BREAKING NEWS: Libya Rebels Capture Gadhafi; Christians Concerned (Update)

By BosNewsLife Africa Service TRIPOLI, LIBYA (BosNewsLife)-- Libyan rebels reportedly captured ousted leader Moammar Gadhafi Thursday, October 20, but minority Christians  remained concerned about their future. In a statement the National Transitional Council (NTC) said revolutionary fighters detained Gadhafi Thursday, October 20, shortly after they gained control of his hometown of Sirte.

International Journalists Mourn Deaths Photo Reporters In Libya

By BosNewsLife News Center BUDAPEST/BRUSSELS/TRIPOLI (BosNewsLife)-- The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ mourned Thursday, April 21, "the tragic death of photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros" who were killed by a mortar attack in the besieged Libyan city of Misrata.  

BREAKING NEWS: Libya Frees Ghanian Christian After Eight Years Imprisonment

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife john20mahama20poseTRIPOLI, LIBYA (BosNewsLife)-- Libya has released a Ghanian believer who was sentenced in 2001 to 25 years in prison for importing evangelistic materials, a major rights group involved in the case confirmed Monday, May 4.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

Christians Expect More Persecution After ‘Arab Spring’

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: With Libya In Turmoil, Concerns Grow Over Christian Minority

By BosNewsLife African and Middle East Services with additional reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos TRIPOLI/CAIRO (BosNewsLife)-- There is concern about Libya's tiny Christian community amid reports that hundreds of anti-government protesters have been killed as demonstrations spread to the northern African nation's capital Tripoli.

BREAKING NEWS: Libya Christians Pray Amid Gunfire And Uncertainty

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos TRIPOLI, LIBYA (BosNewsLife)-- Libyan Christians risked their lives to meet in prayer in the capital Tripoli Wednesday, August 24, as fugitive Moammar Gadhafi assured "martyrdom or victory" in the battle against his opponents who he called "aggressors", Christian aid workers said.