US Missionary Returned To North Korea Labor Camp

By BosNewsLife Asia Service kenneth-bae-detained-american-in-north-koreaPYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA (BosNewsLife)-- An American Christian missionary has been returned to a harsh labor camp in North Korea, despite international concern about his health. The 45-year-old Kenneth Bae, a U.S. citizen detained for 15 months, was transferred from a hospital to the camp on January 20, a State Department spokesperson said in comments monitored by BosNewsLife Saturday, February 9.

NEWS ALERT: Dutch Missionary And Other Christians Fleeing India’s Kashmir Valley

By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Foreign and Indian Christians are fleeing India's troubled Kashmir Valley after an Islamic court ordered the expulsion of Christian leaders and directed the state government to monitor Christian missionary schools in the area, trial observers said Thursday, January 19.  

BREAKING: Pakistan Christian ‘Blasphemy’ Man Released After 20 Months Imprisonment

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian man who spent 20 months in a Pakistani prison on charges of "blasphemy against Islam" has been released after a local court acquitted him on all charges, two advocacy officials involved in his case told BosNewsLife.

BREAKING NEWS: Pope Francis Condemns Church Bombings In Pakistan; 14 Killed

By Christopher R. Altieri with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos VATICAN CITY/LAHORE (BosNewsLife)-- Pope Francis on Sunday, March 15, appealed for peace and solidarity with Pakistan's "persecuted" Christian minority after bombings at two churches in Lahore left at least 14 people dead and scores of others wounded. He also accused the world of trying to hide the persecution of Christians.

NEWS ALERT: Laos Church Leaders Charged With ‘Murder’ After Praying

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos laosVIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Four church leaders and another Christian detained in southern Laos have been charged with "murder" because they prayed for a woman who embraced Christianity shortly before she died, a well-informed source told BosNewsLife Thursday, June 26.

Vietnam Detains Dozens Of Pastors, Church Leaders

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos vietnam_-_montagnards_454_x_340HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- More than 60 Christian pastors and church leaders remained locked in "deplorable conditions" in four prison camps around Vietnam Monday, October 14, just days after religious leaders accused authorities of "attempting to destroy religions" in the Communist-run nation, activists and Christians told BosNewsLife.

BREAKING: 1,000 Christian Families Flee Lahore After Mob Threatens To ‘Hang’ Man For Blasphemy

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos LAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Up to 1,000 Christian families have fled a Christian neighborhood in Lahore, Pakistan's second largest city after a Muslim mob threatened to hang a Christian young man for posting "blasphemous content" on his Facebook website, several sources told BosNewsLife.

Nepal Detains “Mastermind” Of Deadly Church Bombing

By BosNewsLife Asia Service artchurch1KATMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in Nepal say police have detained an alleged leader of a feared militant group who was seen as the mastermind of a deadly attack on a church and other institutions.

Sword-Wielding Man Attacks Indonesia Church Injuring 4

By BosNewsLife Asia Service JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- Indonesian police say a sword-wielding man who attacked a church congregation and injured four people during Sunday Mass wanted to join the Islamic State group.

India Hindu Militants Attack Christian Training Meeting

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife india_-_0821_-_volantino1-300x214-11BANGALORE, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in India's southern state of Karnataka remained concerned Sunday, August 16, about the whereabouts of eight pastors who were detained this week after Hindu militants broke up a major Christian training meeting, injuring and "humiliating" several believers, including women, church representatives said.