News & analysis
This is a collection of recent articles and research written by the Barnabas team.
Five kidnapped Syrian Christians released by Islamists, others still heldCountry/Region: Middle East and North Africa, Syria
A church leader and four Christian women who were among around 21 believers kidnapped in north-west Syria earlier this month have been released by Islamist militants.
The four women were freed by Islamists from the al-Qaeda-linked group al-Nusra Front on 8 October after being held for three days.
Christians detained after worship meeting released in Laos
Six Christians who were arrested after meeting for worship in Laos were released on 3 October, while a church leader detained with them remained in custody weeks later.
Speak out for condemned Christian mother Aasia Bibi as she appeals to Supreme Court
Lawyers for condemned Pakistani Christian Aasia Bibi say they are planning to take her case to the country’s Supreme Court after her appeal against the death sentence she was given for “blasphemy” was rejected.
Pakistani Christians protest police inaction over shoes showing cross/h2>
Christians in Pakistan held demonstrations earlier this month after police failed to take action over shoes incorporating the Christian cross on the sole, which were being sold by a Muslim shopkeeper...
Breaking news: Aasia Bibi’s appeal against death sentence rejected
Barnabas Aid has today received the sad news that the appeal made by Pakistani Christian mother Aasia Bibi against her conviction...
Four kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls escape Boko Haram in Cameroon
Four Christian schoolgirls who were seized by Boko Haram six months ago have escaped from a camp run by the Islamist group in Cameroon.
Deadly Boko Haram attack kills 17 Christians in Cameroon
A further bloody attack by militants from the Islamist group Boko Haram has targeted two villages in northern Cameroon, killing 17 Christians...
Blasphemy case against 55 Pakistani Christians discharged
Charges against 55 Pakistani Christians who were falsely accused of blasphemy have been dropped after a written compromise was agreed between the Muslim accuser and the believers involved.