EU Urged To Make Religious Freedom Priority After Deadly Clashes

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian member of the European Parliament has urged the European Union's foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, to make more rights for Egyptian Christians, also known as Copts, a policy priority and to develop an EU strategy for religious freedom.

NEWS ALERT: Israel Condemns Shooting At Brussels Jewish Museum; 4 Killed

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with reporting from Brussels and Jerusalem belgium-shooting-forensicJERUSALEM/BRUSSELS/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Israel's government has condemned the shooting and killing of as many as four people at the Jewish Museum in Belgium's capital Brussels, saying the attack underscores wider anti-Jewish sentiments.

NEWS WATCH: EU Rejects Multi-Billion Dollar Rescue Package for Eastern Europe

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest ap-angela-merkel-germany-190eng1mar09_11BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- European Union leaders have ruled out a multi-billion dollar rescue plan for Eastern Europe in the face of the global economic crisis, despite warnings from Hungary that the rejection could lead to an economic "iron curtain" across the continent.

EU, US Urging Iran Not To Execute Pastor Nadarkhani

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON/TEHRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Jailed Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani was believed to be still alive Saturday, February 25, after the European Union and the United States urged Iran not to carry out an execution order and demanded his immediate release.

Europe Condemns Crackdown On Coptic Christians In Egypt, Syria

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos CAIRO/BRUSSELS (BosNewsLife)-- The European Parliament (EP) has condemned violence against Coptic Christians in Egypt, after at least 25 were killed and more than 300 wounded by security forces in Cairo during a peaceful protest earlier this month, a key legislator told BosNewsLife Friday, October 28.

NEWS WATCH: Belgium Mourns As Bus Crash Kills 28 Christians In Swiss Alps

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By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos GENEVA/BRUSSELS (BosNewsLife)-- Belgium announced plans for a national day of mourning Wednesday, March 14, just hours after over 20 students of a Christian youth camp were among those killed when the bus in which they traveled slammed into a tunnel wall in the Swiss Alps.    

NEWS WATCH: EU Refuses To Fund Hungary’s Anti-Migrant Fence

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- The European Union's executive has made clear that it will not provide additional funds of hundreds of millions of euros to pay for controversial anti-migrant fences in Hungary. The European Commission's announcement came after Hungary's prime minister asked the EU to pay for half of the cost of the huge razor-wire barriers it built on its southern borders.

NEWS ALERT: Europe Urged To Halt Death Sentence Of Iranian Pastor

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent, BosNewsLife BRUSSELS/TEHRAN (BosNewsLife) -– A Christian member of the European Parliament urged the European Union's executive body, the European Commission, on Wednesday, December 1, to prevent the death sentence of Iranian house church leader Yousef Nadarkhani.

NEWS ALERT: French Jihadist Detained Over Deadly Attack On Jewish Museum

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By BosNewsLife News Center still-cctv-footage-attack BRUSSELS/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- A suspected French jihadist who spent time in Syria has been detained over his alleged involvement in the shooting deaths of three people at Brussels’ Jewish Museum, police said.

European Legislator Condemns Closure Bethlehem Church

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service BETHLEHEM/JERUSALEM (BosNewsLife)-- A European Parliament member has condemned the reported closure of the Arabic First Baptist Church in Bethlehem by the Palestinian Authority.