Arab Spring

Syrian Christians Preparing for Somber Christmas

"We are not celebrating Christmas like before," says a church leader from the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. "We will have services in church and invite church people to come and bring their friends. The focus will be on children more than anyone else because they need to feel some joy."

Why are Christians Fleeing Egypt?

For every story that makes the news service, there are dozens that don’t. Besides attacks on Christian shops and churches, Christians are being kidnapped and held for ransom. They are often arrested and tried for "blasphemy," with the aim to humiliate, repress and intimidate them.

Reaping What We're Sowing in the Middle East

Here's a story that should shock no one who has been paying attention: Most of the arms shipped at the behest of Saudi Arabia and Qatar to supply rebel groups in Syria are going instead to hard-line Islamic jihadists and not the more secular opposition groups the West wants to bolster.