The Chronicles

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Tolerance for Christians Plunges in Indonesia

ICC Note: Long respected by the international community as an example of a religiously tolerant, Muslim democracy, Indonesia has quickly been losing it’s reputation as radical groups gain greater influence. A new report released by Christian Solidarity Worldwide documents a precipitous decline in tolerance over the past several years, pointing out that all minority faiths […]

State confiscates Bedouin playground equipment donated by Italy

The Civil Administration has issued demolition orders against dozens of structures in the encampment, including the local school.     

Ten Christians Released from Detention in Beijing, Three Remain

ICC Note: When Xu Yonghai and a group of Christians went to visit a fellow believer under house arrest, they were detained by Beijing authorities. After spending more than a month under arrest, ten of the Christians from the group have been freed, but three remain in custody. One Christian in the group, Yang Jing, […]

Many Christians Living in Fear After Series of Church Bombings on Zanzibar

ICC Note: Christians living on Tanzania’s costal island of Zanzibar fear that a new wave of persecution is coming after a series of church bombings this past week. Two churches located on the island of Zanzibar and a restaurant were bombed earlier this week. Many suspect Islamic extremist to be behind the attacks. So far, […]

Poll shows increasing support for peace by Israeli ‘soft right’

Majority of Hebrew-speaking Israelis likely to support a regional peace agreement even without knowing its full details, poll shows.     

A Day in the Life of a Persecuted Christian in the Maldives

ICC Note: The island nation of the Maldives claims to have a 100% Muslim population. The ultra conservative Muslim nation enforces this international image domestically causing Christians within the Maldives to live double lives just to follow Christ without reprisal. Please pray for the secret believers in the Maldives. 2/27/2014 Maldives (Christian Post) – The […]

Dozens of Young Men Burned to Ashes by Boko Haram in Northeastern Nigeria

Islamic Extremists Attack Government School, Killing Male Students 2/26/2014 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that at least 58 students were killed after Islamic militants attacked a secondary school in northeastern Nigeria late Monday night, February 24. The militants, suspected to be connected to Boko Haram, blocked the exits […]

Zarif: We Will Not Close Down our Nuclear Program

Iran’s Foreign Minister says his country is willing to address concerns about its atomic activities but will keep its program “intact”.

Obama to Meet Abbas on March 17

President Barack Obama will meet PA Chairman as part of Washington’s efforts to convince him to embrace peace deal with Israel.

NATO, Russia in Talks on Syria Chemical Arms Mission

Despite tensions over Ukraine, NATO and Russia are discussing a joint mission to protect a U.S. ship that will destroy Syria’s chemicals.

Suspect Arrested in Petah Tikva Grenade Attack

Leader of a criminal organization arrested on suspicion of involvement in grenade attack in the Petah Tikva open air market.

Erekat Rejects Proposal to Extend Peace Talks

PA chief negotiator rejects Kerry’s suggestion that April deadline for talks with Israel will be extended.

Police to Limit Muslim Access to Temple Mount on Friday

Israeli police will limit access for Muslim men to Al-Aqsa mosque compound during Friday prayers to prevent possible clashes.

Rabbi, Students: No Place for Zionists at Hareidi Rally

Yeshiva students, leading rabbi urge religious-Zionists who are planning to attend hareidi rally to reconsider.

Arabs Set Police Station on Fire in Jerusalem

Jerusalem councilman King decries lawlessness on display in capital this week.

Israeli Cabbie Robbed, Stabbed in Samaria

Thieves stab Israeli driver before escaping in his car.

One Year in Jail for Bat Yam Bombing

Man who drove terrorist to site of attack gets just 12 months in prison.

Syria says two attempted attacks on chemical weapons convoys

World Bank postpones Uganda loan over anti-gay law

Police to limit access to Temple Mount over tensions

Kerry: Russia pledges to respect Ukraine’s borders

Hezbollah opponents: What right do they have to involve Lebanon in Syria crisis?

Egyptian regime, Muslim Brotherhood accuse each other of being ‘Jewish

Writer Magdi Salama says Brothers are carrying out ‘Protocols of the Elders of Zion.’

Jihadist Syrian rebel group imposes Sharia restrictions on Christians

Group calls for end to public Christian rituals, displaying of cross “or anything from their book.”

Erdogan says phone taps of him are fakes from ‘robot lobby’

Turkish president approves law tightening grip on judiciary; new report shows growing concern over terrorism funding in Turkey.

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