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The New York Times is pushing back against criticism that it ignored the racial element of the Austin, Texas bombings and treated the bomber as a victim. Mark Conditt was portrayed by authorities as not motivated by hatred, but was upset about his life, so he sent package bombs to people, all of whom ...
Women and girls in Afghanistan are discriminated against on a regular basis, says UN Women, and that includes facing severe restrictions on working and studying outside their home. Citing government figures, Human Rights Watch said last year that 85 percent of the 3.5 million Afghan children not in ...

Kabul Marine General Joe Dunford has arrived in Afghanistan with other senior military officials to assess the military campaign in the war-torn country, according to a statement by the US Department of Defence. Dunford will meet Afghan and US officials as well as soldiers deployed as part of a recent troop ...
March 14, 2018 Kabul, Afghanistan—Her body shaking and tears flowing, Maghul is the epitome of what it means to be among the latest crop of war victims in Afghanistan. Taliban militants came to her town in central Wardak province in mid-2017, and during battle with the Afghan police, burned her home ...
DEMING – Spring is here and the First Christian Church Ladies' Council would like to help you find that special item to brighten up your home or garden. Mark your calendars for the Council's yard and bake Sale at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 7, 2018. The fundraising event will be held at the Fellowship Hall at ...
Could they mean, in Italy's case, Muslims from such war-devastated, poverty-stricken nations as Syria, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, plus Africa's Sahel, the ... The immigration (or the fear) of large numbers of Muslims diluting Europe's historically white, Christian culture is profoundly threatening to many ethnic ...

A 29-year-old Afghan refugee, Ali (not his real name) says that he became a Christian five years ago, after studying various faiths, long after becoming .... baptised in Iran — they may have been Christians for years; and those who left their country for political reasons and converted to Christianity afterwards.
February 28, 2018 —Afghan President Ashraf Ghani put out an interesting peace feeler to the Taliban on Feb. 28. The offer might seem hopeless in a country that has endured armed conflict for 40 years. For Americans, too, the prospects of peace in Afghanistan can seem slim after their longest war; ...
Spc. Christian J. Chandler, 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, died April 28, 2014, in Logar province, ... KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — The trial of a young Afghan refugee accused of killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan began quietly in Munich last ...
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A sticky bomb detonated in the Afghan capital Kabul killing one person and wounding 13 others, officials said Saturday. .... LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) - A Pakistani court has acquitted twenty people suspected of involvement in the lynching and burning alive of a Christian couple ...
The majority Christian Central African Republic has suffered through violence from Muslims and Christians. In the ... With more believers than Communist Party members in China, the authorities fear Christianity's expansion and especially the proliferation of unregulated home churches. Buddhist Sri Lanka ...
Steve Coll expertly unravels the adventures and misadventures of the principal powers and individual actors throughout the uneven arc of war in Afghanistan and Pakistan that has spanned decades. “Directorate S” is the sequel to Coll's Pulitzer Prize-winning “Ghost Wars,” which tracks the key players and ...
“The latest wave of terror attacks in Kabul that has claimed dozens of civilian lives marks the bloodiest phase of the so far 16-year war...,” writes Zahid Hussain. “The escalation in fighting raises questions about the new US-Afghan strategy.... [T]he ferocity and the frequency of assaults is alarming.
A German court in Traunstein on Friday handed a life term to an Afghan asylum seeker who stabbed to death a compatriot mother-of-four because she had converted to Christianity. The 30-year-old, who was not named by authorities, murdered the woman in front of two of her children outside a supermarket ...
Pakistan has long denied any such involvement in Afghanistan. After the Kabul ambulance bombing, for example, a Foreign Ministry official said Pakistan “stands with its Afghan brothers in this hour of grief.” The official said Pakistan had recently handed over 27 Afghan militants, and claimed that 470 ...
'Directorate S' attempts to unravel the countless complexities of the Afghan war ... February 7, 2018 —The story of Operation Enduring Freedom, the US's war in Afghanistan that began in September 2001, is one of great contrasts. In just over four weeks, diverse elements of the US military and civilian ...
Analysts say there is no doubt that the Taliban are making steady gains across the country at the expense of embattled, US- and NATO-backed Afghan government forces. And a BBC investigation this week found that the Taliban now “threatens” 70 percent of the country, a level higher than defined by ...

