Middle East

Asia | Apr. 20 2018

Officials in Uzbekistan harass Christians

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan — Authorities in Uzbekistan’s southwestern Navoi Region keep raiding and punishing local Baptists “to stop them meeting... [READ MORE]

Middle East | Mar. 28 2018

Pakistani Christians wounded in church attack

BUREWALA, Pakistan — At least seven Christian worshippers were injured in an armed attack by local Muslims in a church service March 18 in... [READ MORE]

Middle East | Mar. 24 2018

Vast majority of Americans support Israel

WASHINGTON — America is as strongly pro-Israel as at any time in the past three decades, according to a recent report by Gallup. Sixty-four... [READ MORE]

Middle East | Mar. 4 2018

Mob demands arrest of Pakistani Christian

DHER, Pakistan — Hundreds of Christian families fled their homes Feb. 19 after Muslim protestors called for the death of a young Christian... [READ MORE]

Middle East | Feb. 7 2018

Bible Society bookshop threatened in Tel Aviv

TEL AVIV — In Tel Aviv, a Bible Society bookshop is under threat of being shut down. The owner of the bookshop’s building alleges that the... [READ MORE]

Middle East | Feb. 3 2018

US withholds UN funds for Palestinian refugees

WASHINGTON — The State Department announced Jan. 16 the U.S. will withhold $65 million from a $125 million package for humanitarian aid for... [READ MORE]

Middle East | Jan. 31 2018

Messianic Jews in Israel target of accusations

After opposition shut down a meeting center for Messianic Jews in southern Israel in 2017, worshippers there are again being targeted since the... [READ MORE]

Middle East | Dec. 20 2017

Trump declares Jerusalem capital of Israel

JERUSALEM — President Donald Trump’s declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and his vow to move the U.S. Embassy to Israel from... [READ MORE]

Middle East | Dec. 20 2017

Saudi Arabia to monitor use of religious texts

RIYADH — King Salman of Saudi Arabia recently announced the establishment of an authority to monitor use and interpretation of the words of... [READ MORE]

Middle East | Dec. 18 2017

Iraqi Christians now fearing ‘Shiafication’

DUHOK, Iraq — Amir Yaqu, an Iraqi Christian who fled his hometown of Bartella in northern Iraq because of the rise of the Islamic State (IS)... [READ MORE]