Group: ‘Burmese Troops Gang Rape Woman In Church’

By BosNewsLife Asia Service
RANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- Burmese troops gang raped and tortured a grandmother in a church in the latest reported case of abuse by Burma's military against the predominantly Christian Kachin minority, Christian rights activists said Monday, May 21.

NEWS ALERT: Burma’s Deadly Quake Leaves Thousands Homeless; Churches Destroyed

By BosNewsLife Asia Service RANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians were among thousands of families trying to rebuild their homes and churches in northeastern Burma Tuesday, March 29, following a 6.8 magnitude earth quake that killed at least scores of people, Christian missionaries said.

Christians Worldwide Pray For Burma

By BosNewsLife Asia Service BURMA_INCONTRILONDON/RANGOON (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Christians worldwide will unite in prayer for Burma next week as part of global day of prayer for the nation, organizers said

Christians Remember 65th Birthday Of Burma’s Detained Aung San Suu Kyi

By BosNewsLife Asia Service RANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- Christian rights activists marked the 65th birthday of detained Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Saturday, June 19, and her supporters gathered in the country's main city Rangoon, amid renewed calls for her release from house arrest and an end to military rule.

BREAKING NEWS: Burma Troops ‘Kill, Torture’ Christian Kachins Despite Ceasefire Pledge

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with reporting from Burma Most Kachins are Christians.Via The Kachin MediaRANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- Burmese troops kill or torture civilians and destroy church buildings and even entire villages of the predominantly Christian Kachin minority despite pledges from Burma's nominally civilian government that it seeks ceasefire agreements with ethnic groups, investigators said Sunday, February 12.

Daughter Burmese Dissident Fears Father Will Die

By BosNewsLife Asia Service 20071102_burmaRANGOON/LONDON (BosNewsLife)-- The daughter of a detained prominent Burmese dissident fears her father will die in prison. In a statement, seen by BosNewsLife Tuesday, March 10, Wai Hnin Pwint Thon, 20, said “Unless the situation in Burma changes, I will never see my father again.”

Thousands Of Karen Villagers Flee Burma Army, Investigators Say (UPDATE)

By BosNewsLife Asia Service 20071102_burma2-150x150RANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- Over 2000 ethnic Karen villagers were seeking shelter Tuesday, January 26, as they were forced to flee their homes in the past week following deadly attacks by the Burmese army, investigators said.

MISSION WATCH: Burmese Christians Denied Aid After Heavy Flooding, Group Says

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bosburmaflooding RANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- Burmese Christians are being denied aid by local Buddhist authorities after devastating flooding killed more than 100 people, while many survivors remain afloat in boats and others return to homes or fields sealed in mud, missionaries have told BosNewsLife.

Kidnapped Pastor Freed and Alive After Wrong Report Of Death

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife NAYPYITAW, MYANMAR (BosNewsLife)-- Pastor Tun N., who was abducted by rebels in Myanmar and thought to have...

BREAKING NEWS: Burma Army “Bombs” Christian Kachin; World Urged To Intervene

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos burmaNAYPYIDAW, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- A rights group urged Burma’s military on Friday, December 28, to immediately halt a major "offensive" against the mainly Christian Kachin people in the north of the Asian nation.