NEWS ALERT: Saudi Arabia Releases Christian Blogger

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By BosNewsLife Correspondents Stefan J. Bos at BosNewsLife News Center and Johan Th. Bos reporting from the Netherlands 6a00d8341c630a53ef00e551f399e88833-800wi1RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (BosNewsLife)-- Saudi Arabia has released Christian blogger Hamoud Saleh Al-Amri who was jailed after openly writing on the Internet about his conversion from Islam to Christianity, rights investigators confirmed Thursday, April 16.

BREAKING NEWS: Saudi Arabia Deports Detained Ethiopian Christians

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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.

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.

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.

Saudi Arabia Detains 30 Christians For Worship At House Church

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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.

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.

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.

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".

Saudi Arabia Ex-Muslim Facing Jail For Faith In Christ

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  By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (BosNewsLife)-- An ex-Muslim who became Christian in Saudi Arabia faced...