BREAKING NEWS: Syria Christian Leaders Warn Against Military Intervention

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos DAMSyrianChristianstargetsASCUS/BEIRUT (BosNewsLife)-- Syrian Christian leaders and aid workers warned the West on Wednesday, August 28, that a planned military action against their country's government "would be disastrous" with "unintended consequences" for the already endangered Christian community.

Hundreds of Christians Missing In Syria

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 Militants Behead Catholic Priest And Two Others

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with additional reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos beheading2n-3-webDAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- A Catholic priest has been publicly beheaded by suspected Islamic militants in northern Syria after accusations of collaborating with President Bashar Assad's government, BosNewsLife established Tuesday, July 2.

Iraqi Priest Freed In Syria, But Frustration Remains

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent SIRIA_F_0711_-_Francescano_liberatoDAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- An Iraqi Franciscan priest abducted by Islamic militants in northwest Syria has been released, but Christian leaders cautioned that persecution of minority groups continues in the war-torn region.

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

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.

NEWS ALERT: Islamic State Publishes Execution Photos Of 21 Christians

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.

Islamic State Attacking Christian Villages In Syria

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.

NEWS ALERT: Aid Rush To Help Christians In Syria’s Embattled City

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in Syria's embattled city of Homs and surrounding areas were among those facing a major humanitarian crisis Saturday, March 3, but Christian aid activists told BosNewsLife they were trying to reach them.  

BREAKING NEWS: Syria Christians In Firing Line; Hundreds Killed

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife DAMASCUS/VIENNA (BosNewsLife)-- Hundreds of Syrian Christians have been killed and several Christians kidnapped as fighting rages between government forces and rebels, an aid group working in the region told BosNewsLife Thursday, February 16.

Europe Condemns Crackdown On Coptic Christians In Egypt, Syria

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos CAIRO/BRUSSELS (BosNewsLife)-- The European Parliament (EP) has condemned violence against Coptic Christians in Egypt, after at least 25 were killed and more than 300 wounded by security forces in Cairo during a peaceful protest earlier this month, a key legislator told BosNewsLife Friday, October 28.