ISTANBUL, TURKEY (ANS -- Feb. 25, 2017) -- Turkey's Constitutional Court intervened promptly this week to block temporarily the pending deportation and re-entry ban ordered against a US citizen active in Christian ministry in Turkey for the past 17 years.
World Watch Monitor (www.worldwatchmonitor.org) reports that without the high court's provisional ruling, Canadian-American David Byle would have been the fourth American Christian with long-term residency in Turkey to have been ordered out of the country in the past six months. All four have been charged with posing a "threat to national security," without any explanation....More»
LOS ANGELES, CA (ANS - February 25, 2017) -- Actor, producer and director, Kevin Sorbo, best known for his starring roles in two television series -- Hercules in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, and Captain Dylan Hunt in Andromeda.
At 6 foot 3 inches, and extremely muscular, Kevin was a natural for the title role in what would become his signature series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Kevin became internationally famous, and he learned the craft of film-making well enough to direct and co-write some of the episodes....More»
After 85 years of operation, Family Christian has announced it will close all its stores, which will impact more than 3,000 employees. The chain of more than 240 Christian-themed merchandise stores operating in 36 states bills itself as the world's largest retailer of Bible-related books and music.
LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) - A 16-year-old Christian in Pakistan is languishing in jail under a baseless blasphemy charge after a judge declined to grant him bail this month, his attorney said.
The judge in Punjab Province's Kasur District on Feb. 7 denied bail to Nabeel Masih, who has been jailed since Sept. 18, 2016 after a Muslim friend accused him of "sharing" and "liking" on Facebook an allegedly blasphemous photo of the Kaaba, the holiest Islamic site in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Police are suspected of beating Nabeel until he confessed last year; he maintains his innocence....More»
David Oyelowo did not have to look very far for inspiration for his newest film, A United Kingdom.
The 40-year-old actor, known for his lead roles in Selma (2014) and Queen of Katwe (2016), plays Seretse Khama, an African man and the prince of Bechuanaland (now Botswana) who is told by his family and his country not to marry the love of his life, a white British woman named Ruth Williams. When they do marry, he is placed in exile and prevented from re-entering his homeland....More»