NEWS WATCH: UN Tribunal For Ex-Yugoslavia Marks 20th Anniversary Amid Controversy

Listen to this BosNewsLife News report via Vatican RadioRealAudioMP3 king willem-alexanderBy Stefan J. Bos, Chief Internatonal Correspondent BosNewsLife THE HAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague has marked its 20th anniversary on Monday, amid concern about the future of some cases. Dutch King Willem-Alexander was among those invited to commemorate the occasion at a time when the United Nations court is under pressure to end its operations.

EU Legislators Urge Pakistan To Halt Execution Of Christian Woman

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.'

NEWS WATCH: Ukraine Orders Withdrawal Forces Amid Rising Tensions

Listen to this BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio: RealAudioMP3  By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife  OBAMANOWWWWWW KYIV/AMSTERDAM (BosNewsLife)-- Ukraine has ordered the withdrawal of all its forces from Crimea, following the Russian takeover of the peninsula. Monday's announcement came while Western concerns over Ukraine was expected to dominate a nuclear security summit in the Netherlands.

NEWS ALERT: Dutch Town Urk Allows Evangelism After Outcry

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: Dutch Christian Civil Servant Fired For Opposing Gay Marriage

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.  

Controversy Over Dutch Support For Hindu Goddess

By BosNewsLife News Center danseres-2-150x1501AMSTELVEEN, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife)-- Citizens in the Dutch town of Amstelveen have condemned plans by local authorities to support a controversial Hindu festival that would involve praying to a Hindu goddess from India, in the heart of the town.

NEWS ALERT: Dutch-Iranian Pastor In Netherlands After One Year Jail

By BosNewsLife News Center AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife)-- A prosecuted Dutch-Iranian pastor arrived in the Netherlands Friday, September 16, after spending one year in an Iranian jail on charges of spreading Christianity, the Dutch Foreign Ministry said.

BREAKING: Dutch Media Evangelist Leo Habets Dies At Age 70


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

AMSTERDAM/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Dutch media evangelist Leo Habets who published The Netherlands' leading evangelical newspaper Uitdaging (Challenge), has died after a long illness. Habets was 70 years old.

Netherlands Christian Party Back In Dutch Town After Hindu Row

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.

Growing Intolerance Towards Dutch Christians, Poll Shows

By BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondents Johan Th. Bos and Eric Leijenaar reporting from the Netherlands AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife)-- There is growing opposition towards devoted Christians in the Netherlands, according to a poll published by a leading Dutch evangelical newspaper.