BREAKING NEWS: 11 Syrian Missionaries Beheaded, Crucified For Faith In Christ

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife expertsDAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)-- Eleven Syrian Christian missionaries have been killed by beheading and crucifixion near Syria's war-torn city of Aleppo after they refused to deny their faith in Jesus Christ, colleagues told BosNewsLife Tuesday, October 6.

BREAKING NEWS: Obama Accepts General McChrystal Resignation

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BosNewsLife North America Service WASHINGTON, USA (BosNewsLife) United States President Barack Obama has accepted the resignation of General Stanley McChrystal as the U.S. commander in Afghanistan and is replacing him with General David Petraeus, head of U.S. Central Command, The Associated Press (AP) news agency reports citing senior officials.

40 Catholic Missionaries Killed Worldwide in 2018

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By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by Robin Gomes of Vatican News and Stefan J. Bos in Budapest VATICAN CITY/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Dozens of Catholic missionaries and pastoral workers have been killed worldwide in 2018, most of them in Africa, according to the Vatican's news agen

WORLD WATCH: Tensions Over Russia-US Nuclear Arms Treaty

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife MOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Russia and the West appear to be moving closer to a confrontation after Moscow challenged United States compliance with a key arms control treaty. The standoff came while U.S. ally Lithuania accused Russia of deploying nuclear-capable ballistic missiles to the nearby Kaliningrad enclave on the Baltic.

NEWS WATCH: Russia Seeks Closer Ties With OPEC As Oil Prices Drop

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By Stefan J. Bos, Stefan J. Bos Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ap_beijing_loansfor-oil_17feb09VIENNA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Russia said Sunday, March 15, it will send a permanent observer to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, amid mounting concerns among producers about falling oil prices.

Laos Police Destroy Village Church

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BosNewsLife Asia Service NOMSOMBOON, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in a village of Laos' Borikhamxay province were without a church building Tuesday, April 14, as police destroyed their property as part of a crackdown on Christians in rural areas, BosNewsLife learned.

India’s Christians Facing Record Crackdown (COLUMN)

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By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist

WEB-Reuters-Christians-India-Photog-BabuNEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- One of the sadder entries in the 2016 Open Doors World Watch List - of the 50 countries where Christians are most persecuted for their faith - is that of India, which has risen into the top 20 for the very first time. It is at No. 17, compared to No. 21 in 2015 and No. 28 in the previous year.

BREAKING NEWS: Prominent Vietnam Pastor Flees Encircled Home; Wife Beaten, Dissidents

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife 6940HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- A prominent Mennonite pastor and religious rights advocate has escaped from his besieged home in central Vietnam after "several months of police encirclement" to seek "help, food and medication" for his children and frail wife, who has been abused by police, dissidents said in messages obtained by BosNewsLife Monday, July 20.

Dozens Of Christian Villagers Killed In Nigeria

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife) -- Dozens of villagers have been killed in the latest attack on Christian communities in northwestern Nigeria by...