A new twenty-five million dollar plan has been launched by a prominent American Christian couple to aid Syrians and Iraqis affected by the conflicts in their countries. Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, prominent Christian figures in the television industry, have already donated one-million dollars to the program, called “Crisis in the Cradle.”
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Christian refugees fleeing Mosul, Iraq have found refuge in the neighboring country of Jordan, after their city was taken over by ISIS fighters in June.
Boko Haram, the radical terrorist group in Northern Nigeria, has most recently kidnapped at least 30 boys and girls from a village in Northern Nigeria, coming only a day after a reported ceasefire agreement between Boko Haram and the Nigerian military.
In Iran, Pastor Behnam Irani and two other Christian leaders were sentenced to six years in prison for their involvement in house churches.
A court in Pakistan upheld the death sentence for Asia Bibi, a Pakistani mother of five, after she allegedly challenged the faith of her Muslim coworkers back in 2010.
Overshadowed by the the crisis in Ukraine, and ISIS in Iraq and Syria, Boko Haram’s presence in Nigeria has grown rapidly, with the group overtaking much of the northern part of Nigeria.
Despite a truce signed on September 5th, pro-Russian separatists have increased offensives to overtake the strategically key Donetsk airport, while in the city of Donetsk a mortar exploded by a school, killing 3 and injuring 5.
A Spanish nurse contracted Ebola while treating two Spaniards who contracted the disease while serving in West Africa. She is the first known person in the current outbreak to have contracted Ebola outside of Africa.
While a US-led air campaign has targeted ISIS, the so-called Islamic State continues to advance.