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26 February 2015
Hostages seized after the extremist group calling itself Islamic State took Assyrian Christian villages in Hassake governorate, north-east Syria, have begun to be killed. Reports indicate that around 15 are dead.
25 February 2015
The terror group calling itself the Islamic State has stepped up efforts to to seize Christian villages in Hassake governorate, north-east Syria, leaving hundreds homeless.
24 February 2015
Around 600 families have fled the advance of extremist group Islamic State, which has attacked Christian villages in north-east Syria.
20 February 2015
As the crisis grows in Syria, Aid to the Church in Need has announced 22 new aid projects totalling nearly 1.7 million pounds.
16 February 2015
Archbishop Bashar Warda, who oversees the care of thousands of displaced Iraqis, has urged the UK Government and others to continue to support suffering communities threatened with destruction by extremists.
11 February 2015
Bishop Matthew Kukah of Sokoto has denounced corruption in Nigeria's government, highlighting the challenges the country faces after the election.
6 February 2015
As Boko Haram violence increases north-east Nigeria a priest fears that the renewed onslaught could derail the forthcoming elections.