Eritrea: Christians Continue to Face Persecution

Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent - 13/6/13 ASMARA, ERITREA (Worthy News)– Religious persecution in Eritrea is at its highest ever and getting even worse, according to World Watch Monitor, the news outlet of Open Doors, a Christian charity that ranked Eritrea 10th on its World Watch List. This year alone, 191 Christians have already been arrested in ...

Syria Christians Attacked Ahead Of Presidential Speech

Stefan J. Bos, Worthy News Correspondent – 6/1/13 DAMASCUS, SYRIA (Worthy News)– Beleaguered Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was to deliver a speech on Sunday, January 6, a day after rights activists said a shell hit a Christian area of Damascus and a car bomb exploded elsewhere in the Syrian capital. Syria's official SANA news agency said Assad ...

Christian Deaths Climb in Eritrean Prisons

By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent 10/8/2011 ASMARA, ERITREA (Worthy News)– Three Christians imprisoned for the testimony of Christ have died during the past months in Eritrea, including a 42-year-old man in solitary confinement Friday, according to a Christian support organization. Sources told Open Doors that Mehari Gebreneguse Asgedom died at the Mitire Military Confinement center from both ...

Saudi Arabia to deport Eritrean Christian

By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent FILE NEWS- JULY 2011 RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (Worthy News)– Facing a possible death sentence, Eyob Mussie, a Christian refugee living in Saudi Arabia, was instead informed that he will be returned to Eritrea, a nation where returnees often face imprisonment, torture and even death. Mussie was arrested in Saudi Arabia last February ...

Arrests in Eritrea Continue

By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent 1/8/2011 ASMARA, ERITREA (Worthy News)– Authorities recently arrested 90 believers in Eritrea as part of a campaign against Christians that began back in December. Although six were eventually released, the whereabouts of the other 84 is unknown. In June, police arrested 26 college students from the Mai-Mefhi College of Technology, supposedly because ...

Egypt Detains Over 150 Protesters After Deadly Church Clash

28/11/2010 By Worthy News Middle East Service with reporting by Worthy News Correspondent Stefan J. Bos CAIRO, EGYPT (Worthy News)-- Egypt's attorney general has reportedly ordered the detention of 156 Christian protesters following deadly clashes with riot police in a suburb of the capital Cairo where authorities halted construction of a church, Worthy News monitored Thursday, November ...