Persecution ‘Wake-Up Call’: 2017 May Be Worse for Christians

A new warning has been issued about persecution of Christians around the world in 2017. A ministry called Release International warns that violent attacks on Christians are expected to increase, based on the trends from 2016. “2017 looks set to be a harsh year for many Christians, under authoritarian regimes and at the hands of militants,” says Paul Robinson, chief executive of Release. “Our Christian … Continue reading Persecution ‘Wake-Up Call’: 2017 May Be Worse for Christians

Israel Hints at New Strikes, Warning Syria Not to Hit Back

WASHINGTON – A senior Israeli official signaled on Wednesday that Israel was considering further military strikes on Syria to stop the transfer of advanced weapons to Islamic militants, and he warned the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, that his government would face crippling consequences if it retaliated against Israel. The Israeli official said: “Israel is determined to continue to prevent the transfer of advanced weapons to … Continue reading Israel Hints at New Strikes, Warning Syria Not to Hit Back