORE]

Middle East | Dec. 8 2016

Muslim extremists target Coptic Christians

AL-NAGAMEESH, Egypt — Dozens of Coptic Christians in northern Egypt are rebuilding their lives after Muslim extremists attacked them Nov. 25... [READ MORE]

Middle East | Dec. 8 2016

Court sentences men to death for Christian killings

LAHORE, Pakistan — Two years after a Muslim mob burned a Christian couple to death in a brick kiln, a Pakistani court has sentenced five men... [READ MORE]