Indonesian authorities have forced two churches to close in just one month. Both closures came following threats by Islamic extremist groups who oppose the church in Indonesia.
Tou*, a house church leader in northern Laos, is no stranger to threats and attacks.
Monsoon rains are taking their toll across South Asia, with hundreds of thousands affected in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Myanmar.
Family members of North Korean defectors are being held hostage to put pressure on those who have fled.
The situation for Christians in Nepal has deteriorated this year as the Criminal (Code) Act is used to target and accuse believers.
The pastor of a Baptist church, which has been seeking official registration for 25 years, lost an appeal when they were fined for holding a prayer meeting.
Asia Bibi, a Christian woman who spent eight years on death row, has arrived in Canada and been reunited with her family. She left Pakistan fearing for her safety after successfully appealing her blasphemy conviction.
For the first time in Burkina Faso, a West African nation, Islamic extremists have attacked a church and taken lives in the process. Six Christians, including Pastor Pierre and his two sons, did not survive the attack.