Beijing implemented its new security law in Hong Kong two weeks ago. On the very first day, one person was arrested for carrying a flag that advocated for Hong Kong's independence from China.
Last weekend, more than 600,000 people took part in a primary election, but Beijing's top representative to Hong Kong said the primary election contravened the law.
The law casts a wide net over what could be considered anti-government and any violation carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.
Beijing's officials say the law will only affect a handful of citizens, but many Christians in Hong Kong fear that this is a signal of potential persecution.
George Thomas in on today's Daily Rundown explaining why this new law is causing concern.
“You know this was the place of the seven churches of Revelation, Laodicea, Philadelphia, this at one time was a vibrant place where the gospel flourished and now it's one of the least evangelized places in the entire world…it’s a time in Turkey when freedom is not what it should be," said Mideast Bureau Chief Chris Mitchell.
Turkish President Recep Erdogan recently approved the conversion of the Hagia Sophia, once the largest church in Christendom, into a mosque. It will re-open for Muslim prayers on Friday, July 24. Mitchell says the move is a look into Erdogan's ultimate vision of Islamic expansion. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.
Rapper Kanye West announced over Independence Day weekend that he plans to run for president in 2020. But as the week has progressed, reports surfaced that West is in the midst of a bipolar episode, a disorder he was first diagnosed with, in 2018. Author, prophetic minister, and CBN News contributor Shawn Bolz has been following Kanye for some time and actually prophesied West's radical spiritual transformation years before it happened. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown to weigh in on the latest.
It's been a big week in the Supreme court with multiple rulings being handed down, two of which have big implications for religious freedom. Russell Moore called it a "victory for all Americans" not just those who are religious. CBN's Paul Strand joins the Daily Rundown to break down a busy week at the courts.
China is stepping into a new role on the world stage: Superpower Bully. On today's CBN News Daily Rundown, Senior international correspondent George Thomas points to increasingly aggressive behavior as China seems to be trying to dominate an economically weak post-COVID world--but he says that in reality, it started long before the pandemic.
Georgia's governor has declared a state of emergency and called in 1,000 National Guard troops after an eight-year-old girl was gunned down in Atlanta over the weekend. The heartbreaking death comes weeks after tumultuous violence in response to the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks.
Charlene Aaron is on today's rundown sharing why cities like Atlanta, Chicago, and New York are seeing a rise in violence and why the scene on the streets of Minneapolis, after the death of George Floyd, is starkly different.
"When the people of God get together and begin to pray, begin to worship, and release the sound of Heaven over a city, over a community, it pushes the darkness away."
Massive and mysterious explosions have blasted Iran's nuclear and missile facilities in the past few days. But who's behind the blasts? Many speculate that it's Israel, using cyber warfare to attack Iran's nuclear program but Israeli officials aren't admitting to anything. Mideast bureau chief Chris Mitchell is on today's CBN News Daily Rundown from Jerusalem.
What started out as protests against racism have turned into a movement against America itself, targeting not only Confederate statues but revered figures such as Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and others. What's the real purpose behind this movement and what are the dangers of ignoring and erasing history? CBN's Paul Strand is here to explain.
Both parties hold their national conventions in August. Republicans will travel to Jacksonville, Florida, and Democrats to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They're expected to look a little different this year and so will our coverage of them. Washington Bureau Chief, Dana Ritter, is on today's CBN News Daily Rundown with a look at what we know.
The new field of transgender pediatric medicine has taken off in recent years and it pushes a treatment plan that features life-changing medical interventions. However, some experts say the treatment can have a significant impact on children. Heather Sells has been following the developments in this field and she is on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.