BREAKING NEWS: Italian Priest Missing In Syria ‘Still Alive’

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service PRIESTBRUSSELS/DAMASCUS (BosNewsLife)-- An Italian Jesuit priest who went missing in Syria several months ago is still alive, Christians involved in the case said Wednesday, October 2. Archdeacon Emanuel Youkhana of the Assyrian Church in the East told a gathering at the European Parliament that reports from inside Syria confirm that that "Father Paolo Dall’Oglio is alive".

BREAKING NEWS: Islamic State Kidnaps 90 Christians in Syria

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.

US House Calls For Mideast Religious Rights Envoy

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.

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.

BREAKING NEWS: Thousands Of Christians Trapped In Besieged Syrian Village

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.

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

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.