Australian Politics: 29 September 2013 – The Slow Death of the Greens?


The federal election is over and the Coalition is now in government. Already there is a growing dissatisfaction with the new Abbott-led government over a wide-ranging series of issues including nepotism, asylum seeker policy, the environment, a lack of governance, etc. There is also continuing debate within the various opposition parties concerning their future direction, policies, etc. Yet for the Greens, the future is questionable, with some believing the party to be in serious decline – even among those within the party.

The link below is to an article reporting on the turmoil within the Greens party.

For more visit:
http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/milnes-greens-marching-to-slow-death-20130928-2ulgp.html

Australia: Defence – The F-35


The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is central to Australia’s air defence plans for the years ahead, however, the continuing delays are causing major issues for Australia’s current defence needs. The link below is to an article that examines the F-35 development program in some detail.

For more visit:
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-0612-fighter-jet-testing-20130612-dto,0,4701367.htmlstory

Cyprus: Financial Jitters


The link below is to an article reporting on the latest financial jitters to hit the world economy and the continuing crisis in Cyprus.

For more visit:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/apr/12/gold-selloff-cyprus-eurozone-crisis

Europe: The Rise of Germany


The link below is to an article that looks at the continuing rise of Germany as the power of Europe.

For more visit:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/31/is-germany-too-powerful-for-europe

Pakistan: Latest Persecution News


The link below is to an article that reports on the continuing persecution of a Pakistan man.

For more visit:
http://www.christiantelegraph.com/issue18541.html

Nigeria: Latest Persecution News


The link below is to an article reporting on the latest persecution news out of Nigeria, where Hoko Baram is continuing its attacks on Christians.

For more visit:
http://mnnonline.org/article/17468

Nigeria: Boko Haram’s Killing Spree Continues


The link below is to an article reporting on Nigeria continuing problems with Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram.

For more visit:
http://www.christiantelegraph.com/issue16832.html

Latest Persecution News – 13 June 2012


Christians in Pakistan Allege Seizure of Graveyard

The following article reports on the latest news of persecution in Pakistan’s Punjab Province, where a Christian graveyard is being lost to corruption.

http://www.compassdirect.org/english/country/pakistan/article_1592468.html

 

Injuries Severe after Bauchi, Nigeria Suicide Bomb Attack

The following article reports on the bombings of Christian churches by Boko Haram and alleged military involvement.

http://www.compassdirect.org/english/country/nigeria/article_1594492.html

 

Iranian Authorities Shut Church in Tehran

The following article reports on the continuing persecution of believers in Iran and the closure of a church in Tehran.

http://www.compassdirect.org/english/country/iran/article_1595449.html

 

The articles linked to above are by Compass Direct News and  relate to persecution of Christians around the world. Please keep in mind that the definition of ‘Christian’ used by Compass Direct News is inclusive of some that would not be included in a definition of Christian that I would use or would be used by other Reformed Christians. The articles do however present an indication of persecution being faced by Christians around the world.

Article: Latest Persecution News From Egypt


The link below is to an article reporting on the latest persecution news from Egypt, where the abduction of Christian girls is a continuing crisis.

For more, visit:
http://www.christiantelegraph.com/issue16251.html