Swiss Marinet Ban Threatens Christians In Muslim Countries–report

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.

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: Saudi Arabia Deports Detained Ethiopian Christians

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (BosNewsLife)-- Saudi Arabia has deported all 35 Ethiopian Christians who were detained last year for holding an all-night prayer vigil, rights activists involved in the case confirmed Friday, August 3.

NEWS ALERT: Saudi Arabia Detains 53 Ethiopian Christians

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

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 Man Sentenced To Death For Renouncing Islam

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 Detains 30 Christians For Worship At House Church

Saudi security forces have ransacked an apartment of a Pentecostal house church. By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by Joseph DeCaro KHAFJI, SAUDI ARABIA (BosNewsLife)– Concerns remained Thursday, September 11, over the whereabouts of dozens of Christians detained in Saudi Arabia for worshiping in an underground house church, Christians said.

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

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".

BREAKING NEWS: Saudi Arabia Releases House Church Christians (BosNewsLife Exclusive)

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (BosNewsLife)-- Two Indian Christians of a thriving Pentecostal house church in Saudi Arabia were back in their home country Sunday, July 24, after they were unexpectedly released by Saudi officials from an overcrowded prison, a church official confirmed to BosNewsLife.  

Saudi Arabia Pressured To Release Ethiopian Christians

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.