NEWS ALERT: Dutch Christian Civil Servant Fired For Opposing Gay Marriage

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian civil servant has been fired by the Dutch city of The Hague for refusing to oversee same-sex marriages on Biblical grounds.  

Netherlands Christian Party Back In Dutch Town After Hindu Row

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with BosNewsLife Special Correspondent Johan Th. Bos reporting from Amstelveen Logo_ChristenUnie_JP_29275kAMSTELVEEN, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife)-- A small Christian party which made world headlines with protests against local government support for a Hindu religious festival has been re-elected in the municipal council of Amstelveen, a strategic town near the Dutch capital Amsterdam, according to local election results.

Dutch MPs Cancel Egypt Trip Over “Ethnic Cleansing” Row

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with reporting from the Netherlands AMSTERDAM/CAIRO (BosNewsLife)-- A visit to Egypt by the Dutch parliament's foreign affairs committee has been canceled because lawmaker Raymond de Roon from anti-Islam Freedom Party (PVV) was refused a visa after accusing Cairo of "the ethnic cleansing" of minority Christians.

NEWS WATCH: Nine Killed, Dozens Injured In Netherlands’ Plane Crash; Turkish Airlines ‘Unsafe’

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with reporting from Amsterdam ap-turkish-airliner-crash-netherlands-190eng25feb09AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife) -- A Turkish Airlines passenger plane with 135 people aboard crashed into a field in light fog while trying to land at Amsterdam's main airport Wednesday, February 25, killing nine people and injuring more than 50, an area official said.

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: Dutch Town Urk Allows Evangelism After Outcry

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife URK, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife)-- The local goverment of the famous Dutch town of Urk has pledged to allow an annual evangelism tent campaign after its earlier decision to ban the event led to political protests and international media coverage.

NEWS ALERT: Secret Christian Church in Mecca

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By Eric Leijenaar, BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent SAUDI ARABIA HAJJMECCA, SAUDI ARABIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians have set up an underground church in Mecca, viewed by Muslims as the "holiest city in Islam", while tens of thousands of other Saudi Christians are worshipping via the Internet, a mission group confirmed Friday, April 24.

NEWS WATCH: War Crimes Trial Resumes Of Croatian Serb Leader

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Listen to this BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio: RealAudioMP3 By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife GoranhadzicBUDAPEST/THE HAGUE (BosNewsLife)-- The trial of former Croatian Serb leader Goran Hadzic, the last fugitive sought by the United Nations Yugoslav war crimes tribunal, has resumed at The Hague.

Indonesia’s Prominent Priest Demands End To Church Attacks Ahead Of Presidential Poll

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Jakarta, Indonesia JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife)-- The priest of Jakarta Cathedral, Indonesia's most known Catholic parish, has urged the government to prevent a repeat of attacks against churches ahead of upcoming presidential elections. Markus Yumartana, 53, said he hopes authorities would continue on the path of religious tolerance that he claimed surrounded the recent Asian Games, the largest sports event ever held in terror-prone Jakarta, the capital.

EU Legislators Urge Pakistan To Halt Execution Of Christian Woman

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- European legislators have visited Pakistan amid concerns that Christian Asia Bibi, a married mother of five, may become the first woman to be executed by the State on controversial charges of 'blasphemy against Islam.'