Netherlands Freezing Ties With Iran Over Woman’s Execution

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
AMSTERDAM/BUDAPEST/TEHRAN (BosNewsLife)-- The Netherlands says it has frozen official contacts with Iran to protest the hanging of a Dutch-Iranian woman and will ask the European Union to take action against the country.

BREAKING: Syria Christians, Aid Workers Ask Prayers After Deadly Chemical Attack

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christian aid workers and local believers in Syria have urged prayers and assistance after President Bashar Assad's forces were accused of launching a chemical weapons attack killing at least 70 people and injuring many more.

Persecution Christians Seen Rising In Islamic Nations

By BosNewsLife News Center with reports from Africa and Asia JAKARTA/ABUJA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- North Korea leads a list of nations where "Christians face the most severe persecution", but "Muslim-majority" countries represent nine of the top 10 amid spreading Islamic extremism around the world, a major Christian watchdog said in comments obtained by BosNewsLife Thursday, January 5.  

Egypt Angry Over Reports On Kidnapped Refugees

By BosNewsLife Middle East with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egypt said Saturday, December 11, it had no information on reports that hundreds of Eritrean and other African hostages, including Christians, are being held by people traffickers in the Sinai Desert.

Proclaiming Christ, Persecuting Christians (Column)

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist Martin RothPALESTINIAN TERRITORIES (BosNewsLife Columns)-- The latest attempts by Palestinian leaders to enlist Jesus to their cause are an insult to Christians and should be rejected. “We celebrate the birth of Jesus, a Palestinian messenger of love, justice and peace,” declared Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

Egypt’s Christians, Muslims Facing Tensions After Unity

By Suzanne Presto, Voice of America Correspondent reporting from Cairo, special to BosNewsLife CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- As Egyptians shape their political destiny, there are questions about whether the Christian-Muslim unity seen during the popular uprising will hold.

Iran Frees Evangelical Pastor On Bail; Blasphemy Charges Pending

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- The pastor of a major evangelical house church network in Iran was free Friday, September 2, after a family member guaranteed the required bail money of 30,000 dollars, Christians with close knowledge about the case said.  

NEWS ALERT: Priest Missing In Syria As Islamic State Frees Christians

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos priestmissing DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- Syrian Christians fear that a prominent priest has become the latest victim of ongoing kidnappings by Islamic militants, though dozens of believers were reportedly released by the Islamic State group on Christmas Day.

BREAKING: U.N. Halts Aid To Gaza After Hamas Seizes Supplies

By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Middle East Chief Correspondent hamas_war0402JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife) -– The United Nations announced Friday, February 6, it has stopped sending humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip after militants of the Hamas group apparently seized 300 tons of supplies, in the second such incident in as many days.

‘Iran Tortures Christian Prisoners’

By BosNewsLife Middle East Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos christiansIran TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- At least three evangelical Christians jailed in Iran, including a wellknown Iranian American Christian pastor, were recovering from injuries Friday, May 23, after they were mistreated by Iranian security forces, several sources confirmed.