ISTANBUL, Turkey—More than 700-years before the birth of Christ, this city became a nexus between Europe and Asia. It’s situated along a narrow strait where the Bosphorus flows into the Sea of Marmara. It’s the only water route into the Black Sea. Once the center of the Byzantine Empire and later named Constantinople after Roman Emperor Constantine, today Istanbul is a major economic and transportation hub.
Two weeks after the 7.8 Earthquake struck Ecuador, a 72-year old man was rescued, pulled from the rubble of a collapsed building. CBN is on location providing stoves and propane gas to Ecuadorians who have been without electricity since April 16.
Author Tom Doyle shares compelling stories about Middle East Christians, now facing genocide in areas where it's not safe to believe in Christ.He discusses how they've suffered and survived at the hands of Islamic extremists.
Pastor Irani has suffered inside an Islamic Republic prison cell since May 2011. He's experienced bleeding and repeated stomach and intestinal issues during his imprisonment, and he even underwent surgery in February 2014.
When the late Sabina Wurmbrand (co-founder of today's The Voice of the Martyrs) was told about the persecution of Christians in Sudan, she replied with one word: "Tears."
As President Obama worked to imrpove relations with Cuba and Argentina, some members of Latin American parliaments went on record against boycotts and in support of Israel. Some of the MP's are from countries that have been somewhat unfriendly (if not hostile) in recent years toward the Jewish state..
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