Month: November 2017

Lift arms embargo, Bishop tells UN
West & Central Africa

Lift arms embargo, Bishop tells UN

The Bishop Nestor-Desire Nongo-Aziagbia of Bossangoa and Vice President of Central African Republic’s (CAR) Bishops’ Conference has called for the lifting of a arms embargo imposed on the country since 2013 which bans all supplies of arms except to government forces. He also welcomed the United Nations’ strengthening of peace-keeping operations in the country. […]

Xi Jinping. Premier of China, whose government has imposed a crackdown on Christians
East Asia

Hundreds of missionaries expelled from China

Hundreds of South Korean believers have reportedly been sent home by local governments in north-eastern China. Authorities have closed down all South Korean churches in Changchun, the capital of Jilin Province. Hundreds of South Korean pastors and missionaries have been forced to leave the country, leading to Christian communities being disbanded. […]

Kurdish fighters. Credt AFP
Middle East and North Africa

Christians at risk as Shia militia shell towns in northern Iraq

An Iran-backed Shia militia is shelling Christian towns in northern Iraq putting over 15,000 Christians and Yazidis at risk. A Christian organisation, the Soraya Civil Society, has stated that Christian villages in the Fish-Khabur area now face a “serious threat” from the militia, who are vying with Kurdish forces to claim disputed territory […]