NEWS WATCH: Dutch Prince Friso Dies After Ski Accident

Listen to this BosNewsLife News report's shorter version via Vatican Radio:  RealAudioMP3 By BosNewsLife News Center prince-friso-of-the-netherlands THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife) Prince Johan Friso of the Netherlands, the younger brother of the new Dutch king, has died, 18 months after a skiing accident left him in a coma from which he never regained consciousness. He was 44

NEWS WATCH: Netherlands United In Grief Over Downed Passenger Plane

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife KINational memorialEV/AMSTERDAM (BosNewsLife)-- The Netherlands has commemorated the nearly 300 people who died on board a Malaysia Airlines plane which was shot down over eastern Ukraine earlier this year. Flags flew at half-mast at government buildings as the nation united to remember one of the worst disasters in modern Dutch history.

Christian Group Not Celebrating Human Rights Day

By Eric Leijenaar, BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent reporting from the Netherlands AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife)-- An influential Netherlands-based organization providing aid to persecuted Christians around the world will not celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which falls on Wednesday, December 10.

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

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: Netherlands’ Town Urk Bans Evangelism Campaign

By BosNewsLife Chief International Correspondent Stefan J. Bos URK, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife)–- A Dutch town known for its traditional churches and fishing community has forbidden an evangelism tent campaign, a move Christian Democrats say further threatens freedom of religion in the Netherlands.

Iran’s Christians Anxiously Await Outcome Election

By BosNewsLife Correspondents Eric Leijenaar and Stefan J. Bos electionsTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Devoted Christians in Iran anxiously awaited the outcome of their country's presidential elections Friday, June 12, amid hopes a new leader would allow more religious freedom in this strict Islamic nation and end a police crackdown on Christian converts.