Iran Christian Moved To Notorious Prison For Evangelism

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service iran-protests1TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- A devoted Iranian Christian has been transferred to a ward of Tehran's notorious Evin prison to serve a three-year sentence for evangelism and related charges, Iranian Christians told BosNewsLife Saturday, December 7. Rasoul Abdollahi, who converted to Christianity, was reportedly accused of "collusion against the government and evangelism" following a crackdown by security forces on Christian groups.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Jails Missionaries And Pastors In Crackdown

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Iran have appealed for prayers after missionaries, pastors and other devoted Christians received long prison terms and faced lashes as part of a government effort to halt the spread of Christianity in the Islamic nation, trial observers and activists told BosNewsLife.

BREAKING NEWS: Iraq Christians Fear More Deady Attacks Amid Militant Warnings

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service
BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Iraq feared further attacks Thursday, November 11, after co-ordinated bombings in Christian areas of Baghdad killed at least four people and injured 25 others, less than two weeks after a failed hostage-taking at a church in the capital left scores of casualties.

Iran Launches New Crackdown On Christians, Activists Say

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos americanpastorTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Christian rights activists say they are alarmed by a reported new government crackdown on devoted Christians in Iran under the recently elected President Hassan Rouhani.

NEWS ALERT: Jailed Iran Pastor Facing Death In Prison, Christians Warn

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian Christians and rights activists say a jailed Iranian pastor is facing serious health problems and may not survive the remaining five years of his prison term on "trumped-up charges" of “crimes against national security”.

Iran: ‘Enemies Of Islam Finance House Churches’

By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- An influential Iranian official has accused "enemies of Islam" of donating money to the rapidly growing house churches in the strict Islamic nation.

Egypt Coptic Girl Killed Amid Rising Attacks

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service jessica CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife) -- Rights actvists expressed "deep concern" Friday over rising attacks against Egyptian Christians, after a Coptic Christian girl was shot and killed while walking home from a Bible class at her evangelical congregation.

Pentecostal Pastor Remains Detained In Iran

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos christiansIranTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- A frail Iranian pastor detained during a Christmas celebration in his Tehran home and a fellow Christian remained behind bars Monday, February 2, amid a wider crackdown on evangelical believers, Christians said.

BosNewsLife’s Week in Review: Worship Amid Deadly Blasts, Closing Churches, Saying Farewell (Oct.27-Nov.3)

By BosNewsLife News Center BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- BosNewsLife's October 27-November 3 newsweek was marked by reports of deadly attacks against Christians, church closures, detentions, a violent storm and saying farewell to one of the news agency's own giants.

Iran Releases Armenian Christian And Former Muslims; Others Detained

Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent, BosNewsLife 03iran600TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- An Armenian Christian and two former Muslims who were among possibly dozens of Christians detained in Iran since last month were free Monday, February 9, after authorities unexpectedly released them, Christians said.