Egypt Church Marks 1st Anniversary of Beheading of 21 Christians
By Alexander MacDonald and Stefan J. Bos CAIRO/ROME (BosNewsLife)-- Egypt's embattled Coptic community on Monday, February 15, marked the one year since video surfaced of the murder of 21 Coptic Orthodox Christians on a beach in Libya. The men were marched in orange suits across the beach, forced to kneel and then were beheaded by Islamic State group militants.
Islamic Militants Kidnap 100 Eritrean Christians In Libya, Sudan
By BosNewsLife Africa Service ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic militants have abducted some 100 Eritrean Christians, including women and children, in two separate kidnappings in Libya and Sudan, well-informed activists and Christians have told BosNewslife.
African Man Turns To Christ Moments Before Beheading
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife TRIPOLI, LIBYA (BosNewsLife)-- An African man acknowledged his faith in Jesus Christ just moments before he was beheaded by Islamic State (IS) militants in Libya, according to new details revealed by several Christian sources. Mathew Ayairga, who well-informed Christians said originated from Chad but had also been linked to Ghana, was among 21 men killed by IS fighters for refusing to embrace Islam.
NEWS ALERT: Italy Police Say 12 Migrants Drowned For Faith In Christ
By BosNewsLife News Center TRIPOLI/ROME/WASHINGTON (BosNewsLife)-- Italian police say they have detained 15 Muslims who allegedly threw 12 Christians from an overcrowded migrant boat after they expressed faith in Jesus Christ. Vatican Radio, citing survivors, reported that the Christians had been praying for their lives during during a recent crossing from Libya.
21 Egypt Christians Praised Christ Before Beheadings
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos TRIPOLI/CAIRO (BosNewsLife)-- All 21 Egyptian Christians beheaded by Islamic State militants in Libya were killed after they refused to abandon their faith in Jesus Christ, BosNewsLife established Tuesday, February 17. Some were making their last prayers.
BREAKING NEWS: Egypt Bombs Islamic State Targets After Beheading Of Christians
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egypt's military said Monday, February 16, it bombed Islamic State targets after the militant group published a video showing the beheading of several Egyptian Coptic Christians it had held hostage for six weeks.
13 Christians Kidnapped In Libya
By BosNewsLife Africa Service LIBYA, TRIPOLI (BosNewsLife)-- More than a dozen Christians remained missing Tuesday, January 20, more than two weeks after they were reportedly kidnapped in Libya by militants linked to the feared Islamic State group.
Egypt Christians Murdered In Libya
By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos CAIRO/TRIPOLI (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Libya have been plunged into mourning after a young Egyptian couple and their teenage daughter were reportedly killed for their Christian faith by suspected Islamic militants.
Egypt Christian Dies After Libya Attack
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- An Egyptian Christian who was shot in the head by a suspected Islamic extremist in Libya has died of his injuries, family members said.
Seven Christians Executed In Libya
By BosNewsLife Africa Service BENGHAZI, LIBYA (BosNewsLife)-- The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) urged prayers Friday, February 28, after the bodies of seven Egyptian Christians were found on a beach in a suburb east of Benghazi, Libya'ssecond largest city