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...
Aid Workers: ‘Christians Lost Everything In Bangladesh Fire’
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife COX'S BAZAR, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- Persecuted Christian families “lost everything” when a fire raged through a refugee camp...
EU Concerns Mount Over Abducted Bangladesh Pastor and Daughter (BosNewsLife Investigation)
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife DHAKA/BRUSSELS (BosNewsLife)-- Concerns are mounting over the whereabouts of a Rohingya Christian pastor and his teenage daughter,...
Aid Group Building Homes For Homeless Christians In Bangladesh After Deadly Violence
By BosNewsLife Asia Service DHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- A British Christian aid organization wants to build homes for the first group of thousands of homeless Christian Santal people in northern Bangladesh, a year after security forces destroyed their houses killing several villagers. "Next Monday will be the first anniversary of a night of terrible violence against Christians in Bangladesh when over 5,500 lost their homes and three were killed," Barnabas Fund told BosNewsLife.
Islamic Militants Hack To Death Christian Grocer In Bangladesh
By BosNewsLife Asia Service DHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- Islamic militants have claimed responsibility for the murder of a Christian grocer who was hacked to death Sunday, June 5, after Sunday prayers near a church in northwest Bangladesh. The Islamic State (IS) group said the attack was "part of a series of operations" targeting Christians and other religious minorities in the impoverished Asian nation.
Islamic Militants Threaten To Kill Bangladesh Evangelist (BosNewsLife Exclusive)
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife DHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- A young Christian evangelist says he has fled Bangladesh after Islamic militants threatened to kill him for converting to Christianity. Mark Huda Junayed Fino, 23, confirmed to BosNewsLife Saturday, March 26, that he is outside the country and studying at a Bible college in a somewhat more "safe Asian nation", though security concerns remain.
Bangladesh – Making Cricket News for Wrong Reasons (Column)
By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- Cricket is little known outside countries that were once part of the British Empire. Yet in some of those places, and particularly on the Indian sub-continent, it enjoys immense popularity. In India itself it is by far the most popular sport, and here in Australia our national team attracts a large and enthusiastic following. So it was big news in early October when Cricket Australia announced that it had abandoned plans for a short series of test matches in Bangladesh, because of security concerns.
Bangladesh Christian Couple Attacked Over Baptism
By BosNewsLife Asia Service DHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- A tense calm has returned to a village in northern Bangladesh after an angry mob attacked a Christian couple because they were baptised, while a Christian who carried out the baptism was beaten and lost his job, BosNewsLife learned.
BREAKING NEWS: Bangladesh Islamists Reportedly Abduct 11 Christian Children Again
By BosNewsLife Asia Service DHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- Eleven of 16 Christian children who were rescued from Muslim traffickers in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka on January 2 have gone missing, raising concerns they were abducted and taken to Islamic training centers, a Christian rights group said.
’19 Christian Children Rescued From Islamic Traffickers in Bangladesh’
By BosNewsLife Asia Service DHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- Nineteen Christian children who were to be sold to Islamic boarding schools ('madrassas') in Bangladesh have been rescued, a religious rights group said Thursday, February 7.Traffickers lied to the children's parents saying they would take the children to Christian boarding schools in the capital Dhaka, when in fact, they were intending to sell the children to the various madrassas, explained International Christian Concern (ICC).