Iraq Christians Kidnapped Amid Heightened Security Concerns

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Security forces on Wednesday, September 28, still searched for three Iraqi Christians, a week after they were reportedly kidnapped by suspected militants in Iraq's northern city of Kirkuk.

NEWS ALERT: Car Bomb Rocks Iraq Church; 23 Injured

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- A car bomb exploded Tuesday, August 2, outside a Christian church in northern Iraq, injuring at least 23 people, police said.    

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.  

Iraq Police Find Killed Kidnapped Christian

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service KIRKUK, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Iraqi Christians and Muslims on Tuesday, May 31, prayed for an end to violence and released doves "for peace" in the northern city of Kirkuk, where police found the mutilated body of a kidnapped Iraqi Christian, catholic news agency AsiaNews reported.

EU Urged To Make Religious Freedom Priority After Deadly Clashes

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: Baghdad Church Bombing Injures 7

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- A roadside bomb exploded near the rear entrance of a Catholic church in Iraq's capital Baghdad after Easter Mass Sunday, April 24, injuring at least seven people, Christians said.

Prayers Near White House For Iraqi Christians Amid Deadly Violence

By BosNewsLife Amercas and Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos WASHINGTON/BAGHDAD (BosNewsLife)-- Iraqi diplomats, Christians and religious groups were among those expected to attend a prayer vigil Monday, February 14, in front of the White House to support "persecuted Christians and religious freedom for all in Iraq," organizers said.

Modern Day Exodus Of Iraqi Christians Amid Violence, IOM Says

By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- A modern day exodus of Christians into the autonomous Kurdish regions of Iraq have greatly increased after a series of attacks against them, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Iraq Christian Doctor Shot, Couple Killed Amid Rising Extremism

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service
BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- A well-known Iraqi Christian doctor remains in serious condition after he was shot while working in a private hospital in the town of Mosul, in the latest attack on the country’s besieged Christian community.

Global Christmas Celebrations Overshadowed By Violence (ROUND-UP)

By BosNewsLife News Center with reports from Vatican, Africa, Asia and Middle East
VATICAN CITY/MANILA/ABUJA/BAGHDAD/JERUSALEM (BosNewsLife)-- Christmas celebrations have been overshadowed by deadly violence against Christians in Africa and Asia, while several church services in the Middle East were canceled due to concerns over terror attacks.