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Tearing down walls in North Africa (excerpt)

‘Jay’ has served for more than a decade among Muslims in North Africa, sharing the love of Christ and discipling believers to become strong in their faith and share Jesus’ love with their countrymen. Here, he describes how God is tearing down walls to allow

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SYRIA: Assyrian Christians Released

Syrian Christians rejoice that several more Christian hostages have been released by Islamic State (IS) this month, but request prayer for the many who remain in captivity. On 24 November ten Assyrian Christians were released by IS (five women and five men). This follows the

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NIGERIA: Boko Haram ‘More Deadly Terror Group’ than IS

Boko Haram was the world’s deadliest terror group in 2014, ahead of the self-proclaimed Islamic State, according to a report released on 18 November by the Institute of Economics and Peace. Boko Haram was responsible for 6,664 deaths in 2014, more than any other terrorist group

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SYRIA: Assyrian Christians Released

Islamic State (IS) has released another 37 Assyrian Christians kidnapped nine months ago. The group, including men and women in their sixties and seventies, were among the 253 Christians snatched in IS attacks on Assyrian villages in north-eastern Syria’s Hassaka province. The newly released hostages

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SYRIA: Islamic State Executes Three Christians

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports that three Christians, who were part of a group of 200 held captive by Islamic State (IS) since February, have been executed. The terrorist group released a video on 8 October showing Dr Abdel-Maseeh Aniyah, Ashur Rustam Abraham

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TURKEY: Death Threats Target Protestants

Fifteen Turkish Protestant congregations and their leaders have been targeted since 27 August by a strident campaign of death threats sent to their Facebook, email, websites and mobile phones. The threats followed the style and jargon typically used by Islamic State (IS), vowing to kill,

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SYRIA: Islamic State Abducts Dozens of Christians

Islamic State (IS) militants have captured dozens of Christian families after seizing a strategically located town in the central Syrian province of Homs on Friday 7 August.  At least 230 people were kidnapped or detained, including dozens of Christians, some of whom were taken from

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