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

A Tampa man, Muhammad Al-Azhari, is being indicted for assisting Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and violating the U.S. firearm laws. Al-Azhari, 23, charged with attempting to provide material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization, Islamic State, and violating the National Firearms Act, a ccordingContinue Reading

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) reports that the coronavirus has taken a hold upon Yemen saying “Unfortunately, it is no longer anything but obvious that the virus is circulating widely across the whole of Yemen”. “Five years of fighting had caused Yemen’s healthcare system to collapse in large parts… Now COVID-19Continue Reading

In its latest effort to “guard churches against foreign infiltration,” the Education Bureau of a locality in northeast China launched a special crackdown campaign in April to suppress educational institutions with foreign religious links. According to Bitter Winter, the Bureau-issued plan seeks to implement President Xi Jinping’s “important instructions not toContinue Reading

The Chinese coronavirus pandemic is “just a fire drill” for what is likely to follow from the climate crisis “The overall problem is that we are not sustainable in the ways we are living and producing on the planet today,” said Lise Kingo, the executive director of the UN GlobalContinue Reading

On June 12, 2020, an independent church in the state of Tamil Nadu, southern India, was set on fire on Friday night by unknown aggressors. The fire brought down the entire roof, affected the building structure, furniture, speaker boxes, and amplifier, causing damages estimated around US $2,700. While the reasonContinue Reading

On June 4, 2020, Nadeem Joseph and his family were attacked by Muslim neighbors after moving into the TV Colony of Peshawar, the capital of the Khybar Pakhtunkhawa province in Pakistan. Joseph and his mother-in-law were shot by Salman Khan and his sons. Khan reportedly attacked Joseph and his familyContinue Reading

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected much more than health around the globe–country after country is facing a disastrous economic situation is one example. Reduction of civil liberties is being seen rampant in countries that say they protect such liberties. According to Reporters without Borders (RSF), press freedom and freedom ofContinue Reading

According to local reports, Sombura Madkami, a 14-year-old Christian boy from Kenduguda village, located in the in Malkangiri district of India’s Odisha state, was brutally murdered by religious extremists. Christian leaders claim Sombura was murdered by religious extremists who had been harassing Christians in Kenduguda village for years. “On theContinue Reading

A grand jury indicted Harvard professor and chemist Charles Lieber for lies to government officials over links to China, the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) and the Wuhan coronavirus. Lieber had a relationship with the Wuhan University of Technology while also chairing Harvard University’s Department of Chemistry. Defense Department investigators inquiredContinue Reading

The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) will resume the public inquiry into the disappearance of Pastor Joshua Hilmy and his Indonesian wife Ruth, who were last seen in November 2016, once the conditional movement control order (CMCO) is lifted. According to Suhakam commissioner Jerald Joseph, they would first waitContinue Reading