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Asia Bibi remains in prison, reluctant officials hide behind bureaucracy

Asia Bibi remains in prison, reluctant officials hide behind bureaucracy Watch

Middle East

Asia Bibi, the Pakistani woman facing death for blasphemy in Pakistan still sits in a women's prison her case held up by deliberate delays and a ...

Syrian refugees in Lebanon passes one million mark

Syrian refugees in Lebanon passes one million mark Watch

Middle East

As Syria's devastating Civil War drags into its fourth year without an end in sight, the number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon has officially ...

Meet Catholic Online's new Middle East correspondent

Meet Catholic Online's new Middle East correspondent Watch

Middle East

Journalist Kaci Racelma has joined the Catholic Online family as a much needed and vaunted Middle East correspondent to our international news ...

Authorities break up kiddie sex abuse ring, 17-year-old pimp and several men arrested

Authorities break up kiddie sex abuse ring, 17-year-old pimp and several men arrested Watch

Middle East

Tel Aviv Police have arrested seven men in connection with a child molestation ring. An undercover investigation began after one of the ...

New Saudi Arabian law defines atheists as 'terrorists'

New Saudi Arabian law defines atheists as 'terrorists' Watch

Middle East

According to a report from Human Rights Watch, Saudi Arabia has introduced a series of new laws which define atheists as terrorists. King ...

Executions on the rise: United States among top five countries

Executions on the rise: United States among top five countries Watch

Middle East

Executions for criminals for a variety of crimes has risen across the world. While the majority of these executions take place in the Middle ...

LEFT INTACT: Lawrence of Arabia's remote hideaway found with many personal affects

LEFT INTACT: Lawrence of Arabia's remote hideaway found with many personal affects Watch

Middle East

Almost 100 years before T. E. Lawrence returned to civilian life, a secret desert camp used by him - under his more famous nom de plume of ...

9,000 year old 'Ritual Wand' with face sculpture uncovered in Syria

9,000 year old 'Ritual Wand' with face sculpture uncovered in Syria Watch

Middle East

One of the biggest losses brought upon by the Syrian civil war, now in its fourth year, is the loss of priceless archaeological sites. Many of ...

CHILD TRAGEDY IN SYRIA - UNICEF warns children deprived of food, education, play

CHILD TRAGEDY IN SYRIA - UNICEF warns children deprived of food, education, play Watch

Middle East

According to UNICEF, 5.5 million children in Syria and in refugee camps across the border are in dire need of care because of trauma and food ...

New magazine called Resurgence advises jihadis in the west

New magazine called Resurgence advises jihadis in the west Watch

Middle East

Terrorist organization Al-Qaeda has entered the publishing game with the English language magazine, Resurgence, in an effort to recruit and ...

Starvation used as weapon of war in Syria

Starvation used as weapon of war in Syria Watch

Middle East

As the civil war in Syria intensifies, thousands face the specter of starvation. According to Amnesty International, the withholding of food for ...

Defiant Iranian women doff mandated head scarves

Defiant Iranian women doff mandated head scarves Watch

Middle East

More and more Iranian women are doing away with their national dress code, and more are being seen without their mandated head coverings, hijabs. ...

WARNING GRAPHIC: Supposed 'US spy' is crucified in Yemen

WARNING GRAPHIC: Supposed 'US spy' is crucified in Yemen Watch

Middle East

Islamic Jihadists crucified a Yemeni man accused of being a US spy outside of the town of al Shahr in Hadhramout province on March 6.

3,300 year old Selfie? Silver earrings from Biblical era discovered in northern Israel

3,300 year old Selfie? Silver earrings from Biblical era discovered in northern Israel Watch

Middle East

Silver earrings along with other silver ingots were found in a clay jug at an archeological dig at Abel Beth Maacah in northern Israel just south ...

Syria to replace Afghanistan as nation with highest refugee population

Syria to replace Afghanistan as nation with highest refugee population Watch

Middle East

As the civil war in Syria continues on without any sign of abating, that Middle Eastern nation will soon overtake Afghanistan as the country ...

New film draws attention to plight of Christians in the Middle East

New film draws attention to plight of Christians in the Middle East Watch

Middle East

Christians in the West must take seriously their duty to support those suffering in the Middle East, the birthplace of Christianity, said a team of ...

Latest death toll in Syrian civil war: More than 140,000

Latest death toll in Syrian civil war: More than 140,000 Watch

Middle East

One of the most poisonous fruits reaped from the purported "Arab spring" of three years ago has been the ongoing devastation wreaked by Syria's ...

Barrel bombs used in Aleppo send Syrians fleeing for their lives

Barrel bombs used in Aleppo send Syrians fleeing for their lives Watch

Middle East

Thousands of Syrians have fled the city of Aleppo on account of the government's use of barrel bombs over the past two weeks. Fleeing Aleppo ...

Demolition of Palestinian homes spikes on eve peace negotiations

Demolition of Palestinian homes spikes on eve peace negotiations Watch

Middle East

There has been a noticeable spike in the demolition of Palestinian properties on the part of the Israeli government. It's a cause of alarm for ...

Only Catholic Church appears able to aid starving population of Homs, Syria

Only Catholic Church appears able to aid starving population of Homs, Syria Watch

Middle East

Disturbing reports continue to come out of Syria. Refugees who have managed to escape the city say that starvation is hunting about one million ...

What's Really Behind the Persecution of Christians in the Middle East?

What's Really Behind the Persecution of Christians in the Middle East? Watch

Middle East

By Sonja Corbitt

Religious extremism contributes to the persecution and elimination of Coptic Christians from the Middle East. But we must not single out Islamic ...

Dead Sea Scrolls now accessible from personal computers and mobile phones

Dead Sea Scrolls now accessible from personal computers and mobile phones Watch

Middle East

Only five expert curators worldwide are authorized to physically handle the Dead Sea Scrolls. In order to share this treasure with the world, ...

REPORT: Syrian government forces are detaining and torturing children with rebel links

REPORT: Syrian government forces are detaining and torturing children with rebel links Watch

Middle East

Syria's most innocent victims, children swept up into the winds of war, are suffering the worst of it, according to a United Nations report. U.N. ...

Palestinian land confiscation must stop, representatives say

Palestinian land confiscation must stop, representatives say Watch

Middle East

By CNA/EWTN News

The U.S. bishops' international justice and peace representative has called on the state department to pressure the Israeli government to cease its ...

Humanity's introduction to fire: 300,000-Year-Old hearth found in Israel

Humanity's introduction to fire: 300,000-Year-Old hearth found in Israel Watch

Middle East

Next to the wheel, the discovery of fire is one of the most important discoveries made by ancient man. Before man harnessed flames, the world ...

Ancient pottery may confirm Old Testament stories about King David and King Solomon

Ancient pottery may confirm Old Testament stories about King David and King Solomon Watch

Middle East

A small fragment, believed to be from a cheap jug of wine intended for slave laborers, may now confirm the Old Testament stories of King David ...

1,500-year-old Byzantine church bearing Christogram discovered in Israel

1,500-year-old Byzantine church bearing Christogram discovered in Israel Watch

Middle East

A Christogram surrounded by birds has been discovered by archaeologists in Israel on the floor of a 1,500-year-old Byzantine church. ...

Persecution of Christians in the Middle East the worst ever in history

Persecution of Christians in the Middle East the worst ever in history Watch

Middle East

The persecution of Christians in the Middle East is accelerating and nobody is paying attention. The rise in Islamic militancy is a byproduct of the ...