Damascus will "deal with" the two countries after the liberation of Raqqa, Syrian official says.
A monitoring group says jihadis systematically killed people it accused of cooperating with the Syrian regime.
Pope Francis condemned the death penalty but could face an uphill battle in the GOP-controlled U.S. government where 72 percent of Republicans support the death penalty.
The church leaders have mounted the protest following a court ruling against them over the sale of three Greek Orthodox buildings.
Muslims in America were nearly three times as likely as Christians to say protecting the environment is essential.
Middle East Christians have never taken up arms against America anywhere in the region.
The Maute Group and other rebels are targeting Christians in the fight to takeover the city.
Despite President Donald Trump pledging support for Christian communities in the Middle East, immigration agents have arrested dozens in Michigan.
Parents who ignore the ban could face up to six months in prison.
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation calls the growing fundamentalist element a "national security threat."
The perceived wisdom that there is an inverse relationship between education and religion has been countered by a new study.
Many are leaving the region, fearful of persecution.
Twin suicide bombings at Egyptian churches were only the latest tragedies for a community that has long been made scapegoats in a battle between the government and Islamist groups.
The president announced a three-month state of emergency after two bomb blasts on Coptic churches killed 49.
The incumbent governor is currently on trial for insulting the Koran.
Although the president has suggested Christians would get priority, refugees face same troubles getting visas.
Nearly 90,000 Christians were killed for their faith in 2016, according to the Center for Studies on New Religions.
Most Christians had to flee their homes to avoid death at the Islamic State's hands.
Christian leaders must not stand by and do nothing in their final window of opportunity.
Trump supporters are hearing that he only cares about discriminating against non-white Christians.