NEWS ALERT: Saudi Arabia Detains Dozens Of Ethiopian Christians

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (BosNewsLife)-- Saudi security forces have detained 42 Ethiopian Christians at a prayer gathering in the Red Sea city of Jeddah, the latest in a series of raids on worship meetings, a rights official said Saturday, December 17.

NEWS ALERT: Saudi Arabia Detains Internet Writer For Becoming Christian

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife burquaRIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (BosNewsLife) -- A young Internet writer in Saudi Arabia was in life danger Wednesday, January 28, after he was detained by authorities for announcing on his blog that he converted from Islam to Christianity, religious human rights investigators said.

NEWS ALERT: Saudi Arabia Detains 53 Ethiopian Christians

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service dammamRIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (BosNewsLife)-- Dozens of Ethiopian Christians, mostly women, have been detained in Saudi Arabia after attending a worship service in a private home, BosNewsLife learned Wednesday, February 13.

Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti Calls For Destruction Mideast Churches; Nuns Attacked In Egypt

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service RIYADH/CAIRO (BosNewsLife)– The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia said Friday, March 16, that all churches in the Middle East must be destroyed, adding to concerns among Christians facing violence, including in Egypt, where two nuns are already recovering after a massive attack on their guesthouse

Saudi Arabia Jails Indian Christians For “Proselytizing” (UPDATE)

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(ADDS AGES, COMMENTS PASTOR) By BosNewsLife Middle East Service RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (BosNewsLife)-- Two Indian Christian men working in Saudi Arabia were behind bars Tuesday, March 22, after they were sentenced to 45 days imprisonment for allegedly trying to convert Muslims to Christianity, rights activists said.

Saudi Arabia Jails House Church Christians Without Trial (BosNewsLife Exclusive)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (BosNewsLife)-- Two Indian Christians of a thriving Pentecostal house church in Saudi Arabia have been moved from pre-trial detention to a prison in the Saudi capital Ryadh where they are "forbidden to pray or read the Bible" and "suffer of a lack of food and medical attention," an elder of the church told BosNewsLife Sunday April 10.

North Korea, Iran World’s “Top Persecutors” Of Christians, Report Says

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By BosNewsLife News Center with BosNewsLife's Senior Special Correspondent Johan Th. Bos reporting from the Netherlands korea_north_kimjongilAMSTERDAM/WASHINGTON D.C. (BosNewsLife)-- One of the world's largest mission agencies, Open Doors, named North Korea and Iran Wednesday, November 6, as "the worst persecutors of Christians".

Swiss Marinet Ban Threatens Christians In Muslim Countries–report

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife minaretsCAIRO/LAHORE (BosNewsLife)-- An aid and advocacy group has warned that a recent decision by Swiss voters to ban the construction of minarets in Switzerland is having ramifications for already persecuted Christians in several Muslim-majority countries.

Saudi Man Sentenced To Death For Renouncing Islam

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service SAUDI ARABIA HAJJRIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (BosNewsLife)-- An Islamic court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced to death a young Saudi man for renouncing his Muslim religion and "various other acts of blasphemy", BosNewsLife monitored Thursday, February 26.

Saudi Arabia Pressured To Release Ethiopian Christians

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (BosNewsLife)-- Some 35 Ethiopian Christians detained during a prayer meeting remained behind bars in Saudi Arabia Saturday, February 11, despite mounting international pressure on the Islamic nation to release them after nearly two months of imprisonment.