World News

  • January 20, 2009

    Speaking in his inaugural address as 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama declared today that “the world has changed and we must change with it”.

  • January 20, 2009

    Incoming US President Barack Obama's message to the world will be "together we can", says the law professor who taught him at Harvard as the formal inauguration gets underway in Washington DC.

  • January 20, 2009

    The USA's premium cable channel has expressed regret for not broadcasting an invocation by openly gay Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson for the televised Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial.

  • January 20, 2009

    Ten members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America are visiting Nicaragua to examine the effects of climate change. They will also study how extreme poverty, hunger and climate change interrelate.

  • January 20, 2009

    Poverty, violence and war are among the challenges representatives of member churches of the World Council of Churches in the USA have pointed out to President Barack Obama on the occasion of his inauguration.

  • January 20, 2009

    Christian Aid is sending emergency funds to its partner organisations in Gaza to help them respond to the humanitarian crisis. The Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committees (PARC) plans to distribute emergency food baskets

  • January 20, 2009

    Sudanese church leaders are debating the wider consequences if the International Criminal Court issues a war crime indictment against President Omar al-Bashir, as many hope will be the case.

  • January 19, 2009

    All crossings into Gaza must be immediately opened to deal with the ‘devastating humanitarian disaster’ following the ceasefire, Christian Aid has said. The need for humanitarian assistance cannot be overstated, said the aid agency.

  • January 19, 2009

    Hamas has announced a ceasefire of its rocket attacks on Israel, in a move it said was independent of the Israeli earlier on Sunday. The truce is fragile but there are hopes it can be consolidated.

  • January 18, 2009

    A missile and rocket exchange between Hamas militants and Israeli forces has immediately challenged the partial Gaza ceasefire announced unilaterally by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Saturday night.