Tag: Middle East

Iranian President ignored human rights abuses at the UN General Assembly

Human rights activists have further called into question whether Iran should have been given any kind of platform at the UNGA.

Several football teams' captains will play with a rainbow band in Qatar

In the country itself, the promotion of the LGBT ideology is a criminal offense.

Afghanistan designated a "restricted" country for Christians

The total population of the overwhelmingly Muslim-majority country is about 39 million.

USCRIF report depicts Iran’s misinformation campaign against Christians

The report reveals that the Iranian government uses fabricated claims of national security as grounds for prosecuting Christians.

Lebanese Archbishop detained and interrogated

While travelling, he visited the Lebanese Christian Maronite community, many of whom are refugees from the 1975-1990 civil war.

Christian properties are under threat across northeastern Syria

According to the Assyrian Democratic Organization, 20,000 of the formerly 22,000 Syriac Assyrians in the country have emigrated.

Iran continues its crackdown on house churches

Though Iran recognizes Christianity as a minority faith , authorities do not recognize Christian converts.

The persecution of Iraqi Christians continues

The 18,000 school-aged Iraqi refugee children in Jordan face a myriad of barriers to school attendance.

Archaeologists find Christian relics a church destroyed by IS

The Islamic State had destroyed relics dating back more than 2,000 years.

USCIRF hearing addresses the lack of religious freedom in Syria

Islamic groups of various kinds threaten the safety and stability of war-torn Syria