Missionaries: ‘Refugees In Iraq Turning To Christ Amid Islamic Attacks’

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos peoplefleeIRBIL, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Native missionaries in Iraq say God is using them to spread hope and faith in Jesus Christ among thousands fleeing Islamic State militants, and many become Christians.

NEWS ALERT: Syria Christians Targeted By Islamist Rebels Amid Massive Exodus

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with BosNewsLife Stefan J. Bos and reporting from the region DAMASCUS/WASHINGTON (BosNewsLife)–- Syrian Christians are reportedly targeted by rebels linked to Islamic terror groups and it remained unclear Thursday, August 23, whether everyone fleeing the violence would be able to reach neighboring Turkey.

BREAKING NEWS: Iraq Detains Militants Over Deadly Church Siege

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service
BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife) — Iraq said Saturday, November 27, that its security forces have detained a dozen militants suspected of helping take Christians hostage in a church siege that killed scores of worshipers and two priests last month.

URGENT BREAKING NEWS: Iran Court: ‘Pastor To Be Executed By Hanging’ (BosNewsLife Exclusive)

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- A detained pastor of a major network of Christian house churches in Iran will be executed by hanging for "apostasy", or abandoning Islam, according to translated court documents seen by BosNewsLife Wednesday, November 24.

U.S. Condemns Iran For Threatening To Execute Pastor

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- The United States has condemned reported plans by Iran to execute an Iranian pastor if he does not abandon his faith in Christ, BosNewsLife established Tuesday, July 12.  

Putting a Face to Suffering (Column)

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist Martin Roth BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife Columns)-- As Assyrian Christians continue to suffer at the hands of the barbaric Islamic State, a newly published book of images is set to raise awareness in the West of their plight.

NEWS ALERT: Christian Women Still Detained In Iran After Reporter’s Release

By BosNewsLife News Center _39852007_evin_prison_203TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Britain-based Christian rights group has urged Iran's government to release two female Christian converts who remained detained Tuesday, May 12, a day after an American-Iranian reporter was freed from jail amid international pressure.

Iraqi Priest Freed In Syria, But Frustration Remains

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent SIRIA_F_0711_-_Francescano_liberatoDAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- An Iraqi Franciscan priest abducted by Islamic militants in northwest Syria has been released, but Christian leaders cautioned that persecution of minority groups continues in the war-torn region.

Iran Destroys Christian Cemetery, Church, Christians Say

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian security forces have destroyed a 200-year-old Christian cemetery in southeastern Iran after they earlier used bulldozers to remove an historical church in the area, Iranian Christians said in comments monitored by BosNewsLife Thursday, April 26.

NEWS ALERT: Iran Pressures Jailed U.S. Pastor To Deny Faith In Christ

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife pastornowTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- An American pastor who is held in one of Iran's most notorious prisons on charges linked to his Christian faith says authorities use physical and psychological torture to pressure him to deny his faith in Jesus Christ."My eyes get blurry, my body does not have the strength to walk, and my steps become very weak and shaky,” Pastor Saeed Abedini wrote in a letter smuggled out of Evin Prison in Tehran.