{FD} Christian convert from Iran converting Muslims in Sweden

From escaping Iran through the mountains as a Muslim refugee, to surviving domestic abuse and months in Turkey’s terrifying Agri prison, to carving out a life in Europe, Annahita Parsan’s life story is the stuff of a Hollywood movie.

{FD} Iranian protesters tortured, family members intimidated, say relatives

Hundreds of demonstrators extended their protests this week outside Iran’s notorious Evin Prison, demanding information about about loved ones detained -- without being charged -- since ongoing anti-government protests erupted almost two weeks ago.

{FD} Iraqi Christians in Baghdad nearly gone, but some shelter at Camp Virgin Mary

Just days shy of Christmas, dozens of Iraqi children fill the stage at the Alliance Evangelical Church in Baghdad's Karrada neighborhood to sing "Jingle Bells" and rehearse their Nativity play. Odds are it will likely be the city's last such performance.

{FD} Second suspect in London subway attack arrested; terror threat level downgraded to ‘severe’

A second suspect was arrested on Saturday in connection with the subway attack at London’s Parsons Green station that left 30 people injured, officials announced on Sunday as the city’s terror threat level is downgraded to “severe.”

{FD} London subway attack: police raid home of couple who took in young Syrian refugees

British police raided a Surrey home Saturday that belongs to an elderly couple honored for their work with child refugees as part of the fast-moving investigation into Friday’s London subway bombing that injured 30 people.

{FD} Iranian TV host under fire after she’s caught not wearing headscarf, apparently drinking beer

A conservative Iranian state television host, who is known for being a proponent of a strict Islamic dress code, is under fire after a video emerged allegedly showing her drinking beer and not wearing a hijab while on vacation.

{FD} Turkey’s Assyrians fear annihilation after government seizes church properties

The ongoing legal conflict surrounding the Turkish government’s seizure of dozens of properties from the Syriac Orthodox Church has left the religious minority fearing for their survival in the land where it all began.

{FD} ISIS defeated, but not destroyed, as terror group still holds strategic swaths of Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi this week praised his soldiers for their “big victory” in almost entirely recapturing Mosul from ISIS, but much remains to be done in driving the Muslim terror group from the oil-rich country.

{FD} Orthodox Jewish grade school in UK fails inspection for refusal to teach about sexual orientation

An orthodox Jewish girls’ elementary school in London has failed inspection for the third time because it refuses to teach students about homosexuality and gender reassignment.