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A court in Bhutan Thursday sentenced one pastor to nearly four years in prison for accepting funds for evangelism and another to almost two and a half years for organizing an illegal religious gathering.

Last week, Saudi Arabia's notorious religious police -- the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice -- had arrested almost 30 Christians worshiping at a private home in the Saudi city of Khafji.

An Iranian Christian pastor imprisoned for his faith now faces the death penalty after being officially charged with "spreading corruption on [the] Earth."

International Christian Concern reported Tuesday that 29 Christians and two Muslims have been accused of blasphemy in Chak village, Faisalabad.

Indian village councils have just passed new laws making Christian prayer, meetings and even evangelism illegal in 50 towns.

Security agents in Sudan locked a congregation out of its church building in August and may even try to sell it.

Years of harassment by militant Muslims have forced a Palestinian church in East Jerusalem to leave their own building.

Since April, more than 200 church crosses have been forcibly removed by the provincial government in Zhejiang, China.

Last week Boko Haram invaded the Gujba Local Government Area in Yobe State, Nigeria, enforcing Islamic law over the town of Buni Yadi.

In Gwoza, Abubakar Shekau -- the leader of the Islamist Boko Haram -- has declared an Islamic caliphate in Nigeria's northeastern Borno State.

Five Christians in Laos who were exonerated after falsely being accused of murder still remain in custody.

An Iranian pastor has been charged with "waging war against God," a crime punishable by death, according to BarnabasAid.

Radical Hindu nationalists run rampant across India, damaging churches at an alarming rate.

Pastor Saeed Abedini is facing death threats from members of the Islamic State who are incarcerated in the same Iranian prison where Abedini is being held, according to CBN.

The five-year-old son of a founding member of Baghdad's Anglican church was cut in two during an attack on the Christian town of Qaraqosh by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, according to the Anglican Communion News Service.

U.S. aerial imagery over northeastern Nigeria has recently detected large groups of girls being held in remote locations, raising hopes they are from the group of young women abducted by Boko Haram from a boarding school back on April 14, according to International Christian Concern.

After weeks of looting and wanton destruction in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state, Islamists from Boko Haram Wednesday had killed an estimated 100 people in and around the Christian town of Gwoza, according to Morning Star News.

A church leader was among 25 people killed in Cameroon as Muslim militants unleashed a series of assaults at the end of July.

The Islamist terror group Boko Haram has now resorted to using young female bombers to destroy churches, according to Christian Solidarity Worldwide.

A Christian town in Mindanao is protesting its incorporation into the newly created, semi-independent Islamic region of Bangsamoro in the Philippines, according to BarnabasAid.



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