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Eritrea the "North Korea of Africa"

Do you know the location of the country Eritrea?

Eritrea is a small nation located in East Africa in the Horn of Africa, bordering Ethiopia, Sudan and the Red Sea.

After 30 years of civil war and dominance by neighboring Ethiopia, Eritrea was declared an independent state on May 24, 1993. People celebrated and danced on the streets of the capital Asmara. However, today Eritrea is known as the...

09 Aug 2019

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Hindus coming to Christian faith after miraculous healings

Indians are coming to Christian faith after miraculous healings thanks to the extraordinary power of prayer.

Raman*, 29, grew up in a Hindu family, where his grandfather, a Hindu priest, would sacrifice animals for gods and perform curses for a fee. His mother also made money using black magic. At the age of nine, Raman started to become sick and he would frequently collapse: “At that time, I ...

08 Aug 2019

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Young Iranian Christian woman arrested, while her attacker goes free

A young Christian woman was arrested in Iran for not wearing her headscarf “properly."

Iranian Christian Fatemeh Mohammadi, 20, was assaulted earlier this month while travelling on a bus by another passenger who accused her of not wearing her headscarf properly. Iranian police arrested Fatemeh when she went to the police station to file a complaint against the woman. According to an eyewitness...

30 Jul 2019

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Get your FREE book “Tortured for Christ” by Richard Wurmbrand

Millions of people have been inspired by the testimony of Richard Wurmbrand. It's a powerful testimony of faith every Christian and non-Christian should hear.

On February 29, 1948, Richard Wurmbrand was arrested by the secret police. His crimes? Leading Christian worship and witnessing - both of which were illegal under the atheistic Communist regime of Romania. He also spoke up for Christ at ...

26 Jul 2019

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President Donald Trump Meets Persecuted Christians at the White House

US President Donald Trump has met 27 people who have suffered for their faith at the White House, including several Christians from around the world who have experienced persecution.

At a meeting in the White House, the President met survivors of religious persecution and heard about their concerns for their home countries. Among those who participated in the visit were American pastor Andrew ...

25 Jul 2019

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North Korea and North East China Step Up Surveillance

With reports of increased surveillance and pressure on North Korean defectors in China, an Open Doors researcher confirms that the situation is deteriorating.

An Open Doors researcher who wished to remain anonymous for their safety said: “We can confirm that there is intense surveillance in both North Korea and North East China. It seems that the North Korean and Chinese governments are workin...

25 Jun 2019

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Miracles Happen! Attacked for Distributing Gideon Bibles | Suffers Traumatic Brain Injury | India

Professor K. Anjaneya Swamy is a first generation convert from the Vysya Brahmin community, who came to Lord Jesus through a Gideon Bible. He was a faculty at City College near High Court. After his miraculous encounter with Jesus, he gave up everything to serve God.

He was actively involved in distrubuting Gideon Bibles all acoss Hyderabad, the capital city of Telangana in Southern India. On ...

13 Jun 2019

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Pastor Koh Abduction | God Will Turn Evil Plans for Good | Malaysia

The Malaysian Home Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin, announced that a special taskforce will investigate the abduction of Pastor Koh following a report carried out by SUHAKAM that concluded that his disappearance was executed by State agents.

The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia, SUHAKAM (Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia Malaysia), announced last month that the panel was of the unanimous view that ...

03 Jun 2019

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Victory! Miracle halts Azeem Wazir's deportation | Home office grants discretionary leave

Azeem Wazir who faced the death penalty if he was deported to Pakistan is celebrating the reversal of the Home Office decision and giving thanks to God.

Azeem Wazir was accused of 'dishonouring the religion of Islam, prophets, Quran and Muhammad' and a fatwah was placed against him because of his protests against the Blasphemy law and his involvement in the campaign 'Stop Killing Christians'.


28 May 2019

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Eritrea Christian Clampdown Ahead of Independence Day

Eritrea has arrested more than 140 Christians who were meeting in private in the capital Asmara. Fourteen children are among the 141 detained, after the authorities raided a Christian gathering in Mai Temenai.The crackdown comes ahead of Eritrea’s Independence Day on May 24. Contacts of Release International, which supports persecuted Christians around the world, say the streets are filled with...

21 May 2019

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