Trump Says Pompeo Will Witness Signing of Deal with Taliban
on February 28, 2020 at 8:56 pm
President Donald Trump said Friday that he’s dispatching Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to the signing of an agreement with the Afghan Taliban aimed at beginning a drawdown of thousands of US troops and ending America’s 18-year involvement in the war.
From Tiny Beginnings, Catholic Charismatics Celebrate 53 Years of Holy Spirit-Led Renewal
on February 28, 2020 at 7:39 pm
In 1967, 25 Catholic college students experienced a move of the Holy Spirit at a retreat center in Pittsburgh. From there, the Catholic Charismatic Renewal has spread around the world and today there are more than 120 million Catholic Charismatics in 240 countries. On the 53rd anniversary of the movement, its pioneers look back and remember.
‘A Sign of Hope’: Christian Charity Commits to Rebuilding Towns Decimated by ISIS
on February 28, 2020 at 2:19 pm
A small Christian village in Iraq is finally getting back on its feet after being largely destroyed by ISIS fighters.
‘The Century of the Holy Spirit:’ How One Nun’s Prayers in 1895 Led to the Modern Pentecostal Movement
on February 28, 2020 at 12:55 pm
The modern Pentecostal movement and the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of the Twentieth Century can be traced back to the prayers of Sister Elena, a Catholic nun who, in 1895, began praying that God the Father would send forth the Holy Spirit to renew the world.
Young Missionaries Bring Gifts of Hope to Ukraine’s Battle-Scarred War Zone
on February 27, 2020 at 8:49 pm
The battle between Russia-backed fighters and Ukraine’s army still rages although a ceasefire agreement was signed five years ago. The war continues to ravage those living on the frontlines.
Virus Remains Growing Public Health Threat, But Also Intimidating Financial Markets
on February 27, 2020 at 7:34 pm
The coronavirus is emerging this week not just as a growing public health threat, but as a very real financial concern for many.
‘I Received My New Life’: Asia Bibi Releases New Book, Asks French Government for Political Asylum
on February 27, 2020 at 5:53 pm
A Pakistani Christian mother who spent almost a decade on death row before finally being released in October of 2018 has asked the government of France for political asylum.
‘This Hatred Is So Deep’: Two Pakistan Christians Shot, One Attacked With Axe Over Attempts to Build Church
on February 27, 2020 at 1:28 pm
Three Christian men have been viciously assaulted in Pakistan after seeking to build a local church.
As Global Persecution Rises, Is Christianity Disappearing?
on February 26, 2020 at 10:14 pm
Christians face more danger today than ever before. Around the world, each day 260-million Christians suffer for their faith and the persecution is steadily getting worse. 2,983 Christians died for faith-related reasons last year and nearly 9,500 churches were attacked.
Philippine President Terminates Long-Standing US Defense Agreement
on February 26, 2020 at 7:45 pm
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), a major security pact allowing US military activities in the Philippines.
Sweden Documents 1,500 Percent Rise in Teenage Gender Dysphoria Since 2008 as Public Outcry Grows
on February 26, 2020 at 7:20 pm
The country of Sweden has revealed a monumental rise in teenage gender dysphoria diagnoses over a ten-year period.
Trump Wraps Up Visit in India, World’s Largest Democracy and Noted for Persecution of Christians
on February 25, 2020 at 9:44 pm
President Trump is wrapping up a two-day visit to India, the world’s largest democracy.
‘Sudden Increase’: As Experts Warn World ‘Teetering Very Close’ to Coronavirus Pandemic, Stocks Plummet
on February 25, 2020 at 2:16 pm
The number of coronavirus cases is increasing exponentially and spreading so fast that scientists fear it could turn into a global pandemic that cannot be stopped. The World Health Organization is not ready to declare it a pandemic just yet, but others say we are close and the world should be prepared.
Egyptian State TV Says Ex-President Mubarak Has Died at 91
on February 25, 2020 at 12:50 pm
Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian leader who for nearly 30 years was a fixture in Mideast politics before being forced by the military to resign after nationwide protests that were part of the Arab world’s 2011 pro-democracy upheaval, died on Tuesday, the country’s state-run TV said. He was 91.
Dutch Railway Workers Sing ‘Wholly Inappropriate’ Song About Jews
on February 25, 2020 at 12:20 pm
Employees of a Dutch national railway are facing backlash for singing a soccer song about Jews.
Malaysia’s Mahathir says he has support to return as PM
on February 29, 2020 at 4:13 am
Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad indicated Saturday that he will reconcile with the former ruling alliance he led with rival Anwar Ibrahim in an about-turn that follows a week of political turmoil that followed his resignation as prime minister.
US postpones ASEAN regional summit due to coronavirus: US official
on February 29, 2020 at 4:07 am
“As the international community works together to defeat the novel coronavirus, the United States, in consultation with ASEAN partners, has made the difficult decision to postpone the ASEAN leaders meeting,” said the official on condition of not being named.
Opposition inciting riots over CAA: Amit Shah
on February 29, 2020 at 4:07 am
“Opposition parties are spreading misinformation that Muslims will lose their Indian citizenship because of CAA. They are instigating people and fomenting riots,” Amit Shah said at a pro-CAA BJP rally in Bhubaneshwar.
Delhi riots: Death toll rises to 42, 148 FIRs registered
on February 29, 2020 at 3:12 am
Delhi Police spokesperson Mandeep Singh Randhawa said Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) officials were called in and the crime scenes were being revisited.
View: Trump’s trip showed India-US ties bet on long-term capital gain
on February 29, 2020 at 3:11 am
Reports suggested that a trade package of $10 billion was nearly ready before the visit. Going beyond the economic, there were some clear strategic convergences, and some current differences in positions, inevitable since countries take positions based on their own short and longer term interests.
How to prepare for a viral outbreak like COVID-19
by John Kennedy on February 28, 2020 at 10:40 pm
Viruses love us. That’s a fact. Every year, run-of-the-mill respiratory diseases like the common cold and the flu infect millions of people, and once in a while, brand new afflictions like the coronavirus dubbed COVID-19 rise up and grab headlines worldwide. While the fatality rate for most of these illnesses is low, it doesn’t hurt to be prepared.
NASA TV Coverage Set for SpaceX’s Next Space Station Resupply Mission
on February 28, 2020 at 10:34 pm
NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting 11:49 p.m. EST Friday, March 6, for the launch of its 20th resupply mission to the International Space Station.
Shopify pulls plug on Unite conference as list of corporate events cancelled because of coronavirus swells
by James McLeod on February 28, 2020 at 9:21 pm
The announcement comes one day after Facebook cancelled its conference, with speculation swirling over whether Google and Apple will follow suit
NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for the Psyche Mission
on February 28, 2020 at 9:00 pm
NASA has selected SpaceX of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the agency’s Psyche mission. The Psyche mission currently is targeted to launch in July 2022 on a Falcon Heavy rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Theoretical physicist Freeman Dyson dies at 96
by Sara Kiley Watson on February 28, 2020 at 8:47 pm
The theoretical physicist was known for his work on quantum electrodynamics and climate change hot takes.