NEWS ALERT: Christians Among 80 Executed In North Korea, Source Says

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service NORTHKOREAYESPYONGYANG/SEOUL (BosNewsLife)-- There was concern Tuesday, November 19, that Christians were likely among some 80 people who were recently executed by North Korean officials across the country. Last week, a South Korean newspaper, the JoongAng Ilbo, reported that the coordinated killings of what officials considered "criminals" took place in seven different cities on November. 3.

BREAKING NEWS: North Korea “Ordered” Abduction Christian Missionary

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLifekimm SEOUL/PYONGYANG (BosNewsLife)-- North Korea's ruling regime ordered the abduction of a Christian missionary involved in contacts with the persecuted but thriving underground church in the Communist-run nation, an official and other Christians with close knowledge about the situation told BosNewsLife.

Don’t Forget to Pray for North Korea (COLUMN)

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By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist christiansSEOUL, KOREA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- It's easy nowadays to overlook North Korea. Many Christians who are burdened by the plight of the persecuted church now direct much of their prayer to the Middle East, where the flood of horrific news seems ceaseless. By contrast, so encompassing is the veil of secrecy over North Korea that we hear little about the suffering of Christians there.

BREAKING NEWS: US Missionary Enters North Korea With Appeal For Leader

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos 4_61_122609_ParkSEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (BosNewsLife)-- A 28-year-old American Christian missionary has entered North Korea to urge leader Kim Jong Il to repent and release political prisoners and others persecuted for their faith, fellow activists said Saturday December 26.

NEWS ALERT: Concerns Over Detention Australian Missionary In North Korea

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service missionarySEOUL/PYONGYANG (BosNewsLife)-- Concerns were mounting Wednesday, February 26, over the whereabouts of an elderly Australian Christian missionary, more than a week after he was detained in North Korea. John Short, 75, was arrested in the capital Pyongyang last Sunday, February 16, while openly expressing his Christian faith during on what was his second mission trip to the isolated Communist-run nation, his wife told media.

NEWS WATCH: North Korea Starts Nuclear Sites With Christians Trapped In Prison Camps

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Listen to BosNewsLife shorter report via Vatican Radio: RealAudioMP3 By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos at BosNewsLife News Center kimPYONGYANG/MOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- North Korea's autocratic leader has announced the restart of all nuclear facilities for both military use and electricity, adding to concerns about hundreds of thousands of inmates, including many Christians, who remain trapped in prison camps.

NEWS ALERT: North Korea Releases Detained Australian Missionary

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife missionaryBEIJING/PYONGYANG (BosNewsLife)-- North Korea has released an elderly Christian missionary who was jailed for promoting Christianity in the isolated Communist-run nation after he allegedly "apologized" for his actions.

NEWS ALERT: US Missionary Bae and Miller Return Home From North Korea Prison

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By BosNewsLife Americas Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. BosKenneth Bae WASHINGTON, USA (BosNewsLife)-- The last two Americans held captive by North Korea have returned home and one of them, Christian missionary Kenneth Bae, thanked those who supported him with prayers and advocacy.

China Urged Not To Repatriate North Korean Defectors

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos BEIJING/SEOUL (BosNewsLife)-- Christian rights activists have urged China not to forcibly repatriate ten North Korean defectors, including a four-year-old child, who were detained by police in Shenyang city.

NEWS ALERT: Ex-President Carter In North Korea To Win Release Christian

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service PYONGYANG/SEOUL (BosNewsLife)-- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter arrived in North Korea Wednesday, August 25, to try to win the release of a devoted American Christian who has been jailed for illegally entering the isolated state earlier this year. Aijalon Mahli Gomes, aged 30 from Boston, Massachusetts, entered North Korea on January 25 to protest human rights abuses in the communist nation, fellow rights activists said.