African Man Turns To Christ Moments Before Beheading

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ghanaian-mat.-ayariga-isis-405x330 (1)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.

BREAKING NEWS: Christians Egypt, Libya Fear Attacks As Film Protests Kill US Ambassador

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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.

BREAKING NEWS: Libya’s Gadhafi Refuses To Resign, “Dying As Martyr”

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By BosNewsLife Africa and Middle East Services
TRIPOLI, LIBYA (BosNewsLife)-- Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi said Tuesday, February 22, he would not resign and that he wants to die as a martyr in the country, a move that was expected to add to anxiety among minority Christians as the country moved towards civil war.

BREAKING NEWS: Libya’s Gadhafi Dies After Capture (Update)

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service TRIPOLI, LIBYA (BosNewsLife)-- Moammar Gadhafi, the autocratic former Libyan leader who ruled his country for over 40 years, has died in rebel hands, a spokesman said Thursday, October 20, but minority Christians remained concerned about their nation's future.

BREAKING NEWS: Egypt Bombs Islamic State Targets After Beheading Of Christians

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos christiannn 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.

NEWS ALERT: Egypt Condemns Deadly Church Bombing In Libya (Update)

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(ADDS CHURCH REACTIONS, MORE DETAILS) By BosNewsLife Middle East Service churchblastTRIPOLI/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.

Christians Expect More Persecution After ‘Arab Spring’

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Nearly a year after uprisings tumbled repressive governments in North Africa and the Middle East, there are warnings the region's minority Christians will face more persecution in 2012.  
		                

NEWS ALERT: Iran’s Intelligence Ministry Launches Crackdown On House Churches

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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.

Libya “Detains” And “Tortures” Four Christians For Leaving Islam, Group Says

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BosNewsLife News Center gaddafiTRIPOLI, LIBYA (BosNewsLife)-- Libya's feared intelligence service has "detained and tortured" four Christians for converting from Islam, as part of a wider crackdown on people embracing Christianity, human rights group said in comments monitored by BosNewsLife Thursday, March 12.

Christians Fear Libya’s Islamic Laws

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By BosNewsLife Africa and Middle East Services with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos christians TRIPOLI, LIBYA (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in Libya have begun the New Year with concern after parliament voted to make sharia, or Islamic law, the source of all legislation.