77% of all ‘evangelical’ Christians now live in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, and Oceania - Regions of the Majority World.
Burma’s military government announced this week that it would begin a national conscription amid high-profile losses in its war against the various ethnic militias resisting its authoritarian rule. The draft applies to all men aged 18-35 and all women aged 18-27, according to an official announcement, and can extend for up to five years.
For Pastor Seungeun Kim, accompanying North Korean defectors as they trek toward freedom through the jungle between Vietnam and Laos is, as he put it, “just going to work.”
For many of the Hazara people, radio and the internet are their only access to the good news.
Georgian officials stress importance of freedom, de-occupation on anniversary of Soviet occupation (February 25, 2024, Agenda.GE)
Georgian officials on Sunday commemorated the soldiers and civilians who died during the Soviet invasion, stressing the importance of freedom and de-occupation on the day Georgia lost its independence and was occupied by the Red Army in 1921.
Exclusive: Hamas studies Paris truce proposal involving 40-day pause and hostage exchange, source says (February 27, 2024, Reuters)
Palestinian Islamist group Hamas has received a draft proposal from Gaza truce talks in Paris which includes a 40-day pause in all military operations and the exchange of Palestinian prisoners for Israeli hostages at a ratio of 10 to one, a senior source close to the talks told Reuters on Tuesday.
Sri Lanka's draconian law to regulate online content has come into force, in a move rights groups say is aimed at stifling freedom of speech.
Talks resume after one year in Malaysia to bring end to conflict that has killed more than 7,000 people since 2004.
Why is Japan hosting a conference for Ukraine reconstruction when it’s still at war? AP explains. (February 19, 2024, The Associated Press News)
Japan is hosting a conference for Japanese and Ukrainian officials to discuss reconstruction of Ukraine just ahead of the two-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion, while the U.S. and other Western countries are still focusing on military aid for the battlefield.
Algeria's Black Market for Foreign Currency Underlines Its Economic Woes (February 17, 2024, Voice of America)
In a square near the center of Algiers, currency traders carry wads of euros, pounds and dollars, hoping to exchange them to those worried about the plummeting value of the Algerian dinar.