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A judge in Qatar on Thursday handed down a guilty verdict to an American couple, Grace and Matthew Huang, and sentenced them to three years in prison in the death of their 8-year-old adopted daughter in a trial that has drawn scrutiny from the Obama administration and American legal experts over its integrity.

Matthew and Grace Huang with two of their children (Photo courtesy: FreeMattAndGrace.com)

Pakistan: Hearing on Blasphemy Case Delayed

Voice of the Martyrs Canada says the appeal hearing for Asia Bibi, a Christian woman imprisoned for blasphemy, has been postponed, but no new date has been set.

Asia Bibi's family
(Photo courtesy Voice of the Martyrs Canada)

Kenyan Church Attack Leaves 4 Dead and 17 Injured

Four people have been killed by gunmen who opened fire in a church near the Kenyan port city of Mombasa.

A Bible next to a pool of blood inside the Joy Jesus Church in Likoni near Mombasa. (PHOTO CREDIT: Str/EPA)
American Pastor Saeed Abedini's case in Iran has taken a turn for the worse as a result of continual beatings in the country's Rajai Shahr prison.

Pastor Yannick* escaped death three times.

Pastor Yannick and his family have lost almost everything. The clothes he is wearing were donated to him. (Open Doors)
Kenneth Bae, a Korean American tour guide and evangelist imprisoned in North Korea for more than a year, has been transferred from a hospital to a labor camp, the U.S. State Department said Friday.

Korean American tour guide and evangelist Kenneth Bae speaks to reporters at a Pyongyang hospital in January. (Kim Kwang Hyon / Associated Press / January 20, 2014)
Christians in Sri Lanka are under fire. Over the last 18 months, there's been a spate of violence with little intervention, reports MNN.

Reports from Iran indicate that five Christian converts from a house-church in eastern Tehran were arrested during a Christmas celebration. Iranian Christian converts face constant restrictions and persecution.

Christian persecution in Sri Lanka has been dramatically rising over the past year. Fueled by Buddhist nationalists, mobs of radicals have attacked churches and pastors over 65 times in 2013 alone. As Christians look forward to 2014, many are preparing for a continued increase in persecution. Please pray for these persecuted brothers and sisters. 

Christianity is beginning "to disappear" in its own birthplace after 2,000 years because of a wave of "organised persecution" across the Middle East, the Prince of Wales has warned.

Prince Charles accompanied by Prince Ghazi bin Mohammad of Jordan (2nd right) during the visit, celebrating Christian communities from the Middle-East in Britain. Photo: AFP/Getty Images