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we-are-your-friends-says-israeli-prime-minister-to-iranian-people23 JANUARY 2017 - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he wants to talk soon to the new US president to "counter the threat" from Iran's...Read More
indonesian-president-vows-to-do-more-for-persecuted-christians20 JANUARY 2017 - The Indonesia government will not remain passive, as it has in the past, with respect to attacks, acts of violence or claims by...Read More
chinese-president-xi-jinping-steps-up-as-global-leader-challenging-us-supremacy19 JANUARY 2017 - China will build a "new model" of relations with the United States, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday in a speech that portrayed...Read More
trump-and-the-future-of-nato18 JANUARY 2017 - On Friday at noon, Donald Trump will become the ultimate guarantor of the West's security.   Yet, just days away from...Read More
100-000-killed-in-yemen-conflict17 JANUARY 2017 - At least 10,000 people have been killed in the war in Yemen between Houthi rebels and the Saudi-led coalition supporting the government,...Read More
pakistan-prime-minister-defends-religious-minorities16 JANUARY 2017 -  "It is not far off when Pakistan will be recognized as a friendly country of minorities; the government is taking measures to...Read More
trump-to-offer-putin-sanction-nuclear-deal16 JANUARY 2017 - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will propose offering to end sanctions imposed on Russia for its annexation of Crimea in return for a...Read More
several-thousand-us-troops-arrive-in-poland-in-show-of-strength-against-russia 13 JANUARY 2017 - Poland on Thursday welcomed several thousand U.S. troops along with tanks and heavy equipment under a planned NATO operation to beef...Read More
us-set-for-confrontation-with-china-over-south-china-seas12 JANUARY 2017 - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state set a course for a potentially serious confrontation with Beijing on...Read More
swim-classes-the-new-frontline-for-muslim-integration-into-europe  11 JANUARY 2017 - In 2008, school officials in Basel, Switzerland, ordered a Muslim couple to enroll their daughters in a mandatory swimming...Read More
christians-remain-the-most-persecuted-group-in-the-world10 JANUARY 2017 - Christians continued to be the most persecuted group across the globe in 2016, according to a study. The upcoming report from...Read More
influential-voice-against-iranian-hardliners-dies09 JANUARY 2017 - With the death of Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on Sunday, Iran’s political factions knew immediately that any...Read More
china-sends-first-freight-train-to-london05 JANUARY 2017 - Time for a long trip along the new silk road. China sent its first freight train to London earlier this week in what is one of the...Read More
islamic-state-claims-deadly-istanbul-nightclub-attack04 JANUARY 2017 - Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ordered the New Year’s Eve massacre at an upscale nightclub in Istanbul that claimed...Read More
59-killed-in-baghdad-as-terrorists-continue-to-target-city03 JANUARY 2017 - A suicide vehicle bomb driven by ISIL fighters killed at least 39 people in an attack on a busy square in Baghdad's sprawling Sadr...Read More
39-killed-in-istanbul-nightclub-attack02 JANUARY 2017 - Turkish police struggled Monday to track down a gunman who attacked New Year's Eve revelers at a popular Istanbul nightclub, killing at...Read More
us-imposes-sanctions-on-russia-after-evicting-35-for-spying-and-election-hacks 30 DECEMBER 2016 - President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian suspected spies and imposed sanctions on two Russian...Read More
russia-and-turkey-agree-on-ceasefire-in-syria 29 DECEMBER 2016 - Turkey and Russia have prepared an agreement for a ceasefire in Syria, Turkey's foreign minister said on Wednesday, adding that...Read More
three-months-needed-to-rout-out-islamic-state-from-iraq 28 DECEMBER 2016 - Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday it would take three months to remove Islamic State from Iraq, as U.S.-backed forces...Read More
indonesia-court-to-proceed-with-blasphemy-trial-of-christian-governor 27 DECEMBER 2016 - An Indonesian court will proceed with a controversial blasphemy trial against Jakarta's Christian governor, who is accused of...Read More
un-fails-to-approve-arms-embargo-on-south-sudan26 DECEMBER 2016 - The United Nations Security Council's failure to approve a 23 December, 2016, resolution that would have imposed an arms...Read More
christmas-in-aleppo24 DECEMBER 2016 - On 23 December Aleppo was liberated.  INcontext received the following first-hand report from a field worker in...Read More
syrian-army-announces-aleppo-victory-for-assad 23 DECEMBER 2016 - The Syrian army said it had retaken complete control of Aleppo on Thursday after the last rebel fighters were evacuated from the...Read More
a-persecuted-christmas22 DECEMBER 2016 - As churches around the country prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ, with peace and goodwill toward men, spare a thought for those...Read More
after-berlin-attack-trump-says-isis-must-be-eradicated-from-the-face-of-the-earth21 DECEMBER 2016 - President-elect Donald Trump condemned the attack in Berlin, after a driver ploughed a lorry through a crowded...Read More
