NEWS ALERT: Syria Bishops Missing After Kidnapping; Driver Killed

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service christiansnnowsyriaDAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- Two Syrian Orthodox bishops remained missing Wednesday, April 24, after they were kidnapped by suspected Islamic gunmen who also killed their driver, church officials and local Christians said.

Islamic State Attacking Christian Villages In Syria

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Servicechristiannn DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Syria face a difficult Easter after the feared Islamic State (IS) group launched attacks on several Christian villages along the Khabur river in north-eastern Syria, Christians told BosNewsLife.

Syria Christians Concerned Over Fate Kidnapped Bishops

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service SyrianChristianstargetsDAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in war-torn Syria have marked one month since the kidnapping of two bishops near the Turkish border with a new appeal for their release, amid mounting concerns about the leaders' safety and health.

NEWS ALERT: Islamic State Publishes Execution Photos Of 21 Christians

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos imagesNOWCAIRO/DAMASCUS (BosNewsLife)-- The Islamic State group has published a report with photos suggesting the possible execution of 21 Coptic Christian construction workers from Egypt who were kidnapped while working in Sirte, Libya, BosNewsLife established Sunday, February 15.

Americans Call Islamic Attacks Against Mideast Christians ‘Genocide’

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By BosNewsLife Americas Service IslamicState WASHINGTON, USA (BosNewsLife)-- Most Americans agree with the presidential candidates of both parties in calling Islamic State group atrocities against Christians in the Middle East "genocide," according to a poll by the Catholic Knights of Columbus (KofC) order and the Marist Institute for Public Opinion. Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee and Martin O'Malley have all called the situation genocide.

Hungry Syria Christians Fear Sharia Law

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By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- A group supporting persecuted Christians said Thursday, October 13, that Syria's Christian minority is suffering more ever after reports that at least 2,700 people have been killed and thousands more arrested in efforts to overthrow the country's long-time President Bashar al-Assad.

Islamic State Frees Dozens Of Christian Hostages, But Many Remain Detained

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service ISIS-executes-Assyrian-Christian-hostages-screenshot-Twitter-640x480DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)— Fighters of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group have released another 37 Assyrian Christians who had been kidnapped nine months ago, but hundreds of other Christian hostages remain detained, Christians confirmed Friday, November 20.

Movie Exposes Horror of War on Christians (Column)

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By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist Rothpicture LOS ANGELES, USA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- As a child growing up in Syria, Sargon Saadi  loved making home movies with his brother and cousins. It led eventually to his decision to travel to the U.S. to study filmmaking at Columbia College Chicago - famous for its arts and media programs - and then to move to the heart of the movie world, Los Angeles, where he has worked as a cinematographer on many films. But something happened while he was living in America...

Muslim Militants Release 20 Christians In Syria; Priest Under House Arrest

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service syria-priest-717x450-440x276DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- Some 20 Christians kidnapped by fighters linked to terror group al-Qaida in Syria have been released but their priest remained under house arrest Monday, October 13, awaiting an Islamic court trial, church sources said.

BREAKING NEWS: Al-Qaida Fighters Force Christian Villagers To ‘Convert’; Several Killed

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service syria-warDAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- Muslim rebels linked to terror group al-Qaida are forcing Christians in a besieged historic Christian town to convert to Islam or face death, residents confirmed Wednesday, September 11.