After Signing of International Treaties, Palestinian Authority Gets Hit with Sanctions by Israel

Israel has imposed sanctions against the Palestinian Authority (PA) in retaliation for signing a number of international treaties, officials say. They say taxes collected on...

Putin Threatens Europe with Gas Shortages Over Ukraine’s Debts

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned European leaders that Ukraine's delays in paying for Russian gas have created a "critical situation". Pipelines transiting Ukraine deliver...

China says the Growth of Christianity is ‘Excessive’; Begins Cracking Down on Church

Communist Party in Zhejiang rejects claims of campaign against Protestant churches but one official describes Christianity’s growth as ‘excessive’ Communist officials in China have denied...

Front-runner in India’s Prime Minister Election Surprises Everyone by Admitting that he’s Actually Not...

Narendra Modi, the front-runner and head of India’s nationalist BJP party, has filled out forms to run for office four times in recent years....

Possible 5th Underwater Ping Detected in Search for Black Box from Malaysia Flight 370

An Australian aircraft Thursday detected what may be the fifth signal coming from a man-made device deep in the Indian Ocean, adding to hopes...

United Nations to Include ‘State of Palestine’ in 10 International Conventions by May 2nd

Ban begins processing request to join UN auspice, procedure to end exactly one month after submitting official request. United Nations Secretary of General Ban Ki-moon...

Kiev Gives pro-Russian Protesters 48 Hours to End Occupation

The Ukrainian authorities issued a 48-hour ultimatum to pro-Russian separatists in eastern cities on Wednesday, telling them to leave the public buildings they were...

Israel says it is ‘Deeply Disappointed’ by Kerry’s Statements About Them and the Peace...

In an unusually pointed rebuke of an ally, Israel said on Wednesday that it was “deeply disappointed” by Secretary of State John Kerry’s remarks...

Italian Navy Intercepts Over 1,500 Migrants Trying to Get to Sicily from North Africa

The Italian navy picked up 1,574 migrants, including women and children, who had set sail from the North African coast and were trying to...

UK Prime Minister David Cameron Speaks of Christian Faith, Commits Government to Fighting Persecution

Prime Minister David Cameron, whose day began with the resignation of Culture Secretary Maria Miller, finished it with his eyes shut, leaning against a...

NATO Commander says U.S. Troops May Soon be Sent to Europe Over Ukraine Crisis

The United States Air Force commander in charge of the NATO alliance’s military presence in Europe said on Wednesday this week that US troops...

Ukraine Vows to Clear Out pro-Russian Protesters by Force

The country’s new interior minister vowed Wednesday morning to use force against pro-Russian protesters unless they leave government buildings they have occupied in eastern...

13 Killed, 37 Wounded In Deadly Bombing At Market In Pakistan Capital of Islamabad

A deadly blast has struck a market on the outskirts of Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, killing at least 18 people, police say. The high intensity blast...

Secretary of State Kerry Blames Israel for Derailing Peace Talks

Secretary of state highlights both sides’ ‘unhelpful moves’ but indicates crisis began with failure to release prisoners U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday...

As Tensions Rise In Ukraine Over Russian Conflict, So Does Prayer; Baptist Missionary Says...

Tensions -- and prayer -- are now rising across eastern Ukraine as the conflict between Ukraine and Russia continues to escalate. Violent demonstrations erupted during...

Remote-Controlled Bomb Explodes on Train in Pakistan Killing 14 People

A bomb has ripped through a passenger train in southwest Pakistan, killing at least 14 people. Police say Tuesday's blast occurred after the train stopped...

Hagel Warns of “Dangerous Conflict” as he Butts Heads with Chinese Counterpart

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and his Chinese counterpart challenged each other over China's policy goals in the region during a meeting in Beijing...

Moscow Warns of Civil War if Ukraine Cracks Down on Pro-Russian Protesters in Eastern...

Russia warned Tuesday that any use of force in Ukraine's eastern region could lead to civil war, as Kiev seeks to regain control after pro-Moscow...

UK Government Official says Great Britain is Still a Christian Nation; Tells ‘Intolerant’ Atheists...

"Militant atheists" should accept that Britain is a Christian country and "get over it", the communities secretary Eric Pickles said yesterday. Pickles changed the law in 2012...

Pew Research Finds that Countries with Less Religious Diversity, Including India, Somalia, and Israel,...

Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Somalia, and Israel — countries with less religious diversity — top the list of countries with the most conflicts motivated by...