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Priest’s Parents Vanish in Southeastern Turkey

January 23, 2020:

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on January 11, 2020, the elderly parents of a Chaldean Catholic priest in Turkey disappeared.

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Boko Haram Murders Pastor in Nigeria

January 23, 2020:

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Boko Haram, the Islamic insurgent group based out of northeastern Nigeria, executed Reverend Lawan Andimi…

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Abducted Christian Parliamentarian in Myanmar Released

January 21, 2020:

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Christian parliamentarian U Hawi Tin, who was abducted on November 3, 2019 by the Arakan Army (AA), has been released today.

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Three Christian Teachers Murdered in Kenya

January 13, 2020:

International Christian Concern has learned that three Christian teachers from Kamuthe Primary School in Garissa, Kenya, were killed by the Somali-based terror group al-Shabaab in the early hours of January 13, 2020.

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Turkey Arrests Syriac Priest and Two Other Christians

January 10, 2020:

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on January 9, 2020, Turkey’s anti-terror branch arrested three Syriac Christians in a raid and transferred them to the city of Mardin, where they remain unreachable with no access to a lawyer.

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Boko Haram Kidnaps Pastor in Nigeria

January 07, 2020:

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Boko Haram, an Islamic insurgent group based out of northeastern Nigeria, kidnapped a church leader…

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Iran Promises Retaliation Following Assassination

January 03, 2020:

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on January 2, 2020, an airstrike targeted senior Iranian and Iraqi leadership within the vicinity of Baghdad’s airport.

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Al-Shabaab Murders Three in Kenya Bus Attack

January 03, 2020:

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that three passengers have been confirmed dead and several others critically injured after suspected al-Shabaab militants attacked…

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Airstrike Ignites Chaos Within Iraq

January 03, 2020:

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on January 2, 2020, an airstrike targeted senior Iranian and Iraqi leaders within the vicinity of Baghdad’s airport.

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Chinese Pastor Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison

December 30, 2019:

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Pastor Wang Yi from Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC) in Sichuan was sentenced to nine years in prison…

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