Wycliffe Bible Translators Move To Most Anti-Christian Nations

By Eric Leijenaar, BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent reporting from the Netherlands AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife)-- Translators of U.S.-based Wycliffe Associates have launched two Bible translation projects in countries where evangelism, or even reading a Bible, is forbidden.

BREAKING NEWS: Israeli Army Fighting In Gaza City

By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Chief Middle East Correspondent reporting from Israel ap-palestinians-run-during-an-israeli-airstrike-in-rafah-eng-190-12jan091JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife)-- Israeli forces entered Gaza City Tuesday, January 13, battling Hamas militants and marking a new phase in Israel's 18-days offensive that Palestinian medics say left over 900 people dead and thousands more injured.

NEWS ALERT: Christians Anxious As 30 Die In Iraq Election Violence

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife iraq-christiansBAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in Iraq anxiously awaited the outcome of a parliamentary vote testing the country's still fragile democracy Sunday, March 7, as suspected Islamic militants killed up to 30 people in the capital Baghdad and other areas of the troubled nation.

BREAKING NEWS: Dozens Killed In Egypt Church Blasts On Palm Sunday; Islamic State Claims...

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for bombings that killed at least 43 people and injured many more at two Coptic churches in Egypt on Palm Sunday, one of the most important days on the Christian calendar.

Egypt Churches Call President “Incompetent” After Dozens Die In Protests

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos Mohammed-MorsiCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egyptian church leaders have accused the country's Islamic president, Mohamed Morsi, of "gross incompetence" after more than 50 people died in protests against his leadership and separate anti-Christian violence.

BREAKING NEWS: Thousands Of Christians Trapped In Besieged Syrian Village

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos DAMASCUS/BEIRUT (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Christians remained trapped in a besieged village in Syria late Friday, August 24, without food and regular electricity, a local leader and Catholic aid workers told BosNewsLife.

BREAKING NEWS: Iranian Pastor Nadarkhani Calls Possible Execution “Trial Of Faith”

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who faces the death penalty for abandoning Islam and converting to Christianity, says he faces "a trial of faith" in a new letter attributed to him.

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.

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: 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.