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.

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.

Breaking News: Dozens Killed In Israeli Strike; Christians Concerned

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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.

Iraq Christians Caught In Middle After Provincial Poll

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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.

India Hindu Militants Attack Evangelical Christians

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Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- An evangelical church in central India celebrated Easter this weekend after police harassment and threats from suspected Hindu militants who accused local believers of forcefully converting Hindus to Christianity, an evangelical umbrella organization said.

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.

Iran: 70,000 Students Ready For Suicide Attacks Against Israel

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iran-ahminjad-atollahBy Khristov Exoucia, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent with BosNewsLife Chief International Correspondent Stefan J. Bos TEHRAN/JERUSALEM (BosNewsLife) -- Iran says tens of thousands of students are preparing themselves for suicide attacks against Israel, in revenge for the Israeli offensive against militants of the Hamas group in the Gaza Strip.

BREAKING NEWS: Sudan Church Leaders Face Execution For Faith And Dissent

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bossudan 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.

Global Rescue Of North Korea Refugees Amid Nuclear Celebrations

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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.