NEWS WATCH: Somalia Pirates Release Ukrainian Ship

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Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife at BosNewsLife News Center ap_ukraine_faina_ransom210_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.

BosNewsLife’s Week in Review: Christians Worship As Islamic Militants Attack And Kill (Nov.11-17)

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By BosNewsLife News Center BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- The November 11-17 newsweek was marked by reports of Islamic militants attacking churches and, in at least one case, beheading a young Christian man "for leaving Islam", though believers continued to gather in worship expressing their faith in Christ and in their future.

BREAKING NEWS: Muslim Militants Kill Convert In Somalia–report

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service SOMALIA/MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Somalia faced a tense day Tuesday, July 21, after Al Shabaab Islamist rebels shot and killed Mohammed Sheikh Abdiraman because he converted from Islam to Christianity, witnesses said.

Somalia Militants Murder Christian Amid Doubts About Government

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service SOMALIAMOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- There were fresh fears Saturday, March 2, that Somalia's new government of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud would be unable to protect the tiny Christian minority after news emerged that suspected Islamic militants shot dead a Christian in the coastal city of Kismayo.

BREAKING NEWS: Somalia Militants Kill Christian Woman For Refusing To Wear Veil

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service _45836568_somalia2261MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic militants have shot and killed a Somali Christian woman because she declined to wear a veil as prescribed by Muslim custom, Christians said in comments monitored by BosNewsLife Wednesday, October 28.

BosNewsLife’s Week in Review: Triumphs Amid Trials As Churches Grow Despite ‘Holy War’

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By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Triumphs amid trials marked BosNewsLife's November 4-November 10 newsweek with a Pakistani evangelist managing to distribute Bibles in areas hit by reported Islamic violence, the Middle East's largest Christian community embracing a new leader, while in Africa Christians died in attacks.

Thousands of Christians Killed For Faith In 2013

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By BosNewsLife News Center north-korea1BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Christians have died for their faith in the past year, twice more than in 2012,  according to Open Doors International’s 2014 World Watch List. Open Doors International, a charity supporting Christians persecuted for their faith, said 2,123 Christians were reported to have been killed during 12 months ending October 31, 2014.

Somalia Militants Kill Woman For Embracing Christianity, Group Says

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic militants in Somalia have publicly killed a woman because she embraced Christianity, BosNewsLife learned Tuesday, January 25.

Somalia Militants Destroy Largest Christian Library, Bible College

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- Somalia's minority Christians faced new challenges Thursday, January 6, after their most comprehensive Christian library was reportedly destroyed by Muslim militants who also threatened to continue killing Christians.

NEWS ALERT: Prayers Urged After Somalia Militants Behead Two Christians

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service somaliacivilians MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christian aid workers on Tuesday, April 1, asked prayers for two young daughters of a Christian mother who was reportedly publicly executed along with a fellow believer in Jesus Christ.