Libya “Detains” And “Tortures” Four Christians For Leaving Islam, Group Says
BosNewsLife News Center TRIPOLI, 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.
Former Muslim Facing Death Threats In Egypt
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- A former Muslim who converted to Christianity in Egypt was in hiding Sunday, March 8, after Islamic lawyers demanded that he be executed on charges of "apostasy," Egyptian Christians and rights investigators monitoring the trial said.
Christians In Nigeria, Kenya Await Justice After Muslim Violence
By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Nigeria's government came under pressure Friday, March 6, to set up an independent commission investigating deadly attacks against Christians by Muslim extremists, while elsewhere in Africa, in Kenya, an evangelical church expressed concerns over Muslim militants.
BREAKING NEWS: Christians Anxious As Guinea’s-Bissau’s President Is Killed
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with reports from Africa BISSAU,GUINEA-BISSAU (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians and missionaries were among those anxiously looking to the future of Guinea-Bissau Monday, March 2, as officials confirmed that President Joao Bernardo Vieira was killed, hours after the West African nation's armed forces chief died in a bomb blast.
Kidnapped Italian Nuns Freed; “Prayers Answered”
By BosNewsLife News Center
NAIROBI, KENYA (BosNewsLife)-- Two Italian nuns kidnapped by Somali gunmen in a cross-border raid into Kenya in November were spent another day in freedom Thursday, February 26, after they were suddenly freed, missionaries confirmed.
NEWS ALERT: Religious Clashes Kill 11 In Nigeria; Thousands Displaced
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
BAUCHI, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of people remained displaced Wednesday, February 25, by religious clashes in the northern Nigerian city of Bauchi which left at least 11 people dead and 100 hospitalized, Christian rights investigators and police said.
Egypt Christians In Jail For Violating Ramadan
BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Six Christian brothers who refused to close their cafe during the Muslim month of fasting, Ramadan, were behind bars in Egypt Saturday, February 21, after they were sentenced to three years in prison with hard labor, a rights group confirmed.
Egyptian Christian Mother To Appeal Custody Decision
BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- The Christian mother of two 14-year-old twins Andrew and Mario Medhat was preparing legal action Saturday, February 21, after receiving the right to challenge a custody decision awarding her sons to their Muslim father.
Egypt Releases Christian Rights Activist
BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian human rights activist and Internet writer spent his first weekend in freedom Saturday, February 14, after he was suddenly released by Egyptian security forces.
NEWS WATCH: Somalia Pirates Release Ukrainian Ship
Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife at BosNewsLife News Center BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Ukraine says a cargo ship laden with weapons, which was held by pirates off the coast of Somalia since September, has been freed, BosNewsLife monitored Friday, February 6.