It is especially dangerous to be a Christian in Afghanistan. Followers of Christ in this country face extreme persecution. Because of this, Christians never meet together publically. Many who convert from Islam to Christianity are murdered once their extended families learn of their new faith. In 2010, the deputy secretary of ...
... Afghan woman 16 times outside a supermarket in the southern city of Prien on Chiemsee lake on April 29th last year. The case came at a time when the German public is torn over a mass influx of more than one million refugees and migrants since 2015, many from conflict-torn Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.
But nor has it stirred unease of the kind the Soviet Union faced with its calamitous 1980s Afghanistan intervention. The use of private military contractors, something which has been documented by Reuters but denied by the defence ministry, has allowed Moscow to keep the public casualty toll fairly low.
ISIS after Establishment of Caliphate in Pakistan, Afghanistan: Iran ... Iranian Intelligence Minister Seyyed Mahmoud Alavi says the ISIS terrorist group is seeking to dominate new regions like Afghanistan, Pakistan and ... “We saw the same trend when a number of Christians were set ablaze by a priest.
Gopal is also a journalist with over ten years of experience in Afghanistan, writing for the Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Harper's Magazine and other media outlets. He is also the author of the book No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban and the War Through Afghan Eyes ...
"I helped clean up my room," Christian said. "I helped get out the laundry that was dry." Christian's great-aunt, Lottie Jernigan, said Christian's father will love the photo of his daughter beaming on Santa's lap, a red bow tied around one of her pigtails. He's stationed in Afghanistan, so they won't see each ...
Afghanistan calls for snapping ties with US ... Ankara [Turkey], Dec 10 (ANI): The Afghan Parliament has called on the government and Muslim countries around the world to suspend ties with the United States over ... Jerusalem is considered a sacred place, which is home to Jewish, Christian and Muslim holy sites. However ...
Not everyone was walking around in a skirt before the Taliban imposed the burqa. The photograph, however, does capture something that has been lost not just in Afghanistan since the rise of the Taliban, but also across much of the Muslim world in recent decades: the freedom to choose. Not all Afghan ...
Kitti's Valor Quilters recently presented quilts to be dedicated at First Christian Church in Mooresville and sent to injured service members in Afghanistan. Valor Quilts are used to cover and comfort wounded service-members. The quilts, made by volunteers in various communities, are presented as gifts to ...
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan police official says an explosion in the capital has killed seven civilians and wounded 16. Hafez Khan ... The ancient city is home to major Muslim, Jewish and Christian shrines and looms large in the competing national narratives of Israelis and Palestinians. Trump's ...
December 6, 2017 —Afghanistan is a rugged, violent land with a tragic history and some of the most photogenic people on the planet. Photographer Steve McCurry has been documenting its story for almost 40 years. His powerful images have made him famous. (Remember “Afghan Girl” – the green-eyed ...
Similar Christian proselytizing of local Muslims was taking place all over ... a base in Afghanistan at which there are Afghan troops and civilians ...
Time and again, Christians who've come to Germany from the Middle East say ... In May, an Afghan Christian woman in southern Germany was ...
(PCP) War in Afghanistan is the largest in the modern history and the longest ... government system failed; Afghan law-enforcement agencies are not able to ...
The private Christian university held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, Nov. .... 28, was killed last year in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
MILLIONS of Christians across the world are facing punishments including ... North Korea, Somalia and Afghanistan are the worst countries to ...
Meet the Woke Young People Trying to Make Christianity Cool Again. The Christian leaders of tomorrow are surprisingly progressive on issues like ... "As Christians, we should be doing all we can to participate in [climate change] .... The Balkan Route is a path—popular with Syrian, Iraqi, and Afghan ...
(Pajhwok): More than 150 Afghan journalists on Thursday signed a petition ... Media and journalistic activities increased in Afghanistan after the US ... Azizullah Haidari, Harry Burton, Christian Struwe, Karen Fischer, Shima ...
But as the Taliban advance in still deeply conservative Afghanistan, concerns mount that education trends among girls have begun to reverse.
In Afghanistan, a surge in Taliban attacks has claimed the lives of ... the one indicated in the Beatitudes, which are like a map of Christian life.”.
Fr. Giovanni Scalese is a Barnabite priest and the ecclesiastical superior of the Roman Catholic Mission of Afghanistan. He lives in Kabul and ...
October 26, 2017 Kabul, Afghanistan—The final Taliban threat was the ... of pressure built against a single Afghan policeman – and it worked.
Demonstrators in Leipzig decry Afghan deportations ... Ulbig, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), told German ... Over the northern hemisphere summer, deportations to Afghanistan resumed ...
... March 2016 attack on the Christian community in Lahore on the day before Easter ... injuries in a recent U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan's Paktia province, ... out fatal attacks in Pakistan from the Afghan soil,” Masood added.
By Anugrah Kumar , Christian Post Contributor | Oct 21, 2017 10:18 AM ... Sgt. Mark De Alencar, was killed in a firefight in Afghanistan on April ...
October 20, 2017 Kabul, Afghanistan—In the Afghanistan war's 2015 and 2016 fighting seasons, Taliban insurgents made significant gains.
... by a suspected US drone attack in Afghanistan, its spokesman says. ... Sunday bombing of Christians in a park in Lahore that killed at least ...
Afghanistan, Congo and Pakistan have been elected to the prestigious ... While Christians, Hindus and minority Muslim sects like Ahmadis are ...
Canadian Held Hostage in Afghanistan Says Militants Killed His Child ... The son of a federal tax judge and devout Christian, he was once married to ... interest in Afghan history and the role the Taliban played in the country.
Abdul Basir, head of the Afghan Air Force Religious and Cultural Affairs ... In the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, however, it is a matter of identity. ... closely with imams, rabbis and clerics of various Christian denominations.
... is deemed apostasy in Afghanistan, which under the Afghan courts' interpretation of ... Afghanistan is third on the 2017 Open Doors World Watch List of the 50 ... asylum seeker in Norway, during which time he converted to Christianity. ... of Christians (also Pakistan, Somalia, Eritrea, Sudan and Ethiopia).
... the risks being faced by Afghan Christian converts and other asylum ... as Christianity, are at risk of persecution in Afghanistan, but Farid, who ...
... sued President Donald Trump over U.S. aid to Afghanistan and Pakistan. ... of Islam who calls himself a Christian constitutional conservative.


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