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Pakistan: Christian Mother on Death Row for Blasphemy Asks for Prayers

A 53-year-old Christian mother on death row in Pakistan for allegedly committing blasphemy is asking for prayers as she waits to hear whether the Supreme Court will free her or uphold the capital punishment, the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) reported this week.

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British-Pakistani Bishop Calls for Burqa Ban

Michael Nazir-Ali, the Pakistan-born former Bishop of Rochester, has weighed into the controversy around Islamic face veils to call for a near-total ban on the garments, supported by former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is to meet President Donald Trump on Monday, the first African leader to be received by Trump's administration in the White House

Nigerian President: Opposition ‘Blackmailing Me’ with Christian Massacres

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari this week accused opposition politicians of “blackmailing” him by claiming that he is allowing terrorists from the Fulani herdsmen group, with whom the African leader shares his ethnicity, to continue butchering thousands of Christian-majority farmers in

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sparked outrage on a recent trip to South Korea by kissing a woman on the lips during an event

Duterte’s Poll Numbers Crash After ‘God Is Stupid’ Tirade

The question of whether Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s popularity could survive anything the colorful chief executive says appears to have been answered, as a survey by independent pollster Social Weather Stations published on Tuesday found Duterte sinking to his lowest approval rating since he assumed the office in 2016.

Members of dissident group "Ladies in White", wives of former political prisoners protest on March 20, 2016 in Havana.

Cuban Christian Demands More Visibility in State Media

A Christian attorney in Cuba levied a complaint against the nation’s Ministry of Culture and government broadcast agency this week for discriminating against people of faith, arguing that a growing number of citizens in the communist country are identifying as Christians and deserve visibility.

Markets were subdued despite North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday calling a halt to nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches

State Dept.: North Korea Using Executions, Torture Against ‘Serious Threat’ of Christianity

The U.S. State Department affirms in its annual International Religious Freedom Report, published Tuesday, that the communist regime controlling North Korea “considered Christianity a serious threat, as it challenged the official cult of personality and provided a platform for social and political organization and interaction outside the government.”

Pakistani Christians attend the Easter Sunday service at the Sacred Heart Cathedral Church in Lahore on April 16, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ARIF ALI (Photo credit should read ARIF ALI/AFP/Getty Images)

Pakistan: Christians Lead Boom in Minority Voter Registration

The number of voters from religious minority groups in Pakistan has grown over 30 percent to 3.63 million over the last five years, primarily fueled by Christian involvement in politics, the newspaper Dawn reported on Monday.