World News

  • January 10, 2010

    A group of international aid agencies has warned of renewed conflict in southern Sudan if urgent international action is not taken to bolster a five-year-old peace agreement that ended a two-decade civil war.

  • January 9, 2010

    Vulnerable communities have been left on their own to adapt to climate change or perish because of the failure of the UN conference in Copenhagen to agree legally binding commitments, a Kenyan theologian and ecologist has warned

  • January 8, 2010

    Large numbers of gay, lesbian and bisexual Christians in east Africa are accepting their sexuality while continuing to live out their faith, according to the Other Sheep network, which supports gay Christians around the world.

  • January 8, 2010

    France's main opposition party, the Socialists, have said that they will not support government plans to outlaw the wearing of certain forms of Islamic dress in public. The governing party has drafted plans to fine women for covering their faces.

  • January 8, 2010

    Israeli soldiers have attacked and injured Palestinian shepherds from the Musa Raba’i family, as they grazed their sheep in Humra valley, near the village of At-Tuwani in the South Hebron Hills. They also attacked peace workers.

  • January 8, 2010

    Amnesty International has urged the authorities to immediately release two Malawian men who were arrested on 28 December 2009 and charged with 'unnatural practices between males and gross public indecency'.

  • January 6, 2010

    More than 1,000 communications professionals from different faiths, different countries, and different areas of faith communication will gather from 7-10 April 2010 in Chicago, USA.

  • January 5, 2010

    Human rights, religious and anti-death penalty groups are calling on the US state of Texas to stop the execution of a man who may be brain-damaged. Since 1976 the USA has executed 1,188 people. There are 3,300 still on death row.

  • January 4, 2010

    International aid agency Oxfam has warned of dire consequences from the drought that has hit parts of East Africa for the sixth year in a row. Its comments come after the failure of both rainy seasons in 2009.

  • January 3, 2010

    Amnesty International has called on the Chinese authorities to reveal the whereabouts of 20 ethnic Uighur asylum-seekers who were forcibly deported from Cambodia to China on 19 December 2009.