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.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- More than 120 Christians have been detained in Eritrea in a government-backed crackdown on unregistered denominations across the troubled African nation, Christian activists told BosNewsLife Thursday, June 15.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian Christians have urged prayers for Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, who was acquitted of apostasy in 2012 after being sentenced to death by hanging, and three other believers after they were forced to stand trial on charges of “action against national security", activists told BosNewsLife.
By BosNewsLife Americas Service CHARLESTON, USA (BosNewsLife)-- A jury on Thursday, December 15, found avowed white supremacist Dylann Roof guilty of killing nine black parishioners last year when he opened fire during an apparently long-planned assault at a historic church in Charleston, South Carolina.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Officials say Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has met Pope Francis last week after he pledged that his nation wants to tackle the persecution of Christians at a time when Europe faces a massive refugee crisis.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos KHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- Sudanese authorities have charged two church leaders with crimes that carry the death penalty as part of a wider crackdown on Christians and political dissent in Sudan, rights activists confirmed to BosNewsLife Thursday, August 11.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Two members of Iran's largest evangelical house church movement who were among several Christians detained last month have been released on bail, but at least one member remains behind bars, Christian activists said Wednesday, June 1. Activists also expressed concern about the deteriorating health of Maryam (Nasim) Naghash-Zargaran, a Christian concert serving a four-year sentence in Tehran's Evin Prison on what her supporters say are trumped up charges because of her faith.
By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior ColumnistNEW 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.