American Missionary Detained In North Korea Inspired By Biography (BosNewsLife Investigation)
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (BosNewsLife)-- A young American missionary, who has reportedly been detained for illegally entering North Korea on Christmas Day, was inspired to go there by a biography about the "first Christian martyr" of present day North Korea, suggested an e-mail obtained by BosNewsLife Sunday, December 27.
Thousands of Christians Killed For Faith In 2013
By BosNewsLife News Center BUDAPEST, 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.
American Christian Detained In North Korea
By BosNewsLife Asia Service SEOUL/PYONGYANG (BosNewsLife)-- An American, who has been linked to a Protestant group spreading Christianity, was expected to spend New Year behind bars in North Korea on charges of "hostile acts against the republic".
Pope Hopeful About Trump-Kim Meeting Despite Rights Abuses
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife VATICAN CITY/PYONGYANG/SEOUL (BosNewsLife)-- Pope Francis has expressed hope that a historic meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump...
BREAKING NEWS: North Korea Frees U.S. Missionary and Other American
By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos PYONGYANG/WASHINGTON (BosNewsLife)-- North Korea has released American missionary Kenneth Bae, who his family said was imprisoned for his Christian faith, along with fellow U.S. citizen Matthew Todd Miller, BosNewsLife learned.
BREAKING NEWS: US Missionary Enters North Korea With Appeal For Leader
By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos SEOUL, 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.
BREAKING NEWS: North Korean Christians: ‘Children Die On Streets’ (UPDATE)
(ADDS BACKGROUND, DETAILS, CHANGING LEAD) By BosNewsLife Correspondents Eric Leijenaar reporting from the Netherlands and Stefan J. Bos at BosNewsLife News Center PYONGYANG/AMSTERDAM (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in North Korea said Wednesday, November 25, a massive famine has broken out in their autocratic-ruled nation with many children "dying" while security forces send malnourished people to labor camps for allegedly refusing to join the "100-Day Battle."
BREAKING NEWS: North Korea Releases American Missionary
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Amid international pressure, North Korea released an American missionary Saturday, February 6, and sent him to China after holding the young man for more than a month, officials confirmed.
Concerns Over US Missionary Serving 15 Years In North Korea
By BosNewsLife Asia Service with Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife PYONGYANG/SEOUL (BosNewsLife)-- There was concern Thursday, May 30, over the whereabouts of an American evangelical missionary after North Korea confirmed it had sentenced him to 15 years of hard labor for alleged "hostile acts" against the Communist-run isolated state. Pae Jun-ho, known in the U.S. as Kenneth Bae, was tried on April 30, the state news agency KCNA said.