Middle East

Middle East | Jan. 31 2019

World Vision ousted from Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan, a predominantly Muslim country known for persecuting religious minorities, has expelled 18 aid organizations... [READ MORE]

Middle East | Dec. 8 2018

Christian converts surveilled, arrested

MASHDAD, Iran — Two Christian converts from Islam planning to meet in a northern city of Iran were detained on the same day, part of what rights... [READ MORE]

Middle East | Oct. 27 2018

Bethlehem mayor criticizes Netanyahu

BETHLEHEM — In an opinion piece published Oct. 15 in Israel’s Haaretz newspaper, Bethlehem Mayor Anton Salman suggested Israeli Prime Minister... [READ MORE]

Middle East | Oct. 22 2018

School closures threaten Church in Syria

QAMISHLI, Syria — Kurdish authorities in northeastern Syria have closed private schools administered by the Syriac Orthodox Church, which Assyrian... [READ MORE]

Middle East | Sep. 16 2018

Christians sentenced to prison in Iran

BUSHEHR, Iran — An Iranian court has sentenced 12 Christians to one year in prison for holding worship meetings, evangelizing and inviting... [READ MORE]

Middle East | Aug. 26 2018

Law cements Israel’s status as Jewish state

JERUSALEM — In the wee hours of July 19, Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, passed a controversial nation-state law that explicitly defines... [READ MORE]

Middle East | Aug. 8 2018

Christians in Iran seized from their homes

TEHRAN, Iran — Three Christians and a pastor were arrested in an attempt to intimidate the Christian community in Iran, according to advocacy... [READ MORE]

Middle East | May. 25 2018

Newborn girls being killed across Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan — Hundreds of newborn babies have been found dumped in the garbage across Pakistan, almost all of them girls, according to... [READ MORE]

Middle East | May. 7 2018

Jailed American pastor tried in Turkey

ALIAGA, Turkey — The trial of American pastor Andrew Brunson on charges of terrorism and espionage began April 16. Brunson, 50, has served... [READ MORE]

Middle East | May. 5 2018

Islamist gunmen kill, injure Christians in Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan — Christians in Quetta, Pakistan, are living in fear after the second recent attack by suspected Islamist militants. The group... [READ MORE]