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A mother of one of the victims holds her son's picture in the village of el-Aour near Minya, south of Cairo, Egypt (Photo: PA)

Militants declaring loyalty to Islamic State in Libya single out Rome as a target

Assyrians troops are preparing to take back Nineveh from ISIS

Iraqi Christians form militia to fight ISIS

Group aims to take back Nineveh Plains from Islamists

Armed French police patrol an area north of Paris after the Paris shootings (PA)

The best way to disarm terrorists

What makes a jihadist and an IRA leader lay down their weapons? Not tough new anti-terror laws that offer us a false sense of security

Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of Maiduguri

Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of Maiduguri said that military intervention was the only viable option for combating the Islamists

Archbishop Kaigama (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama has called on the international community to help stop the Islamist advance in Nigeria

An Iraqi Christian child who fled from violence in Iraq lies on a bed in Jordan (CNS)

A Catholic official warned that funding will soon run out to feed and house thousands of Iraqi Christians

A Kenyan Christian re-enacts the Way of the Cross (CNS)

Christians around the world will endanger their lives this Christmas to celebrate their faith

A woman and children who fled from violence in Nineveh province in Iraq (CNS)

Christian refugees are facing a life-and-death situation in the Nineveh Plain

A young Kurdish refugee from Kobane, the Syrian town attacked by ISIS (CNS)

More than 100 representatives sign open letter that quotes from the Quran

Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

Sanctions went into effect following repeated, but ‘unfortunately unfruitful ultimatums’