News30 November 11 - A call to prayer for the liberation of North Korea
We have received this which we pass on for your prayers
08 November 11 - Muslims Against Crusades
Home Secretary Theresa May has banned Muslims Against Crusades, a group that was planning an anti-Armistice Day protest.
01 February 11 - Egypt, Tunisia and Yemen
Egypt, Tunisia and Yemen - Update
01 January 11 - New Year message from Steve Bell, National Director
As we move into a new year – Interserve’s 159th – it is good to pause and acknowledge God’s amazing faithfulness to the Fellowship and the work that has been done in Jesus’ name through Partners – including some significant pioneers. That work continues as we head into 2011.
10 November 10 - Christian areas attacked in Iraq
At least 3 people have been killed and 24 injured in Baghdad
06 October 10 - Violent threats issued in Nepal
The United National Liberation Front has issued violent threats to Christian leaders if they do not give in to its financial demands.
09 August 10 - Medics killed in Afghanistan
IAM medics killed in Afghanistan
02 August 10 - Pakistan hit by devastating floods
Pakistan is recovering after being hit by floods which have killed at least 1,100 people.
28 July 10 - Plane crash in Islamabad
A plane with more than 150 people on board has crashed in hills north of the Pakistani capital, Islamabad.
14 June 10 - UN alarm at Kyrgyz unrest
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has expressed alarm at the scale of inter-ethnic clashes in southern Kyrgyzstan.
11 June 10 - Abuse rife in Pakistan
Millions of Pakistanis live in a "human rights-free zone" in the country's north-west, Amnesty International says.
11 June 10 - New clashes in Kyrgyzstan
At least 14 people have been killed in clashes in Kyrgyzstan's second-largest city of Osh, health ministry officials say.
18 May 10 - Strife in Thailand
The situation in Thailand has been deteriorating rapidly in the last few days.
07 April 10 - Protests spread in Kyrgyzstan
Opposition supporters are staging demonstrations in Kyrgyzstan to protest against rising fuel prices and what they see as official corruption.
18 March 10 - Ben Jeffery
Ben Jeffery has been appointed as the new Mission Mobiliser for the North of England. Ben writes: “Mission has had a place in my heart ever since I went on a mission trip to Rwanda at 17. I love the vision of Interserve, especially how they are all about reaching the unreached, people who are lost, hurt and marginalised. I am really excited about what God is doing through the Church in the North of England to reach out and change lives around the world.”
16 March 10 - Bombs kill 72 in Lahore
A series of bomb attacks in the city of Lahore, in the Punjab province of Pakistan, has killed at least 72 people. On March 8th a suicide bomber drove a car bomb into a government agency in the Model Town district of Lahore, totally destroying the building, killing 13 people, and injuring 90 more.
10 March 10 - Aid agency attacked in Pakistan
Gunmen have attacked the office of a Western aid agency in north-western Pakistan, killing six people, police and the agency say.
04 March 10 - Anti-Islam MP wins seat in Holland
The Dutch far-right, anti-immigrant politician Geert Wilders has won major gains in local elections in the Netherlands, with preliminary results today indicating he may dominate the political scene in the run-up to the general election in three months.
04 March 10 - German Islamists jailed
Germany's biggest terrorist trial of recent times has wound up with jail terms of between 5 and 12 years for four Muslim radicals who plotted to blow up US military installations, airports and night clubs in the Frankfurt area.
The men, said Judge Otmar Breidling, were planning to bring the Islamic Holy war to the heart of Europe and spark explosions that would have been several times more destructive than the London Tube bombs of July 7, 2005.
04 March 10 - Temple collapses in India
At least 63 people have died in a stampede after the gate of a Hindu temple collapsed in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, police say.
Dozens more were injured in the panic at the temple in Pratapgarh district, 650km (400 miles) south-east of Delhi.
19 February 10 - China angered by US Dalai Lama meeting
A visit by the Dalai Lama to Washington has "seriously undermined" relations between the US and China, Beijing says.
19 February 10 - Pakistan looking for new role in Afghanistan
Afghanistan's punishing war is entering a new phase and Pakistan has made it clear it can and must play a leading role.
The sudden significant capture of Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, second in charge in the Taliban hierarchy, comes at a crucial point.
Talk of negotiation is now taking centre stage, a strategy in parallel to a powerful military assault against Taliban strongholds in southern Afghanistan.
29 January 10 - Shelling in North Korea
North Korea has fired artillery shells near its disputed maritime border with South Korea for a third successive day.
29 January 10 - Taliban peace talks planned
Plans to engage the Taliban in talks are gathering pace, with Afghanistan inviting members to a peace council and reports of a secret UN meeting.
18 January 10 - Taliban raid on Kabul
Taliban gunmen launched a brazen assault on targets in the center of Kabul on Monday, with suicide bombers blowing themselves up at several locations and heavily armed militants fighting a pitched battle in a shopping center.
14 January 10 - Yemen struggles with extremism
Islamic extremism is on the rise in Yemen, according to an article by the BBC.
11 January 10 - Christians shot in Egypt
Egyptian police say they have arrested three suspects in a drive-by shooting that killed six Coptic Christians and one security official.
11 January 10 - Churches torched in Malaysia
There have been more attacks on churches in Malaysia, in a growing dispute over the use of the word Allah by non-Muslims.
13 November 09 - Fresh bomb attack in Pakistan
A suicide car bomb attack on Pakistan's main intelligence agency in the city of Peshawar has killed at least 12 people and injured 40, officials say.
13 November 09 - Maoists rally in Nepal
Maoist activists have clashed with the police as thousands demonstrated on the streets of Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, against the governing coalition.
01 October 09 - Earthquake in Indonesia
Rescue teams struggled on Thursday to find people trapped under debris after a powerful earthquake hit the Indonesian city of Padang, possibly killing thousands.
30 September 09 - Church collapses in Nepal
At least 23 people are reported to have died when a makeshift church building collapsed in eastern Nepal.
02 September 09 - Religious tension rises in India
The Hindu nationalist government in the powerful state of Gujarat, western India is conducting a census of minority populations that could help target persecution, it’s been claimed.
17 August 09 - Interserve Partner dies
We are sad to inform you that Ursula Schmidt, an Interserve Partner at Tank Hospital in Pakistan, died suddenly last week.
05 August 09 - Archbishop condems killings
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has issued a statement condemning the recent killings of 8 Christians in Pakistan's Punjab province.
03 August 09 - Bomb kills 12 in Herat
A roadside bomb attack claimed by the Taliban killed at least 12 people in west Afghanistan's most important city on Monday, officials said, amid worsening security before a presidential poll this month.
03 August 09 - Pakistani Christians killed
Eight Christians have been killed in religious unrest in Pakistan's central Punjab, after days of tension sparked by the rumoured desecration of a Koran. The four women, a man and a child died as Muslim militants set fire to Christian houses in the town of Gojra. Two men died later of gunshot wounds.
16 June 09 - Workers killed in Yemen
On June 14th a group of nine foreigners was kidnapped in northern Yemen. This group consisted of seven Germans, one Briton, and a South Korean. Three of the group were children. On June 15th various reports were received about the fate of the hostages. It is believed that three of the group have been killed, although there are reports that more have also been killed.