Pope Francis has reached out to an Iraqi priest helping refugees who are fleeing terror group ISIS and are said to be in a "miserable" situation, telling the priest that he is always with him in prayer.
Kenneth Bae, 2 Other US Prisoners in North Korea Speak to Media; Urge Visit From High US Official to Secure Release
North Korea on Monday allowed The Associated Press and CNN to speak to three detained Americans, including Christians Kenneth Bae and Jeffery Fowle. All three said there's hope only if a high-ranking U.S. representative visits for negotiations. Bae complained of deteriorating health.
EU to Tighten Sanctions Against Russia 'Within a Week;' Ukrainian President Urges Action Before 'Point of No Return'
A top European Union leader said Saturday that new sanctions are likely be proposed "within a week" against Russia because of its incursion into Ukraine, whose president has warned that the conflict might turn into a full-scale war if action is not taken soon.
ISIS' Beheadings, Crucifixion, Stonings Witnessed by 13-Year Old; Terror Group Indoctrinating Young Minds
A 13-year-old boy has shared of beheadings, stonings and crucifixion he witnessed terror group ISIS carry out at children's camps in Syria, where the Islamic militants are indoctrinating young boys into their ideology and training them to use weapons.
Secretary of State John Kerry Calls on Iran to Release American Prisoners Pastor Saeed Abedini, Jason Rezaian and Amir Hekmati
United States Secretary of State John Kerry called on the government of Iran Friday to release American prisoners Pastor Saeed Abedini, Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and Amir Hekmati who has been accused of espionage.
German Homeschoolers Win Custody of Their Kids, But Court Still Calls it Abuse of Parental Authority
An appeals court in Germany has ruled that a family court's decision to keep legal custody of four children away from their parents, Dirk and Petra Wunderlich, was wrong, and ordered that complete custody be returned to the family. However, the court maintained that homeschooling endangers children and they should go to school.
At least 1,552 people have died in West Africa as the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history continues to accelerate, the World Health Organization has said.
ISIS has released a video showing the apparent mass slaughter of close to 250 Syrian soldiers who had been captured during the weekend when the Islamic militants captured an air base in the province of Raqqa, in northern Syria.
British Police Failed to Help 1,400 Children Sexually Abused by Pakistani Gangs Out of Fear of Coming Off as Racist, Report Says
British police and social care workers are facing mounting criticism after a major report revealed widespread failure to help at least 1,400 children in the town of Rotherham who were subjected to horrific sexual abuse, mostly by Pakistani criminal gangs between 1997 and 2013, out of fear of coming off as racist.
A group of online, crowdfunded bloggers claim that they have pinpointed the location of a terrorist training ground used by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). By simply examining peripheral landmarks in pictures posted by the terrorists to social media accounts, the bloggers claim to have verified the locations of the pictures using free online satellite imagery programs.
Muslim Women Joining ISIS to Offer Sexual Jihad to Comfort Fighters; Teenage Girl Describes Her Experience as Brutal Rape
Muslim women sympathetic to the cause of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are reportedly offering up their bodies for sex to comfort militant members of the group in a practice known as Jihad Al-Nikah, or sexual jihad. According to a 16-year-old girl who was repeatedly subjected to the practice, it is nothing more than rape that made her so sick, she passed out.
The Church of England has called on British Prime Minister David Cameron to do more to help Christians and religious minorities fleeing persecution from terror group ISIS by offering asylum.
The Roman Catholic Church in Australia has often given too much sympathy to pedophile priests and has not taken abuse allegations seriously enough, Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart admitted before a child abuse royal commission on Tuesday.
A Catholic priest described his shock at the conditions Iraqi Christian refugees face, saying that they were left helpless and angry at government soldiers who abandoned them to ISIS extremists after the militants began their attacks.
The Church of England, which earlier this year approved women bishops in a historic vote, has signaled its strong commitment to tackling gender-based violence both in the church and across all levels of society.
Billions of locusts clouded the sky over Madagascar's capital Antananarivo starting last week.
South African President Jacob Zuma has speculated on the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, calling on God to come down for a few years and "cleanse" people from their sins even before He fully returns.
A female basketball coach from a New York City Catholic High School is now being accused of having sex with a male student on more than one occasion.
A 23-year-old captured suicide bomber from ISIS, who is lodged in a hospital in a Kurdish city in Iraq, spoke to Sky News and said the Sunni terror group has recruited numerous foreign fighters, including from the United States and Europe.
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah warned that the United States and Europe could be targets of Islamic terrorists within months if world leaders fail to deal with the growing terrorist threat. He appeared to be alluding to the Sunni terror group ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
In Great Britain, the Liberal Democrat party is proposing that "age appropriate" sex education classes be introduced to include internet porn and social media for students as young as seven years old.
Amid severe international criticism for Russia's incursion into Ukraine and ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Wales for a NATO summit and to Estonia next week, President Vladimir Putin warned "it is better not to come against Russia" as it is "one of the most powerful nuclear nations."
Richard Dawkins Says He Would Love His Child If She Had Down Syndrome, But Still Believes Abortion Would Be Right Choice
Atheist author Richard Dawkins has further clarified his highly controversial recent comments that it would be "immoral" not to abort a baby with Down syndrome, by stating that if he had such a child, he would "love her dearly." He argued that this does not change the fact, however, that he believes aborting such a child would still be the right choice.
US Says Russia 'Manipulating, Lying' About Ukraine Invasion; Russia Tells America to Stay Out of Its Affairs
The United States' ambassador to the United Nations accused Russia of "manipulating" and "lying" about its role in Ukraine, as U.N. Security Council members met for the 24th time on Thursday to discuss the apparent Russian invasion into Ukraine. The Russian ambassador retaliated by telling America to stay out of other country's affairs.