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Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 Highlights Crisis in Eastern Ukraine

Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 Highlights Crisis in Eastern Ukraine

Earlier this month, the United Nations reported that at least 42,000 people have been internally displaced by violence in eastern Ukraine. Another 18,650 Ukrainians were reportedly living in temporary housing in Russia, and 7,000 had been transferred to cities away from the border.

Ukraine close to War, Warns Germany’s Foreign Minister

Ukraine close to War, Warns Germany’s Foreign Minister

Germany’s foreign minister warns that Ukraine is close to war. Deadly clashes took place Monday outside Slavyansk as Ukrainian troops clashed with pro-Russia separatists, killing 30.

Daghestan, Azerbaijan: Imams Against New Year Celebrations

Daghestan, Azerbaijan: Imams Against New Year Celebrations

Some Muslim groups in Daghestan and Azerbaijan have called for a ban on the public celebration of the New Year. Their rationale for doing so differs, however. For the second consecutive year, some Daghestani Muslims — both Sufis and Salafis — have called on fellow believers not to participate in what they consider the pagan tradition of celebrating the New Year.

Jeremy Camp a Bold Witness in Kyrgyzstan

Jeremy Camp a Bold Witness in Kyrgyzstan

It was ironic. The very day of the arrival of Jeremy Camp and his team with Speaking Louder Ministries in Bishkek for a major public Christian event, an article was published by the Christian Broadcasting Network about “secret believers” meeting in Kyrgyzstan.

Turmoil in Turkey won’t disrupt Outreach

Turmoil in Turkey won’t disrupt Outreach

While protesters and police furiously clash in Istanbul, there is a pastor who quietly continues his ministry. Nicholas* lives and works in Taksim, the epicenter of the increasingly violent encounters of recent days in Istanbul. In the most recent clashes Nicholas’ home filled with so much tear gas that his children had to abandon their bedrooms to sleep in the living room, where it was bearable.

Protests against Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Continue

Protests against Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Continue

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan remains unapologetic to protestors. He labels them as “looters,” “bums,” “extremists,” and social media liars. IN Network has Christian national staff on the ground in Turkey observing the situation.

Kazakhstan: New Law orders Destruction of Religious Literature

Kazakhstan: New Law orders Destruction of Religious Literature

Religious freedom is losing more ground in Kazakhstan, says Forum 18 News. For the first time since the country gained independence in 1991, a court ordered religious literature to be destroyed. According to Forum 18, 121 pieces of religious literature–mostly in the Kazakh language–were taken from a believer in northern Kazakhstan.

Turkey’s Christians Could Face Nationalist Backlash

Turkey’s Christians Could Face Nationalist Backlash

Religion was kept out of the public square for centuries in Turkey, but the country has become more Islamic with the “Islamic-oriented” AKP government in power for a decade. Turkish nationalists – the main persecutors of Christians and who believe in secularism – have become more active out of their disappointment, and could turn their anger towards religious minorities.

Positive Results from Religious Freedom Briefing in Washington

Positive Results from Religious Freedom Briefing in Washington

USA ― Christians from all over the former Soviet Union were in Washington, D.C. Wednesday for a briefing on Religious Freedom issues in that part of the world. It was hosted by Russian Ministries and their partnering organizations.

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