URGENT BREAKING NEWS: China Releases Key House Church Leaders; Massive Detentions Continue

By BosNewsLife Asia Service BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Chinese authorities released two key leaders of the country's underground house church movement from a forced labor camp and prison before their detention terms expired, but elsewhere security forces launched a massive crackdown on worship services and Christian students, an American advocacy group said Thursday, December 4.

2009 “Worst Year” For Pakistan Christians

By BosNewsLife Asia Service 020409-humanitaire-mISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Last year was the worst period of persecution against Christians in Pakistan in thelast decade, with attacks, arrests and detentions that reportedly killed some 130 Christians across the Islamic country,an advocacy group said Thursday, January 21.

Suspected Maoist Rebels Kill Indian Pastor

By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- A 35-year-old church pastor was murdered in India's southeastern Andhra Pradesh state by suspected Maoist rebels who slit his throat, police and Indian rights activists confirmed Thursday, April 12.

Jailed Bhutan Pastors Released On Bail; Some Charges Dropped

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos Bhutannn THUMPU, BHUTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A pastor who was jailed in Bhutan on charges linked to his Christian activities remained free Wednesday, January 28, after at least some charges were dropped, BosNewsLife learned.

‘Pakistan Christian Girl Missing After Muslim Attack’

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos LAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian girl working as a maid in Pakistan remained missing Tuesday, September 18, four days after she was allegedly "tortured" by her Muslim employees, rights activists said.

Afghanistan Debates Execution Christian Converts

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos afghanistanKABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Afghanistan's tiny Christian minority faced more danger Monday, September 23, after a key legislator suggested that those who convert from Islam to Christianity "are to be executed," Catholics familiar with the situation said.

Pakistan Christian Maid Burned To Death

By Jawad Mazhar, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Pakistan Kiran George on her death bed at Mayo Hospital (1)SHEIKHUPURA, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A young Christian maid was raped and burned to death by the son of her Muslim employer in the industrial city of Sheikhupura, the second murder of a domestic servant in Pakistan's Punjab province in less than two months, investigators confirmed Thursday April 1.

A Quiet Tragedy – Pakistani Christians Seeking Refuge in Thailand (COLUMN)

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist 1438863364197 BANGKOK, THAILAND (BosNewsLife Columns)-- The impact of the massive wave of Christian refugees from the Middle East has been so overwhelming that, sadly, we too often forget that Christian refugee groups are suffering in other parts of the world.

Japan Halts Refugee Protection For Bangladesh Evangelist

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife OKINAWA, JAPAN (BosNewsLife) – Japan has declined the refugee status of a Christian evangelist who fled his...

India Hindu Militants Attack Missionary School, Christians Say

By BosNewsLife Asia Service india_-_0821_-_volantino1-300x214NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Staff of a missionary school in India's eastern state of Andhra Pradesh faced another day of anxiety Thursday, July 8, after Hindu militants attacked and threatened to kill them for allegedly converting Hindus to Christianity, Christians said.