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Editorial: What hope for Pakistani Christians under new PM Nawaz Sharif?Country/Region: Pakistan, South and East Asia
Nawaz Sharif last week took office as prime minister of Pakistan, his third time in the position, following his party’s victory in the general election on 11 May.
It is a remarkable comeback for the 63-year-old leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) who was jailed and then exiled after being ousted in a military coup by General Pervez Musharraf in 1999.
Thousands of Christians return to Syrian town they were forced to flee
Thousands of Syrian Christians who were driven out of their homes in al-Qusair last year have returned after government forces recaptured the town in a fierce battle...
Kazakh pastor retained in custody despite appeal from “victim”
The Kazakh authorities are continuing to hold a pastor accused of “inflicting serious harm to health” despite the supposed victim calling for the case against him to be dropped.
Jail sentence for Egyptian Christian accused of insulting Islam slammed
Egyptian human rights groups have condemned a jail sentence issued to a Christian lawyer for insulting Islam; they also raised concerns about the rising number of such cases...
Editorial: Threat of Islamist militancy spreading in West Africa
No country in West Africa is safe from the threat of Islamist militancy. This was the stark warning by Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama last week...