Uzbekistan Jails Baptists, Threatens Church, report

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By BosNewsLife Special Correspondent Marshall Ramsey with BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest TASHKENT/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Police in Uzbekistan reportedly jailed ten Baptists for up to five days and fined three others 80 times the monthly minimum wage on charges of unauthorized worship at home, BosNewsLife monitored Friday, August 7.

BREAKING NEWS: Ukraine President Agrees On Early Elections After Bloodshed

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife UkrainenowwKYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovich on Thursday, february 21, called for a national unity government and early presidential elections, after violence between anti-government protesters and police killed as many as 100 people.

NEWS WATCH: Lithuania Remembers 20th Anniversary Of Soviet Crackdown

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST/VILNIUS (BosNewsLife)-- Lithuania is commemorating the 20th anniversary of a deadly clash with Soviet troops that preceded its independence in 1991. The Baltic nation's president, Dalia Grybauskaite, has urged Lithuanians never to forget the freedom battle, which killed 14 people and injured hundreds, adding that those responsible for the crackdown should be brought to justice.

NEWS ALERT: Minsk Church Threatened With Closure; Evangelicals “Fasting”

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Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife prayingMINSK/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Members of one of Belarus' largest evangelical churches continued a five-day “fasting and prayer” action, Friday, January 30, amid attempts by authorities to seize their place of worship as part of an alleged crackdown on non-Orthodox groups.

Protestants Protest Religious Restrictions In Belarus

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By BosNewsLife News Center lukashenko1MINSK/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Some 50 Protestant pastors, many of whom were punished for religious activities, have written to President Aleksandr Lukashenko complaining of long-standing restrictions, an advocacy group said Tuesday, August 25.

BEST OF BOSNEWSLIFE: Ukraine Prays For Victims Of Worlds’ Worst Nuclear Disaster

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(AS UKRAINE PREPARES FOR A TURBULENT SPRING, BOSNEWSLIFE RE-PRINTS A KEY STORY BOSNEWSLIFE COVERED IN 2006). CHERNOBYL, UKRAINE

ChernobylreactornowCHERNOBYL, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Fresh flowers in front of a small statue resembling the Virgin Mary revealed that at least some Ukrainians returned Wednesday, April 26, to the 30 kilometers (19 miles) "exclusion zone" around the country's leaking Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which exploded 20 years ago.

NEWS WATCH: Ukraine: ‘Russia Open For Peace Plan Amid New Fighting’

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife poroshenko KIEV , UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- A town in eastern Ukraine has came under heavy shelling by pro-Russian seperatists,  a day after the Russian and Ukrainian leaders met in Belarus, to discuss the escalating crisis in east Ukraine.

NEWS WATCH: Armenia Cuts Ties With Hungary Over Soldier Row

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Armenia says it is cutting all ties with Hungary for allowing an Azerbaijani military officer who killed an Armenian colleague to return home, where he was immediately pardoned and freed by his country's president.

NEWS WATCH: Ukraine Prays, Remembers Victims Of Clashes

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Listen to BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio:RealAudioMP3 Listen to the report by Linda Bordoni: RealAudioMP3 By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with additional reporting by Vatican Radio's Linda Bordoni. protestersmournKYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Ukrainians have commemorated as many as four anti-government protesters killed in recent clashes with police. Sunday's massive prayer service in the capital Kiev came just hours after opposition leaders rejected an offer by the president to lead an interim government, as protests spread throughout the country.

Tajikistan Detains Christians For Evangelism Amid Wider Crackdown

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By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos DUSHANBE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Concerns remained Friday, August 24, about the plight of devoted Christians in Tajikistan amid fresh reports that the country's feared security police detained ten Christians for their involvement in evangelism.