Ukrainian Prosecutor General Andriy Kostin listens before testifying at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on war crimes committed by Russia in Ukraine, Wednesday, April 19, 2023, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

In a shocking development in the ongoing war in Ukraine, Russian forces are accused of kidnapping thousands of Ukrainian children, forcibly adopting them into Russian families, and subjecting them to a process of indoctrination and brainwashing.

In this image from video provided by the French Armed Forces, military personnel load belongings of evacuees onto a plane at the airport in Khartoum, Sudan, on Sunday, April 23, 2023. (French Armed Forces via AP)

Foreign governments evacuated diplomats, staff and others trapped in Sudan as rival generals battled for a ninth day with no sign of a truce that had been declared for a major Muslim holiday. While world powers like the U.S., Britain, France and Italy airlifted their diplomats from the capital of Khartoum, Sudanese desperately sought to flee the chaos. Many risked dangerous roads for the northern border into Egypt.


A high-profile meeting took place in Ukraine on Thursday, with NATO's Secretary General visiting Kyiv for the first time since Russia invaded more than a year ago.  


The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) recently delivered an urgent plea for the United Nations to do something about the plight of Pakistan's minority Christian population, and the constant human rights violations they face.  

This image released by ANSAR ALLAH HOUTHI MEDIA OFFICE, shows the aftermath of a deadly stampede in Sanna, Yemen Wednesday, April 19, 2023.

A crowd stampeding at an event to distribute financial aid during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, has left at least 78 people dead and 73 injured, according to Houthi officials and witnesses. The tragedy Wednesday night was sparked when armed Houthis fired into the air in an attempt at crowd control, apparently striking an electrical wire and causing it to explode, two witnesses said. The stampede occurred in the Old City in central Sanaa, where hundreds of people had gathered at a charity event organized by merchants. 

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An organization linked to the United Nations (UN) is advocating for all types of drug use and sexual activity to be decriminalized, including sex with minors. 


TAIPEI, Taiwan – Inspired by Ukraine's ability to fight back against Russia forces, Taiwanese civilians are signing up for combat readiness exercises. Dozens of private companies are offering classes on urban warfare and military first-aid as the island readies itself for potential conflict with China. 

The eastern Ukrainian town of Bakhmut has held off Russia's assault.

Russia's assault on the eastern Ukrainian town of Bakhmut has now become the longest-running battle in Russia's ongoing invasion. Ukrainian forces have managed to hold the city and inflict catastrophic losses against all odds. 


A U.S. citizen has reportedly been captured in Libya, and detained for alleged Christian evangelizing.


A researcher at the Austrian Academy of Sciences has discovered what scientists say is a fragment of the oldest writing of the text of Matthew from the Bible's New Testament.