Pakistan VOA Journalist Killed By Taliban

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By VOA Correspondent Ayaz Gul reporting from Islamabad, special to BosNewsLife ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibilty for the Tuesday killing of Pakistani reporter Mukarram Khan Aatif, who worked for the Voice of America (VOA). Aatif was assassinated in Shabqadar, a small town located in the violence-hit Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, not far from Peshawar.

BREAKING NEWS: Former Pakistan Minister Returns Despite Death Threats

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife paulbhatti ROME/ISLAMABAD (BosNewsLife)-- Pakistan's former Minister of National Harmony and Minority Affairs pledged on Tuesday, February 11, to leave Italy and return to Pakistan despite receiving death threats from Islamic militants

Pakistan Court Charges 106 Suspects Over Torching Christian Couple

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service pakistan_christian_oLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Pakistani court has charged 106 suspects with involvement in last year's lynching and burning to death of a Christian couple in an incident that underscored wider persecution of believers in the heavily Islamic nation, BosNewsLife learned Thursday, May 21.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan’s Highest Court Suspends Execution Of Christian Mother Bibi

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos asiabibiLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Pakistan's highest court has suspended the death sentence of Asia Bibi, the Christian mother of five who faces execution by hanging under under the country's controversial blasphemy legislation.

Dozens of Pakistani Christians Injured in Muslim Violence

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service pakistan_christians-(600_x_432)ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- At least dozens of Pakistani Christians were recovering of injuries Tuesday, January 5, following attacks by Muslim extremists in and outside the capital Islamabad, Christians and rights investigators said.

Pakistan Christians Celebrate Christmas Amid Tight Security, Darkness

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By Jawad Mazhar, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Pakistan tnSARGODHA, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Pakistan celebrated Christmas Eve amid tight security late Wednesday, December 24, amid fears Islamic militants may try to attack churches and other Christian institutions.

Hope For Kidnapped Pakistan Christian Teenager, Group Says

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By Jawad Mazhar, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Pakistan christmas-peace1LAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Christian rights activists were hopeful Wednesday, March 11, that they would be able to "free" a Christian teenager who was allegedly abducted by a Muslim man last year in Pakistan's Punjab province, and forced to marry him.

Pakistan ‘Blasphemer’ In Jail After Riots Rock Lahore; 180 Christian Homes Burned

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pic8 By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with additional reporting by BosNewsLife's Xavier P. William in Lahore, Pakistan LAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A rights group has defended its controversial decision to help police detain a Christian man whose alleged offensive remarks about Islam's Prophet Muhammad prompted angry Muslims to torch as many as 180 Christian-owned homes, shops and two churches in eastern Pakistan.

Pakististan Detains Young Christian For Blasphemy Against Islam

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Pakistani authorities have detained a Christian young man on charges of blasphemy against Islam, but activists remained hopeful Tuesday, May 22, that he would be released on bail.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Christians Shot Dead By Pakistan Militants (Exclusive)

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By Xavier P. William, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Pakistan FAISALABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Suspected Muslim militants shot and killed two Christian men who were due to appear in court on charges of blasphemy against Islam in Pakistan's Punjab province, trial observers confirmed Monday, July 19.