Vatican Officials to Face Grilling from United Nations Sex Abuse Panel

Vatican officials are expected to face tough questions from the UN on the sexual abuse of thousands of children by Catholic clergy. Members of the...

Egypt: Early Vote Count Shows Voters Have Approved Revised Constitution

A revised Constitution validating the military takeover in Egypt this past summer appeared headed for lopsided approval by more than 90 percent of the votes cast,...

Turnout Is Reportedly High for Referendum Voting in Egypt

Egyptian officials have spoken of a high turnout in a referendum on a new constitution, with voters expected to endorse the removal of Islamist...

Nigeria Begins Arresting Homosexuals After Anti-Homosexual Bill Is Signed Into Law; Bans Homosexuals from...

Nigeria's parliament and president quietly approved the legislation, making the country the 38th in Africa to have laws persecuting gay people Nigerian authorities today began...

Is Iran Now Poised to Become the Top Dog in the Middle East?

Iranian President Rouhani took to Twitter Tuesday with the sobering message that world powers have “surrendered to Iranian nation's will.” Iran’s leader is referring to...

Pew Forum Research Shows the World is Seeing a Dramatic Rise in Conflict Between...

The share of countries with a high or very high level of social hostilities involving religion reached a six-year peak in 2012, according to a new...

Extreme Heat Continues as Wildfires Blaze Across Australia

Dozens of wildfires sparked by lightning strikes overnight rage in heat wave conditions across rural southern Australia. Firefighters were able to contain most of the fires...

Kerry Brushes Off ‘Obsessive, Messianic’ Comments; Says he Won’t Let Anything Undermine Peace Efforts

Secretary of state says he will continue to work undeterred despite Israeli defense minister's remarks calling him 'obsessive and messianic.' U.S. Secretary of State John...

UN: Half of Population in Syria in Urgent Need of Aid

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says that half of Syria's population now "urgently need humanitarian aid". He was speaking at a donor conference in Kuwait...

Atheist from Afghanistan Granted Religious Asylum in Great Britain

An Afghan citizen has been granted asylum in the UK for religious reasons - because he is an atheist. The man fled to the UK...

44 People Killed in Latest Wave of Bombings in Iraq

A wave of bombings across Iraq striking busy markets and a funeral north of Baghdad killed at least 44 people Wednesday, authorities said, as...

Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon says John Kerry Is ‘Obsessive Messianic’; Thinks he Should...

Israeli defence minister Moshe Yaalon has scathingly attacked US Secretary of State John Kerry and the US-led peace process in private conversations, according to...

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan Signs Anti-Homosexuality Bill; Unfortunately, the Obama Administration Doesn’t Like It

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signed a bill on Monday that criminalizes same-sex relationships, defying Western pressure over gay rights and provoking criticism from the...

Libya’s Christian Community Shaken After Government Decrees New Constitution Will be Based on Sharia...

Libya's recent edict that its coming constitution will be based on Shariah law has sent a chill through the North African nation's small Christian...

Egyptian Voters Head to the Polls for New Constitution

Egyptian voters hit the polls Tuesday to have their say over a proposed new draft of the nation's constitution that may usher in fresh...

UK Police Reportedly ‘Poised to Make First Arrests’ in Madeleine McCann Disappearance Case

UK prosecutors have written to the Portuguese authorities seeking help with the British inquiry into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. It is the second international...

Israeli Government Offers Free Abortions for Women Ages 20 to 33

The Israeli government has announced that it will begin offering free abortions to women who are between the ages of 20 and 33. According to The...

The Israeli Government Is Giving Out Free Abortions to Women Age 20-33

A famously child-friendly country with a federally subsidized universal health care system that offers free fertility treatments, Israel has made it easier for economically...

World Watch List says North Korea Is Still the Greatest Persecutor of Christians

For the 12th consecutive year. the hermit Communist country of North Korea remains the world's most restrictive nation in which to practice Christianity, according...

Pope Emphasizes Concern for the Poor with Selection of 19 New Cardinals

Pope Francis put his first stamp on the group at the top of the Roman Catholic hierarchy on Sunday, naming 19 new cardinals from...