Massive New Year and Christmas Attacks In Arab World, Africa, Asia

By BosNewsLife Center with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos iraq_cristiani_1_(400_x_280)BAGHDAD/CAIRO/BEIJING (BosNewsLife)-- Rights investigators said Wednesday, January 13, there has been "a surge ofattacks" against Christians since December, with deaths, detentions and destruction reported in the Arab world, Africa and Asia.

NEWS ALERT: 11 Killed In Iraq Christmas Attacks

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service 041116_iraq_christians_hmed_8ahmediumMOSUL, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- At least 11 people were killed in several attacks in Iraq Friday, December 25 as security forces struggled to protect Christians against Christmas attacks following deadly church bombings this week.

BREAKING NEWS: Four Iraq Christians Killed In Bombings

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Iraqi+Christians+Celebrate+Christmas+Baghdad+OvXhjZdp_d_lBAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Iraqi Christians "requested prayers" Wednesday, December 16, after at least four people were killed in bombings targeting churches and a Christian school in Iraq's troubled northern city of Mosul, a Christian advocacy group confirmed.

NEWS ALERT: Iraq Christians Face More Bloodshed As Bombings Kill 118

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service iq-mosul-11262009-asianew-12BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians were among those reminded of bloodshed Tuesday, December 8, as a wave of car bombings rocked the Iraqi capital Baghdad, killing at least 118 people and wounding over 200 others. It was the worst violence to hit Baghdad, since October, when two massive car-bombs killed 155 people.

BREAKING NEWS: Gunmen Kidnap Christian Female Doctor

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service ap_iraq_christians_081031_mn1BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Gunmen have kidnapped a Christian doctor from her home near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul overnight in front of her four children, police said on Sunday, September 27.

NEWS ALERT: Militants Kill 11 Christians In Iraq, Somalia

By BosNewsLife News Center iraq-christiansBAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- At least 11 Christians were killed in Iraq and Somalia by suspected militants over the weekend, Christian rights investigators said Monday, July 13.

Three Christians Killed In Iraq; More Violence Feared

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service ap_christians_iraq_081011_mn1BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Iraq held worship services Sunday, May 3, after they were urged not to flee despite the killing of three believers in the northern city of Kirkuk.

Muslim Militants Attack Iraq’s John the Baptist Followers; Several Killed

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service plusBAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- As Islamic militants stepped up deadly attacks, there were security concerns Thursday, April 30, in Iraq about the plight of followers of the Biblical preacher John the Baptist, who led a movement of baptism at the Jordan River.

Iraq Militants Kill Christian; Pope Urges Authorities To Intervene

BosNewsLife Middle East Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos p9_iraq-christians_21BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- The leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI, has appealed to Iraqi authorities to defend minority Christians, after police confirmed that the Christian owner of a car repair shop was killed, execution-style, in Mosul.

NEWS ALERT: Iraq Militants Kill Two Christian Sisters

BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Iraqi Christians who returned to their ancient city after a wave of violence and intimidation were in shock Friday, November 14, after discovering that two sisters were stabbed to death when attackers broke into their home, several Christian sources said.