A Catholic bishop in Burkina Faso is asking for prayers after the disappearance of another priest, whose vehicle was found abandoned earlier this week.Father Rodrigue Sanon, a priest of Notre Dame de Soubaganyedougou, has not been seen since Tuesday.
The body of a Catholic priest was discovered in Nigeria on Saturday, a day after he was kidnapped by armed men. Agenzia Fides, the information service of the Pontifical Mission Societies, reported on Jan. 18 that Fr. John Gbakaan “was allegedly executed with a m
A powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi just after midnight Friday, damaging homes and buildings, triggering landslides and killing at least 34 people.Thousands of frightened residents fled their homes for higher ground in the darkness when a mag
Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard conducted a drill Saturday launching anti-warship ballistic missiles at a simulated target in the Indian Ocean, state television reported, amid heightened tensions over Tehran’s nuclear program and a U.S. pressure campaign against the Islamic Republic
Indian airlines on Tuesday began shipping 5.65 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine before the nation-wide inoculation drive kicks off on 16 January.India on Tuesday began delivering batches of Covid-19 vaccines across the country in preparation for what is being desc
Polls open on Thursday across Uganda as the country elects its president after election campaigns marred by violence.Ugandans go to the polls on Thursday to vote in the president for the next five years after a tense and bloody campaign period. The country also elects
The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed concern about a rapidly spreading new variant of the novel coronavirus, and is urging European countries to do more to curb the new Covid-19 variant.Wearing a face mask, WHO Europe Director Hans Kluge paints a gloomy pi
Lebanon has announced a full lockdown including a nighttime curfew. The country's third lockdown since the beginning of the pandemic comes amd a critical economic crisis, soaring inflation and unemployment.This is the third lockdown in Lebanon since last March.
At least 14 people have been killed after a suicide bomber targeted a crowd fleeing a terror attack in Cameroon. The attack comes in the wake of a roadside bombing this week that killed five people. Pope Francis has prayed for peace in the nation and reached out to defenseless Cameroonians who
Syrian state media report Israel launched strikes against targets in the southern part of Syria on WednesdayAccording to the Syrian state news agency, SANA, the attack was carried out from over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. It targeted several military sites in s