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.
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.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos and reports from the region TRIPOLI/CAIRO (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in Egypt and Libya faced potential violence Wednesday, September 12, after American Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three staff members were killed when gunmen attacked the U.S. consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi to protest a film deemed offensive to Islam.
By BosNewsLife News Center TRIPOLI, LIBYA (BosNewsLife)-- Amid international pressure, Libya has released four Christians who were detained for converting from Islam, after nearly three months of imprisonment, BosNewsLife learned Tuesday, April 21 from a key advocacy group involved in the case.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iran's notorious Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) has launched a new crackdown against the country's largest network of house churches in "apparent retaliation" for Western outrage over the death sentence passed on to a pastor, according to well-informed Christians.
(ADDS CHURCH REACTIONS, MORE DETAILS) By BosNewsLife Middle East Service TRIPOLI/CAIRO (BosNewsLife)-- Egypt on Monday, December 31, condemned the bombing of a Coptic Christian church in neighboring Libya that killed two Egyptians and wounded two others.
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.
By BosNewsLife Africa and Middle East Services