COALITION OF CONTROVERSIAL SHIA CLERIC WINS IRAQ ELECTIONS
21 MAY 2018 – Influential Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s political coalition has won the most seats in Iraq’s national parliamentary elections, according to complete results released by Iraq’s electoral commission. The announcement came nearly a week after Iraqis cast their votes on 12 May and put Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in third place, according to seat allocations.
TRUMP PROMISES KIM CAN STAY IN POWER, OR FACE THE SAME FATE AS LIBYA’S GADDAFI
18 MAY 2018 – US President Donald Trump tried to put his summit with Kim Jong Un back on track Thursday, offering the North Korean leader guarantees of staying in power if he abandons nuclear weapons. As prospects for a historic summit next month between the two leaders dimmed, Trump told reporters that if the meeting were to go ahead successfully, Kim “will get protections that will be very strong.” “He’d be in his country and running his country. His country would be very rich.” But the pledge came barbed with a warning that if diplomacy fails, Kim could suffer the same fate as Libya’s Moamer Kadhafi, who was overthrown and killed by rebels.
CHURCHES BURNED AND CHRISTIANS TARGETED IN INDIA?
THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS CIRCULATING ON SOCIAL MEDIA:
“Brothers and sisters, urgent prayer request. Pray for the Church in India. Buddhist extremists in India burned down 20 churches last night. Tonight want to destroy more than 200 churches in Olisabang province. They want to kill 200 missionaries within the next 24 hours. All Christians are hiding in villages… Pray for them and send this message to all Christians you know.
A CHRISTIAN RESPONSE TO THE GAZA CRISIS
18 MAY 2018 – The Gaza crisis continues to polarise nations and individuals around the world. The question that Christians need to consider is not who is right and who is wrong, or who is to be blamed for the countless deaths and deep trauma, but how to maintain a position of being “peacemakers” in a region of perpetual war.
Helping to ensure the future of the Church in Syria
Individuals supporting mission projects through sport
PROJECT EAGLES WINGS
Supporting Chinese missionaries in reaching the world
PROJECT LIVING BREAD
Providing solar-powered audio Bibles to illiterate (oral) communities in the Arab world
Training leaders in South-central Asia
PROJECT CEDAR TREE
Relief work among refugees in Lebanon and Jordan
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