Laos Police Destroy Village Church

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.

Global Rescue Of North Korea Refugees Amid Nuclear Celebrations

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with reports from the region SEOUL/WASHINGTON (BosNewsLife)-- A leading coalition of advocacy and aid groups were preparing Sunday, September 9, to rescue more North Korean refugees while North Korea's regime celebrated its most powerful nuclear test yet.

Iraq Christians Caught In Middle After Provincial Poll

By Stefan J. Bos, BosNewsLife Chief International Correspondent with reporting from Iraq iraqiMOSUL, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Iraq's Shi'ite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki made a strong showing in Saturday's provincial elections, but it was unclear whether life would improve for the country's embattled Christian minority.

China Police Raid Evangelical Church

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with additional reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- An evangelical house church in China’s coastal province of Hubei...

Communist Rebels Decapitate Indian Pastor, Wife Severely Beaten

By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Senior International Correspondent with BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Communist rebels decapitated a pastor and cut up his body after murdering him, and severely beat his wife in Valam Guve Village, India, according to a Washington-based Christian human rights organization.

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

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.

NEWS WATCH: Ukraine Refuses To Abandon Crimea

Listen to this BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio: RealAudioMP3 crimeapic By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent KYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)--Ukraine's interim government has warned that it will not give up the Crimean Peninsula where Russian forces have surrounded military bases and other sites, but that it will try to resolve the crisis there peacefully. The announcement comes after Russian forces attempted to occupy a Ukrainian air force base and amid concerns over plans by Russian legislators to annex the region.

Breaking News: Dozens Killed In Israeli Strike; Christians Concerned

By BosNewsLife Chief International Correspondent Stefan J. Bos and BosNewsLife Chief Middle East Correspondent George Whitten reporting from Israel dotz06010906katavasmall_cropped2JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife) –- At least 40 people were killed and over 50 injured when the Israeli Air Force struck a United Nations-run school in the Gaza Strip in what it said was a response to repeated mortar and rocket attacks from militants of the Hamas group.

India State Detains Pastors For “Converting” Hindus

By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent Hindus+Celebrate+Holi+In+India+i4J9vbFiOHrlNEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- A dozen church leaders remained behind bars Tuesday, April 13, over a week after security forces detained them in India's southern state of Karnataka on charges of "forceful conversion" of Hindus, a major evangelical group said.