Jewish Christian Baker’s Food Ruled “Kosher”

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service jerusalem_snowJERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife)-- Religious tensions remained in Israel Thursday, July 16, after the Israeli Supreme Court ruled that a Jewish baker's belief in Jesus Christ does not make her baked food unkosher.

NEWS WATCH: Iran’s Supreme Leader Calls Muslims To Prepare For ‘Savior’

By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Senior Middle East Correspondent reporting from Israel iran-ayatollah-gett_129582s1JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called on Muslims around the world to mobilize their troops alongside Iran against Israel and the United States to prepare for the coming of the "Mahdi" seen as "the savior of Islam".

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Adjourns Christians’ Blasphemy Trial Over Lack Of Evidence

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- An Iranian court has given prosecutors a week to prove that five Christians of a large evangelical house church denomination are guilty of blasphemy, which carries the death penalty in Iran, a senior church official told BosNewsLife Wednesday, April 6.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Frees Frail Pastor Vruir Avanessian

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife vruir-iranchristian-1TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iran has "temporarily released" a frail pastor and Gospel artist from jail in Tehran after he posted a massive bail amid concerns over his health, Iranian Christians said early Friday, January 11.

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.

Iran Jails Christian Convert For Insulting Islam

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian Christians want prayers for a former Muslim who has...

Violence Overshadows Re-opening Of Egypt Churches

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- The re-opening of churches that had been closed under ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is overshadowed by violence, according to rights activists.

Kidnapping Of Egypt Christians Seen Rising

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service egypt-200x0-199x3002CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife) -- Egypt's Christian minority, also known as Copts, has become increasingly concerned by the growing number of Christians who have been kidnapped, across the country, Christian activists said Tuesday, November 26. More than 30 Christians were reportedly kidnapped in the southern province of Minya last month alone. Local observers say the situation is especially serious in Minya, a provincial capital, which has been dubbed the "kidnapping capital of Egypt".

Egypt Muslim Mob Assault Elderly Christian Woman, Homes Destroyed

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service Coptic_BishopCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egyptian police have detained six men after an armed mob stripped an elderly Christian woman and paraded her naked on the streets in an attack in which seven Christian homes were also looted and torched, security and church officials say.

Saudi Arabia Jails Ethiopian Christians Without Clear Charges

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (BosNewsLife)-- Dozens of Ethiopian Christians remained imprisoned in Saudi Arabia Wednesday, June 13, nearly half a year after police raided their private prayer gathering and officials of the restrictive Islamic nation have given conflicting reasons why they were detained, rights activists said.