The City of Toronto, Canada reported 420 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, putting Canada’s largest city, a population of 6,197,000 at 36,821 total cases since the pandemic started. The recent increase in cases has prompted the Province of Ontario Friday to announce further measures in Toronto and Peel Region toContinue Reading

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is troubled by the sharp rise in blasphemy cases and mob violence in recent months targeting Shi’a Muslims in Pakistan, particularly in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Province. “Firm action needs to be taken against mob violence and vigilantism targeting the Shiite communities,” said USCIRFContinue Reading

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today welcomed the release of A Dao, a pastor of the Montagnard Evangelical Church of Christ. Vietnamese authorities had arrested him on August 18, 2016, after he returned to Vietnam from a conference about religious freedom in East Timor. “I am delightedContinue Reading

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected business, commerce, investments and tourism in the Philippines? I had the opportunity to discuss this with the Chairman of the Board of Boracay Beach (BBI)  and successful entrepreneur—Grace Tolentino. Robert Herriman: Can you start out by telling the audience a little about yourself? Grace Tolentino:Continue Reading

New guidelines to regulate the film content have been issued by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which concerns Catholic directors who fear that programs teaching the Christian faith will be erased. According to UCA News, the National Administration of Radio and Television has banned filming 20 categories of content includingContinue Reading

Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group and the Palestinian terrorists, Hamas, on Monday condemned Israel’s plan to annex parts of the West Bank is an “aggression against the Palestinian people” and called for unity to confront it. Joining the outcry is the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO), “a national organization of revolutionariesContinue Reading

Four aid workers and a private security worker have been abducted by Islamist militants in northeast Nigeria. In a video seen on Monday by Reuters, the hostages identified themselves and said they each worked for different organizations. With just their heads and shoulders showing against leafy plants outdoors, they namedContinue Reading

Philippines health officials are advising the public against the practice of “tuob”, or steam inhalation for the treatment of COVID-19 as it can be harmful. DOH Undersecretary Dr. Maria Rosario Vergeire said there is no scientific evidence proving that inhalation of steam with salt, lemon, and other ingredients could preventContinue Reading