12-dead-48-injured-as-truck-crashes-through-christmas-market-in-berlin20 DECEMBER 2016 - A truck plowed into a crowded Christmas market in central Berlin on Monday evening, killing 12 people and injuring 48 others in what...Read More
russian-ambassador-to-turkey-killed-on-eve-of-turkey-russia-iran-meetings-on-syria20 DECEMBER 2016 - A Turkish police officer who angrily denounced the bloodshed in Syria killed the Russian ambassador to Turkey in Ankara on Monday,...Read More
evacuation-of-east-aleppo-underway19 DECEMBER 2016 - The evacuation of east Aleppo has resumed, with about 350 people able to leave a rebel-held pocket of the city on Sunday,...Read More
egyptian-christians-respond-to-bomb-blastA week ago, on 11 December 2016, a bombing at Cairo's largest Coptic cathedral killed at least 25 people and wounded 49, in the deadliest attack...Read More
new-evidence-of-militarisation-in-south-china-seas 15 DECEMBER 2016 - China appears to have installed weapons - including anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems - on all seven of the...Read More
moscow-sees-rex-tillerson-as-chance-to-end-sanctions-reboot-u-s-ties 14 DECEMBER 2016 - Russian officials greeted President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of a Russia-friendly executive as secretary of state as an...Read More
blasphemy-trial-for-christian-governor-of-jakarta-begins 13 DECEMBER 2016 - There were emotional scenes in court on the first day of the blasphemy trial of Jakarta's governor, a Christian of Chinese...Read More
bomb-explodes-in-cairo-church 12 DECEMBER 2016 - A bomb exploded during Sunday mass at a Cairo church Sunday,11 December 2016, killing at least 25 people and wounding many more,...Read More
risking-retribution-vietnam-begins-dredging-in-south-china-seas09 DECEMBER 2016 - Vietnam has begun dredging work on a disputed reef in the South China Sea, satellite imagery shows, the latest move by the Communist...Read More
russia-and-the-taliban-connection08 DECEMBER 2016 - Afghan and American officials are increasingly worried that any deepening of ties between Russia and Taliban militants fighting to...Read More
germany-s-merkel-re-elected-as-party-leader07 DECEMBER 2016 - Chancellor Angela Merkel won a new two-year term on Tuesday as the leader of Germany's main conservative party, gaining solid backing...Read More
isis-loses-stronghold-in-libya06 DECEMBER 2016 - Forces aligned to Libya's UN-backed national unity government have gained full control of Sirte after months of fighting, in a major...Read More
eu-unity-suffers-blow-as-italy-s-renzi-suffers-defeat05 DECEMBER 2016 - Italy's opposition 5-Star Movement, which wants to pull the nation out of the euro, declared itself ready for government on Monday...Read More
crown-prince-becomes-new-king-of-thailand02 DECEMBER 2016 - Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, 64, became Thailand's new king on Thursday after he accepted an invitation from parliament to succeed...Read More
sindh-provincial-assembly-passes-bill-to-protect-religious-minorities02 DECEMBER 2016 - The adoption of the first ever criminal law ‘Protection of Minorities Bill 2015’ by the Sindh Provincial Assembly is another step taken...Read More
tohar-haydarov-released-from-prison-in-uzbekistan01 DECEMBER 2016 - A jailed Christian convert has been released six years into his 10-year sentence by Uzbek authorities. According to World...Read More
egypt-s-parliament-approves-restrictive-ngo-law30 NOVEMBER 2016 - Egypt's parliament overwhelmingly endorsed a law regulating non-governmental organizations on Tuesday that human rights groups and...Read More
vietnam-passes-first-ever-law-on-belief-and-religion29 NOVEMBER 2016 - On 18 November 2016 Vietnams 14th National Assembly passed the nations first ever Law on Belief and Religion, amid concerns that...Read More
37-attacks-in-24-hours-as-fighting-in-donetsk-continues28 NOVEMBER 2016 - Most of the attacks occurred in the Mariupol sector where the militants fired heavy artillery, mortars, grenade launchers and small...Read More
the-end-of-the-castro-era28 NOVEMBER 2016 - Cuba's most prominent dissident group called off its weekly protest march for the first time in 13 years on Sunday following the death...Read More
islamic-state-kills-100-iranian-pilgrims-in-suicide-attack-in-baghdad25 NOVEMBER 2016 - A suicide truck bomb killed about 100 people, most of them Iranian Shi'ite pilgrims, at a petrol station in the city of Hilla 100 km...Read More
more-rohingya-muslims-flee-to-bangladesh24 NOVEMBER 2016 - More Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar poured into neighboring Bangladesh this week, with some feared to have drowned after a boat sank...Read More
no-extension-of-yemen-truce23 NOVEMBER 2016 - The Saudi-led multinational coalition fighting the Houthi rebel movement in Yemen says a 48-hour cessation of hostilities will not be...Read More
russia-to-deploy-nuclear-capable-missile-system-in-retaliation-to-nato-deployments22 NOVEMBER 2016 - Moscow will deploy S-400 surface-to-air missiles and nuclear-capable Iskander systems in the exclave of Kaliningrad in retaliation for...Read More
update-on-mosul-offensive21 NOVEMBER 2016 - Iraqi troops have advanced against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant fighters towards the centre of Mosul after more than a month of...Read More



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