BREAKING NEWS: Thousands Of Christians Trapped In Besieged Syrian Village

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos DAMASCUS/BEIRUT (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Christians remained trapped in a besieged village in Syria late Friday, August 24, without food and regular electricity, a local leader and Catholic aid workers told BosNewsLife.

BREAKING NEWS: Islamic State Kidnaps 90 Christians in Syria

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service image-resizerDAMASCUS/LONDON/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The Islamic State group, known for beheading Christian believers, has kidnapped at least 90 people from Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria, well-informed sources said Tuesday, February 24.

NEW EUROPE: Refugees Rushing To Reach Hungary Ahead Of Fence

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Hungarian-Serbian border area torAsotthalom8ÁSOTTHALOM, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Macedonia has seen fighting among migrants at a train station as they rush to reach Serbia and from there Hungary, a European Union member state. Refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and other nations are racing to reach Hungary before it finishes building a fence to keep them out.

Hundreds of Christians Missing In Syria

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christianssyria DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)—Dozens of Christian families remained missing Saturday, August 8, after Islamic State militants seized their town in central Syria this week, the Syrian Orthodox Church and activists said.

NEWS ALERT: Syria Closes Evangelical Churches In Crackdown

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By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Senior Middle East Correspondent
JERUSALEM/DAMASCUS (BosNewsLife)- At least eight house churches in northern Syria have been closed down by the government as part of a crackdown on evangelical Christians in country, a Washington-based rights group said Tuesday, September 28.

NEWS ALERT: Militants Kidnap Priest, 20 Christians, In Syria

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service syria-warDAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- A Syrian priest and some 20 other Christians remained missing Wednesday, October 8, after they were kidnapped by Islamist militants near Syria's border with Turkey, church officials said.

Questions Remain Over Syria “Massacre” Of Christians

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos icons DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- Mourning Christians in Syria were still awaiting answers Monday, July 8, as to why Islamic militants with links to opposition rebels entered Christian villages more than a month ago killing several people, including children, in what locals called a "massacre".

Syria President Condemns Rebels After Beheading Christian; Body Fed To Dogs

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos christianssyria DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- Syrian President Bashar Assad on Sunday, January 6, called rebels "enemies of God," amid reports that some of them beheaded a Christian man and fed his body to dogs.

US House Calls For Mideast Religious Rights Envoy

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By BosNewsLife Americas Service christiansegyptWASHINGTON, USA (BosNewsLife)-- A key rights official has "praised" a U.S. House of Representatives resolution for the creation of a special diplomatic envoy for religious freedom in the Middle East.

NEW EUROPE Hungary Detains 4 Suspect After 71 Migrants Die In Truck

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest and border areas refugeesfilenow BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Four people remain detained after the decomposing bodies of 71 migrants fleeing war and poverty, including eight women and four children, were found in a truck on Austria's main highway after apparently arriving from neighboring Hungary. Hungarian police said they detained the suspects as part of a wider investigation into human smuggling.