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PM Imran Khan, military leadership extend felicitation on Christmas

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan and military leadership on Saturday felicitated the Christian community across Pakistan on Christmas, ARY NEWS reported. In a message from...

Special train service for Christian community extended till Jan 1

Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed announced the decision while addressing a press conference in Rawalpindi.

Pope, on Christmas Eve, says faith demands respect of immigrants

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis strongly defended immigrants at his Christmas Eve Mass on Sunday, comparing them to Mary and Joseph finding no place to...

Christian community celebrates Christmas amid tight security

KARACHI: Christmas services and other celebrations are being held across the country today as the Christian community celebrates the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ amidst...

US college football players charged in anti-Muslim beating

CHICAGO: Five football players at a private US Christian college have been charged in connection with a hazing incident that allegedly included anti-Muslim taunts...

Christian man sentenced to death over blasphemous WhatsApp text

LAHORE: A Christian man in Lahore has been sentenced to death for blasphemy after he sent a Muslim friend a poem on WhatsApp that...

This ‘unique celebration’ of a goal is going viral for a reason

JAKARTA: Three Indonesian football players of different faiths created a political statement without words demonstrating religious diversity and inclusion after a unique goal celebration....

Jakarta’s governor jailed for two years for blasphemy

JAKARTA: Jakarta's governor was jailed for two years Tuesday after being found guilty of blasphemy, in a shock decision that has stoked concerns over...

National holiday announced on Easter for Christian community

ISLAMABAD: The government has announced an optional holiday on Monday April 17, 2017 for the Christian community on the occasion of Easter. A statement from...

At least 25 dead in blast at Cairo church

CAIRO: A bombing in a Cairo church on Sunday near the headquarters of the Coptic pope killed at least 25 people, state media reported. It...

Twinkle of success for Pakistani Christian powerlifting duo

LAHORE: Twinkle Sohail and Sonia Azmat have the weight of the Pakistani Christian world on their shoulders, but if anyone can bear the hopes of such a persecuted minority, it is these teenage champion powerlifters.

Man charged with blasphemy over Whatsapp poem

LAHORE: A man was charged with blasphemy Monday after his friend alleged he had sent a poem on Whatsapp that insulted Islam, police said.

Meet the Christian woman who observes fast during Ramazan

JAKARTA: A Christian woman has demonstrated the best of religious harmony by observing fasts to show support for her Muslim friends.

Christian hacked to death in latest Bangladesh attack: police

DHAKA: Unidentified men hacked to death a Christian grocer near a church in Bangladesh's northwest on Sunday, police said, amid growing attacks on religious minorities and secular activists by militants.

China jails Christian pastor for 14 years: official

SHANGHAI: A Chinese court has sentenced a Christian pastor to 14 years in jail for embezzlement and other charges, a court official confirmed Monday, after the preacher opposed the forced removal of crosses from churches.

Islamabad’s Christian slum dwellers pray for Christmas miracle

ISLAMABAD: As the winter sun sets on Pakistan's leafy capital Islamabad, residents of the city's largest Christian slum use bicycles, donkey carts and their backs to haul jerry cans filled with water to their homes.

Christian female fighters take on IS in Syria

HASAKEH, SYRIA: Babylonia has no regrets about leaving behind her two children and her job as a hairdresser to join a Christian female militia battling against the Islamic State group in Syria.

Police register blasphemy case on request of Christian web TV owner

KARACHI: Police registered a blasphemy case against unidentified persons for attacking the Christian web TV office on Monday. The case was registered on the request of the owner of the Christian web TV.

Police arrest Christian healer for blasphemy

LAHORE: Police have arrested a Christian faith healer under the country's blasphemy laws for having Islamic script on a sword he used to treat his clients, officials said Monday.

Ukraine wants to create “Christian Taliban”

KIEV: From a basement billiard club in central Kiev, Dmytro Korchynsky commands a volunteer battalion helping Ukraine's government fight rebels in the east. A burly man with a long, Cossack-style moustache, Korchynsky has several hundred armed men at his disposal. The exact number, he said, is "classified."