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Egypt Anti-Christian Violence: Church Commemorating ISIS Coptic Victims Attacks

ICC Note: Protestors of a proposed church to commemorate the Coptic Christians martyred in Egypt wounded seven and damaged the one existing church in Al-Our village in Samalout, Egypt. The attacks started on Friday afternoon and peaked throughout the night. The mob also attacked the home of at least one of the men who was […]

Nigeria: How Churches are Responding to Boko Haram

ICC Note: Christians in northern Nigeria are under constant threat of attack from militant Islamist terror group Boko Haram. Sunday mornings represent a particularly vulnerable time as church gatherings prove to be a common target. These are just a sample of the burdens Christian pastors face in remaining obedient to their Biblical charge to guard […]

Government Firm on Opposing Dalit Tag for Converts

ICC Note: The Indian government has decided to oppose the request for dalit status to be granted to those who practice or convert to Christianity or Islam. They justified the decision by saying that only Hinduism acknowledged the “caste system” that led to the inclusion of a class titled Scheduled Castes. They argued that recognizing […]

Tense Count Follows Nigeria Vote Marred by Glitches, Sporadic Violence

ICC Note: As Nigeria waits to tally the final count in its presidential election, persecuted Christians in the country’s north and central regions ready for attacks. In 2011, more than 1,000 people died, mostly Christians, and more than 700 churches were burned during post-election violence. Experts predict increased persecution for Christians regardless of whether Christian incumbent […]

First Arrests Made in Indian Nun Rape Case

ICC Note: Authorities in India have recently arrested two men connected to the attack and rape of an elderly nun on March 14, 2015. Initially eight men were questioned, yet no arrests were made, sparking outrage from both the Christian community and local politicians in India. Though two men have since been arrested, the incident […]

Maccabeats don lederhosen for Passover

I never thought I would witness an Orthodox Jewish male a cappella group perform in lederhosen. After all, the traditional German outfit long has been associated with Nazis and their sympathizers. But the Maccabeats (you were probably wondering whatever happened to them when they didn’t show up in our Passover parody video roundup last week) get their […]

Carter: Pentagon Would Cooperate with Unified Arab Force

American Defense Secretary says the United States supports Arab plans to create a unified military force.

YU Lecture to Feature Documentary on Israeli Air Force

Documentary about makings of Israeli Air Force to be screened with Producer Nancy Spielberg at YU’s Hillel Rogoff Annual Memorial Lecture.

PA Asks FIFA to Suspend Israel

The Palestinian Football Association asks that FIFA suspend Israel for restricting the movement of Palestinian Arab players.

Rubio to Make Announcement on Presidential Race on April 13

Florida Senator will announce in two weeks whether he will be a candidate for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016.

Iran Confirms Defection of Journalist Who Covered Nuclear Talks

Iran confirms that Amir Hossein Mottaghi, a close associate of Rouhani, defected while covering nuclear negotiations in Switzerland.

Tax Obligations for U.S. Citizens Abroad

How to fulfill U.S. tax obligations from overseas, and Money Girl’s guide to finance.

State Department: 50-50 Chance of Deal with Iran

As deadline for nuclear deal approaches, the United States remains unoptimistic.

Suspect Arrested in Assault on Yehonatan Geffen

Police arrest suspect in March 20 attack on leftist author and songwriter Yehonatan Geffen.

IPS Begins Preparations for Olmert Prison Sentence

Israeli Prison Service debating possible locations, whether Olmert can have a cellmate.

Likud: We Will Take 12 Portfolios in Next Government

If next government has only 18 ministers, Likud warns Jewish Home and Yisrael Beytenu, Ayelet Shaked and Sofa Lanver will not be ministers.

Former US agents charged for bitcoin theft during Silk Road probe

Nigeria’s Buhari leads by 2 mln votes with two thirds of states counted

Central Israel resident arrested for Yehonatan Geffen attack

Palestinians ask soccer federation FIFA to suspend Israel

Mentally ill British man pleads guilty to US terrorism charges

West hopes for a breakthrough as deadline arrives with Iran

US: “No idea” what day will bring; Lavrov leaves, dissatisfied with quick pace of proposed sanction roll-backs.

Can the Americans walk away from talks with Iran?

The president’s word is tested by Tuesday’s hard deadline with Iran.

As nuclear talks near deadline, Khamenei aide warns of West’s ‘deceptive tactics’

Diplomat quoted by Chinese news agency Xinhua as saying the atmosphere on Monday has turned from “optimism” to “gloom” among negotiators.

US questions media coverage of Iran talks focus

Reports of Iran’s views toward shipping out enriched uranium called into question.

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