India’s Christians Face Difficult Christmas (Feature)

By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent india_-_orissa_communalismNEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in India's troubled state of Orissa cautiously celebrated Christmas Friday, December 25, amid fears of more anti-Christian violence that since 2007 killed over 100 people here.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Frees Christian Jailed For Blasphemy

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos pakistanchristiansBAHAWALPUR, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Pakistani worker, who converted from Hinduism to Christianity, was expected to embrace his family later on Tuesday, January 29, after spending nearly 16 months in prison on "false charges" of "blasphemy", his defense team told BosNewsLife.

Church Bombings In Philippines Kill 20, Injure Dozens

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by Linda Bordoni and Robin Gomes MANILA, PHILIPPINES (BosNewsLife) -- Two bomb blasts shook a Catholic cathedral in the troubled southern Philippines where Islamic militants are active, killing at least 20 people and wounding some 80 others, police officials said.

BREAKING NEWS: Laos Detains Church Leaders Over Christian Funeral

By BosNewsLife Asia Service laosVIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in southern Laos have detained four church leaders and another believer for organizing a Christian funeral service as part of a crackdown on Christianity in the area, rights activists told BosNewsLife Tuesday, June 24.

NEWS ALERT: Laos Frees 4 Lao, Thai Christians Jailed For Bible Study

By BosNewsLife Asia Service VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Lao authorities have released four Christians, including two Thai citizens, who were detained in June after being caught explaining the Bible to at least one Lao man, rights activists confirmed late Friday, August 24.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Christians Shocked As Militants Kill 145 Students, Teachers

By BosNewsLife Asia Servicepakistan-school-shooting-vigil-dec-16-2014 PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD (BosNewsLife)-- Christians were among those grieving as officials confirmed that Taliban militants stormed an army-run school in the northwestern city of Peshawar killing at least 145 people, most of them children.

Evangelist: ‘Pakistan Christian Converts Baptized Despite Persecution’ (BosNewsLife Exclusive)

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife FAISALABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Dozens of Christian converts have been baptized in Pakistan this week despite local opposition or expected persecution after many people accepted Jesus Christ "as their Savior", a leading Pakistani evangelist told BosNewsLife Wednesday, May 30.

BREAKING NEWS: Burma Releases Aung San Suu Kyi; Christians Hopeful

By BosNewsLife Asia Service Aung San Suu Kyi has been released.RANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- Burma's military government on Saturday, November 13, freed pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who spent most of the last two decades in detention.

Jakarta’s Christians On Edge Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Jakarta, Indonesia JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians prayed as Indonesia's capital Jakarta was bracing for a...

Pakistan Christian Worker Dies In Police Custody

By Jawad Mazhar, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Pakistan LAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Impoverished frail parents were still awaiting justice Monday, June 14, for the death of their son who they and Christian investigators said died of "mental and physical torture" while in police custody in the city of Lahore.